Increase Productivity and Profitability
by Using a SpaceMouse

A 3Dconnexion SpaceMouse is proven to increase productivity up to 28%.

The most obvious addition when adopting a two-handed approach to CAD is the use of a dedicated 3D input device, most commonly referred to as a 3D mouse or SpaceMouse®. The 3D mouse complements the ordinary mouse and is used in your “other” hand to simultaneously pan, zoom and rotate your 3D content. This means the ordinary mouse is freed from navigation tasks to concentrate on what it does best – moving the cursor to select, create and edit.

Using a 3D mouse greatly reduces the need to switch between your mouse and keyboard. Freely configurable shortcuts and keyboard switches relieve your hand and arm, while also increasing your performance by up to 28%1.

1Source: Ergonomic Evaluation of 3D Mice - Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO). In the laboratory study, the amount of time needed to complete a random task was reduced by 28% (from 96 minutes to 68 minutes per task) when using the 3D mouse.

The Economic Payback of 3D Mice for CAD Designers and Engineers

Productivity and speed don’t mean you have to sacrifice quality. The SpaceMouse gives you a deeper connection to your model, increasing error detection and design quality.

In fact, more than 84% of CAD design engineers report a noticeable or significant improvement in their product designs and their ability to detect design problems as a result of using a SpaceMouse1.

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.

Consider some numbers.
Based on a very conservative productivity gain of just 5%
achieved by investing in a SpaceMouse Pro.


Time saved per year


Saving per engineer / year


Predicted ROI

Detailed Calculation

Time saved per hour: 3.00 minutes
Time saved per week: 3.00 x 40 hour week = 120 minutes (2 hours)
Time saved per year: 120 x 44 hour weeks / year = 5280 minutes = (88 hours)

88 hours x $50 per hour (engineer hourly charge rate) = $4400 per year

$4400 – $299 (SRP of SpaceMouse Pro) = $4101 saving per engineer per year

Predicted Return on Investment = 3 weeks (3 week saving = 6Hrs * $50 = $300)

2Source: The Economic Payback of 3D Mice for CAD Design Engineers, Technology Assessment Group

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