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CLAAS design engineers rely on SpaceMouse Pro and CadMouse from 3Dconnexion for constructing agricultural machinery

Founded in 1913, CLAAS, a family-owned company, is one of the world‘s leading manufacturers of agricultural machinery. Headquartered in Harsewinkel, Germany, the company is the European market leader in combine harvesters. CLAAS is also the market leader for another large product group, self-propelled forage harvester. CLAAS is also at the forefront of global agricultural technology with tractors and balers and forage harvesting machinery. The product range also includes state-of-the-art agricultural information technology. It is well known that CLAAS is a very traditional company, but its working methods are extremely modern: The agricultural machines are designed with the CAD application CATIA™.

Equipping new workplaces

Currently, around 600 CAD workstations worldwide at CLAAS get equipped with new peripherals, which are then standard equipment for every design engineer. The 3Dconnexion SpaceExplorer 3D-mouse, which has been used for many years, will be replaced by its successor, the SpaceMouse Pro. In addition, users get a CadMouse instead of a normal mouse. The CadMouse is equipped with CAD-specific functions. It has a dedicated middle mouse button and an intelligent mouse wheel...


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