Controller use in SketchUp?


hello, i have recently started using sketchup and have created a some models. something that i was wondering about was if it is possible to use a controller in sketchup. I was wondering if it was possible to set one up with shortkeys such as a joystick to move about.

after looking around i could not find any information about this so i would appreciate it if you could tell me how to set one up if it is possible.

i’m a gamer so i have a thrust master joystick.

thanks for reading this.


I have also been having a issue where i click where my tools are then middle click around my model i orbit the model. but if i then click on the model (off the tool bar) i can’t middle click



sorry, i’m going to go to bed right now. i will reply to any messages in the morning, night



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I have tried this but i have can’t quite afford this. is there a way for a joystick or is it just a space mouse pro?


A few things have been tried overt the years


I remember trying to remap the middle mouse button (and MMB with modifier keys,) but SketchUp would not honor either Microsoft Intellimouse nor Logitech Mouseware.


thanks so much for the help everyone. great to see that there are people who want to help. thanks


I looked at the OEM site, and it seems that the old ThrustMapper software has not been updated, and is not guaranteed to work on Win 10 ?

But basically you need some function mapping software to map the joystick buttons to SketchUp accelerator (shortcut) keys.


Hi there
It is possible to use a console game controller to control SketchUP, just enter in the link bellow and download the software and the profile, you need to change the profile a little to make it work properly :smile:

I hope i could help you, cya.