3DxWare: Platform-Independent Space Mouse Library

3DConnexion Inc. is a Logitech company that is providing 3D mouses. The key to all 3D navigation devices is the controller cap. Pressure sensing technology allows the cap to become a virtual extension of you. Push, pull, twist or tilt the cap a fraction of inch to simultaneously pan, zoom and rotate 3D imagery. Increase pressure to go fast or decrease pressure to make intricate adjustments.

3DxWare is the driver provided to manage this kind of device.

This page is dedicated to the Ubuntu/Debian packaging of the 3DxWare driver. This specific package includes additional features (more details).

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Development library associated to the 3DxWare driver

The 3DxWare library is divided into severla packages:

Supported Devices

The successfully tested devices with the official 3DxWare driver are:

Space NavigatorSpace Explorer

Additional Ubuntu/Debian Features

This specific package includes additional features to the official 3DxWare driver:


Success Stories

The 3DxWare driver was successfully uses by:


A C++ and a Java libraries are available. They permit to quickly develop applications that can use the space mouses.