Best Mouse For CAD Users, What Do You Use?


Whether you’re an engineering student or an advanced designer, picking the right computer mouse can be one of the most important decisions you make for your designs. This vehicle has the power to drive productivity and accuracy, and there are many aspects to consider when purchasing a mouse including pricing, functions, sensitivity, ergonomics, and much more.

What To Look For


A mouse can range from $30 to $200+. How much money you are willing to invest in a mouse will narrow your options considerably.


Do functions like wireless/USB, a scrolling wheel, or extra thumb buttons matter to you? Figure out what functions matter to you and what will allow you to be the most productive.


Precision and accuracy are vital when it comes to design. The higher the mouse DPI, the better!


Be sure to test the mouse and see if it has a comfortable grip before purchasing!

Tony Glockler
About the Author

SolidProfessor Co-Founder and CEO, CAD junky, sailer, surfer and former world traveler (before kids, that is).