I was wondering what type of mouse/keyboard you like to use. I like my setup of the Logitech K360 wireless keyboard in the center the 3dconnexion wireless cad mouse on the right and the 3dconnexion space mouse pro to the left.
David Mandl wrote: (Back in the forum after some time on another cad package... new company, different account... I'll have to work on transferring my points to my new login credentials) My new gig has me set up with a 3Dconnexion space navigator (wireless two-button version), which is nice. They also hooked me up with a logitech M720 mouse with a few programmable buttons. That is also nice, but I'm noticing that I have issues where my programmable buttons don't seem to work in SW 2019 SP1. Logitech support has so far been less than helpful, does anyone else use a Logitech mouse with programmable buttons and have this issue? I'm guessing there's probably a .dll or something that I need to register.
David Mandl wrote:
(Back in the forum after some time on another cad package... new company, different account... I'll have to work on transferring my points to my new login credentials)
My new gig has me set up with a 3Dconnexion space navigator (wireless two-button version), which is nice.
They also hooked me up with a logitech M720 mouse with a few programmable buttons. That is also nice, but I'm noticing that I have issues where my programmable buttons don't seem to work in SW 2019 SP1. Logitech support has so far been less than helpful, does anyone else use a Logitech mouse with programmable buttons and have this issue? I'm guessing there's probably a .dll or something that I need to register.
anyone out there with problems in mapping Logitech mouse buttons to SWX shortcuts?
I use my laptop keyboard but can't be without my Logitech MX Master wireless mouse.....
Amazon had a half-off sale late last week about the same time as my Logitech Performance MX mouse was causing me fits in SolidWorks (unreliable left-click button---strewn bits of arcs all over my sketches were driving me mad---and angry). Jumped on that sale and got a Logitech MX Master.
Fits my hand fairly well, and overall I like it. They didn't bother to balance the heavy scroll wheel, and I always use my scroller in smooth non-click mode---so that was a big problem. Scroll (or zoom) a bit and it would then back up a tad since the wheel weighting was so out of balance. After allowing that annoying issue to drive me nuts for an afternoon I decided the problem really isn't terribly difficult to solve with a simple kludge---shoved in a tiny tri-fold paper between the side of the scroll wheel and mouse housing as a minor friction bearing. Works fine now, though it's definitely hampering finer scroll gliding. May have to refine my bearing later, but at least the extreme out-of-balance problem has been kludged out of existence (pretty sloppy, Logitech).
Last note---the poor souls doomed to Windows 10 are having significant problems with this mouse and Logitech's stunningly limited Logitech Options software. Not only can you NOT turn up mouse speed to 11, it tops out at perhaps 6. Lame, lame, lame, lame! I've got 46" of monitor screen to traverse, and am not willing to do so in second gear! The hack for this is to turn up the Windows default mouse setting to top-notch to grab a little more upper-end gearing for the too-limited-for-no-reason Logitech Options software (Logitech SetPoint having been dismissed by the new generation of fewer-options-available nonsense). Unfortunately for Windows 10 users, it seems this hack must be redeployed at every reboot. Not necessary in Windows 7, of course, the last truly professional operating system created by Microsoft. Dreading the day when I'm pushed into Windows 10 hell by non-supportation of Windows 7.
Edit: resolved a misspelling (no, not the made-up words, but a standardized word).
Beside setting speed, increase DPI.
Keyboard: Logitech G610
Mouse: Logitech MX Master
Unless pointer speed is the same as DPI with this mouse, there appears to be no way to change DPI:
i attempted to follow the instructions from the image you posted and "Mouse Sensitivity" does not exist in that list for me. my Logitech Options window looks just like the one Jeff posted.
I have thrown out all the wireless keyboards and mice in my office. Found me an old wired hp keyboard, and then I have the mouse from 3dconnexion, wired, three button with wheel and the space pilot pro also wired,
I was having to many problems with delays when typing and the Logitech mouse loosing connection at one time. so I turned them all off. I do keep the logitc mouse around for guest that want to move a model around on the screen so they can have something that they are used to.
It could be different version software.
The setting could be removed or hiding some where.
DPI is 400-1600.
It might be too low.
I'm using 3000 dpi on 27" screen.
i was also having trouble with delays or connection issues with my Logitech MX Master Wireless mouse and got a USB extension cable for the dongle. the dongle now sits on top of my desk and i have no issues. funny though as the mouse might as well be wired with this setup.
Most of them use 2.4GHz. So there are lots of interference wifi, bluetooth and cordless phone.
It won't help if you got a metal desk and the dongle is under the table.
Thanks, Frederick! As Dan noted, the software no longer has the DPI setting availability:
However, I've seen images like yours posted online when trying to sort out this limitation, so I believe you're on an older (and better) version of the software. By the way, the "MORE" button is not useful here unless you sign up for Logitech's cloud-based settings saver or don't want to enable Logitech to harvest data, etc. Useful things like DPI settings are not hidden within.
Not sure why we're in a dumb-it-down-to-make-it-better phase of software/interface development, but I'm not a fan.
I've got a similar USB extension cable. So much runs on 2.4GHz these days I wouldn't be surprised if it's even a matter of interference/noise. But it works better to have this little nub atop the desk rather than plugged into the rear of the computer.
it seems that "Mouse Sensitivity" is now referred to as "Pointer Speed" and the setting that Fred posted still exists.
I can't believe this is the first time I have seen this thread. I'm a "gear nerd", I have a compulsion for testing and tweaking to try and find the most efficient way to work.
One of the downsides of my new(ish) job is that there's less freedom of equipment choices, but I've been able to adjust and set things up pretty efficiently as is. I currently use a SpaceMouse wireless, standard Dell keyboard and Logitech G502 mouse (super-high DPI gaming mouse with programmable keys).
I used to exclusively use MS ergo keyboards but I have found that I am doing much less typing these days due to my workflow, so having as narrow a keyboard as possible while still having a number pad and full size keys is more important to me.
I love the Logitech G502 mice and also keep a Logitech trackball as a backup. I used the trackball exclusively for over 2 years but started to develop a form of arthritic swelling, numbness and tension in my thumb and right hand. On the advice of a therapist I tried switching back and forth every few weeks between a mouse and trackball and that helped. Once I found the G502 mouse and got the sensitivity dialed in I haven't used the trackball for over a year and the numbness, etc. hasn't returned.
Dan, it looks like that's an option to program the low thumb button's function---toggle between two pointer speeds. However, that's not necessarily a DPI setting.
When I initially turned up my pointer speed all the way it wasn't fast enough. I had to go into the Windows default mouse settings and bump that up a few notches to get the Logitech settings to deliver faster speeds. Works fine after a reboot in Windows 7, though Windows 10 users seem to be having to reset their Windows mouse settings after each reboot (annoying).
I've made some refinements to my paper wheel-friction spring so now enjoy non-rollback scrolling that will free-spin a lot better than at first.
Have gotten used to the feel for the rest of the mouse, buttons, and side-scroller wheel and really like this mouse. The forward/back buttons are in a slightly different place on this mouse and I seem to have relearned where they are and can use them competently.
Have used it a (mostly) full week on a single charge, so this battery seems quite capable.
No connection/clicking malfunctions.
This mouse seems to have much more surface area on it's friction pads than any other mouse I've had in the past--hope this bodes well for longevity of non-scratchy mouse glide (Performance MX was not so good with this over time).
Still no known means of adjusting/tweaking DPI, though I also haven't had true need of doing so (in SolidWorks or in Space Ninja [Warframe]).
Verdict: I like this mouse better than my Performance MX.
For all the people with 2 monitors. Do you prefer SolidWorks on your left monitor or right?
Get a gaming mouse pad.
I got one big enough to put my elbow on it.
I put SW on my right monitor, with email, primary browser and other stuff mostly on the left. Just trying to even out which side the cricks in my neck will be thru the day.
Thanks, Frederick! I got a new much-larger mouse pad with this new mouse to "start fresh", but it's not nearly as large as these blotter-sized gaming pads I've seen. I have my mouse speed set fairly high, so if I need that much space things are getting out of control at the office!
Babak Shei wrote: For all the people with 2 monitors. Do you prefer SolidWorks on your left monitor or right?
Babak Shei wrote:
I have three monitors now, but I used two monitors for years. I had SW on the left monitor, but I had it directly in front of my chair instead of having them symmetric.
Mouse and arm slide easier on the pad.
Especially on a hot day.
Mouse only use 1/9 of the pad at the corner.
Frederick Law wrote: Mouse and arm slide easier on the pad.Especially on a hot day.Mouse only use 1/9 of the pad at the corner.
Frederick Law wrote:
I don't think I have room for that mouse pad ???
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