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cedwards
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Trackball ?

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05-02-2003 01:38 AM
Does AutoCAD work with most trackballs. I am looking at getting a trackball with as many buttons as I can find to replace my mouse. I don't have the room for a tablet and think that a trackball with programable buttons would be the next best thing. Any input? What trackballs work best?
*Steve-O
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Re: Trackball ?

05-02-2003 06:53 AM in reply to: cedwards
i like the microsoft trackball optical... it has 5
buttons with a scroll....

 



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a closed mouth gathers no
foot....
*Dieges, Russell
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Re: Trackball ?

05-05-2003 04:52 AM in reply to: cedwards

I use the Kensington Expert Mouse and a Contour
ShuttlePro.  The expert mouse has four buttons that can be
programmed.  Also the lower  pair and the upper pair of buttons can be
used together for additional programming.  I use the contour shuttlepro -
which is actually marketed toward a/v editors - because it has 13 programmable
buttons and a 'jog' wheel that I use with ACAD's dynamic zoom feature (ACAD 2000
or higher only).  I have the trackball on the right, and the shuttlepro on
the left of my keyboard.

 


 


href="http://www.kensington.com/html/1436.html">http://www.kensington.com/html/1436.html
 
trackballs  (I've had mine for a long time - I don't know current
prices).

 

I will never trade in my Kensington trackball - I use one at work and at
home.  I will mention that I have to use a wrist rest to keep my arm
comfortable.

 

Good luck!

 

Russell Dieges

 


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Does
AutoCAD work with most trackballs. I am looking at getting a trackball with as
many buttons as I can find to replace my mouse. I don't have the room for a
tablet and think that a trackball with programable buttons would be the next
best thing. Any input? What trackballs work best?
*Colby, John
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Re: Trackball ?

05-08-2003 01:16 AM in reply to: cedwards
Trackballs are great.  Just make sure you get
an optical one.  Cleaning rollers is not fun.

I found it much easier and more precise to use a
finger controlled ball, rather than a thumb controlled ball.  So go
somewhere where you can test them out.

I prefer the Logitech Trackman Marble FX but its
out of production.  The Microsoft Trackball Explorer looks like it's pretty
close though.


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Does
AutoCAD work with most trackballs. I am looking at getting a trackball with as
many buttons as I can find to replace my mouse. I don't have the room for a
tablet and think that a trackball with programable buttons would be the next
best thing. Any input? What trackballs work best?
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BobKellerman
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Registered: ‎12-04-2003
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05-11-2003 05:06 AM in reply to: cedwards
Me too! I killed one and boutght another. I just also bought an Intellimouse Explorer Optical wireless for a "hand vacation" Bob

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