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Not just a "Which is the best mouse" question..but why is it the best mouse??

Question asked by Kevin Andrews on Sep 13, 2017
Latest reply on Sep 13, 2017 by Todd Blacksher

OK - I have looked over a few posts regarding meese (yes, I know that isn't a word) but I haven't really found the answer I was looking for.


For those of you that are NOT using one of the fancy "for CAD" input devices (including any of the 3D rotators), which mouse are you using and WHY do you like it - or dislike it - so much? Is it programmable? Can it be programmed for Solidworks specific commands? How many functions does it have?....


At home, I am using an older Logitech MX Revolution - I like the feel of the mouse and I like it's size. I know there are a good many functions that can be programmed, but I haven't ventured down that path yet and I don't know if I can program certain buttons to work in Solidworks - yet. While the picture below is of the newest MX Revolutions, mine is a bit older and only cost me around $120.


At work, I have the run-of-the-mill gratuity mouse that comes with a keyboard purchase (Logitech). It has 4 functions: left button, right button, scroll wheel and scroll button. To me, this thing sucks!! It is too small and I feel like my hand is in a cramped position. I can start a circle, and it will release on it's own. I am double-clicking, a lot, when I am not trying to...


So, what do you think is the best mouse and WHY do you think that?


I am only 4 weeks into my new job, so I don't feel that I can go asking for one of these spinning, two-handed deals I have never used one and I don't want to seem excessively slow (it's slow enough as I am trying to learn all of our parts and processes too).