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3Dconnexion Spacepilot over a VPN connection...


Hi all,


Has anyone ever tried to use a local 3Dconnexion controller that controls the remote Workstation over a VPN connection?


The workstation at work has Knowledge Fusion customisation that relies on databases that are also physically at work on the server.

Also upload time is too slow to work remotely.


I'm "desperately" looking for a solution to do this.

To make things more challenging maybe; the computer at home is a Retina MacBook Pro running Windows on Virtual Machine...


I appreciate any help.



Frank Huysmans

Huysmans Metalen n.v.
2x NX1867 Mach Designer
on Win10 64bit
NX Beta Tester with focus on Sheet Metal
Command Finder is your friend

Re: 3Dconnexion Spacepilot over a VPN connection...

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Many moons ago, we tested HP's Blade systems

Over a LAN the spaceball worked OK

Over a WAN, it was horrible - the lag was just too great


Disconnect your spaceball, and use MB2 to do rotations.  After a minute or 2 of testing, you should be able to figure out how slow you have to move so the display keeps up with the mouse movement/rotation.



Ken Akerboom Sr CAx Systems Engr, Moog, Inc.
Production: NX10.0.3.5 MP16/TC11.2
I'd rather be e-steamed than e-diseaseled

Re: 3Dconnexion Spacepilot over a VPN connection...

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor
I have NX running in a VM on an rMBP. I have F1, F2 and F3 mapped as mousebuttons. So, your model feels like it is attached to your fingertip. Although I am very much used to a spacenavigator I don't really miss it (or a mouse) in this configuration.

How it will work out over VPN I don't know. As long as you can predict where you want to move it might work.
W10 NX12.0.2.9
testing v1847