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CADpad™ is a powerful multi-application interface which creates a richer and more efficient user experience, whether you are using a MicroScribe® desktop CMM and the MicroScribe Utility Software (MUS) 7, or Revware’s own RevWorks for SolidWorks with your own device.

Image of a simple CADpad Grid template in MUS 7 used for a MicroScribe test process

CADpad maps location data generated by a MicroScribe or other supported CMM into a process command or macro trigger.  Digitize much faster by never having to put down your stylus to go back to keyboard or mouse. All actions in your CAD package can be driven directly from the digitizer in one of two ways:

Special edition CADpad for RevWorks 7.1

1. CADpad Grid™ defines and maps a grid area for driving software action with each press of your input accessory. The action emulates user-defined keyboard clicks or specific software commands.

2. CADpad Mouse™ defines and maps an area in which the stylus of your MicroScribe digitizer becomes the active system mouse. When the MicroScribe digitizer probe moves within the defined action area, CADpad translates the probe movements into system mouse movements.

The standard accessory trigger clicks become mouse button clicks. You can navigate menus or even trace physical shapes into drawing/CAD programs that do not otherwise have direct interfaces to your digitizer.

These two forms of CADpad operation may be used independently or in combination. Multiple regions in your work area can be defined simultaneously, one for mouse activity and one or more for command template work areas.

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Revware’s CADpad is available in the following products:

MUS 7
RevWorks 7.1
Dhino for Rhino
MicroScribe SDK (Available upon request)