SpacePilot PRO is the ultimate professional 3D mouse, engineered to excel in today's most demanding 3D software environments. Its breakthrough features include second generation QuickView Navigation technology, dual-function Intelligent Function Keys and at-a-glance access to important information via the full-color LCD Workflow Assistant.
3Dconnexion 6DoF Technology
The key to SpacePilot PRO's smooth and intuitive 3D navigation
is the patented six-degrees-of-freedom (6DoF) sensor. With four times the precision
of previous sensors it can detect input as small as 4 micrometers (that's about
1/25 of a human hair!).
Simply push, pull, twist or tilt the 3Dconnexion Cap to pan,
zoom and rotate. It's like reaching into the screen and holding the model in your
hand. This unparalleled level of control encourages model exploration leading to
improvements in error detection and design quality.
QuickView Navigation Keys
The second generation QuickView Navigation Keys extend the power
of the controller cap by providing one-touch access to 32 standard views enabling
users to instantly view models from any angle for improved error detection, design
review and design presentation.
Navigation Setting Keys
During the course of developing 3D models, designers may want
to restrict navigation to certain planes or axis. For example, when creating 2D
sketches of 3D profiles, it is useful to be able to pan and zoom but not rotate
the view. The SpacePilot PRO navigation setting keys allow users to personalize
how the controller cap works by restricting navigation to certain axis. The status
of each navigation settings key is displayed in the LCD Function Key Applet.
LCD Workflow Assistant
The full-color LCD provides visual feedback on the function
keys, navigation setting status and workflow applets ensuring quick access to important
information without interrupting the users workflow. The SpacePilot PRO LCD is based
on an open software architecture that encourages the development of customized applets.
Applets are mini applications, specific to SpacePilot PRO that
run on your computer and display on the LCD. Applets range in functionality from
office productivity tools to feedback on function key assignment. The following
applets are supplied by default: Function Keys, Outlook Mail, Outlook Calendar,
Outlook Tasks, RSS Feeds.
Function Key Applet
The function key applet displays the commands that are assigned
to the Intelligent Function Keys. SpacePilot PRO includes out-of-the-box function
key profiles for leading 3D applications including: CATIA V5/V6, NX, SolidWorks,
Inventor, Pro/ENGINEER, Solid Edge, 3ds Max, Maya, Softimage and SketchUp.
The Mail Applet
The mail applet retrieves information from Microsoft Outlook
and displays the most recently received e-mails including the sender's name and
the e-mail subject line. Pressing the LCD OK key on a selected e-mail opens the
e-mail in Outlook on your main computer screen. You can also view information on
tasks and calendar entries.