I just got a used Space Pilot and I am having issues with my part assemblies, I can't drag my parts around and the performance seems to be slacking. I am running Windows7 64bit, and SW2010 SP0
I am using a Space Pilot with SW2010 32bit and I do not have any problems. I take it that you have the latest drivers for the Space Pilot. I am not sure about the 64bit. You might update your SW2010 to SP3.1
I am downloading sp3.1 now
What do you mean be performance seems slacking?
If a large amount of motion on the controller seems to show a small amount of motion on the screen you can change that in the 3Dconnexion Control Panel. Device Configuration > Overall Speed. It is always set pretty low when new drivers are installed.
The Space pilot has no speed issues but when I click on a non-restrained part to drag and mate it, it appears to lock up and not move the part
(edit: I just got Sp3.1 installed and the issue seems fixed)
We are using the following:
Windows 7 x64 with Solidworks 2009 sp 4.1. We are using the USB SpaceExplorer with driver version 3.9 and we are also experiencing "lag" when using the spaceball. The delay occurs only on buttons on the spaceball that are custom programmed. I have contacted 3DConnextions support and they are yet to give me a resolution. I have tried upgrading to version 3.10 but the issue remains. My first thoughts were that this was an issue related to SW 2009 on Windows 7, but I have not had a chance to see if the issue can be duplicated in SW 2010.
Are you using custom button mappings on your spaceball, or is it the factory default settings?
I will let you know what the 3Dconnexions support comes up with for a resolution.
Anyone find a solution to this? We were recently forced to upgrade to SW2010 on Windows 7, thus rendering my trusty Spaceball 5000 Serial useless
I have the SpaceExplorer and a few of the cutomized buttons (not all surprisingly) are slow.
After I installed SP3.1 I haven't had any issues with it.
Try this for your serial Spaceball.
Install the Spaceball 5000 Serial 3DxSoftware v2.8.2 main driver package only. Do not install any of the SolidWorks add-ins. Then go and download the newer 3DxSoftware for a SpaceExplorer USB and only install the SolidWorks add-in (not the main driver package)
May work to get you going.
Thanks for the suggestions Anna. The problem is that I no longer have Admin. access to my computer, and the IT department would prefer to use a device that is officially supported. The people at 3DConnexion laughed when we said what product we still had.
Just in case, I'm keeping the Spaceball.
Sigh.... IT departments getting in the way of solutions and engineering productivity. My condolences.
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