Any issues with SW 2007 & Spaceball 4000FLX?

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As long as you have the most recent v. of the driver software from
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you should have no problems. I use exactly this combination via COM1 ( i.e. not USB ) under XPSP2 and it works great, can't say about the SpacePilot though.
HTH, BLUDNOK
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Dennis Bludnok
I've used the 4000 FX & 5000FX serial & 5000 USB & Spacepilot with 2007 without any problems. Its with 2008 that you have to use the old 2.8 driver with the newest Solidworks controller addin for the serial models. 3DConnexion no longer will support the serial devices.
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J,
2008 isn't out yet. It remains to be seen whether 3D Connexion will make their 2008 SW driver work with older models and the serial port. I run 2007 most of the time. And the 3003 Spaceball is serial. I don't update drivers except when the one I am using doesn't work.
The nature of Spaceball software is that there is a generic driver/ service that is common to all applications and then for some applications there is also a specific driver. So it isn't clear why it won't work with different SW drivers if the Spaceball generic driver/ service will.
I have found that aside from SW, a Spaceball will work from most other software without an application specific driver. FEMAP is one such program. I think eDrawings is another. One nice thing about eDrawings and the Spaceball is that it will take advantage even when eDrawings is used by other programs. Thus when I show eDrawing previews in dbWorks standalone the Spaceball will still manipulate the model.
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Yeah I know but beta is. There is an issue with the serial devices. You have to use the last serial version and then use the latest Solidworks driver. It does work but for how long is anyones guess and 3dConnexion WILL NOT support the serial devices any longer. I've already tried it.
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