Hello all. I am currently using NX 10.0.3.5. I am wondering how I can reassign the middle mouse button functionality, to change it from rotate to pan? From what I am seeing, it's not possible ( ). I found out that it comes from me using AutoCAD extensively to do layouts, and I can't seem to shake the habit.
I'd like to reassign MMB to pan, and SHIFT + MMB to rotate.
Unfortunately what you're looking for is not currently possible. NX does not support the customization of mouse dynamic gestures. ER 6420086 has already been created requesting customization capabilities. You can contact GTAC and ask to be added to that ER if you would like to be notified of any future progress.
In NX if you want to customize/assign the shortcuts to specific commands/operations then you must use the keyboard buttons to assign it. @BenBroad is already mentioned the ER information. As MMB works in different conditions like current to next selection/confirmation (OK) depending upon the current command dialog. I dont think so it will be implemented though it is an ER. Better to use OOTB options or customize it as per your convenience using keyboard.
Here's good whitepaper that explains the efficiencies of using a 3D mouse (spaceball): http://info.3dconnexion.com/cadalyst-whitepaper
Here's an old review of a SpaceBall 5000 (2009):
It's a no-brainer really. As a user you'll experience a huge increase in product efficiency and usability, the tools are typically more ergonomic than a mouse and your boss is happy because you're delivering results much quicker.
I would second, and third the spaceball. I've worked in corporations with hunddreds of users, and with 2 users, and have always had a spaceball. I've become so used to it, I reach for it at the rare workstation that does not have one, and I'd probably buy my own if I had to.
Their new Cadmouse is also very nice, with a dedicated, and programable MMB.