Anyone have recommendations for 5 button trackball mice? Nowadays, I am doing a lot more CAD work from home and my optical mouse is not enough. An LA in my office is using the Microsoft Trackball Explorer 1.
It is a five button mouse and has greatly reduced his carpal tunnel syndrome, when spending days behind a black screen cranking on CAD. Has anyone used this type of mouse? Can anyone recommend alternatives?
We also discussed command alias in the CAD.pgp file and how to re-program commands: P for PLINE instead of PAN, PP for Plot, TT for EDITTEXT instead of ED. Using the same letter twice for commands reduces the need to move across the keyboard to type in a letter. This technique shaves off a few micro seconds which could shave off several billable hours over the course of the year.
Have other people done this? Does anyone have any other command aliases (or possibly "macros") to use within CAD.