Les boutons de ma souris 3D ne fonctionnent pas dans la dernière version de SOLIDWORKS !

Article by Jim Peltier, CSWE updated November 12, 2013


If you don’t like a shooting wrist pain brought on by doing everything in SOLIDWORKS single-handedly, then you’ve probably already have purchased a 3D Mouse to balance the workload. Some of the 3D Connexion ones (available through Javelin’s Store) have programmable buttons in them so that you can launch commands directly from the 3D mouse.

3D Connexion 3d mouse

3D Connexion SpaceMouse Pro est l'une des nombreuses souris à boutons programmables.

However, if you have one of these, and you’ve recently upgraded SOLIDWORKS then you may have noticed that your customized buttons no longer work. This can lead to frustration as you may feel that you need to re-learn how to launch those commands from your keyboard. But fear not, because there is a way to fix this so that your customized buttons will work again! Here’s how:

Reinitialize 3D Mouse Buttons

  1. First, launch your Registry Editor (or regedit). This can be done by clicking Start, and typing regedit into the “Run Programs or Applications” field. If you didn’t already know that, then you should probably get some help from the IT person at your company as you can make a real mess on your system if things aren’t done just right.
  2. Next, browse to the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SolidWorks\AddIns\{HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SolidWorks\AddIns\{7B9E5423-5CD9-401A-94A8-D87AF12415CE}
Éditeur de registre

Éditeur de registre

  1. Make sure that the description for this is the 3DConnexion Add-in for SOLIDWORKS. The version may vary from the screenshot I’ve posted above. Then, right-click on the key on the left and either delete it or rename it.
  2. Next, download the latest drivers for your 3D Mouse and reinstall them.
  3. Reboot your machine.

After all this, you should be able to reprogram your 3D Mouse buttons without any issues.

Jim Peltier, CSWE

Jim utilise SolidWorks depuis 2001, et a passé la majeure partie de cette période à travailler dans la conception d'équipements industriels de fabrication automatisée. Il travaille en tant qu'expert en applications chez Javelin Technologies à Oakville, en Ontario, depuis juillet 2012 et est un expert certifié SolidWorks (CSWE).