Pan and zoom in 3d using iMAC with parallels and windows 10

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Pan and zoom in 3d using iMAC with parallels and windows 10

Postby PapaBear1044 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:45 pm

Hi,

Since Vectric doesn't support the MAC with Aspire, and I only have a MAC and I love Aspire, I run Windows 10 under Parallels. Works great ... well, almost. The iMAC mouse is a bit different from others - no wheel, for example. This creates a couple of irritating issues that I hope users in the forum have encountered and solved.

First, the mouse is super sensitive and frequently when I'm moving the mouse and accidentally touch the top of the mouse with my finger, the image zoomed to infinity - either too large or too small to do anything, depending upon which way I'm moving the mouse.

Second, I can only zoom to the center of the model, not any of the extremities. Holding down left and right buttons simultaneously doesn't work. And there is no wheel to hold down. Any thoughts?
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Re: Pan and zoom in 3d using iMAC with parallels and windows

Postby LittleGreyMan » Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:45 pm

Hi,

Buy a standard mouse with wheel. You will find very good models for a reasonable price. Just ensure you can connect it to a Mac if it is a wireless device.

The Mac mouse is a great device (for PC users:it's more or less a combination of a mouse and a trackpad), but absolutely not the best choice for CAD-CAM work. Don't forget Mac apps take in account the Mac mouse particularities, Windows apps don't.

I am nevertheless able to work with it with Aspire, but maybe Vmware has a better mouse mapping than Parallels.

Hope this helps.
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Re: Pan and zoom in 3d using iMAC with parallels and windows

Postby rlp » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:30 am

To pan in 3D with a mac using a trackpad, hold down the control and option keys and pan with one finger on the trackpad. To zoom just swipe up or down with 2 fingers. I am using Vcarve Pro with Parallels on a Macbook Pro.
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Re: Pan and zoom in 3d using iMAC with parallels and windows

Postby ken whiklo » Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:19 pm

I am new to vcarve and running it on Macbook Pro with parallels. It is running on Windows XP and I cannot get panning in 3D view. Tried the suggestion on control+option on my trackpad. Didn't work. Anyone else have a suggestion?
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Re: Pan and zoom in 3d using iMAC with parallels and windows

Postby Adrian » Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:33 pm

There are three options for panning in the 3D view:

1. Click and drag with right mouse button while holding Ctrl.
2. Click and drag holding left and right mouse button.
3. Click and drag with middle button.

How they relate to your combination is a different matter but those are what VCarve/Aspire needs to see.
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Re: Pan and zoom in 3d using iMAC with parallels and windows

Postby Stephen50 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:19 pm

I'm utilizing a Mac Desktop with Parallels and a Trackpad. If you want to try this it may work, click on the apple in the upper left corner of the screen, click on system preferences, click on trackpad and options will appear they may assist you in resolving your situation.
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