Max Crittenden

Voice recognition doesn't work in 2008

Discussion created by Max Crittenden on Dec 7, 2007
Latest reply on Feb 12, 2008 by Cynthia Berend

I've been using voice recognition software (Dragon NaturallySpeaking) for several months because of tendinitis in my wrists andforearms.  It works pretty well with SolidWorks 2006.  Ican say "File, new" or "Tools, dimensions, smart" or "Insert, cut,extrude" and the menus work just the same as if I were clicking onthem.


But I just installed 2008 (never used 2007), and nothingworks.  Most verbal commands just turn on a selectionfilter.  I have made the menu titles (File, Edit, Insert etc.)permanently visible, and that should make them respond when I saythe name.  But they don't.  This sucks.


Is anybody else using voice recognition software?  Have youfound a way to make it work with 2008?  Unless there's asolution, I guess I'll stick with 2006 until the rest of my lab ison 2008, and then I'll have to quit because we won't be able toshare files.  I'm sure as hell not going to let SolidWorkscripple me any worse than it has done already.