Yes. Shapr3D for Mac now supports 3Dconnexion’s SpaceMouse, allowing you to run various commands, change navigation settings, etc. in the app.
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First things first, you need to download Shapr3D’s configuration file (3Dconnexion Config Shapr3D.3dc) linked at the bottom of this article.
You can then follow these steps to set up your SpaceMouse for Shapr3D:
- Go to 3Dconnexion’s website and download the beta version of 3Dconnexion’s driver, 3DxWareMac.
Note: You have to download the beta version because Shapr3D for Mac only runs on Big Sur (11.0) or later and the official release of 3DxWareMac for Big Sur has been delayed.
- Install the driver.
The installed driver will open the 3Dconnexion Home program.
- Restart your Mac.
- Make sure you allow the program to control your Mac.
If the following dialog appears, click Open System Preferences and select 3DconnexionHelper.
If the dialog does not appear, go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Accessibility. Then, select the check mark next to 3DconnexionHelper.
- Open System Preferences > 3Dconnexion.
- Select Import Configuration… in the Configure field.
- Select Shapr3D’s configuration file.
You can download the file (3Dconnexion Config Shapr3D.3dc) from the link at the bottom of this article.
Note: This file contains pre-configured settings for Shapr3D. You’ll be able to reconfigure the mapping and view the commands’ names when 3Dconnexion releases its driver update in the future.
- Plug in your SpaceMouse via the USB cable to your Mac.
If you’re using the wireless SpaceMouse, then connect the dedicated receiver and turn on the SpaceMouse to your Mac. For more information on pairing the wireless 3D mouse, check out this article.