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BIMx and Spacemouse Navigation

Andy Melaragno
Enthusiast

I know the current version of BIMx for Windows Desktop is supposed to be compatible with the 3DConnexion Spacemouse, but the navigation seems backwards from the navigation in Archicad. The navigation in Archicad using a Spacemouse is very natural, in BIMx it is not. I have tried to change the settings in the 3DConnexion software but BIMx seems to ignore the settings. Is anyone else having this issue? I just downloaded and installed the latest driver so I don't think that is the issue.

Andy Melaragno

Columbus, Ohio USA

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Barry Kelly
Moderator

I am not sure I have the latest version from the app store, but does the invert horizontal/vertical axis options have any affect?

 

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Barry.

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mthd
Ace

My Spacemouse navigation is backwards for my windows 10 computer using Chief Architect but normal with Archicad. I haven’t used BIMx recently so I can’t tell with that app.

 

Hope you find out why it is backwards as it will help me too with my other CAD app.

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Thanks Barry but this does not help. There are time that I make a change in the 3DConnexion settings to revers motions and it seems to work for a second or two but then reverts back to being reversed.

Andy Melaragno

Columbus, Ohio USA

AC 24 - 27 USA | Windows 11 Pro | GeForce RTX 2060 Super | 32 GB |Intel i7-8700K @3.70 Ghz

Hi, you could also ask on the 3DC forum if you haven’t already do so that is ?

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24C GPU 7.8TF 32GB RAM OS Ventura
Josh Verran
Expert

I am experiencing a similar issue, but only for rotation and pitch.
Reversing the setting in the mouse app has no effect.
Also the inverted controls only occur when inside the model (rooms).


Tricky to capture in a recording but you can see the camera movement change as soon as it enters what would be the room zone.


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ApolloBaylor
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@Andy Melaragno wrote:

I know the current version of BIMx for Windows Desktop is supposed to be compatible with the 3DConnexion Spacemouse, but the navigation seems backwards from the navigation in Archicad. The navigation in Archicad using a Spacemouse is very natural, in BIMx it is not. I have tried to change the settings in the 3DConnexion software but BIMx seems to ignore the settings. Is anyone else having this issue? I just downloaded and installed the latest driver so I don't think that is the issue.


The navigation feels awkward compared to the seamless experience in Archicad. I've tried adjusting settings in the 3DConnexion software, but it seems that BIMx is ignoring these changes. Even after downloading and installing the latest driver, the issue persists. Has anyone else experienced this navigation problem with the 3DConnexion Spacemouse in BIMx on Windows? I'd greatly appreciate any insights, tips, or workarounds that the community might have to offer.