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davidsona
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Registered: ‎02-28-2008
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An Ergo-mouse that will stand up to us CAD users

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04-30-2009 09:54 AM
I do a lot of shore line drafting so my mouse use is fairly heavy.

In fact I've just had an Ergonomic assessment done. The joys of RSI...

Anyway I'm looking for a mouse that is ergonomic and yet can withstand heavy CAD use. I've gone through a few of Microsoft's mice, that was more due to my injury. I've even forked out for an E-Quill mouse, which is basically a vertical mouse with a holster/hand rest for my wrist. Since it wasn't against the soft tissue of my wrist I found it was perfect. Unfortunately in less than 5 months of use I destroyed the buttons.

Can anyone suggest a mouse that can withstand our might?
*Jerry G
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Re: An Ergo-mouse that will stand up to us CAD users

05-01-2009 05:08 AM in reply to: davidsona
The E-Quill is not the Evoluent. I had an Evoluent wired mouse. What
failed was the wire. The buttons were fine. Unfortunately I now use
software that needs more buttons and better programmability of the
buttons than available with the Evoluent. (different functions in
different software, ESC in 1 program but F12 in another. Otherwise my
hands are going back and forth keyboard to mouse too often.)

davidsona@inac.gc.ca wrote:
> I do a lot of shore line drafting so my mouse use is fairly heavy. In
> fact I've just had an Ergonomic assessment done. The joys of RSI...
> Anyway I'm looking for a mouse that is ergonomic and yet can withstand
> heavy CAD use. I've gone through a few of Microsoft's mice, that was
> more due to my injury. I've even forked out for an E-Quill mouse, which
> is basically a vertical mouse with a holster/hand rest for my wrist.
> Since it wasn't against the soft tissue of my wrist I found it was
> perfect. Unfortunately in less than 5 months of use I destroyed the
> buttons. Can anyone suggest a mouse that can withstand our might?
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MartynCowley3208
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Registered: ‎04-29-2009
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Re: An Ergo-mouse that will stand up to us CAD users

05-01-2009 07:23 AM in reply to: davidsona
I've been using Kensington Expert Mouse trackballs for many years, which reduce arm and wrist movement to almost nothing, though it does exercise the fingers.
Being able to program the four buttons (six if you count the 'chorded' pairs) for common functions is very useful, especially as you can have different assignments for different programs, and the scroll ring is indispensible. Wouldn't go back to a mouse now.
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