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Get A Second Monitor ASAP

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Home Office with lots of Monitors

OK maybe 6 (7?) is overkill (thanks for the pic – http://www.jdsblog.com/), but a second monitor doubles your workspace and can grant you visual access to multiple applications or windows at once.  Two monitors can streamline many tasks like writing a report based on data calculated and contained in a complex spreadsheet, or creating detailed BOMs from datasheets or websites.

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Efficient 3D CAD Manipulation and Improved Ergonomics

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Spaceball 5000

When I worked as a design and manufacturing engineer, I did a lot of 3D design work in SolidWorks, AutoCAD, and various other packages.  It didn’t take me long to look for an alternative to the traditional mouse to manipulate my designs in the digital 3D environment.  After a little searching, I found the 3D Connexion line of products, and purchased a SpaceBall 5000 (replaced by the SpaceExplorer). Here’s why you should get one immediately.

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