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Onshape now supports 3D Mice

The first and only full-cloud 3D CAD system that lets everyone on a design team simultaneously work on the same model, now supports using a 3D mouse and CadMouse.


Partnering with 3Dconnexion, the leading developer of input devices for CAD professionals, Onshape is now compatible with the SpacePilot Pro, SpaceMouse Pro Wireless, SpaceMouse Wireless, SpaceNavigator, SpaceNavigator for Notebooks and the CadMouse.

Onshape and Takes Up the 3D Mice

Onshape users simply need to install the 3Dconnexion driver for Windows and use the Chrome or Firefox browsers.

“Users of 3D mice expect to rotate, zoom, scroll and pan with far more ease than with a traditional mouse,” says Darren Henry, Onshape’s Director of Marketing. “This was the most popular enhancement request from Onshape users – and we’re thrilled to be able to deliver this level of performance right in a web browser.”

“3Dconnexion is excited to be partnered with Onshape so early and be part of the full-cloud CAD story,” adds John Moseley, Director of Global Marketing for 3Dconnexion. “We think users will be amazed by the real-time, superior 3D navigation experience when using a 3D mouse in Onshape. We are also delighted to see extensive support for the new CadMouse, the world’s first mouse designed for CAD professionals.”

01 - Watch this video to see how 3D mouse provides smooth and intuitive 3D navigation and quick access to commands.

01 – Watch this video to see how 3D mouse provides smooth and intuitive 3D navigation and quick access to commands.

CAD enthusiasts use a 3D mouse alongside their traditional mouse or CadMouse. The 3D mouse takes care of positioning the digital model, significantly reducing the load on the traditional mouse hand and also cutting down on keyboard usage. Users experience more natural and comfortable 3D navigation simply by pushing, pulling or twisting the controller cap. Additional quickview keys on some 3D mouse models enable immediate access to a range of useful views, making it easier to inspect models from any angle.

02 - The 3Dconnexion’s family of Space Pilot, Space Mouse, Space navigator and CAD mouse.

02 – The 3Dconnexion’s family of Space Pilot, Space Mouse, Space Navigator and CAD Mouse.

“3Dconnexion’s intelligent function keys and keyboard modifiers are always within reach of your fingers,” notes Henry. “These are programmable so you’ll save considerable time accessing common commands and your design work will become more fluid, productive and fun.”

About Onshape

Onshape is the only company in the world 100% focused on cloud and mobile CAD, offering the  first and only professional 3D CAD system that lets everyone on a design team work together using any web browser, phone, or tablet.

Onshape was built from scratch for the way today’s engineers, designers and manufacturers really work, giving them secure and simultaneous access to a single master version of their CAD data without the hassles of software licenses or copying files.

Companies worldwide rely on Onshape today to speed up the design of consumer electronics, mechanical machinery, medical devices, machine parts, industrial equipment, and many other products. Onshape’s Free Plan also makes it the ideal CAD choice for students and educators to collaborate inside and outside the classroom.

Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Onshape includes key members of the original SolidWorks team plus elite engineers from the cloud, data security and mobile industries. For more information, visit

About 3Dconnexion

3Dconnexion designs powerful, ergonomic hardware and smart, easy-to-use software that combine seamlessly to make working in the world’s most popular CAD applications fast, comfortable and fun. From our SpaceMouse 3D mice to the CadMouse, 3Dconnexion products provide a superior way for CAD professionals to interact with and experience the digital world.

3Dconnexion provides peace of mind to the professionals who design the buildings, machines and products that power our world. They take their work seriously, and so do we. Technology and build quality combine to deliver the performance that CAD professionals demand – and deserve.

Headquartered in Munich, Germany, with North American headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts. For more information, visit

To download the latest 3D mice drivers, visit To create a free Onshape account, visit

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