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    3 Reasons Why a CadMouse Is the Right Tool for the Job

    Posted by John Moseley on Feb 9, 2017 12:51:25 PM


    Would you use an ordinary garden shovel to dig a trench? Would you use a two-door compact car to transport boxes and boxes of tools from one place to another? You likely wouldn’t do either of these things because there’s a right tool to complete all of these tasks in an easier, faster way. So why use a mouse designed for gaming or regular office work as the primary input to your powerful CAD applications? It may sound nonsensical but in reality, the majority of engineers are doing just that. Why? Because until CadMouse was introduced in 2015, there wasn’t a mouse available that was specifically designed for CAD users!

    With CadMouse, you get an intelligent ergonomic design combined with CAD specific, user-friendly software features that make working in CAD easier and more comfortable.

    There are three main reasons why a CadMouse is the right tool to use for your CAD work.

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    Tags: 3D CAD, CadMouse

    Team Bath Racing Gets a Lead on Manufacturing

    Posted by John Moseley on Oct 14, 2013 8:30:00 AM

    This is Part 3 of our series on Team Bath Racing, the Formula Student team sponsored by 3Dconnexion. Click to read Part 1 and Part 2

    Since we last heard from the Team Bath Racing (TBR) teams at Bath University, term has started and the 2014 team now has to juggle five subjects worth of lectures with preparing for exams and the Formula Student competition. The 2014 team has moved from the design room into the main workshop, which was vacated by the outgoing 2013 team following their last race of the season in Germany.
     
    “It’s an exciting time as we move on to the more practical side of the project,” says TBR14 project manager, Dave Turton. “This next stage presents a new set of challenges. We’ve set ourselves a target of having parts manufactured before Christmas, plus this is when we start recruiting new team members to help with testing and manufacturing—and to build future generations of Team Bath Racing.”

    Season Finale

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    Tags: Engineering, 3D Mice

    Team Bath Racing: "Do It Once, Do It Right!"

    Posted by John Moseley on Jul 16, 2013 1:32:00 PM

    In April, we published Part 1 of our series on Team Bath Racing, the Formula Student team sponsored by 3Dconnexion. You can read it here.

    This is Part 2 of the series.

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    Tags: Engineering, 3D Mice

    Why is a Two-Handed Work Style Right for Your 3D Design Sessions?

    Posted by John Moseley on Jul 3, 2013 10:37:00 AM

    Some wrongly assume that a 3Dconnexion 3D mouse replaces your standard mouse. In reality, a 3D mouse and your standard mouse were meant to be together:

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    Tags: 3D Mice, Productivity, Comfort & Ergonomics

    3D Printing: Enabling a Trekkian Future for 3D Design & Development

    Posted by John Moseley on Apr 25, 2013 11:02:00 AM

    In the Star Trek universe, a machine exists so technologically advanced it may as well be magic. This mythical device creates matter out of thin air, manufacturing starship parts, food, clothes and even oxygen.

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    Tags: Engineering, Design, Architecture

    Go Team: 3Dconnexion Sponsors Team Bath Racing

    Posted by John Moseley on Apr 16, 2013 2:04:00 PM

    3Dconnexion has been a longtime supporter of Formula Student, the racecar engineering competition run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. This year we’re excited to announce a new partnership with Team Bath Racing, the Formula Student team from the University of Bath in the UK.

    The Team Bath Racing 2013 crew currently fields the fastest Formula Student car in the UK. Each year, the team designs a completely new car from scratch to ensure the greatest learning experience for the engineering students involved. The 2014 team has already started work on concepts for its car.

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    Tags: Engineering, 3D Mice

    How Duratec Shortened its 3D CAD Design Cycle by 20%

    Posted by John Moseley on Mar 28, 2013 3:02:00 PM

    3Dconnexion 3D mice were a natural fit for the designers at Duratec Ltd, a company that creates custom bicycle frames.

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    Tags: 3D Mice, Productivity

    3D Mouse Navigation: A Better Way to Design

    Posted by John Moseley on Mar 19, 2013 3:06:00 PM

    Explorers have used intelligent navigation throughout history to sail uncharted courses, discover unknown lands and open up entirely new worlds. The rewards were great; the dangers even greater.

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    Tags: 3D Mice, Productivity, Comfort & Ergonomics

    Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSIs) and CAD Users

    Posted by John Moseley on Feb 28, 2013 8:42:00 AM

    Today, in recognition of International Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) Awareness Day, the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) is leading the charge against RSIs at their 14th annual International Repetitive Strain Injury Awareness Day event in Toronto, Canada.

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    Tags: 3D Mice, Comfort & Ergonomics

    3D Mice for Gaming: Imagine the Possibilities

    Posted by John Moseley on Feb 21, 2013 11:44:00 AM

    Since the release of the highly anticipated Total War: Rome II, I can’t help thinking about how wonderful it would be to combine my evening and weekend passion (PC gaming) with my daytime passion (3D mice).

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    Tags: 3D Mice, Gaming