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Compatible mouse with Archicad 26

Paa
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I recently purchased a 3D CADmouse from 3Dconnexion and just could not get it configured to work with Archicad 26, specifically the scroll wheel to orbit my 3D images as well as could not assign a function to my middle button. Called their tech department and they told me that it may not be compatible with this version of AC. Currently running on MacOS Catalina 10.15

 

Anybody else have this problem? 

 

Also, any recommendation on mice? 

 

 

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Lee Hankins
Advisor

I just use the standard Apple Magic Mouse with the Middle App add-on and it works just fine. 

Lee Hankins
ArchiCAD 4.5 - ARCHICAD 26UKI Intel 4019 and Apple Silicon
macOS Ventura (13.0.1)

Gerry Leonor
Expert

i'm running a wireless one right now. make sure your drivers are up to date, considering AC26 launched not too long ago.

 

when you've got the AC26 window active, open the 3Dconnexion settings & "Archicad" should be visible in the top left corner

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if not, perhaps the settings you've set were to the last program you were in prior to switching to the 3D mouse settings.

 

but in saying that, yes, perhaps they still needed time to update the drivers for AC26.

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Iʻll give this a try when I get a chance and let you know how it goes...

So. My dialog box doesnʻt look exactly the same as I have the Cadmouse wireless. However, I think Im getting closer to what I need, I am just not sure how to configure the wheel button to orbit my 3d object....

a screenshot would help explain your issue.

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i've installed it on PC. i'm not on a Mac. so i don't really know the particular settings for the mouse in that OS.

i'm guessing you've been flicking between the various tabs? Device/Buttons/Radial menus/Macros/ and Tools? & nothing in there that you can tell the device to register these particular commands while Archicad is the active window? i'm guessing the device is compatible with the macOS seeing as you've got it installed?

if no one else here can help, perhaps the ol' Professor Google?

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mthd
Expert

Absolutely agree, I use a Logitech gaming mouse with customisable buttons with Archicad.

 

You definitely have to check your drivers with these types of devices and keep them up to date.

 

Follow through on GL’s suggestions.

AC8.1 - AC24

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mthd
Expert

Having a separate number keypad for the other hand is definitely more comfortable and productive.

 

Most keyboards have the number pad on the RHS, not good for a right handed person with the right hand on the mouse. There are a few keyboards out there with the number pad on the LHS.

 

I use a small keyboard in the middle and a number pad for my left hand and my right hand on a mouse with programable buttons for common functions.

 

I input all my numbers with my left hand so I can keep my right hand on the mouse all the time. Otherwise you can waste too much time taking your hand off the mouse to input numbers.

 

In my other post I keep asking for interactive dimensions to move walls and other elements around while editing plans. There has to be a more simple way to use Archicad ? Too many steps and keystrokes with the current Archicad GUI.

AC8.1 - AC24

Jose Gradoli
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MX Master, 2S, 3 or 3S for most compatibility with latest Logi Options app

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ARCHICAD 25 SPA

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