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View Control - why reclick MMB to change function?

Question asked by Dwight Livingston on Oct 15, 2008
Latest reply on Oct 16, 2008 by Wayne Tiffany
Let me start by saying I have a 3Dconnexion controller, which I use but for looking at the ends of a complex model it's slow and difficult. Sometimes I'd rather use the mouse. In fact these days I find mysefl using the 3D control less and less.

Before SolidWorks I used IDEAS, which had some nice view controls. I found it very quick. SW view controls seem much slower.

One difference in SolidWorks I just noticed today: you can't change between view control functions - like from pan to rotate, or from roll to zoom - without lifting your finger off the middle mouse button. You can change from the shift key to the control key, but you still keep zooming until you lift your mouse finger up and depress it again. Why is that?

In IDEAS, you used function keys instead of shift,control, alt, but it was the same scheme basically. However, when you changed function keys, the function changed. You didn't have to lift a finger.

This may seem like a small deal, but this is something we have to do a lot.