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Spaceball FLX 4000 and NX9
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Spaceball FLX 4000 and NX9

Spaceball FLX 4000 and NX9

(OP)
How can I get my Spaceball FLX 4000 to work with NX9?

RE: Spaceball FLX 4000 and NX9

What is your OS?
64bit version?

I don't beleive there is a driver for such an old spaceball...

RE: Spaceball FLX 4000 and NX9

(OP)
I managed to get it working on Windows 7 64 bit. The only way it get it to work though, is to click the model or assembly from the file explorer. I believe it was the last spaceware driver before 3D Connexion took over. I will check the version I'm using. Bought the 4000 FLX new in box for $75 Canadian. After my space navigator started drifting and I couldn't get it to stop.

RE: Spaceball FLX 4000 and NX9

If your Spaceball drifts sometimes it helps to stop it and then start it again

Jerry J.
UGV5-NX1884

RE: Spaceball FLX 4000 and NX9

(OP)
Hi Everyone,
If you have an older spaceball FLX4000, the spaceware version 9.3.0 works great on NX9 on windows 7 and 10 platforms. I'm using a serial port adaptor. All is good, much cheaper than the cheapest Space Navigator.

RE: Spaceball FLX 4000 and NX9

(OP)
One thing I have found that isn't really an issue. Is actually you don't need to open your parts through the file explorer, but when you start NX, when it's open tap the spaceball then you can open files normally.
Rob

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