SolidWorks World 2014 Partner Spotlight: 3Dconnexion

Every year in the weeks leading up to SolidWorks World, we give attendees a chance to learn about some of our Solution Partners attending the event and setting up booths in the Partner Pavilion. Our partners play a big role in making the event great every year, and they always come with some of the newest technology and tools that help make SolidWorks users more productive. Now through January 26, we’re giving some of these partners a chance to let attendees know what they can expect–in their own words. Today we hear from 3Dconnexion.


3DX3Dconnexion is the world leader in 3D mice for design and visualization professionals. Supported by today’s most popular and powerful 3D applications, 3Dconnexion 3D mice offer a more intuitive and natural way to interact with digital 3D content.

The core technology inside all 3Dconnexion 3D mice has its roots in the field of robotics and space exploration. In 1993, a 3D controller was used on the space shuttle Columbia, manipulating the first robotic arm in space. This was the launching point for a family of 3D mice. A patented optical measuring system delivers unparalleled performance and a fundamental understanding of how designers and engineers work with their 3D software, drives the continual development of groundbreaking new products.

3Dconnexion offers five variants of 3D mice.

  • SpacePilot Pro: The ultimate professional 3D mouse, engineered to excel in today’s most demanding 3D software environments.
  • SpaceMouse Pro: Delivers advanced comfort and easy access to professional features for a simple, productive workflow.
  • SpaceMouse Wireless: Free to be more creative, free to keep your desk clutter-free, free to enjoy a superior 3D navigation experience.
  • SpaceNavigator and SpaceNavigator for Notebooks: Everyone can enjoy the freedom of professional 3D navigation, at home, at work or on the road.

3Dconnexion 3D mice have been proven to show productivity gains on average of 21% when working in 3D*.  3D mice also provide enhanced comfort and reduce mouse movement and clicks by up to 50%. This leads to less physical discomfort and pain while working in 2D or 3D**. Finally, many users see an increase in design performance by encouraging levels of model exploration that are crucial to avoiding costly design errors*

This year we are happy to introduce the world’s first wireless 3D mouse–never before seen at SolidWorks World. The SpaceMouse Wireless, introduced in October, offers 2.4Ghz wireless technology that will ensure reliable, real-time connection to your 3D content. SpaceMouse Wireless is easy to use, has flexible charging options, and a battery that lasts a month without charging. These features, along with our award-winning design and superior 3D navigation make a perfect addition to the 3Dconnexion family.

You can find us at SolidWorks World 2014 booth number 534, as well as online at the following:






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*Source: Economic payback of 3D mice white paper. July 09’

**Source: Reducing Physical Discomfort and Pain among 3D computer users: VSI Risk Management and Ergonomics 05’

Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. SolidWorks products are easy to learn and use, and work together to help you design products better, faster, and more cost-effectively. The SolidWorks focus on ease-of-use allows more engineers, designers and other technology professionals than ever before to take advantage of 3D in bringing their designs to life.