Fremont, Calif. – Jan. 12, 2011 – 3Dconnexion helps the SketchUp community build with greater ease and control with 3D mice support for Google SketchUp™ 8 and SketchUp Pro 8. 3Dconnexion 3D mice provide SketchUp users with advanced control of their designs and workspace for increased productivity when modeling buildings, furniture, appliances, cars and more.
Whether designing in context, creating a shadow study or photo-modeling existing models, 3Dconnexion 3D mice allow SketchUp designers to move more intuitively and with precise control. 3D mice enable SketchUp users to achieve more, providing a level of design interaction that is unattainable with a traditional mouse and keyboard, including:
- Superior Navigation: Allows SketchUp designers to simultaneously pan, zoom and rotate as if they are holding the model or camera in their hand. 3D mice also give designers working in SketchUp Pro 8 more intuitive control of new Solid Tools modeling operations for creating, editing or validating multiple shapes
- Precise Control: Patented six-degrees-of-freedom (6DoF) sensor is capable of detecting input as small as four micrometers for smooth and natural control of a sketch or complex 3D model
- Improved Efficiency: Programmable buttons provide quick access to commonly used application commands, enabling SketchUp designers to focus more on their models
- Intelligent 3D Navigation: Sets the center of rotation to a point on the model that is nearest to the display screen center, which is helpful at higher zoom levels, or SketchUp users can pick a new center of rotation point for an individual design task
The entire 3Dconnexion product line is compatible with SketchUp 8, including the Professional Series with the SpacePilot PRO (MSRP $399) and SpaceExplorer™ (MSRP $299), and the Standard Series with the SpaceNavigator (MSRP $99) and SpaceNavigator for Notebooks (MSRP $129).
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 Munich, Germany and offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.3Dconnexion.com. You may also connect with 3Dconnexion on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/3Dconnexion) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/3Dconnexion).
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