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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?
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?
*Steve-O
Message 2 of 5 (281 Views)

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....

 



--
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.

 


 


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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
Message 4 of 5 (281 Views)

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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