Dec 14, 2009

3Dconnexion’s full line of 3D mice now support PTC® Pro/ENGINEER® Wildfire® 5.0

3Dconnexion’s full line of 3D mice now support PTC® Pro/ENGINEER® Wildfire® 5.0, complementing the productivity improvements, user interface and model editing enhancements inherent in the new 3D CAD/CAM/CAE environment.

3Dconnexion 3D mice provide a superior 3D navigation experience to Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0 users, enhancing new efficiencies in the design workflow. Highlights include:

* Enhanced Control and Performance: Augmenting new enhancements made to the Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0 application interface and dynamic model editing capabilities, 3Dconnexion 3D mice allow users to navigate and position models with a level of control that is not possible with a traditional mouse and keyboard. By gently pushing, pulling, twisting, and tilting the 3D mouse controller cap, Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0 users can simultaneously pan, zoom and rotate models or camera views, encouraging levels of design review that are crucial to identifying errors earlier in the design process.

* Advanced Productivity: When using a 3Dconnexion 3D mouse, Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0 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 Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0 commands in each environment, ensuring a seamless and powerful connection to the application.

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

Pricing and Availability

Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0 supports 3Dconnexion’s entire 3D mouse product line on Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, and Unix systems. The 3Dconnexion product line, including the Professional Series with the new 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), are available from professional CAD resellers and major online resellers.