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Monday, 10 August 2009

Intermittent Crashes in Inventor with a 3DConnexion space mouse


If you are using a 3DConnexion controller with Autodesk Inventor (as many of you are) you might have experienced a crash when you use the device in conjunction with Inventor 2010's Ribbon Bar Interface. After you’ve actively used the 3D mouse for a period of 10 to 20 minutes, moving the 2D mouse over the Ribbon can cause Inventor to terminate.

This issue has mainly been experienced when using Windows XP (32 & 64bit) but has also been reported to happen on occasion on Windows Vista.

The good news is that the guys over at 3DConnexion have today released a new driver - 3DxSoftware v3.7.18 contains a fix for this issue and you can download the driver from the 3DConnexion website:

http://3dconnexion.com/support/downloads.php


You can also get more information from the Autodesk Services & Support pages:

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?siteID=123112&id=13647537&linkID=9242018