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Nov 24, 2014

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David

I was quite excited when I read this article, but quickly disappointed with the product video. I think I'll be sticking with AutoHotkey.

Ken Elliott

The product video demonstrated this is not the product for me.

I used to use a 16-button digitizer, but it's long since dead. Gaming gear to the rescue! Gamers are after speed and don't want to take their eyes off the action - just like CAD users. I'm using a Logitech G700S gaming mouse (12 buttons), G13 Gaming keypad (32 buttons) along with a 3DConnexion Space Explorer (15 buttons). That's 56 more buttons than a 3-button mouse. Why all the buttons you ask?

Perhaps I'm a bit odd, but I think I visualize the model using the same part of my brain as graphic recognition. If I'm looking for an icon, and visualize it, it is like having the model swap from RAM to virtual memory at times. As such, I can fly with AutoCAD, as I learned to type my commands ages ago. By using the G13 gaming keypad, I can get a lot of sketch-building commands assigned as a single key click. When I'm out of the sketch, I reach for the Space Explorer. The mouse is configured with keys common to both modes. This works pretty darn well.

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