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    What Makes 3D Mice Special, According to the People That Use Them

    Posted by Mark Driscoll on Jan 16, 2017 11:30:00 AM

    3Dconnexion’s 3D mice are something special in the world of CAD—we already know that. But, do you? If you’re still considering whether or not to make the purchase, take it from the people who use 3D mice every day, including the SpaceMouse Pro,[1] the SpaceNavigator[2] and more. 

    In a recent survey, we asked some of our customers the following question:

    What would you miss most if you could not use a 3Dconnexion device anymore?

    Their responses show just how much a 3D mouse makes CAD work faster, easier, more comfortable and enjoyable.

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    “I would miss being able to freely manipulate the object on the screen the same way regardless of the software that I am using.” – Troy Ashby

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    “I would miss the immersive two-handed experience, and distributing the work between both hands to relieve strain.” – Jordan Chapman

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    “3D modeling—I'd have to give it up! It offloads my mouse hand so much.” – Red Byer

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    Tags: 3D mouse, 3D design efficiency, Productivity

    How to Get the Most Out of SketchUp

    Posted by Mark Driscoll on Oct 4, 2016 11:03:00 AM

    SketchUp is a 3D modeling computer program commonly used by engineers to draw and design with ease. As it plays an essential role in the design process, there are an abundance of online resources to help educate engineers on SketchUp’s new features and functions. 

    Below, we’ve rounded up nine resources to help you get the most out of SketchUp.

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    Tags: Design, 3D design efficiency, 3D CAD

    How Valuable Will You Be In The 3D Printing Boom?

    Posted by 3DxBlog Team on Nov 19, 2015 10:00:00 AM

    3D printing is becoming more common and continues to extend into new markets, which includes medical uses, space station tools, car parts, toys…even food. This may only be the tip of the iceberg as analysts A.T. Kearney are predicting a 3D printing boom for the next five years. Their research says the worth of the industry is set to increase from $4.5 billion today to $17.2 billion by 2020.

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    Tags: 3D design efficiency, 3D CAD

    3Dconnexion Partners With Onshape – And Everybody Wins

    Posted by 3DxBlog Team on Sep 17, 2015 1:33:00 PM

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    3Dconnexion builds its line of SpaceMouse 3D mice and its brand new CadMouse to make designing more comfortable, productive and fun. This is only possible by working closely with the movers and shakers in the CAD software world, which is why our new partnership with Onshape has us so excited.

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    Tags: Engineering, Design, 3D Mice, 3D mouse, 3D design efficiency, 3D CAD, Productivity, Communication, 3D product design, CAD Management, onshape