Middle Button Craziness with Microsoft Mouse

Lately I have been doing a lot of work in Autodesk Fusion 360 and panning/orbiting has been kind of a pain with the use of just my left click button. I knew there had to be a shortcut and found out that the middle button should allow you to pan and orbit, but that functionality wasn’t working for me at all. Instead it would scroll out on a big scale.

After looking into my normal mouse settings, I realized I had no option of customizing the middle mouse button?? That didn’t seem right.. There had to be a way!

Here’s the solution I found:

If you are using a Microsoft mouse, download IntelliPoint 7.0 and you will be able to customize your mouse button settings and change the middle button from flip to middle click.

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In my particular case it matters how I press down on the scroll wheel. If I press down on it from above, it still counts it as a scroll action, but if I press the back half, it recognizes it as a middle click.

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If you are interested in learning more about the Autodesk Fusion 360 shortcuts, CAD Forum has a good compiled list.