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3Dconnexion 3D Mice Help Extend the Power of Dassault Systèmes’ New CATIA V6R2010

FREMONT, Calif. – Nov. 3, 2009

– 3Dconnexion, a Logitech company, today announced that its full line of 3D mice, including the SpacePilot™ PRO flagship 3D mouse, are now supported by Dassault Systèmes’ CATIA Version 6 Release 2010, the company’s latest virtual design solution. 3Dconnexion’s 3D mice help engineers working in CATIA V6R2010 interact with and collaborate on designs more efficiently.

In addition to the increased control and navigation benefits inherent in 3Dconnexion 3D mice, the SpacePilot PRO 3D mouse also complements the collaborative engineering and improved efficiency focus of CATIA V6R2010, with features designed to help engineers save time and reduce interruptions in their design workflows. Its QuickView Navigation keys offer designers easy access to 32 standard views, allowing CATIA users and workgroups to instantly view a design from any angle for improved error detection and design review and verification, while its full-color LCD Workflow Assistant lists function-key assignments and delivers at-a-glance access to important information.

“The new SpacePilot PRO is a must-have tool for design engineers working in the latest release of CATIA,� said Dieter Neujahr, president of 3Dconnexion. “This hardware-software combination delivers a powerful solution to the MCAD community and dramatically impacts how professionals interact within the CATIA V6R2010 virtual workspace. Whether designing a cargo ship, building custom plane configurations, or bringing a new vehicle to market, designers can use our 3D mice with CATIA to further streamline their Product Lifecycle Management workflows.�

For added productivity, 3Dconnexion’s 3D mice and new SpacePilot PRO are also pre-configured with the most commonly used commands for CATIA, however, design engineers also have the flexibility to further customize the programmable buttons to suit their personal workflow needs using CATIA’s built-in button mapping editor. In addition, 3Dconnexion’s 3D mice allow engineers to navigate and control their designs more naturally and intuitively when working with the new direct modeling and visualization enhancements featured in CATIA V6R2010. With less time spent toggling views and commands within CATIA, users are left with more time for the creative elements of a design.

“The new innovations and capabilities featured in CATIA V6R2010 are designed to streamline development cycles and real-time collaboration, and the SpacePilot PRO 3D mouse echoes that priority with features that help engineers save time and reduce interruptions in their design workflows,� said Tom Schorr, global technology partner programs, Dassault Systèmes. “A more efficient workflow leads to quicker time-to-market and, ultimately, a successful product. That simple equation makes it an easy decision for design engineers to integrate 3Dconnexion’s 3D mice into their CATIA design workflows.�

More about 3Dconnexion 3D mice

Unlike mice confined to motion on one flat plane, 3Dconnexion’s 3D mice allow designers to move in all three dimensions simultaneously, using six degrees of freedom. By gently lifting, pressing and turning the controller cap on 3Dconnexion’s 3D mice, design engineers working in CATIA can navigate and review 3D objects in a more natural and intuitive manner, without stopping to select commands.

Pricing and Availability

CATIA V6R2010 supports 3Dconnexion’s entire 3D mouse product line on Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, and Unix systems. The 3Dconnexion product line, including the Professional Series with the new SpacePilot PRO (MSRP $399), SpacePilot™ (MSRP $299 with promotion) and SpaceExplorer™ (MSRP $299), and the Standard Series with the SpaceNavigator (MSRP $99) and SpaceNavigator for Notebooks (MSRP $129), are available from professional CAD resellers and major online resellers including CDW, Insight, PC Connection, and PC Mall. For a complete list of resellers or to buy directly, visit


About 3Dconnexion, A Logitech Company

3Dconnexion, a wholly owned subsidiary of Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (Nasdaq: LOGI), is the leading provider of 3D mice for 3D design and visualization. 3Dconnexion devices support today’s most popular and powerful 3D applications by offering users a more intuitive and natural way to interact with computer-generated 3D content. 3Dconnexion’s award-winning 3D mice serve a wide variety of industries and are used by 3D designers, animators and artists worldwide. 3Dconnexion is headquartered in Fremont, Calif. with European headquarters in Seefeld, Germany and offices worldwide. For more information, visit


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