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3Dconnexion Powers North American Bid to Break Land Speed Record

By DE Editors

3Dconnexion has become an official sponsor of the North American Eagle Land Speed program. Project designers will be using the 3Dconnexion SpacePilot PRO 3D mouse in conjunction with Lenovo ThinkStations and ThinkPads, and Dassault Systemes CATIA V5 and Geomagic software to design parts and assemblies for the 56-ft. long Eagle car. The goal of the North American Eagle program is to break the current world land speed record of 763 mph (1,228 kmh), set on Oct. 15, 1997, by reaching 800 mph (1,287 kmh).

“Designing an earth-bound vehicle that can travel at supersonic speeds demands an extraordinary team of designers equipped with the ultimate tools, and the 3Dconnexion SpacePilot PRO is powering the design team to new levels of performance and productivity,” says Keith Zanghi, co-owner and director of operations, North American Eagle. “The superior 3D navigation and application control it makes possible, makes it a crucial part of our goal to set a new world land speed record.”

“The ability to perform multiple functions at once and the ease of manipulation allows me to spend more time designing," says Don Mitchell, chief designer and programmer, North American Eagle. "Frankly, I have been using 3Dconnexion products so long I would be lost without it."

3Dconnexion 3D mice allow users engage both hands with one hand using the 3D mouse to position the model, while the other hand simultaneously uses the traditional mouse to select, create or edit.

For more information, visit 3Dconnexion and the North American Eagle Land Speed program.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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