My office just purchased the Microsoft Wireless Mouse 5000 because the one I had died. The 5000 is a good looking mouse but is not good to use with AutoCAD. What I am finding frustrating is that i cannot seem to get the middle scroll button to work properly with the Pan command. When you click down on it the mouse does not Pan properly and it is driving me crazy!
I called Logitech about the MX Revolution as a few of you said it was good, but they said the buttons cannot be re-configured? So does this mean this mouse does not have the capability to Pan when the scroll button is pressed like the 5000?
This function is important so when I am drawing and still in mid command i can press the scroll and Pan across the drawing to carry on with the command.
Can anyone help with this please? Maybe another type of mouse would be better?
hi thanks for the reply. yes the MBUTTONPAN is set to 1. it does pan but not very well. sometimes i have to press it a couple of times to get it working, and then sometimes it zooms really close in or far out which makes the whole process very frustrating. it took me almost 3 hours yesterday to do a drawing that should have taken around 2 hours because everything was jumping around.
it also does not work well when in mid command. i use the sketch command a lot and when i pan across the drawing, instead of keeping the cursor on the screen in the same place the cursor also pans back so i end up with zig-zag lines.
if you are not having these issues then maybe my mouse has not been set up properly, or its a dud!
Using that lousy mini USB reciever they send with it?
Mine is on a male-female USB cable near where the mouse resides. Will not work 3.27' feet away at the desktop
For years I used Kensington progammable mice with the MouseWorks software. There was a long line of the mice and I could program buttons for 7 different functions. I had an Esc button that saved hitting Escape on the keyboard, and other buttons I programmed to avoid needing to use the keyboard so much. But now Kensington ended the line and the MouseWorks software is not compatible with Windows 7. These were great comfortable mice.
Hello, hope this is helpful, I use a Logitech M705 mouse with 8 buttons, if I go into the software that come with the mouse I can program buttons 4 - 8 to do what I like specifically to AutoCad....see attached JPEG image
I've used the same exact wired Logitech 3-button Trackball for a decade, and let Windows run it: never stopped me from being totally productive in AutoCAD either.
Point of the thread (for anyone reading, not aimed at anyone here): there is no one mouse (or keyboard or screen etc.) for everyone, you've got to the find the one that works best for you.
I don't use programmable buttons at all... just a simple little Logitech M505 notebook wireless from Costco. Every one for all my computers has worked straight out of the box with AutoCAD. None have as yet ever failed nor behaved anything but perfectly. I gave up on any mice made by Microsoft years ago. Had nothing but hassles or early life failures with them.
Juxtaposition - Nothing but MS mice for for as I do not like the Logitech mice detentes.
Never tried other brands that are mentioned from time to time but do truly believe that I could not teach my hand when to click seven or eight different buttons nor for that matter potentially distort my addled hand to do so.