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jjha
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3dxconnexion glitch in Inventor 2013

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06-10-2013 09:40 AM

I have a peculiar glitch when I use SpaceNavigator (SN) in Inventor 2013 only.  The SN functions smoothly in 3ds Max 2013 as well as with any other software (Google Earth...)

 

The Problem: When my mouse is interfaced with the Inventor window, my orbit functions works a bit then stalls, usually to a dead stop.  When I click my mouse outside of Inventor (on desktop for instance), the SN orbit works perfectly in Inventor.  Then once I click on the Inventor environment, the SN orbit functions goes back to the slow crawl.  I have to resort to using Inventor's orbit (F4) control to get my part to orbit/rotate.

 

The System: 

Xeon W3503 @ 2.4GHz.  8GB Ram.  Nvidia Quadro FX 580.

Windows 7 64 bit.  SP1. 

Inventor 2013. Update 2

3dxConnexion v3.17.3

 

3dxInventor add-in has been disabled per request of 3dxconnexion forum to rule out their driver being the problem.  and still the problem persists.  it appears something in Inventor is clogging or not allocating the orbit control of SN to work.  (auto zoom works perfectly but not with 3dxInventor disabled)

 

I've already

- Unistalled then reinstalled 3dx driver (latest). 

- Unistalled Inventor's SP2 and installed SP1 for Inventor (since everything was working before SP2.  But that didn't work either.  So I reinstalled SP2 for now.

 

Running out of ideas so if anyone has any suggestions, I'd appreciate it.

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JDMather
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Re: 3dxconnexion glitch in Inventor 2013

06-10-2013 10:02 AM in reply to: jjha

It doesn't sound like the Space Navigator itself is the problem, but just to be sure do one more test -

with the Navigator connected and running go to the 3DConnexion Control Panel and click Calibrate.

(did they already suggest this?)

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jjha
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Re: 3dxconnexion glitch in Inventor 2013

06-10-2013 10:59 AM in reply to: JDMather

Thnx for the suggestion.  Unfortunately that had no effect.  The problem is still localized in Inventor.

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pball
Posts: 255
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Re: 3dxconnexion glitch in Inventor 2013

06-10-2013 11:16 AM in reply to: jjha

I'm gonna throw this out since it may or may not be related. I've noticed in assemblies if a part/sub-assembly is selected/highlighted rotating and panning with my 3D mouse lags really bad.

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blair
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Registered: ‎11-13-2006
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Re: 3dxconnexion glitch in Inventor 2013

06-10-2013 02:32 PM in reply to: jjha

I've seen that in Inventor for a long time. I think it's a conflict between the mouse and 3d mouse.

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