CAD Mouse Swap Middle and Right Button Functions

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dimip
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CAD Mouse Swap Middle and Right Button Functions

Post by dimip » Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:49 am

Hi,

This has been raised in the Windows forum, but I would like to suggest adding a feature to 3DxWare to custom assign functions to the right mouse button. I use multiple mice on a regular basis, so I would like to keep the "right" button on the same place on all mice I use and assign either the "middle" mouse button or other shortcut to the right-most button.

This is quite an expensive mouse, so when I bought it, I was actually expecting that it has this capability to custom-assign this right-most button.

Cheers,
Dimitar

AUS_Wally
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Re: CAD Mouse Swap Middle and Right Button Functions

Post by AUS_Wally » Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:19 am

Hi Dimip,

This is exactly what i was expecting also. Your not alone.!

Something like this.......
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pkquat
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Re: CAD Mouse Swap Middle and Right Button Functions

Post by pkquat » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:13 am

First off, I really like the mouse and the feel, but because of the issue below have stopped using it, and can't really recommend it to anyone. An abbreviated post will be in Feedback as well.

I'll pick on this thread since it is the more related as an enhancement, and I know the programming would not be that hard. You can re-assign or swap the middle and right buttons / custom assign them for each program. The issue is there is NO global setting to do this, nor global settings for programs, and frankly the current software and drivers manage the swap between programs very poorly. It doesn't always know what program, or page of a program, I am in, and worse, for some programs, especially Solidworks, it seams I need to set up every page independently, and the set up even minor changes within a page. Combined with these slow responses, and apparently not knowing what page its in, its ridiculous. The computer is a 1 year old DELL CAD workstation running Windows 7. The computer is not the issue.

I had an old MS Explorer or intellimouse, I forget which one, with the same number of buttons. They were configurable with global settings, and down to a program/ page level. The default was the standard right button where your middle button is. I could configure global settings upfront, for each program, and then if needed, I could customize per page. I had zero issues on a 8 year old DELL CAD station running Solidworks 2015. If a person wanted they could configure that mouse to behave as yours. It was easy to make those changes as default for everything and then customize per program as needed.

NO I will not retrain my fingers for your mouse. I have tried and it doesn't really work for me, and I would say a large portion of the population as well. I often need to use other mice, and sometimes small mice. Retraining serves no value when I have to switch to something small. Using 3 fingers in those situations is uncomfortable. I like using my ring finger for special actions.

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Isarescu
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Re: CAD Mouse Swap Middle and Right Button Functions

Post by Isarescu » Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:36 pm

dimip wrote:
Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:49 am
Hi,

This has been raised in the Windows forum, but I would like to suggest adding a feature to 3DxWare to custom assign functions to the right mouse button. I use multiple mice on a regular basis, so I would like to keep the "right" button on the same place on all mice I use and assign either the "middle" mouse button or other shortcut to the right-most button.

This is quite an expensive mouse, so when I bought it, I was actually expecting that it has this capability to custom-assign this right-most button.

Cheers,
Dimitar
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