3Dconnexion 3D Mice Now Supported By Autodesk 2010 Products


3Dconnexion 3D Mice Give AutoCAD and Autodesk Inventor 2010 Users Added Control and Design Interactivity

FREMONT, Calif. - May 12, 2009 - 3Dconnexion's line of 3D mice is now supported by AutoCAD 2010 and Autodesk Inventor 2010 software, giving design engineers added control over the enhanced 3D design capabilities offered in the latest platforms. Using 3Dconnexion 3D mice, professionals can interact more intuitively with new features in Autodesk 3D environments such as the free-form design tools in AutoCAD 2010 and fly-through navigation in Autodesk Inventor 2010, improving overall workflows and design performance.

"3Dconnexion's 3D mice are powerful devices for design engineers working in the new suite of Autodesk 2010 software applications, helping them work more productively at a time when operational efficiency and design innovation are more valuable than ever," said Dieter Neujahr, president of 3Dconnexion. "Using a 3D mouse, particularly the new SpacePilot(TM) PRO with its advanced features, strongly complements the new capabilities introduced with the 2010 Autodesk family of software, enabling design engineers to work smarter, faster and more intuitively."

Professionals working in AutoCAD 2010 using a 3Dconnexion 3D mouse can seamlessly create and transform almost any shape with the same ease as drawing it free-hand.

In addition, support for fly through navigation in Autodesk Inventor 2010 enables design engineers to explore designs by moving a camera with a 3D mouse. The ability to look around a design as if holding the camera in your hand is very useful for design reviews of large assemblies and checking for design accuracy.

"The new family of Autodesk 2010 applications provides a host of powerful 3D tools that help today's designers and engineers expand their creativity and design performance," said Brenda Discher, vice president of industry marketing for the Manufacturing Industry Group at Autodesk. "AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor and the complete solution for Digital Prototyping help users digitally design, visualize and simulate the performance of a product before it is built. 3Dconnexion's 3D mice complement these priorities, enabling customers to interact even more directly with their workflows and better visualize key elements of their designs."

More About 3Dconnexion 3D Mice

Unlike traditional mice confined to motion on one flat plane, 3Dconnexion 3D mice enable design engineers to move in all three dimensions simultaneously, using six-degrees-of-freedom sensor technology. By gently lifting, pressing and turning the controller cap on 3Dconnexion's 3D mice, engineers and architects can simultaneously pan, zoom and rotate 3D objects without stopping to select commands. A subtle increase or decrease in pressure accelerates or slows motion, enabling precise micro-adjustments. Using a 3D mouse together with a traditional mouse engages both hands into a balanced and cooperative work style.

3Dconnexion provides advanced and affordable 3D mice that are supported by more than 130 of today's leading and powerful 3D applications. For a complete list of applications supported by 3Dconnexion, visit: www.3dconnexion.com/solutions/cad/all_sup_app.php.

In addition, 3Dconnexion offers 3DxLabs, www.3dconnexion.com/labs, an online resource enabling early adopters, 3D enthusiasts and design engineers to experience and evaluate new and emerging innovations, technologies and potential products in the developmental stage.

Support and Availability

Supported Autodesk 2010 applications include AutoCAD 2010, AutoCAD Architecture 2010, AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010, AutoCAD Electrical 2010, AutoCAD Map 3D 2010, AutoCAD Mechanical 2010, AutoCAD MEP 2010, Design Review 2010, Inventor 2010 and Autodesk 3ds Max®. These applications are compatible with the entire 3Dconnexion 3D mouse product line, including the Professional Series with the SpacePilot PRO (MSRP $499), SpacePilot (MSRP $399) and SpaceExplorer(TM) (MSRP $299), and the Standard Series with the SpaceNavigator (MSRP $99) and SpaceNavigator for Notebooks (MSRP $129).

3Dconnexion 3D mice are available from professional CAD resellers and major online resellers including CDW, Insight, PC Connection, and PC Mall. For a complete list of resellers or to buy directly, visit www.3Dconnexion.com.

About 3Dconnexion, A Logitech Company

3Dconnexion, a wholly owned subsidiary of Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (Nasdaq: LOGI), is the leading provider of 3D mice for 3D design and visualization. 3Dconnexion devices support today's most popular and powerful 3D applications by offering users a more intuitive and natural way to interact with computer-generated 3D content. 3Dconnexion's award-winning 3D mice serve a wide variety of industries and are used by 3D designers, animators and artists worldwide. 3Dconnexion is headquartered in Fremont, Calif., with European headquarters in Seefeld, Germany and offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.3Dconnexion.com.

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