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Hi,

I have started my new job and I am using Solidworks from when I walk in the door and when I leave. So I asked and am able to get a mouse. So that being said I am looking for a good mouse for the job. Main key points that follow:

1. Needs to be comfortable and good decent dpi (at least 8K)

2. I am looking for a mouse with a great gui, one that can adjust hot keys for automatic program switching, and it is reliable! I have been reading and the logitech utility seems to just drop out and not work at times in this aspect (one of my co-workers is experiencing this). I personally have a Corsair Scimitar mouse and love the utility. I am curious though to see if anyone is in a similar boat.

3. Lights are cool but not really needed.

4. At least 5 macro buttons.

5. Wired or wireless, does not matter to me.


The two mice I have narrowed down to so far are the Logitech MX Master wireless mouse and my current Corsair Scimitar.


Thank you!
post #2 of 10
I love my MX master, use it for solidworks all the time. Settings are a little wonky but I use multiple computers so YMMV
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post #3 of 10
G602 of 502 from logitech? Using the g502 at work. Im in IT so i use it all day long. The weight of the g502 also feels great when working long days
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Great. Do you guys use the utility for profile switching? Is it reliable?
post #5 of 10
Mionix Naos 7000, has all your described criteria
post #6 of 10
Why do you need 8000 dpi?
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It's the standard dpi I use on my home pc when I draw or just browse the web. Personal preference. (well around 6-8k dpi)
Edited by Fickert07 - 2/18/16 at 9:17am
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It's the standard dpi I use on my home pc when I draw or just browse the web. Personal preference. (well around 6-8k dpi)

And here I am using 800 lol

8k really limits your options though. Bar the 3366 sensor only other option is laser sensors.
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Well, since he's going to be using his new mouse for work, sensor illumination doesn't matter what so ever. In fact laser is a way to go if he needs extra CPI.

MX Master is pretty good for CAD apps etc. Plenty of buttons, works pretty much on every surface but only has maximum of 1600 CPI.
Logitech G502 has 12K CPI and a lot of buttons.
Mionix Naos 7000 (7K CPI) or it's laser bro Mionix Naos 8200 (8.2K) if you're really going for 8K CPI.
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Hi,

I have started my new job and I am using Solidworks from when I walk in the door and when I leave. So I asked and am able to get a mouse. So that being said I am looking for a good mouse for the job. Main key points that follow:

1. Needs to be comfortable and good decent dpi (at least 8K)

2. I am looking for a mouse with a great gui, one that can adjust hot keys for automatic program switching, and it is reliable! I have been reading and the logitech utility seems to just drop out and not work at times in this aspect (one of my co-workers is experiencing this). I personally have a Corsair Scimitar mouse and love the utility. I am curious though to see if anyone is in a similar boat.

3. Lights are cool but not really needed.

4. At least 5 macro buttons.

5. Wired or wireless, does not matter to me.


The two mice I have narrowed down to so far are the Logitech MX Master wireless mouse and my current Corsair Scimitar.


Thank you!


As an Engineer with 15+ years of CAD experience (AutoCAD, Pro/Engineer, Creo, Solid Works and Solid Edge), DO NOT rely on extra macro buttons on your mouse! Trust me, I've been there - if your mouse ever bites it, you'll have to either re-train your self or find a mouse that has the same functionality (which may be difficult or will narrow down your options).

Instead, I would take the time to learn Auto Hotkey. It's something that is universal in the sense that it just relies on typing a string of keys, so it's not tied to a particular keyboard and/or mouse. Also, don't forget that CAD software often has it's own macro/automation functionality. I can't speak for Solid Works since I've never used such features when I was using it (I was a beginner at the time). But AutoCAD has AutoLISP and Creo has Mapkeys, so I'd be willing to bet Solid Works has something similar.

IMO, two things are a must:

1 - Comfort: of all the things, this should be number one. To this day, I've never had a problem with RSI or carpal tunnel because I've been very particular about comfort. Any mouse that gives me the slightest discomfort goes back to the store. It's a bit of trial process unfortunately, but only you can decide if you prefer light/heavy, big/small, narrow/wide, etc...

2 - Sensor: outside of comfort, this has also been key for me. For several years now, I've had the same/similar sensor in my gaming mouse at home and my work mouse. I do this because the switch between laser and optical, for example, was noticeable and I found it distracting. Keeping the same sensor between home and work means the mouse has a familiar feel to me and the cursor response is almost second nature (i.e. good for productivity).
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