3Dconnexion Launches SpacePilot Pro
April 29, 2009

3Dconnexion Launches SpacePilot Pro

Fremont, Calif. - To meet the demands of design engineers working in 3D applications, 3Dconnexion announced the new SpacePilot Pro, designed to deliver advanced control of 3D models, easier access to the power of professional 3D applications, fewer interruptions in the design workflow, and greater comfort. The SpacePilot Pro features a new color LCD Workflow Assistant, second-generation QuickView Navigation technology, Intelligent Function keys, and an improved design for enhanced comfort and control.
The SpacePilot Pro 3D mouse provides the highest level of performance features ever available from 3Dconnexion, including:

- Advanced MCAD Navigation: Five new dual-function QuickView Navigation keys improve error detection, design review, and design presentation by providing one-touch access to top and bottom, right and left, front and back, two isometric views, and 90-degree view rotation of any view either clockwise or counter-clockwise -- for a total of 32 views.
- Intelligent Function Keys: Five new customizable, dual-function keys offer one-touch access to 10 frequently used commands within any supported 3D application. The SpacePilot Pro automatically detects the active application and assigns appropriate function keys, whether default or customized.
- Superior Comfort: The SpacePilot Pro has a new sculpted, soft-coated wrist rest that positions the hand in relation to the controller cap to support a balanced workflow. The micro-precision, six-degrees-of-freedom sensor allows for fingertip control with minimal effort from the arm, wrist, and hand. The intuitive and symmetrical layout of the function keys makes the device usable with either hand.

The SpacePilot Pro is backed by a three-year warranty, and is currently available at a suggested retail price of $499.

The SpacePilot Pro is supported by Windows XP, Windows Vista, Sun Solaris 8 (SPARC), Sun Solaris 10 (x86), and Linux (Redhat Enterprise Linux WS 4, SuSE 9.3 or later). Linux and Solaris support workflow assistant function key assignments only.

The entire 3Dconnexion product line, including the Professional Series with the SpacePilot (MSRP $399) and SpaceExplorer (MSRP $299), and the Standard Series with the SpaceNavigator (MSRP $99) and SpaceNavigator for Notebooks (MSRP $129), are available from professional CAD resellers and major online resellers including CDW, Insight, PC Connection, and PC Mall.