Vectorworks 2023

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Vectorworks 2023

Post by twoolford » Sun Dec 11, 2022 1:40 am

In Vectorworks 2022 I have the 'Switch Navigation' Application Command mapped to the middle button on my CadMouse Pro which allows me to set the desired navigation mode for my SpaceMouse (almost exclusively 'Target Camera Mode').

In Vectorworks 2023 the same mapping for some reason results in the 'Fit to Objects' command, not 'Switch Navigation'. As a result I have no way of setting the navigation mode + my point of origin is permanently set to the Internal Origin.

Is anyone else experiencing this? Is there anything I can do to set the navigation mode to Target Camera Mode?

I am on a two-versions-old driver but when I upgraded to the most recent one it created even more problems (none of my macros worked) so I reverted back to 10.7.0.


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Re: Vectorworks 2023

Post by maxjonesdesign » Sun Jan 01, 2023 8:56 am


This is happening to me too.

I'm running OSX13 on a new'ish Powerbook.

Just purchased the SpaceMouse and CAD Mouse Wireless Kit 2 and am having problems setting both up for Vectorworks 2023.

Orbiting all over the place (no 6-axis motion?? and locked to 'internal origin' miles away) and neither device allow me to customise button/axis settings properly, incl. 'switch navigation' which jumps to 'fit view' on CAD Mouse... v.disappointing. (the test 'teapot' file works fine on the SpaceMouse)

Have also tried downgrading the driver as you suggested, but no joy.

They're a nice bit of kit, but seem to have a really poor interface with Vectorworks/Mac. Not sure what to try next...


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Re: Vectorworks 2023

Post by Raph » Sat Jan 21, 2023 2:29 pm


I have the same problem since the version of Vectorworks 2019.

It's a real shame because it's a tool that I liked a lot on windows.

I'm really hoping that the 3dconnexion programmers will do something in collaboration with Vectorworks.

But spending so much money on a tool that doesn't work well is disgusting.

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