3Dconnexion’s 3D Mice Now Supported by Solidworks 2009

5 Nov, 2008

The mice enable designers to move in three dimensions simultaneously.

3Dconnexion announced today its line of 3D mice is now supported by SolidWorks 2009 3D CAD software.

"The new software enhancements inherent in SolidWorks 2009 directly parallel the benefits of working with 3Dconnexion's 3D mice," said Dieter Neujahr, president of 3Dconnexion. "SolidWorks 2009 offers new levels of productivity and design quality with faster speeds and enhancements that allow users to focus less on the application and more on their designs. These enhancements, coupled with the proven productivity and design performance benefits of our 3D mice, are poised to have a tremendous impact on the product-development process, allowing today's CAD-intensive organizations to develop higher-quality products faster and more efficiently."

The 3D mice enable design engineers to move in all three dimensions simultaneously, using six degrees of freedom. By gently lifting, pressing, and turning the controller cap, users can pan, zoom, and rotate without stopping to select commands.