I haven't used my Space Navigator on my desktop recently, I've recently uninstalled the 3DConnexion software on it because it's causing endless issues on my PC. May install an earlier version and see when the issues started! (2014) 3DxWare64_v10-1-4_r1818.exe was on my PC until I first updated it in (2020) 3DxWare64_v10-6-4_r3119.exe. Have been updating it ever since then, so not sure where things started going pear shaped!There have been cases of weird behaviour - mainly I think when users have updates the 3DConnexion software. Newer may not be better!
+1Newer may not be better!
How did you set up the macros?I also never got the buttons to respond to keyboard macros in Alibre.
Which version of the Space Mouse quit on you? Be careful with updates from 3DConnexion, some of them are only adding support for other programs and sometimes can have negative effects on your current use. Back a couple of versions of Alibre I had to roll back the driver to a previous version to keep it working.
I currently have 3DXWare v10.8.7 with a notification for v10.8.7. Some of the issues I have may be related to the fact that my Space Navigator is a discontinued device so support is not a high priority for 3DConnexion.
How did you set up the macros?
They told me the same thing.Sure enough, with the latest update from 3dconnexion my Space mouse stopped working entirely. I also never got the buttons to respond to keyboard macros in Alibre. It is a great tools, but I don't understand why they don't make it fully compatible with Alibre after so many years. I complained to them, but they said it was Alibre who would have to implement support..??
After reading the 3DConnexion instructions I think it odd that they, 3DConnexion, don't make that part of the driver update routine. Why can't a BAT file be could created to run and take care of all the "clean up" that is needed for a clean install.I have been in touch with 3dconnexion support and followed their instructions to completely remove the drivers and reinstall. I can assign keyboard macros now and Space mouse works again as well.
Here are the instructions: 3Dconnexion instructions
Still, radial menus don't display correctly on my Microsoft Surface, but that is probably not related to Alibre but rather to the handling of HiRes graphics screens by the 3dconnexion drivers.
+1, this is where software companies can really make life so much easier for their 'non-tech minded' customers! Better still, as you say, it should be part of the installer update process.Why can't a BAT file be could created to run and take care of all the "clean up" that is needed for a clean install.