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Spaceball Not Rotating In Sketcher Mode - V5R11 SP2

Spaceball Not Rotating In Sketcher Mode - V5R11 SP2

Spaceball Not Rotating In Sketcher Mode - V5R11 SP2

(OP)
Hi

The spaceball rotates in any other mode apart from when switched to Sketcher mode. In this mode it only zooms in and out or moves around the screen but does not rotate.

any ideas - anyone.

RE: Spaceball Not Rotating In Sketcher Mode - V5R11 SP2

try this:

Tools + Options + Display

In the Navigation tab, turn off the Gravitational Effects

RE: Spaceball Not Rotating In Sketcher Mode - V5R11 SP2

SJSP
IF YOU ACTIVATE THE 3DX DEVICE TOOLBAR YOU CAN THEN "CLEAR" THE "ROTATE ICON"

RE: Spaceball Not Rotating In Sketcher Mode - V5R11 SP2

There might be an option that prevents rotation while in sketcher. I know other programs have options like sketch in 3d that you can turn on or off. This might prevent rotation even if your space ball has it enabled.

RE: Spaceball Not Rotating In Sketcher Mode - V5R11 SP2

This is a known problem.
I've contacted 3D connexions and they are aware of it.
It is on Dassaults plate to fix since they caused the problem with a change that they made.
Hopefully this will be resolved in the next service pack of R12.
Currently I'm on V5R12 Service pack 3 and the issue still exists.

RE: Spaceball Not Rotating In Sketcher Mode - V5R11 SP2

(OP)
Hi everyone

Thanks for all your input - I too believe it is a known problem. Have tried it on V5R12 Service Pack 4 - it works a treat.

Therefore there must be a fix that sorts this problem out. I will investigate and post the results here.

RE: Spaceball Not Rotating In Sketcher Mode - V5R11 SP2

(OP)
Here is the official APAR with IBM - which is still open for V5R11:
APAR NUMBER: HD16211           RESOLVED AS: (still open)

ABSTRACT:
HD16211: NO ROTATE IN SKETCHER WITH 3D MOTION CONTROL DEVICE


ORIGINATING DETAILS:
No rotate in Sketcher with 3D Motion control device
Scenario:
When in sketcher can not rotate off sketch plane
with a Spaceball 4000FLX or a Magellan XT. The
latest drivers for the device are installed. This
works in R10. Rotation with the mouse is ok.
.

LOCAL FIX AS REPORTED BY ORIGINATOR:

RESPONDER SUMMARY:
(This APAR does not yet have a Responder Section)

RESPONDER CONCLUSION:

TEMPORARY FIX:

COMMENTS:

APAR INFORMATION:
Reported to correct a PTF in error:     NO
Reported as a highly pervasive problem: NO
Reported as a duplicate problem:        NO

PE Apar?:       NoPE
HIPER Apar?:    NoHIPER
DUP Apar?:      NoDUP
Status:         OPEN  
Component Name: CATIA V5/NT/200
Version:        511
Component ID:   569151000
Submitted:      04/01/14
Closed:         
Last Modified:  04/01/20
Change Team:    FR3751

RE: Spaceball Not Rotating In Sketcher Mode - V5R11 SP2

A workaround is to pres the number 3 button On the spacemouse( if you use the standard settings for spacemouse).
This will enable the rotating in sketch for CATIA.
Best Regards

Lars

RE: Spaceball Not Rotating In Sketcher Mode - V5R11 SP2

Hi
If u wanna use the spaceball for rotation in the sketcher mode press button 3 (space ball handle) and hopefully it should work.

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