SOLIDWORKS + 3Dconnexion

Design better products faster

SOLIDWORKS® 3D CAD solutions provide easy-to-learn, yet extremely powerful functionality that shortens product development time, reduces costs, and improves quality. From mechanical engineers to makers, 3Dconnexion devices help you design your products better and faster.

3DEXPERIENCE® SOLIDWORKS connects the industry-leading SOLIDWORKS® 3D CAD solution to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, a single cloud-based product development environment.

SpaceMouse

Natural 3D model interaction

From concept, to sketch, part, assembly and drawing, you’ll finish your design faster in every mode, while experiencing a natural interaction with your 3D model.

  • Increase productivity through parallel navigation and commands.
  • Avoid design errors thanks to deep model exploration.
  • Quickly access the commands you need in each environment (Part/Assembly/Drawing).

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CadMouse

Precision and speed

Design your products faster thanks to the special features and environment sensitivity of the CadMouse.

  • Middle Mouse Button: navigate easily without pressing a scroll wheel.
  • QuickZoom buttons: zoom in & out fast to inspect design details.
  • Radial menus: access your favorite commands in Part, Assembly, Drawing.

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Keyboard and Numpad

More efficiency, better posture

A keyboard with separate numpad that allows you not only to make your workflow more efficient, but also to have a better posture.

  • Enter numbers easily with the wireless Numpad, without taking your hand off the mouse.
  • Keep all your commands and macros at hand with the 3Dconnexion keys and radial menus.
  • Take advantage of the environment sensitivity of all buttons and menus.

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Using a SpaceMouse Pro with SOLIDWORKS Tips

FutureFab CNC & 3D Printing
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3Dconnexion SpaceMouse Kit Review and Comparison

SolidWorksTutorials With Aryan
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3Dconnexion CadMouse Pro Wireless Review (I switched immediately)

SolidWorksTutorials With Aryan
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3Dconnexion SpaceMouse Enterprise working with SOLIDWORKS Part Modeling

CAD CAM Learning
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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Perfect SpaceMouse Model for your CAD

D Workshop
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The 5 Winner Tips! I didn't know Tip No.1 myself!

SolidWorks Tutorials with Aryan

More efficiency & fun in your daily work:
With the support of 3D Input devices from 3Dconnexion we can now seamlessly create, review, and evaluate 3D models on 3D Creator (3DEXPERIENCE platform) while also creating organic shapes and complex surfaces with unparalelled speed.

I use the 3Dconnexion SpaceMouse Pro and CadMouse Pro for 8 hours a day, and then a few more hours when I get home. This is a must have for fast and efficient modeling. I prefer to be able to move the model with one hand and click with the other hand in a combined motion. It makes working with CAD feel so much more natural, almost as if I am manipulating the object in my hands.

The SpaceMouse, CadMouse are the ultimate combo for the digital designer utilizing offers from 3DEXPERIENCE Works. Whether designing in SOLIDWORKS desktop, or the native cloud apps like xDesign, nothing makes navigating a 3D virtual model as easy as the SpaceMouse. Even as a customer using SOLIDWORKS for Makers, I appreciate being able to hold my virtual designs before making them real in the workshop.

I use the SpaceMouse Compact and the CadMouse and would be lost without them when using SOLIDWORKS. I utilise the extra buttons for shortcuts beyond my use of the mouse gestures in SOLIDWORKS. Also, in my role as Customer Development manager I often recommend their use to customers I visit, as a means to increase their productivity, as well as promote a healthy posture when sitting at a desk for hours completing their design work.

For me the standard, an absolute "must have" in the daily use of SOLIDWORKS. Freely assignable keys are just as important for me as the quick orientation of a CAD model. With the SpaceMouse Pro Wireless and CadMouse Compact Wireless I am so flexible that working on the road is fun.

Which features are available?

Tested SOLIDWORKS version:
2022
Tested 3DxWare version:
10.8.7
Supported platforms:
Windows
Compatible since SOLIDWORKS version:
2005

SpaceMouse

SOLIDWORKS Navigation

  • Object Mode
  • Auto Rotation Center
  • Selected Item Rotation Center
  • Rotation Lock
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SOLIDWORKS Views

  • Fit View
  • Standard Views
  • Custom Views
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SOLIDWORKS Tools

  • Environment-specific commands
  • Command icons
  • Radial Menus
  • Macros
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CadMouse

SOLIDWORKS Navigation

  • QuickZoom
  • SmoothZoom
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SOLIDWORKS Views

  • Fit View
  • Standard Views
  • Custom Views
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SOLIDWORKS Tools

  • Environment-specific commands
  • Command icons
  • Radial Menus
  • Macros
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Keyboard and Numpad

SOLIDWORKS Tools

  • Environment-specific commands
  • Command icons
  • Radial Menus
  • Macros
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