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3Dconnexion Extends 3D Mouse Support With New Windows Driver

New driver delivers support for Windows 8, SolidWorks 2013, Siemens PLM NX 8.5 and Solid Edge ST 5.

3Dconnexion, creator of 3D mice for design and visualization professionals, has released Windows driver 3.16.1, which offers official support for Microsoft Windows 8, SolidWorks 2013, Siemens PLM Software NX 8.5 and Siemens PLM Software Solid Edge ST5.

The new driver is compatible with all currently supported 3Dconnexion mice, including the SpaceExplorer, SpaceMouse Pro, SpaceNavigator, SpaceNavigator for Notebooks, SpacePilot Pro and SpacePilot.

Download the new driver here.

3D Intelligence and Navigation Are Better Than Ever
With the update, users of 3Dconnexion 3D mice will also see performance and stability improvements in plug-ins for:

  • Autodesk 3ds Max and 3ds Max Design, Maya and Softimage
  • Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks
  • Siemens PLM Software NX and Solid Edge, and
  • Adobe Photoshop

In addition, the updated driver enables advanced button configuration in Sketch mode in NX.

AutoCAD 2013 Hotfix

On the subject of enhancements: AutoDesk recently released a hotfix for AutoCAD 2013 to correct problems that some 3Dconnexion mouse users were experiencing within the software, including zoom speed variations and pivot point positioning. Download the update here.

View a quick video to learn more about how to enhance work with 2D content in AutoCAD 2013 using a 3D mouse.

About 3Dconnexion

3Dconnexion makes 3D mice that revolutionize the way people interact with 3D applications, providing a more natural and intuitive way to interact with digital 3D content. By gently manipulating the controller cap, 3D mouse users can simultaneously pan, zoom and rotate their 3D models or camera position while using the standard mouse or tablet to select, create and edit.

It’s an intuitive, balanced and cooperative work style that results in increased productivity, improvements in creativity and enhanced comfort.  Supported by today’s most popular and powerful 3D applications, 3Dconnexion’s award-winning 3D mice serve a wide variety of industries and are used by engineers, designers, architects and artists across the globe.3Dconnexion’s North American headquarters are in Boston, Mass., with offices worldwide. Stay up-to-date with all the latest company and industry news via Facebook and Twitter.

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