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    i have the basic knob. I was like 120$. Its great with Enscape and walking through the structure. not really efficient tho, just kind of use it for fun

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    I use a CadMouse and SpaceMouse Pro daily for Revit and Navisworks and have done so for about 4 years. When we have new people start and they see my setup i get them to just try the CadMouse and they are instantly hooked. It's such a comfortable mouse for all day use. The SpaceMouse does take quite a bit of getting use to though IMO. I also really like the Logitech MX Master that Aaron mentioned, we have a couple of people in the office using them.

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    Quite the wealth of knowledge on this topic. Its good to read about adjustments others have made in this regard.
    One of my main issues is that the RSS/ Carpel Tunnel problems I have are both left & right. I am right handed but have learned to be efficient left handed as well. I toss the mouse back and forth throughout the day depending on which hand/wrist/arm is giving me the most discomfort. The MX Master series would not allow this from what I can tell. The symmetry of the mouse is critical for how I manage the problem. I am also not too sure how a vertical or trackball mouse would help with my switching back and forth. With that being said I think the 3Dconnection CadMouse is my best option. Hopefully it helps.
    Thanks for the feedback.

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    1.) We just completed a big project so I am finally able to respond to my forum posts from the past 6 months.
    2.) I dislocated my left shoulder recently so now my left arm isn't as able and therefore my right hand issues are worse. If only I could retire.

    Finally, I may put this question into its own thread but... Does anyone know of a click/keystroke counter?
    I feel like I click the mouse 1000+ times a day and am curious of the actual number.

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    Welcome to the left handed world erratic. Choice of mouses meeses mice whatever is limited. It is why we die younger. The stress of a right handed world. Along with callouses on inside of left thumb.

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    re. click/keystroke counter

    I have used Workpace software off and on for many years when encountering finger/wrist problems (currently fine by sticking to the Wacom pen and avoiding even the Cadmouse).

    I'm pretty sure Workpace monitors keystrokes and the speed you type among other things - it calls a halt if you go over a threshold, for a mini-break and then a longer one hourly if necessary with videos on stretching and posture.

    Fantastic and completely maddening when you are 'in the zone' working feverishly on a design - but that's the point

    Well worth a look - » Wellnomics

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    Every time I've tried some expensive, fancy, super-ergonomic input device I always get sick of it and end up reverting to a $10 throwaway mouse and keyboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necro99 View Post
    Every time I've tried some expensive, fancy, super-ergonomic input device I always get sick of it and end up reverting to a $10 throwaway mouse and keyboard.
    For me is the opposite, a 10 Euros Mouse will made me sick
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andres Franco View Post
    For me is the opposite, a 10 Euros Mouse will made me sick
    Me as well. Keyboards, too.

    I used the same mouse for years, and they were Logitech wireless M8xx (i forget the exact number) and i loved it... Until i tried the MX Master and Master 2. The build quality on these just feels that much better that the older ones i was using.

    Keyboards, i had been using a wireless Solar keyboard (K6xx or K8xx?) for about the last 5 or 6 years, until i got fed up with it dropping keystrokes. So then i got a wired mechanical (Logitech G930) which i liked because the keystrokes didnt drop anymore, but i was a horrible at typing on it. I was mistaking the G keys for the normal function keys, and i was constantly spelling things wrong. After doing some investigations, it turned out is was trhe key HEIGHT off the keyboard: The solars i had gotten used to over the last 5 or 6 years are extremely low profile, and the G930's are full height keys. So i bought another mechanical, a Razer Ornata Chroma, and its PERFECT for me.

    I think- when you work as many hours as people in AEC do- you should take your peripherals very personally. I mean, you spend a LOT of time with them.

    BTW, erratic: You are completely correct: If you switch hands, the MX series is out. It will make your left hand worse, because of the angle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
    ...I used the same mouse for years...
    I'm still having my first Logitech Trackman wheel since 2009!!it was my first and I take care of it very often, still working fine!

    Keyboards are a different subject since I'm not French but I must have to work with AZERTY keyboards here in France but in my apartment I have a QWERTY Keyboard and as my mother tongue is Spanish this is always quite challenging to my brain!

    Today I'm very happy with this Ligietch MX ergo wireless , is the best device I have the opportunity to work with!!, and the best part is when somebody wants to manipulate something in my PC and once they try to use my mouse they just let it go immediately

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    Quote Originally Posted by erratic View Post
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    Finally, I may put this question into its own thread but... Does anyone know of a click/keystroke counter?
    I feel like I click the mouse 1000+ times a day and am curious of the actual number.
    They use to be part of some mouse software. Unfortunately, I use a Razer brand mouse and apparently Microsoft no longer allows the overlay required to track mouse movement and clicks, so they got rid of it in their latest software, which sucked because I liked to use it. Hopefully it remains with my keyboard software, which helps me work out the best shortcut combinations. I don't know if other brands have had the same problem, but would be interested if there was another option to read this tracking info.

    If you like ambidextrous use of your mouse (as i do) you may be interested in some of the Razer mice. They have a few options, they come with programmable buttons and I find them to be solid build quality with excellent precision. I have used them for the last 5 or so years. I personally use a Razer Lancehead at the moment.

    As for your comfort issues, I am sure you are well versed with hand / arm posture, but what about mouse sensitivity? I actually found messing with my mouse sensitivity to either increase or reduce movement (whichever helps) assisted me with some discomfort I had some time ago.
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