Aug 25, 2009

TopSolid now supports 3Dconnexion 3D mice

TopSolid, the integrated CAD/CAM solution by Missler Software, now supports 3Dconnexion’s full line of 3D mice. 3Dconnexion’s 3D mice give design professionals working with large assemblies in TopSolid increased navigation control and greater overall productivity throughout the design process.

3Dconnexion’s 3D mice allow design professionals to take full advantage of TopSolid’s functions,” said Dominique Laffret, director Strategic Partnerships at Missler Software. “Support for 3Dconnexion 3D mice allows TopSolid professionals to better focus on overall quality improvements, helping to ensure the final design is closer to the reality of the actual finished product.”

Unlike mice confined to motion on one flat plane, 3Dconnexion’s 3D mice allow designers to move in all three dimensions simultaneously, using six degrees of freedom sensor technology. By gently lifting, pressing and turning the 3Dconnexion 3D mouse controller cap, engineers working in TopSolid can navigate and review 3D objects in a more natural and intuitive manner, without stopping to select commands.

3Dconnexion 3D mice augment the TopSolid design workflow nicely, and together they provide a powerful 3D design solution for modeling, simulation and production of products,” said Dieter Neujahr, president of 3Dconnexion. “Whether manufacturing machined parts in TopSolid’Cam or designing sheet metal plates in TopSolid’Fold, 3Dconnexon’s 3D mice offer TopSolid users a more streamlined design process, increased comfort and enhanced performance benefits.”

3Dconnexion’s 3D mice offer TopSolid engineers several additional benefits: - A unified view of large assemblies with the ability to easily and more intuitively rotate the work plane and viewing perspective. - A more streamlined design experience with the ability to assign TopSolid critical functions to programmable keys. - A balanced and cooperative work style by engaging both hands using a 3D mouse together with a traditional mouse. - Full support of TopSolid’Design, ‘Cam, ‘Motion, ‘Mold, ‘Fold, ‘Progress, ‘Electrode, ‘Punchcut and ‘Wood.