It's like holding the 3D model in your hand
A 3D mouse is used by your non-dominant hand in tandem with a standard mouse for a balanced, cooperative work style. You gently manipulate the 3D mouse’s controller cap to simultaneously pan, zoom and rotate 3D content while your standard mouse is free to select menu items or parts of the model. This isn’t a novel way to work or a luxury. It fundamentally improves the way you interact with your 3D application. 3D professionals at some of the world’s most successful companies—such as Boeing, BMW, EADS, Honda, General Motors and JCB—agree: they choose to work with 3D mice daily for the proven productivity increases and enhanced comfort they provide.
Fewer Clicks, Less Pain, More Fun
You got into CAD for the love of design. Not for wrist, arm and hand pain that puts you out of commission. Our family of SpaceMouse products are proven to reduce pain and fatigue thanks to the natural two-handed work-style that means you move and click your normal mouse a lot less while achieving a lot more.
But don’t take our word for it. Independent studies show that users:
97% reported less pain when using a SpaceMouse alongside their normal mouse*.
Using a SpaceMouse reduced pain by 61% in their first month of use and by 77% in six months*.
Minimize muscle fatigue
Both right and left hand motions were reduced by nearly two-thirds, meaning dramatically less muscle fatigue**.
90% of users don’t want to go back to using a normal mouse**.
We think you’ll be one of them when you feel the difference.
* Source: Reducing Physical Discomfort and Pain among 3D Computer Users - VSI Risk Management and Ergonomics
** Source: Ergonomic Efficiency Testing Two-Handed vs. One-Handed CAD Working Styles – Ergonomic Technologies Corporation
PRODUCTIVITY, SPEED, Quality
Work faster, deliver more
In addition to greater productivity and speed, the SpaceMouse gives you a deeper connection to your model, increasing error detection and design quality.
That means you and your team produce more and higher quality deliverables on deadline. It’s an investment that pays for itself in no time at all.
Comparison of single stream user input (one hand) vs. bi-manual (two handed) input stream. Notice how the user can "start" the command with the right hand while the left hand is completing navigation.
TECHNOLOGY – Under the hood
It’s Basically Rocket Science (really!)...
Robotic arm in Space
The core technology inside all 3Dconnexion SpaceMouse products was used by NASA to manipulate the first robotic arm in space (part of the Space Shuttle program). Now, it’s the trusted choice of the world’s top engineers, architects and 3D professionals.
At the heart of every SpaceMouse is the controller cap with its advanced 6-degrees-of-freedom (6DoF) sensor capable of detecting input as small as 4 micrometers (that’s about 1/25 of a human hair!). It’s the level of precision CAD professionals demand—and deserve.
Pressure sensing technology allows the controller cap
to become a virtual extension of you.
Push, pull, twist or tilt the cap a fraction of inch to
simultaneously pan, zoom and rotate 3D imagery.
Increase pressure to go fast or decrease pressure to make intricate adjustments
Why use a 3D navigation device instead of a mouse?
The key advantage of a 3D navigation device over a mouse
and keyboard is the ease of performing intricate
adjustments to camera views and models.
Using mouse and keyboard require separate steps,
increasing clicks and interruptions, to perform all three maneuvers.
Our devices are typically used in the non-dominant hand,
freeing the mouse to access commands and objects within the interface.
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