Custom mappings

If you have questions or comments concerning any non-support related 3Dconnexion topic, please use this forum.

Moderator: Moderators

Post Reply
indyjason79
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Jan 31, 2021 6:57 pm

Custom mappings

Post by indyjason79 » Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:13 pm

Why do you not offer a GUI to map your 3d space mouse to any button assignment instead of relying on the creators of applications to provide this for you via an SDK? I'm a programmer and this makes no sense. Every single hardware product I've ever purchased that interacts with multiple apps comes with software for the end user to provide custom mappings. Your product is not cheap, so I expect decent software to customize it. Do I need to write this GUI for you?

Here are several examples of what I'm talking about from several manufacturers:

Image
Image
Image

luping
Posts: 480
Joined: Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:54 pm

Re: Custom mappings

Post by luping » Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:05 am

It's productivity tool for CAD industry use, not for gaming. Have you ever used any mechanical design software, like the AutoCAD, or SOLIDWORKS, or NX?

zoomer
Posts: 158
Joined: Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:53 am

Re: Custom mappings

Post by zoomer » Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:18 am

indyjason79 wrote:
Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:13 pm
Why do you not offer a GUI to map your 3d space mouse to any button assignment instead of relying on the creators of applications to provide this for you via an SDK?
I am not sure if really got the problem,
but I do customize each extra button (*) for my CADMouse, Space Navigator and Enterprise.

That is what the driver Software is for.

(*)
OK it is restricted to extra buttons. 3D Navigator in put or standard 2 Mouse buttons aren't
customizable.
But Commands delivered by Applications are only one special way of customization.
Honestly only two of all my Apps provide those Application specific Command Sets.
Beside there is a choice for a few operating system commands,
creating shortcuts with Modifier keystroke inputs,
creating whole Macros,
creating those Pie Menus that can contain all macros and commands from above.

So I am not really sure what you are missing.

jwick
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 2827
Joined: Wed Dec 20, 2006 2:25 pm
Location: USA
Contact:

Re: Custom mappings

Post by jwick » Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:54 am

indyjason79,

Those are nice GUI examples.

I assume you are referring to customization for non-3D-mouse-supported apps.

You can do anything you want (especially if you are a programmer). It is true the current GUI doesn't help much.
The underlying software is reasonably flexible. It is a bit difficult to setup without help of a GUI (nor documentation).

You can ask me for help on the specifics.
There are hints posted here and there on the forum. There's no real central topic.
It's mostly XML editing.

Post Reply