I recently moved to an Imac with my upgrade to ArchiCAD 12 ( Its great!) Whilst I am off and running and yes its marvelous to use ( and it does look good ) - I am keen to use a stylus/pen and tablet with a mouse. I would welcome user experiences with similar devices before purchasing? Have a Wacom Graphire CTE 430 (no mouse ) - from PC daze - and a Mac OSX driver is available - however I am looking to get a contemporary similar product. Any suggestions from other users please - would be helpful?
I am a long time mouse-on-tablet user, with Wacom Intuos3 6x8 tablet.
The mouse has many functional buttons and is very light since it has no battery. I recommend this despite the cost, especially if you are planning stylus work.
You would not use a stylus for Archicad.
Even though the dream is of the sketchy fluidity, the truth of navigating is pedantic repetitive exactitude - achieved only through using a mouse. You'll have the tablet in any event so find out for yourself, but avoid the carpool tunnel and stick to the mouse for drafting.
Stick to the mouse and get a house.
Use a stylus and prepare to buy less.
[complete with a better rhyme and get a prize]
archidevo wrote: /...... Any suggestions from other users please - would be helpful?
Jefferson, my first purchase was the Intuos 3, PTZ-631W, but have found the PTZ-630 much better
as it has a smaller footprint and still has controls at both sides of the tablet.
Also bought a WACOM mouse for GDL work but rarely use it when working in ArchiCAD, or any other application.
Check out BetterIT web site great delivery/price. Highly recommend the Intuos 3.
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