Shapr3D for Mac now supports 3Dconnexion’s SpaceMouse, allowing you to run various commands, change navigation settings, etc. in the app.
Image from https://3dconnexion.com
You can then follow these steps to set up your SpaceMouse for Shapr3D:
- Go to 3Dconnexion’s website and download the latest 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.
- You can reconfigure the mapping and view command names for Shapr3D in System Preferences > 3Dconnexion. If you open 3Dconnexion Home and select Properties, the same System Preferences window will appear.
- 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.