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Gain a solid advantage

With projects getting more complex and deadlines getting tighter, you need to unlock the power of Solid Edge and your own productivity. Using a 3D mouse engages both hands in to a balanced and cooperative work style. One hand uses the 3D mouse to position the object while the other hand simultaneously uses the traditional mouse to edit the model or select menu items.

It’s a two handed work style where you click a lot less and accomplish a lot more.

Why Solid Edge users rely on 3Dconnexion 3D mice

  1. Increase Productivity by more than 20%*1: When working with one hand, you can either navigate your model or select commands. With a 3D mouse you can do both at once saving you valuable time.
  2. Enhanced Comfort: Up to 50% fewer mouse clicks*2 by spreading the workload across both hands.
  3. Design Performance*1: Whether you’re working on a sketch or a complex 3D model, the superior navigation experience encourages levels of model exploration that are crucial to avoiding costly design errors.

*1 Source: The Economic Payback of 3D Mice white paper - July 2008
*2 Source: Reducing Physical Discomfort and Pain Among 3D Computer Users - VSI Risk Management and Ergonomics ©2005

Easier access to application functions

Intelligent Function Keys* provide quick access to any Solid Edge function. Get visual feedback on the SpacePilot or SpacePilot PRO LCD and watch functions update automatically as you move from one application environment to another. Personalize the function keys quickly and easily inside any environment such as Sketch, Part Modeling, Assembly, Drawing and more.

Sketch Mode

Sketch or edit a 2D sketch with the mouse while efficiently positioning the work plane and inspecting the sketch from multiple directions with the 3D mouse. Execute relevant functions such as Curve, Line, SmartDimension, Mirror with a single click on the Intelligent Function Keys.

Part Modeling Mode

View a model from several different view angles with the 3D mouse while simultaneously adding new features with the mouse. Access functions like Shift, Ctrl, Esc, Fit, Top/Front/Left/Right View, Protrusion, Chamfer, Round and others with the Keyboard Modifier and Intelligent Function Keys.

Assembly Mode

Build assemblies with ease - insert components while positioning the complete assembly at the best angle. Move existing components with the same natural work style. With a 3D mouse and Solid Edge’s Assemble feature, get the optimum view angle to select mating faces of the components. Functions like Assemble, Move Part, Mirror, Ctrl, Esc and many others are easily accessed without moving your hand to the keyboard or using the traditional mouse to navigate menus.

Draft Mode

Position the entire drawing sheet while creating and placing drawing views, dimensions and annotations. Get rapid access to Fit, SmartDimension, Detail View, Center Line and all other Draft mode functions.

Power Functions

Perform the Zoom to Cursor command by holding the middle button on your mouse while pushing down on the 3D mouse controller cap. Set Rotational Center by selecting any face or vertex, or Set Rotational Axis by selecting any line or edge.