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Add support for 3D mouse [message #148334] Mon, 19 November 2012 11:49 Go to next message
Wim Timmer
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Suggestion:

Support for a 3D mouse.

I think this will be a good added value for Eagle

You can find more techical information at:

http://www.3dconnexion.eu

P.S.

There is already a hack but that don't work very well.

http://hackaday.com/2010/10/12/use-a-3d-mouse-with-eagle-cad/
Re: Add support for 3D mouse [message #148339 is a reply to message #148334] Mon, 19 November 2012 14:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
user
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Am 19.11.2012 12:49, schrieb Wim Timmer:
> Suggestion:
>
> Support for a 3D mouse.
>
> I think this will be a good added value for Eagle
>
> You can find more techical information at:
>
> http://www.3dconnexion.eu


I second this!

Markus
Re: Add support for 3D mouse [message #152491 is a reply to message #148339] Fri, 27 September 2013 19:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Rainer Dichtl
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Good Evening,

also a request from my side.

Rainer

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Re: Add support for 3D mouse [message #166308 is a reply to message #148334] Wed, 20 July 2016 12:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
rachaelp
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Sorry to dredge up an old thread, I was just contemplating getting a 3D mouse so doing some searching on Google to see if it would work with EAGLE. Now Cadsoft are owned by AutoCAD and a lot of their existing products work with 3D mice, maybe this would be something they could find a way of incorporating into EAGLE?

Best Regards,

Rachael

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Re: Add support for 3D mouse [message #166311 is a reply to message #166308] Wed, 20 July 2016 15:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jorge Garcia
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On 7/20/2016 8:36 AM, rachaelp wrote:
> Sorry to dredge up an old thread, I was just contemplating getting a 3D mouse so doing some searching on Google to see if it would work with EAGLE. Now Cadsoft are owned by AutoCAD and a lot of their existing products work with 3D mice, maybe this would be something they could find a way of incorporating into EAGLE?
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> Best Regards,
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> Rachael
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Hi Rachael,

I hope you're doing well. This is actually an interesting topic to
explore. EAGLE technically just takes whatever the mouse driver gives it.

So theoretically, EAGLE supporting a 3D mouse should just be a matter of
mapping the appropriate buttons on the 3D mouse driver to what EAGLE needs.

I saw a few years ago a video where a user was using a 3D mouse with
EAGLE. However he provided no info about his setup and attempts to
contact him where not successful.

I think it can work right now, but I can't guarantee that it will. It's
is on our feature request list however it's low prio so it might take a
bit to get into EAGLE. Hopefully, through proper configuration it will work.

Best Regards,
Jorge Garcia
Re: Add support for 3D mouse [message #166312 is a reply to message #166311] Wed, 20 July 2016 16:51 Go to previous message
rachaelp
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Hi Jorge,

I'm good thanks, I hope things are well with you too.

The thing about a 3D mouse is it has more degrees of freedom to an ordinary mouse and is designed to be used at the same time as an ordinary mouse. For this reason I don't think it will just work with EAGLE by default. It might be possible to map some of the hot keys to EAGLE functions but not in the fully integrated way intended by the manufacturer (3Dconnexion SpaceMouse/SpacePilot Pro are the ones I am currently looking at) and that would be about it. I can see the various degrees of freedom being used to pan and zoom really quickly and accurately and also to allow easy rotation of components whilst the mouse is still available and being used for click based operations like adding a component/wire etc in the schematic or routing in the layout. I can see how the combination of the two would make the layout task much faster, especially if you get live DRC and push & shove routing, then using this combination would be great.

So 3DConnexion supply a developer toolkit to enable these to be integrated into 3rd party applications. See here: http://www.3dconnexion.co.uk/service/software-developer.html

I agree, other features on the list are higher priority, this might be easier than it would initially seem to implement if the new devs on your team are familiar with these devices already from their previous Autodesk work.

Best Regards,

Rachael

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