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Document history summary: Version 1.0 2.0 2.1 2.2 3.0 4.0 Author 3Dconnexion 3Dconnexion 3Dconnexion 3Dconnexion 3Dconnexion 3Dconnexion Date 2013-Jun-3 2013-Jun-13 2013-Jun-13 2013-Jun-26 2013-Jul-31 2013-Oct-17 Status Final Final Final Final Final Final Comment First document version Mac, Windows update Minor correction to this document Minor correction to this document Mac, Windows update Windows update

Content 1. INTRODUCTION .................................................................................................................... 2 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 2. PURPOSE........................................................................................................................... 2 TARGET AUDIENCE ............................................................................................................. 2 RELEASE VERSION ............................................................................................................. 2 DOCUMENT HISTORY .......................................................................................................... 2 REFERENCES ..................................................................................................................... 2

RELEASE HIGHLIGHTS ....................................................................................................... 3 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 FOURTH RELEASE (OCTOBER 17, 2013) ............................................................................. 3 THIRD RELEASE (JULY 31, 2013) ........................................................................................ 3 SECOND RELEASE (JUNE 13, 2013) .................................................................................... 3 FIRST RELEASE (JUNE 3, 2013) .......................................................................................... 3

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WINDOWS SOFTWARE ....................................................................................................... 5 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 DESCRIPTION ..................................................................................................................... 5 SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEMS ..................................................................................... 5 SUPPORTED 3DCONNEXION DEVICES .................................................................................. 5 CHANGES TO 3DXSOFTWARE ............................................................................................. 5

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OS X SOFTWARE ................................................................................................................. 8 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 DESCRIPTION ..................................................................................................................... 8 SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEMS ..................................................................................... 8 SUPPORTED 3DCONNEXION DEVICES .................................................................................. 8 PACKAGE FILE NAME .......................................................................................................... 8 CHANGES TO 3DXW ARE 10 FOR OS X ................................................................................ 8

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UNIX/LINUX SOFTWARE ................................................................................................... 10 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 DESCRIPTION ................................................................................................................... 10 SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEMS ................................................................................... 10 SUPPORTED 3DCONNEXION DEVICES ................................................................................ 10 CHANGES TO 3DXW AREUNIX .......................................................................................... 10 CHANGES TO 3DXMAYA ................................................................................................... 10

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Introduction
Purpose

This document summarizes the changes in 3Dconnexion Software version as specified in 1.3 below.

1.2 1.3 1.4

Target Audience Release Version Document History

The target audience of this document is the general public using 3Dconnexion 3D mice.

Release version 3.17.

Version 4.0 Adds information on an update to 3DxSoftware v. 3.17. Note: 3DxWare 10 for OS X information in this document is outdated. 3DxWare 10 for OS X and Windows is tracked in a separate document as of Oct 1, 2013. Version 3.0 Adds information on updates to OS X and Windows software. Version 2.2 Minor typo correction in section 3.1. Version 2.1 Corrects references to the On-Screen Display feature of the SpaceMouse Pro. Version 2.0 Adds information on the launch of 3DxWare 10 for OS X as the official 3Dconnexion driver for the platform and an update of 3DxSoftware to v. 3.17.4. Version 1.0 First document version. Includes information on a new software release for Microsoft Windows and for Autodesk Maya for Linux.

1.5
None.

References

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2.1

Release Highlights
Fourth Release (October 17, 2013)

The following is a list of the most important changes and updates in this release:

Update software for Microsoft Windows. Windows Support Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro. Add official support for SpaceMouse Wireless. Add support for Trimble SketchUp 2014 Beta.

2.2
OS X

Third Release (July 31, 2013)

Update software for Apple OS X and Microsoft Windows.

3DxWare 10 for OS X updated to version 10.0.13. Minor stability improvements and other enhancements to driver and plug-in software.

Windows Installation package 3DxSoftware updated to version 3.17.6. Add support for Siemens PLM Software NX 9.0 Beta. Add support for Siemens PLM Software Solid Edge ST6 Beta. Add support Dassault Systmes SolidWorks 2014 Beta. Remove support for Siemens PLM Software NX 3. Stability improvements to the plug-in software including the resolution of issue #6456 (C++ std::exception error) affecting Siemens PL M NX and issue #6225 that caused seemingly random reset of button mapping assignments in the Solid Edge plug-in. Update driver configuration for recent versions of Bentley Systems MicroStation.

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OS X

Second Release (June 13, 2013)

Update software for Apple OS X and Microsoft Windows.

New software release: 3DxWare 10 for OS X version 10.0.11. Several major enhancements to driver software (see paragraph 4.5.2). Add support for SpacePilot Pro. Added support for Adobe Photoshop CC. Added installer support for Trimble SketchUp 2013. Add support for Autodesk Maya 2014.

Windows Installation package 3DxSoftware updated to version 3.17.4. Minor stabilisation improvement (stop a redundant helper program from being automatically started).

2.4

First Release (June 3, 2013)

Update software for Microsoft Windows and Linux. Windows Installation package 3DxSoftware updated to version 3.17.3. Add support for Adobe Photoshop CC and Trimble SketchUp 2013. Prevent undo not available issues in PTC Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0 (Creo Elements/Pro 5.0), Creo Parametric 1.0 and 2.0. Performance and stabilization improvements to plug-in and driver software. Linux

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Add support for Autodesk Maya 2014 for Linux.

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Windows Software
Description

The 3DxSoftware package includes most of the 3Dconnexion Windows software available from 3Dconnexion. Four editions of the software and respective installation packages are available for redistribution: 3DxSoftware32: includes all x86 (32-bit) Windows driver and plug-in software for all currently supported 3D except SpacePilot Pro. This package installs the 3DxSoftware 32-bit Edition; 3DxSoftware64: includes all x64 (64-bit) Windows driver and plug-in software for all currently supported 3D mice except SpacePilot Pro. This package installs the 3DxSoftware x64 Edition; 3DxSoftware32SPP: includes all x86 (32-bit) Windows driver (3D mouse and LCD module) and plug-in software for the SpacePilot Pro. This package installs the 3DxSoftware SpacePilot Pro 32-bit Edition; 3DxSoftware64SPP: includes all x64 (64-bit) Windows driver (3D mouse and LCD module) and plug-in software for SpacePilot Pro. This package installs the 3DxSoftware SpacePilot Pro x64 Edition.

3.2

Supported Operating Systems

Supported Windows operating systems: Windows XP Professional (SP2, SP3) Windows XP Professional x64 Edition (RTM, SP2, SP3) Windows Vista (RTM, SP1 and SP2, all editions) Windows 7 (RTM and SP1, all editions) Windows 8 and 8.1 Pro (RTM; all editions for x86 and x86-64 architectures) Note: Windows 8 and 8.1 RT (ARM architecture) not supported.

3.3

Supported 3Dconnexion Devices

Supported 3D mice products: SpaceExplorer USB SpaceMouse Pro SpaceMouse Wireless SpaceNavigator SpaceNavigator for Notebooks SpacePilot Pro Note 1: Serial devices are not supported since 3DxSoftware v. 3.0 and newer. Note 2: USB legacy devices SpaceMouse Plus/Plus XT USB, SpaceBall 5000 USB and SpaceTraveler are not supported in 3DxSoftware v. 3.8 and newer. Note 3: Original SpacePilot device type not officially supported in software published after March 2013.

3.4

Changes to 3DxSoftware

Below is a breakdown of the changes implemented in this 3DxSoftware version. These changes are listed under the individual components that make up the 3DxSoftware suite. If an application is not listed here, it does not mean that the application does not include support for 3D mice, as many applications are supported natively by the software vendor. However, if an application supports 3D mice, you will still need to download and install 3DxSoftware in order to install the hardware driver (3DxWare).

3.4.1

Current Version

The current version of 3DxSofware: 3.17.7.

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Table of Included Products

The following table lists all included products in 3DxSoftware and respective version and release date information. Product Name 3DxSoftware 3DxAdobe3D 3DxAutoCAD 3DxAutoCAD (x64) 3DxCollage 3DxInventor 3DxInventor (x64) 3DxLcdApplets (SPP only) 3DxLcdApplets (x64; SPP only) 3DxMaya 3DxMaya (x64) 3DxNX 3DxNX (x64) 3DxPhotoshop 3DxPhotoshop (x64) 3DxProENGINEER 3DxProENGINEER (x64) 3DxSI 3DxSI (x64) 3DxSketchUp 3DxSolidEdge 3DxSolidEdge (x64) 3DxSolidWorks 3DxSolidWorks (x64) 3DxStudio 3DxStudio (x64) 3DxTrainer 3DxWare 3DxWare (x64) LADP (SPP only) LADP (x64; SPP only) Version 3.17.6 1.3.0 4.5.1 4.5.1 1.3.0 1.12.4 1.12.4 1.3.2 1.3.2 4.3.7 4.3.7 2.14.1 2.14.1 2.4.0 2.4.0 1.13.7 1.13.7 2.11.5 2.11.5 3.3.0 2.23.2 2.23.2 2.24.3 2.24.3 5.6.5 5.6.5 3.2.2 6.17.7 6.17.7 3.06.109 3.06.109 Build date 2013 Oct 8 2013 Mar 21 2010 Oct 18 2010 Oct 18 2011 Feb 4 2013 Aug 13 2013 Aug 13 2013 Apr 9 2013 Apr 9 2013 Sep 30 2013 Sep 30 2013 Sep 26 2013 Sep 26 2013 May 16 2013 May 16 2013 Sep 26 2013 Sep 26 2013 Sep 27 2013 Sep 27 2013 Oct 7 2013 Sep 26 2013 Sep 26 2013 Sep 26 2013 Sep 26 2013 Sep 26 2013 Sep 26 2013 Mar 8 2013 Sep 30 2013 Sep 30 2010 Aug 3 2010 Aug 3

In italic: changed or new product packages since previous major release.

3.4.3

Changes to 3DxSoftware since v. 3.16.3:

The following component products were added (new): none. The following component products were removed: none. The following component products were changed (updated): 3DxInventor, 3DxLcdApplets, 3DxMaya, 3DxNX, 3DxPhotoshop, 3DxProENGINEER, 3DxSI, 3DxSketchUp, 3DxSolidEdge, 3DxSolidWorks, 3DxStudio, and 3DxWare.

Version 3.17.7 (October 8, 2013). Fourth public release. New: Add support for Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro. New: Add official support for SpaceMouse Wireless. New: Add support for Trimble SketchUp 2014 Beta. Change: Virtual Numpad now supports French locale without needing to hold down the Shift key to enter a digit. Fix: Stabilization improvements to driver software and to Maya and Solid Edge plug-in software. Fix: Driver will now automatically launch if the setup program is run as a different user. Version 3.17.6 (July 25, 2013). Third public release . New: Add support for Siemens PLM Software NX 9.0 Beta.

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New: Add official support for Siemens PLM Software Solid Edge ST6 Beta. Change: Remove support for Siemens PLM NX 3. Change: Correct 3DxSketchUp extension creation during application launch.

Version 3.17.5 (July 8, 2013). New: Add support for Dassault Systmes SolidWorks 2014 Beta. Change: Improve message prompting during the "update available" check. Change: Update driver configuration with latest Bentley MicroStation version. Fix: [6456] C++ std::exception caught message in Siemens PLM NX. Specified license context does not exist or no longer has any licenses reserved against it. Fix: [6225] Button mapping in Solid Edge is lost. Version 3.17.4 (June 11, 2013). Second public release. Fix: Do not start redundant driver helper program. Version 3.17.3 (May 17, 2013). First public release. New: Add support for Adobe Photoshop CC. New: Add support for Trimble SketchUp 2013. Change: Prevent undo not available issues in PTC Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0 (Creo Elements/Pro 5.0), Creo Parametric 1.0 and 2.0. Change: Automatically launch the 3DxWare/3DxWinCore driver (3dxsrv.exe) on device plug in. Fix: [6418] SpacePilot Pro applets cause error messages in McAfee log file. Note: Additional performance and stabilization improvements to plug-in and SpacePilot Pro applet software.

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OS X Software

Note: Refer to 3DxWare 10 release notes for the latest information on the most recent updates to the 3DxWare 10 for OS X software.

4.1 4.2

Description Supported Operating Systems


Apple OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) Apple OS X 10.7 (Lion) Apple OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)

3DxWare 10 includes driver and plug-in software for Apple OS X.

4.3

Supported 3Dconnexion Devices


SpaceExplorer USB SpaceMouse Pro SpaceNavigator SpaceNavigator for Notebooks SpacePilot Pro

4.4

Package File Name

3DxWare 10 for OS X is distributed as a single disk image file (.dmg) with the following file name format: 3DxWareMac_vX-Y-Z_r0000, where "X-Y-Z" is the version number and r0000 the revision number. As an example, the package for release version 10.0.11 had "3DxWareMac_v10-0-11_r1537.dmg" as file name.

4.5
4.5.1

Changes to 3DxWare 10 for OS X


Table of Included Products

The following paragraphs describe in detail the changes to 3DxWare 10 and included products

The following table lists all included products in 3DxWare 10 and respective version and release date information. 3DxWare 10 3DxAcrobat3D 3DxPhotoshop (CC) 3DxPhotoshop (CS6) 3DxPhotoshop (CS5) 3DxMaya 3DxSketchUp 10.0.13 1.0.2 2.4.0 2.4.0 2.4.0 4.3.4 3.2.0 2013 Jul 16 2012 Dec 12 2013 Apr 13 2013 Apr 13 2013 Apr 13 2013 Jun 29 2013 Jul 12

4.5.2

Changes to 3DxWare 10 since 3DxWareMac v. 1.7.2 (r7913)

3DxWare 10 version 10.0.11 is the first official release of the new driver and plug-in software for Apple OS X systems. Version 10.0.13 (r1572; July 17, 2013). Second public release. Change: Correct 3DxSketchUp extension creation during application launch. Version 10.0.12 (1564; July 8, 2013). Fix: Fix: Do not start redundant driver helper program. Version 10.0.11 (r1537; June 3, 2013). First public release. During the development of 3DxWare 10, several improvements made been made since 3DxWareMac version 1.7.2:

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New: Add support for SpacePilot Pro. New: Added support for Adobe Photoshop CC. New: Added installer support for Trimble SketchUp 2013. New: Add support for Autodesk Maya 2014. New: Improve speed response. A non-linear speed response algorithm has been implemented to extend the limit of maximum speed whilst keeping a fine control with small cap displacement (precise control). New: Novel emulation capabilities to assign mouse, keyboard, system action, macros to any 3D mouse axis or button. New: Multiple device support. Users can now plug in more than one 3D mouse on the same system. Driver preferences are specific to each device type. New: Complete SpaceMouse Pro support. The On-Screen Display for the SpaceMouse Pro (SMPro) feature has been added. The On-Screen Display is a panel that opens on a long button-press action on SMPro buttons 1 to 4. The panel allows users to quickly check the SMPro button assignments. New: 3D Mouse Home. 3D Mouse Home panel is opened when the user logs in. It provides a starting point to access all 3D mouse features: Viewer, Collage and Puzzle demos; Trainer program; user manual; open 3Dconnexion preferences; links to the 3Dconnexion on-line registration page. New: Virtual NumPad. The Virtual NumPad is a numeric panel to facilitate number entering. New: Full Mountain Lion support. 3DxWare 10 adds full support for the new Gatekeeper security feature of OS X. Change: Improve 3Dconnexion preference pane user-interface to full utilize the new driver capabilities. Change: Removed support for old versions of Photoshop (CS2, CS3 and CS4). Note: versions 10.0.0 to 10.0.10 were beta releases of 3DxWare 10.

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UNIX/Linux Software
Description

3DxWareUNIX is the driver software (user-mode) for UNIX and Linux operating systems. Five redistributable packages are available for redistribution and each includes the driver executable and an installation script.

5.2

Supported Operating Systems


AIX 5.2 ML04 or newer; HP-UX 11 or newer; Linux: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 4, 5; Novell SUSE Linux 9.3, 10, 11; SUN Solaris 9/04 or newer; SUN Solaris 10 x86/x64.

5.3

Supported 3Dconnexion Devices


SpaceExplorer USB SpaceMouse Pro SpaceNavigator SpaceNavigator for Notebooks SpacePilot Pro Note: Original SpacePilot device type not officially supported in software published after March 2013.

5.4

Changes to 3DxWareUNIX

3DxWareUNIX unchanged in Release 3.17. 3DxWareUNIX latest released version: 1.6.0 of October 5, 2011.

5.5

Changes to 3DxMaya

The 3Dconnexion Add-In for Autodesk Maya for Linux (3DxMaya) is distributed as a stand-alone installation available separately from the 3DxWareUNIX package (UNIX/Linux driver). The following paragraphs describe the plug-in details and recent changes to the software.

5.5.1

Current version

Current version of 3DxMaya for Linux: 4.3.2

5.5.2

Changes to 3DxMaya for Linux since v. 4.1.1 (r7665)

Version 4.3.2 (r8858; May 8, 2013) New: Add support for Autodesk Maya 2014 for Linux. Version 4.3.1 Note: No changes to Linux software. Version 4.3.0 (r8640) Fix: [6354]: "The assign ... To" function buttons sorted wrong. Version 4.2.2 (r8180) Fix: [6102] Maya crashes when creating an expression. Version 4.2.1 (r8003) Note: No user-visible changes. Version 4.2.0 (r7883) Change: Changed main menu title to "3Dconnexion". Change: Modified animation algorithm and animated RollCW and RollCCW. Fix: [6046]: When the units are changed the rotation center is not correct. Fix: Changing the units changed the device speed. Fix: Sporadic crash when invoking the button editor.

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