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Re: 3Dconnexion mouse

Post by NormandC » Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:03 pm

BlipBertMon wrote:
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:39 pm
While I have the highest hopes, [ of using FC like I've used Blender
Somehow I didn't notice that comment.

Parametric CAD and polygonal modelling are so utterly, wildly different, that if you really believe that, then stop using FreeCAD right there. Because you will likely never get your wish.

I have much respect for Blender (the people who contribute to it and the software) but I am extremely thankful that FreeCAD does not work like Blender, or I could simply not use it. As a proficient CAD user, Blender is too alien for my brain to grasp.
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Re: 3Dconnexion mouse

Post by chrisb » Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:34 pm

NormandC wrote:
Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:58 pm
BlipBertMon wrote:
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:39 pm
Version: 0.16.6706 (Git)
Start by updating to the very latest release... (even though it might not help) https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD/rele ... /0.16.6712
@BlipBertMon: if you update your system and even if you don't: try deleting or temporarily moving away your config files. They live in the directory ~/Library/Preferences/FreeCAD/

Edit: my usual typos.
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Re: 3Dconnexion mouse

Post by triplus » Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:17 am

Hi @BlipBertMon and welcome.

There i guess is a good and a bad news. The good news is FreeCAD is useful. The bad news is CAD in general is hard and new FreeCAD users do need to go through steep learning curve to start getting results.

Now as for the issue you are having. Some sort of issue with SpaceNavigator is making FreeCAD GUI unaccessible? If that is correct simply unplug SpaceNavigator and restart FreeCAD for now. Try to do some work by using different input device like a mouse and first focus on essentials. Once you get that figured out we can return to less important things from the new user point of view (like making SpaceNavigator work).
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Re: 3Dconnexion mouse

Post by xf3qc » Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:13 am

Hi Everybody! :D

On Debian stretch what worked for me:

apt-get install spacenavd libspnav-dev
#dirty fix
cp /home/ Your USERNAME/.Xauthority /root/

/usr/bin/spnavd_ctl x11 stop
/usr/bin/spnavd_ctl x11 start

restart FreeCAD --> Right Click tool bar --> Customize --> Spaceballmotion stuffs should be now enabled.
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Re: 3Dconnexion mouse

Post by ClaudeG » Fri May 04, 2018 5:15 pm

Hi every one,
I am discovering Freecad, which is similar to SolidWorks. Really ggod work.
I have installed spacenav_win32-0.1.exe to be able to use my 3DConnection mouse. Everything is ok into Freecad.
I am also using Sketchup, and noe Sketchup does not operate correctly. The model in Sketchup is always slighly moving.
To be able to better diagnoze the problem, how can I de-install spacenav_win32-0.1?
In Sketchup, since the modelis always slighty rotating into one direction, it makes the menues and sub-menues difficult to click.

My system is the following:
OS: Windows 10
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.17.13519 (Git)
Build type: Release
Branch: releases/FreeCAD-0-17
Hash: 1a8b868018f45ea486c0023fdbfeb06febc1fb89
Python version: 2.7.14
Qt version: 4.8.7
Coin version: 4.0.0a
OCC version: 7.2.0
Locale: French/France (fr_FR)
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Re: 3Dconnexion mouse

Post by renoxray » Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:02 pm

Today I tried to install Spacenavd on my PC but could not drive my 3dconnextion mouse...then I tried to installed the on one from 3dconnextion official website--and by steps runs below:
1. sudo apt-get install libxm4
2. sudo ./install-3dxunix.sh
////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
This installs 3DxWareUnix V1.8.0 on this machine. Continue? (y/n) [y]
y
Choose one of the following platforms:
1. HP-UX
2. Solaris
3. AIX 5
4. Linux
5. Exit

Please enter your choice (1-5)[4]:
4


Installing files for 3DxWare for Unix / linux......

Uninstalling a running driver. Please wait ...
Done.


Converting default configs V5.x to V5.3.
(User configs will be converted when used)
Please wait a moment...
Converting configs... found 27 configurations
Configuration file Configuration name Version Status
/etc/3DxWare/CADDS_R13.scg ("CADDS5 -R13 ") 5.4 Ok.
/etc/3DxWare/UGSNX3_01.scg ("UGS NX 3 config 01 ") 5.4 Ok.
/etc/3DxWare/default.scg ("Any Application ") 5.4 Ok.
/etc/3DxWare/CatiaV5_02.scg ("CATIA V5 config 02 ") 5.4 Ok.
/etc/3DxWare/UGSNX4_02.scg ("UGS NX 4 config 02 ") 5.4 Ok.
/etc/3DxWare/Patran_01.scg ("Patran ") 5.4 Ok.
/etc/3DxWare/default_10.scg ("Driver Protocol 1.0 ") 5.4 Ok.
/etc/3DxWare/Maya2011.scg ("Maya 2011 ") 5.4 Ok.
/etc/3DxWare/UGSNX4_01.scg ("UGS NX 4 config 01 ") 5.4 Ok.
/etc/3DxWare/IDEAS_01.scg ("IDEAS ") 5.4 Ok.
/etc/3DxWare/UGSNX3_02.scg ("UGS NX 3 config 02 ") 5.4 Ok.
/etc/3DxWare/Pr(...)ire_02.scg ("ProE Wildfire config 02 ") 5.4 Ok.
/etc/3DxWare/UGSNX5_01.scg ("UGS NX 5 config 01 ") 5.4 Ok.
/etc/3DxWare/Pr(...)ire_01.scg ("ProE Wildfire config 01 ") 5.4 Ok.
/etc/3DxWare/CatiaV5_01.scg ("CATIA V5 config 01 ") 5.4 Ok.
/etc/3DxWare/Op(...)alizer.scg ("Optegra Visualizer ") 5.4 Ok.
/etc/3DxWare/UGSNX2_02.scg ("UGS NX 2 config 02 ") 5.4 Ok.
/etc/3DxWare/UGSNX2_01.scg ("UGS NX 2 config 01 ") 5.4 Ok.
/etc/3DxWare/UGSNX5_02.scg ("UGS NX 5 config 02 ") 5.4 Ok.
/etc/3DxWare/DMUNav.scg ("DMU Navigator ") 5.4 Ok.
/etc/3DxWare/ICEM_MED.scg ("ICEM MED ") 5.4 Ok.
/etc/3DxWare/4DNav.scg ("4D Navigator ") 5.4 Ok.
/etc/3DxWare/CatiaV4_01.scg ("CATIA V4 ") 5.4 Ok.
/etc/3DxWare/Enovia_VPM.scg ("Enovia VPM ") 5.4 Ok.
/etc/3DxWare/CADDS_R14.scg ("CADDS5 R14 + ") 5.4 Ok.
/etc/3DxWare/CatiaV5_03.scg ("CATIA V5 config 03 ") 5.4 Ok.
/etc/3DxWare/DVise.scg ("DVise ") 5.4 Ok.

Done.

Do you want 3DxWareUnix being started with every login (for example /etc/inittab)? (y/n) [y]
y

./install-3dxunix.sh: 641: [: 1: unexpected operator
Red Hat EL 7 currently not supported for automatic driver startup.
Please read the Known issues section in the Instructions_Linux.txt


****************************************************************

For testing purposes you can find the demos
xcube and xvalues at /tmp

****************************************************************
//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
3. sudo /etc/3DxWare/daemon/3dxsrv -d usb (the last command start a setting window and i keep it open, maybe this is the key.)

then I tried to open FreeCAD 0.18 and now the 3D mouse works.

OS: Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.18.15860 (Git)
Build type: Release
Branch: master
Hash: 3b708c7f84b0425076b520e1d95627b20fd75fe0
Python version: 2.7.15rc1
Qt version: 5.9.5
Coin version: 4.0.0a
OCC version: 7.3.0
Locale: English/UnitedStates (en_US)
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Re: 3Dconnexion mouse

Post by 191218freeCAD-user » Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:47 pm

Hello everyone,

I run freeCAD 0.18 as AppImage and as installation from Ubuntu 18.04 "gui - software - centre".

I got the : 046d:c626 Logitech, Inc. 3Dconnexion Space Navigator 3D Mouse

I've follow the installation - manual :
https://www.freecadweb.org/wiki/3Dconne ... devices/de

I allways used the latest software - version :
spnavcfg-0.3
libspnav-0.2.3
spacenavd-0.6

I try without success to make the "cube example" , I got the message : cube.c:15:10: fatal error: GL/glu.h: Datei oder Verzeichnis nicht gefunden
The simple - example simple_af_unix works, I get messages like
...
got motion event: t(12, -25, -16) r(14, 8, 79)
got motion event: t(12, -25, -16) r(13, 8, 45)
...
in the terminal.

First after the following action
sudo xhost +
sudo /etc/init.d/spacenavd restart
I also get the same messages in the terminal from the simple_x11 - example.

I was making and installing the spacenavd-0.6 - files without any error - messages.

But after installation the 3d-mouse doesn't appear in the freeCAD - settings.

So I followed the following hints also without success:
sudo cp ~/.Xauthority /root/
sudo spnavd_ctl x11 start
sudo systemctl restart spacenavd

The output from command now is : tail -n100 -f /var/log/spnavd.log looks like:

Spacenav daemon 0.6
failed to open config file /etc/spnavrc: No such file or directory. using defaults.
Device detection, parsing /proc/bus/input/devices
found usb device [46d:c626]: "3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator" (/dev/input/event2)
adding device.
device name: 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator
Number of axes: 6
using device: /dev/input/event2
trying to open X11 display ":0"
XAUTHORITY=/run/user/1000/gdm/Xauthority
adding dev event for device: /dev/input/event2

handle_hotplug called
Device detection, parsing /proc/bus/input/devices
found usb device [46d:c626]: "3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator" (/dev/input/event2)
already using device: 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator (/dev/input/event2)
failed to find any supported devices

handle_hotplug called
Device detection, parsing /proc/bus/input/devices
found usb device [46d:c626]: "3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator" (/dev/input/event2)
already using device: 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator (/dev/input/event2)
failed to find any supported devices

Till now after all this actions I don't get the freeCAD - programm to recognise the 3d-connexion - mouse.

Please give mi a hint how to connect the mouse successful to freeCAD.
How can I probe the curent installation?
Do you need any further infos to evaluate the curent system?

big THX in advance
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Re: 3Dconnexion mouse

Post by JoshuaCall » Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:59 am

191218freeCAD-user wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:47 pm
Hello everyone,

I run freeCAD 0.18 as AppImage and as installation from Ubuntu 18.04 "gui - software - centre".

I got the : 046d:c626 Logitech, Inc. 3Dconnexion Space Navigator 3D Mouse
191218freeCAD-user,

When you go to Tools > Customize > Spaceball Motion, does it say "No Spaceball Present?"

I did notice that in the topic https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?t=34678
JanGer said that he was able to get his spaceball to work by using the daily build of FreeCAD as discussed here:
https://www.freecadweb.org/wiki/Install ... he_console

Perhaps that's something you could try.

Good luck,
Joshua
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Re: 3Dconnexion mouse

Post by 191218freeCAD-user » Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:21 pm

Hello Joshual,

thank you very much! :P

Till today freeCAD was shown in the menu Tools > Customize > Spaceball Motion : "No Spaceball Present"

I follow your hint and I try the manual and install freeCAD stable per console: https://www.freecadweb.org/wiki/Install ... he_console
...
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:freecad-maintainers/freecad-stable
....

(Until now I have had the freeCAD - Version from Ubuntu - Software - centre or as AppImage.)

Now it works great, the 3Dconnexion - 3D-mouse can be adjusted in the menus and I am verry happy! :mrgreen:


Joshual I wish you a nice time
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Re: 3Dconnexion mouse

Post by JoshuaCall » Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:20 pm

191218freeCAD-user wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:21 pm
Now it works great, the 3Dconnexion - 3D-mouse can be adjusted in the menus and I am very happy!
Good to hear!

All the best,
Joshua
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