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SpaceBall 4000 FLX

3 D    M O T I O N    C O N T R O L L E R



Intuitively Navigate and Explore 3D Models
To take a close look at something in the real world, you pick it up and examine it from every angle. It’s so natural you don’t even think about it. Now working in 3D is just this intuitive. With our 3D motion controller, you can intuitively zoom, pan and rotate models, exploring and navigating your designs as naturally as if they were objects in the real world.

Control up to six degrees of freedom with pinpoint precision and simultaneously pan, zoom and rotate 3D objects in every direction.

This Innovative 3D Controller Frees You To:
• Move Objects without Interrupting Your Flow
• Early Detection of Design Errors
• Reduce Design Costs
• Be More Creative
• Streamline the Design Process
• Easily Accomplish Difficult Manoeuvres


* Improved Spaceball PowerSensor shape allows for easy and dynamic adjustment of hand position for more precise control of 3D objects while working from a more comfortable semi-prone position.
* 3 "rapid action" buttons located for thumb access
* Revolutionary new adjustable wrist pad which can be converted in seconds for either right or left hand use, to ensure full ergonomic optimization
* 9 finger-operated buttons offer accessibility with minimum muscle movement
* Fully certified by all major CAD/CAM, CAE, DCC and 3D visualization applications
* 12 easy-to-reach function buttons designed to eliminate reach over the sensing mechanism, offering access for up to 22 customized functions with one button reserved as a shift key
* SoftTouch wrist pad cushions your wrist for greater support and comfort
* Improved SpaceWare software provides for 22 customized programmable software functions
* Specially coated ball surface provides a better grip, improving the ability to control models and cameras in 3D space
* Dialbox emulation and LPFK functionality
* Spherical PowerSensor promotes a less constrained grip and provides total flexibility for finger and thumb placement on the ball surface.
* Improved 4th generation contactless and wearless FLX Power Sensor improves spring technology by 50x
* Improved ridge design around the sphere's equator guides fingers into optimum control positio
* Improved 10-bit electronics reduces noise, producing a driftless technology
* Reduced ball size increases comfort while providing greater control for precise movements
* Improved ergonomic design reduces learning curve
* Three year warranty


4000 FLX


* Unix drivers for SGI, HP, SUN, DEC and IBM
* Linux drivers
* Windows drivers for 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000 and XP
* 100+ supported applications like Catia, Unigraphics, SolidWorks,
Solid Edge, Inventor and 3Dstudio among others

For a complete listing and current drivers see www.3Dconnexion.com/software




* For the latest drivers go to www.3Dconnexion.com/software


Weight: 1.0 lb (0.45 kg) approximately
Dimensions: (LxHxW) 8.5" x 3.0" x 6.0" (213 x 76 x 152 mm)
Ball Diameter: 2.2" approximately (56 mm)
Power: +6V to +12V DC, 6mA (supplied from serial port)
Internal Resolution: 10 bits
Sensitivity: Adjustable (1,024 speed levels / resolution)
Function Buttons: 23 programmable (12 hard buttons with a mode switch)
Interface type: RS-232
Connector: D-sub 9 pin
Baud rate: 9600 baud
EMC Standards: FCC, TUV, CE, cUL, RU, VCCI, and C tic
Maximum Sensor Use Torque: 600 N/mm
Maximum Sensor Use Force: 2,000 g (20N)
Warranty: 3 years
Operating Temperature: 5-60 degrees C
Storage Temperature: -20-65 degrees C
Operating Humidity 10-90% RH
Storage Humidity: 10-98% RH
Software Drivers: UNIX, NT, Win 95/98/2k/XP


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