FREMONT, Calif. â€“ Nov. 3, 2009
â€“ 3Dconnexion, a Logitech company, today announced that its full line of 3D mice, including the SpacePilotâ„¢ PRO flagship 3D mouse, are now supported by Dassault SystÃ¨mesâ€™ CATIA Version 6 Release 2010, the companyâ€™s latest virtual design solution. 3Dconnexionâ€™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.
â€œThe new SpacePilot PRO is a must-have tool for design engineers working in the latest release of CATIA,â€? said Dieter Neujahr, president of 3Dconnexion. â€œThis 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.â€?
For added productivity, 3Dconnexionâ€™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 CATIAâ€™s built-in button mapping editor. In addition, 3Dconnexionâ€™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.
â€œThe 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,â€? said Tom Schorr, global technology partner programs, Dassault SystÃ¨mes. â€œA 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 3Dconnexionâ€™s 3D mice into their CATIA design workflows.â€?
More about 3Dconnexion 3D mice
Unlike mice confined to motion on one flat plane, 3Dconnexionâ€™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 3Dconnexionâ€™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 3Dconnexionâ€™s entire 3D mouse product line on WindowsÂ® XP, Windows VistaÂ®, and Unix systems. The 3Dconnexion product line, including the Professional Series with the new SpacePilot PRO (MSRP $399), SpacePilotâ„¢ (MSRP $299 with promotion) and SpaceExplorerâ„¢ (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 todayâ€™s most popular and powerful 3D applications by offering users a more intuitive and natural way to interact with computer-generated 3D content. 3Dconnexionâ€™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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