Kineo CAM Supports 3Dconnexion 3D Mice

16 Jun, 2008

3D mice enable CAD designers working with Kineo Path Planner to naturally interact with the 3D environment.

3Dconnexion, a Logitech company, today announced that Kineo Path Planner now supports its 3D mice. Kineo Path Planner is an application that assists CAD mechanical engineers in dynamic assembly and dismounting simulations and analysis. The companies report that 3Dconnexion's 3D mice enable CAD designers working with Kineo Path Planner to more intuitively and naturally interact with the 3D environment, helping to decrease time spent on managing application complexity and allowing more time for critical design and manufacturing needs.

By gently lifting, pressing, and turning the controller, users working in Kineo Path Planner can navigate their camera to pan, zoom, and rotate without stopping to select commands. When navigating in 3D, realistic simulations can be created with greater ease for significantly improved design process productivity, the company reports. CAD professionals can inspect and move through and around designs and toggle to move parts, subparts, and assemblies in an intuitive way without the stops and starts of working with a keyboard and traditional mouse only.

"Kineo CAM's support for our 3D mice underscores 3Dconnexion's commitment to enable design communities to connect directly to the 3D design environment of today's sophisticated and complex applications," said Dieter Neujahr, president of 3Dconnexion. "Using our devices with the latest version of Kineo Path Planner provides an immersive design experience that dramatically improves the design and manufacturing process from start to finish."