Dec 17, 2009

3Dconnexion 3D Mice Now Supported by Siemens NX 7 and Tecnomatix 9

FREMONT, Calif – 3Dconnexion’s award-winning line of 3D mice – including its flagship SpacePilot™ PRO 3D mouse – is now supported by Siemens NX™ 7 digital product development solution, and Tecnomatix® 9 digital manufacturing suite, including Plant Simulation, Process Designer and Process Simulate.

3Dconnexion 3D mice provide advanced 3D navigation and control for MCAD and manufacturing process engineers working in these applications, and deliver advanced product design and manufacturing planning. Additional highlights include:

Enhanced Control: Complementing productivity enhancements made to NX 7 and Tecnomatix 9, 3Dconnexion 3D mice allow users to manipulate views while editing a model more intuitively. Providing an enhanced user experience and improved design performance, engineers can move in all three dimensions simultaneously – by gently pushing, pulling, twisting, or tilting the controller cap, users can pan, zoom and rotate models or camera views.

Advanced Productivity: When using a 3Dconnexion 3D mouse, NX 7 and Tecnomatix 9 users benefit from a balanced and cooperative work style. One hand engages the 3D mouse to position the model while the other hand simultaneously uses the traditional mouse to select, create or edit. In addition, certain 3D mouse keys are pre-configured for the most commonly used commands in each environment (part, assembly, drawing, sketch, etc.), ensuring a seamless and powerful connection to the application.

Design Performance: The superior navigation experience offered by 3Dconnexion 3D mice encourages new levels of design review that are crucial to identifying errors earlier in the design process. For example, when using a 3D mouse with Tecnomatix Process Designer, Process Simulate, and Plant Simulation, engineers experience unified 3D navigation across manufacturing disciplines, from process layout and design, simulation and validation, to manufacturing execution.

Increased Comfort: By spreading the workload across both hands, traditional mouse clicks are reduced by up to 50%, so users benefit from a more comfortable working experience and a reduction in work related fatigue.

Siemens NX 7 and Tecnomatix 9 software supports the entire 3Dconnexion 3D mouse product line, including the Professional Series with the SpacePilot PRO (MSRP $399), SpacePilot (MSRP $299 with promotion) and SpaceExplorer™ (MSRP $299), and the Standard Series with the SpaceNavigator (MSRP $99) and SpaceNavigator for Notebooks (MSRP $129).