Space Navigator not working anymore

I have all latest drivers, Windows updates and latest Rhino installed and my Space Navigators (wireless and cable version) do not work with Rhino 6 anymore. They do work in Rhino 7 WIP but not in Rhino 6.

Any help would be highly appreciated


When I had problems with the space mouse I tried both:

  • try installing the newest driver
  • try installing some older working driver.

Both have worked, on occasion, I think it is the plugin that is responsible for 3d mice.

I’ve tried all sorts of things, remarkable is that everything works in Rhino 7 WIP but not in Rhino 6

Hello - one thing to try is to, from the Windows control panel, modify the V6 installation via ‘repair’.


Thanks for the replies, unfortunately Repair didn’t help.

I ended up uninstalling Rhino 6 and generate my plans in Rhino 7 / WIP.

I’ll try again once a new build of Rhino 6 is available

Did a fresh installation of Rhino 6 today and got the update done too.

Space Navigator still does not work properly. The buttons work, but not the navigation.

The following devices are connected to my PC via USB:

  • CadMouse
  • SpaceNavigator

These three devices are connected via 3Dconnexion Universal Receiver:

  • CadMouse Wireless
  • CadMouse Pro Wireless Left
  • SpaceMouse Wireless

I’m using two mice and two SpaceNavigators/SpaceMouse in order to share the workload on both of my hands.

Everything works fine in Rhino 7 / WIP, actually not anymore without some additional input.

I used the SpaceMouse command and checked Rotate and Pan Zoom…

Tried the same procedure in Rhino 6 after another fresh installation. The following Rhino update unchecked Rotate and Pan Zoom in the Rhino SpaceMouse settings.

I’ve done countless updates over the last years and this never happened to me before.

After a re-start of my PC, the options Rotate and Pan Zoom ins the SpaceMouse Popup Menu are again unchecked.

Why doesn’t my Rhino remember this setting?

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Seems that Rhino does not remember the 3Dconnexion settings, not only after an update but even after just closing and opening Rhino

Hi Martin - I will ping @Markus at 3dConnexion - but I know he’s out of the office for a bit . He’ll have a better idea. So far I have not heard of this one…


Thanks Pascal. I’ve never had this occur before. Set up a button for the SpaceMouse Popup command so I have a quick workaround for now.

Having the same problem,
Spacenavigator 3dMouse does NOT works (apart from button functions) with Rhino 6 and 7WIP but works with Rhino 5 and other software
latest Rhino releases
Windows 10 all updated
3DxWare 10.6.2
SpaceNavigator FW 4.14
CadMouse FW 1.04