Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:25 pm
I DO NOT WANT THIS THREAD TO DIE. WE NEED GRAPHISOFT TO REQUEST THE SDK FROM 3DConnexion to make the "SpaceMouse Enterprise" FULLY FUNCTIONAL LIKE IT IS IN SOLIDWORKS OR 3DSMAX AND I HEAR NOW REVIT...OUCH!
I too have a programmable keyboard, but don't use it. A few short cuts for Archicad, sure. But there are already far too many to learn only to pile on even more in the form of macros to memorize. One of the many, but certainly key attraction to the Enterprise, is the on screen display showing you the very function. Imagine, no more mouse clicking toolbars two or more levels down to get to your desired feature. all could be programmed to one press of a button.
I do use the two buttons on my 3D Space mouse Wireless for W and ESC programmed to the only two buttons on the unit. In this way I don't have to remove my hand from the 3DMouse while drawing - Hence the GAME CHANGING BENEFIT/FEATURE of the ENTERPRISE 3. (see picture below)
According to 3DConnexion Tech Support, the current Drivers supports the Enterprise package - meaning the display will support the icons for all the available functions. The unverified issue I have is "What functions are available? I have tried to customize Macro for my two button Space Mouse and have only been successful with existing keys. From my experience, their system does not appear to work like a typical macro recorder - you can't put it record mode and pick keyboard and or mouse clicks to build a multi-step macro (not that I have found). We need Graphisoft so request the SDK (Software Developers Kit) from 3DConnexion and program all the tool bar functions complete with icons so we can choose what we want and assign it to one of the 6 buttons beneath the color display (see picture below). I'm not sure of the qty available but I believe you can select several layers of buttons to store in the display making virtually all the tool bar icons at you finger tips of your left hand. Image reducing all the mouse movement and pet pallet selecting, we do now, to 1 or 2 clicks of a button right below your fingers.
I love my 3DConnexion Space mouse. Flying around a complex model for drawing, editing, and client walk-through of a model is PRICELESS. You can certainly navigate in a similar fashion with the mouse but it is nowhere as smooth and fluid as the SpaceMouse and you also lose your mouse functionality during the move. I can fly around with my left hand while pointing at elements in the model with my mouse cursor in my right hand. People who have not seen or experienced this are amazed. Now, combine 6-Degrees-of-Freedom (6DoF) with on screen display keys of the Enterprise unit, and you have an entirely new level of productivity.
Design and Modeling: ARCHICAD 22
Architectural Visualization: Lumion 8.5 Pro
Primary System: SAGER N9775TM1 17.3" , 32GB RAM, GTX 1080 8GB GPU),
Rendering WORKSTATION: Dual Xeon E5-2683 CPU, 32GB RAM, GTX980 4GB, WIN 10 PRO