User Rank
rpl3000   5/6/2013 8:42:11 AM
I raced one of these frames a few years back! Unfortunately we called them Duratanks becasue they were quite a bit heavier than the competitors at the time. Maybe things have changed?

Greg M. Jung
User Rank
Minimum Movements
Greg M. Jung   5/3/2013 11:14:16 PM
Yes, I've found that these devices tend to allow for finer hand movements and gestures, which does reduce hand strain and fatigue when compared to the larger movements required by a traditional mouse input system.

John Moseley
User Rank
Re: The comfort kin 3D design
John Moseley   5/3/2013 10:13:41 AM
Hi Rob,

Thanks for the comment. One of the key advantages to using a 3D mouse is indeed a more comfortable working experience. Think of all the clicking, dragging, scrolling required to position your CAD content when using a standard mouse and keyboard. Many 3D mouse users discover our products after developing repetitive strain injuries from this way of working. In the majority of cases, these symptoms reduce or disappear after changing to the two-handed workstyle enabled by a 3D mouse.

It's worth noting that a 3D mouse does not replace the standard mouse, it's used in conjunction. The 3D mouse takes responsibility for positioning the model or view while the standard mouse does what it's best at - pointing and clicking. The result is a significant reduction in standard mouse clicks and movements and a reduction in the risk of RSI.

As well as being more comfortable, it's a faster way of working faster and while you're right that probably means moving on to the next project sooner, meeting deadlines and delivering projects faster that the competition has got to be a good thing :-)

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
The comfort kin 3D design
Rob Spiegel   5/3/2013 9:42:34 AM
Interesting that you use the comfortable, John. Is there something  about these tools that takes the strain off the user? Perhaps it's a matter of reducing the design time. But even if the design time is shorter, the design engineer would just be on to the next project. 

Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
The company says it anticipates high-definition video for home security and other uses will be the next mature technology integrated into the IoT domain, hence the introduction of its MatrixCam devkit.
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
Check out these gifts that will make you the hero of your Secret Santa party.
Voting has closed on our 2015 Gadget Freak of the Year contest, but it is not game over yet for two competing projects.
Design News Webinar Series
11/10/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
10/29/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
10/20/2015 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
12/2/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Jul 6 - 10, Building Raspberry Pi Controllers with Python
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7

Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service