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Recommendations for a highly accurate AutoCAD mouse, with click-wheel option?

Crew 568 434 September 20, 2016 at 01:07 PM
Hi all,

I use AutoCAD most of my day, and I'm looking to upgrade my mouse - I need it to be more accurate than it is.

Currently using an older Arc mouse with the scroll wheel, but would like to look into a simple gaming / high-accuracy wireless mouse. I'm using a Reflex Lab mousepad, as well.

I don't need to invest in a Razer or anything, no need for side buttons, but would like something that'll be reliable and smooth, with a clickable scroll wheel button (this is necessary). I'm seeing lots of relatively inexpensive, highly-reviewed examples on Amazon.

Any recommendations?

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I use the Logitech g600. I know you said you have no need for extra buttons but I can't understand why. I map the buttons to the snaps, basic modify commands, and things like escape, ortho, yes/no, undo, redo, etc. I don't know if you know it or not but you can make your own icons which trigger any command or set of commands written in a basic script language and you can then map that icon to a hot key and trigger it with your mouse. The possibilities are endless. I love my g600 with autocad. You can get a refurbished one on Groupon right now for $39 and yes, it does have wheel buttons. The wheel clicks left and right. What do you use the wheel button for?

Edit- looks like you can get one on amazon for a little less actually. Around $30
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I use the Logitech g600. I know you said you have no need for extra buttons but I can't understand why. I map the buttons to the snaps, basic modify commands, and things like escape, ortho, yes/no, undo, redo, etc. I don't know if you know it or not but you can make your own icons which trigger any command or set of commands written in a basic script language and you can then map that icon to a hot key and trigger it with your mouse. The possibilities are endless. I love my g600 with autocad. You can get a refurbished one on Groupon right now for $39 and yes, it does have wheel buttons. The wheel clicks left and right. What do you use the wheel button for?

Edit- looks like you can get one on amazon for a little less actually. Around $30
Hi, thanks for the reply! I'm not against the side shortcut buttons, just that they weren't a super high-priority for my needs (at the moment). I don't have a lot of macros set up, but that seems like an appropriate place to map them!

I use the click wheel for quick panning, I've attempted to get used to a dedicated button, but would just prefer to click the wheel to pan. Does the g600 have a ring finger clicker? Maybe that could be a dedicated pan button.

Is there a wireless version that's similar? It's just easier for me to use a wireless one, given the way my desk is set up. I'm intrigued that it has a woven cable, though.. the corded mice I've used in the past have been stiff and rubberized cables, so they weren't conducive to ease of maneuvering.

Regardless, thanks for your input! I'll definitely check it out.
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