The Global Archicad Community

Stay informed. Get help. Share your knowledge.

Discussion about Working from Home in Archicad and BIMcloud.

Moderators: ejrolon, Barry Kelly, Karl Ottenstein, LaszloNagy, Gordana Radonic, nbalogh, gkmethy, mnguyen

i'm wondering if anyone who uses the 3D mouse made by 3DConnexion has any spazzing issues with the 3D window. i can't do my usual 3D flythrough exploration of my model when i'm working from home because of the constant spazzing out of the window when i activate the 3D Flythrough, but with the 3D mouse, the Flythrough isn't even activated & you can still explore the model. ... 339&sr=8-5

also, i did you guys a favour by already searching for "3D mouse" on Amazon & finding the link to the exact product. you're welcome.
User avatar
By Erwin Edel
3D exploration does not work at all with remote desktop.

It's not related to your 3DConnexion device. I get the same problems with a 'normal' mouse.

The problem has to do with the way OpenGL is supported (or lack thereof) through remote desktop.

The workaround from AC23 onwards (I think?) is to press J for Joystick. Which will but a circular dot on your screen to control the turning of the camera.
User avatar
By Erwin Edel
I will add that using the joystick mode is a poor substitute for the productivity I have with exploration on a non remote desktop setup in the office.
User avatar
By Lingwisyer
Try out Parsec. I have had none of the issues I have had with WRDP or Teamviewer. Video compression is also much better with Parsec vs Teamviewer.

thank you -- i understand that the 3D Explorer doesn't work because it's OpenGL that messes up.
but my follow-up question was regarding the use of the 3D mouse peripheral & whether a user, working from home & remote-desktopping into their workstation, is able to use it to explore the 3D window as smoothly as 3D explorer without having to activate the function & just by simply using the peripheral.


is there anyone with a 3DConnexxion 3D mouse that's used it at home while remote-desktopping into their PC at work? how has their experience been?