How to use Magic Mouse in ARCHICAD

by GRAPHISOFT, Marton Kiss and Emőke Csikós · updated: 01.16.2017

ARCHICAD 14+ has built in support for Apple’s Magic Mouse. To enable the pan feature go to Options/Work Environment/Mouse Constraints and Methods and select the option which you prefer. (This feature is available both on Mac and PC.)

The options are (see highlighted pictures below):

  • Use wheel for pan and alt+wheel for zoom
  • Use wheel for zoom and alt+wheel for pan

Your magic mouse’s pan feature should be considered the wheel.

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How to get the good old 3rd button to work in any version

Some third party applications can define the center of the mouse as a third button. Using this option the mouse acts like any other regular mouse. Here is an example of the required settings using MagicPrefs:

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To download MagicPrefs visit MagicPref’s website.

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