Did anyone use the new Magic Mouse with a CAD application like AutoCAD?

I would lke to know if it is possible to zoom with that mouse... which is essential in Autocad.

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    Magic Mouse perfect for everything EXCEPT cad! You will be constantly zooming in AutoCad by accident! Within Autocad, type "zoomfactor" -enter- then "3" -enter- (this is the lowest setting). This will slow down the zoom rate and may help a little.

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  • Yes it works great! I had my worries, but when I found magicprefs utility on apple.com. I went to the apple store to try it out after installing it, then bought it on the spot when it worked. I will never use another mouse again after owning magic mouse. (P.S. you have to set up the prefs in the utility. There is a present for CAD when first installed too.)

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  • Yes, you can zoom with the Magic Mouse, However for CAD, I found it was better to use my old Dell mouse, because I accidentally zoomed too much with the Magic Mouse, because the Magic Mouse zooms pretty much every time you touch it. I use ViaCAD 6, and it has no preference to disable 'scroll wheel zoom'

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  • I use magic mouse with Revit, and it works very well, I actually prefer the way you can zoom and pan with the magic mouse. Only thing is right clicking.. you have to get use to it... apple products are just amazing.

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  • If you're using autocad I suggest getting a 3d mouse -- they will work the best in a CAD application...You don't want Apple's faulty gestures messing up your diagrams.

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  • It would seem so. Check the review 'Written by TH from Taylors Nov 17, 2009' who seems to be an extensive AutoCad user

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