I would attempt to share this with you........
How can I view an assembly without parts?
...and what does a SolidWorks assembly have to do with the functionality of the 3dconnexion SpaceNavigator in AutoCAD 2012? Please return to topic or take it elsewhere.
While I don't want to get all spammish, in this case I think it's worth pointing out that I've done a blog post and poll on this subject:
I happen to know that the Autodesk product manager who was responsible for introducing this reads my blog. If you can get some discussion going over there, that person will see it. In fact, I'll send them an email to make sure they see it.
Thanks Steve, I will check out your blog too.
Yes, they really need to just address the issue and let 3dconnexion do the integration. They must be trying to save 50 cents a seat or something. One lost customer makes up for a lot of 50 cents though.
Something that helped with Acad2012 using space pilot:
I tried the go anywhere drivers that are new from 3dconnexion:
In 2012 they sort of worked, i.e. they seemed to activate the pivot command quickly, but no matter what way you push or turn the controller, it will only pivot, it does not spin or zoom or pan at all.
I got the latest drivers from 3dconnexion: 3DxSoftware64SPP_v3-13-0_r111.exe
And all seemed to work o.k. with the exception of two things:
1) the activation of the pivot command seemed rather laggy, it could really use some improvement.
2) the motions worked the same as other cad systems witht the exception of the left to right tilt motion on the controller which seemed to niether roll or spin, but acted differently depending on the object orientation.
I found a setting in the navbar under 3Dconnexion settings called "Keep Scene Upright" and turned that off.
After that all the tilt, spin and roll motions seemed to work properly.
Most motions seem rather fast and too sensitive but are adjustable through the 3dconnexion settings dialog.
So it is at least now somewhat acceptable, time will tell after getting into some larger 3d files.
Much to my dismay setting the "Keep Scene Upright" to "off" in the navbar 3dconnexion settings area does not keep it off, if you reopen the drawing it is back on again.... UGH!
If anyone can find the command name or variable name that controls this I would appreciate the input. Folks could then set it in there starup lisp routines so as not to have the problem continue.
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