Drive SpaceClaim (or anything else) with just your voice

For me, one of the coolest things about SpaceClaim is the refocus on innovation and freedom that it inspires in users. People often use SpaceClaim when they want to break free from rigid constraints and just think through some new ideas on the back of a digital napkin.

James Irvine (Pulseair Defense Solutions), an Australian super-SpaceClaimer, just sent me this wild video of his voice control hack. He used a free tool called PiLfIuS to teach SpaceClaim to respond to his voice commands. Using just a mouse and his voice, he is able to conceptualize new ideas while holding a giant mug of jet fuel coffee.

The question in my mind:

Does SpaceClaim inspire fun & creativity in people?

… or do fun & creative people just gravitate to SpaceClaim?

Note: James has much better taste in music than featured in this video… but Youtube  rejected his original (copyrighted) Guns ‘n Roses track!

10 comments

  1. can it understand numbers as well. I hate typing numbers into programs as i never learned where they were without looking. But still extremely cool.

  2. can it understand numbers as well. I hate typing numbers into programs as i never learned where they were without looking. But still extremely cool.

  3. Yes it will understand numbers too.
    To do this, simply type the numbers one through to zero in pilfius. Then if you want to give numeric commands for the length of a line, simply say “One zero zero” for 100mm for example.

  4. Yes it will understand numbers too.
    To do this, simply type the numbers one through to zero in pilfius. Then if you want to give numeric commands for the length of a line, simply say “One zero zero” for 100mm for example.

  5. just played around with it, and it’s awsome!!!
    you really save some miles on the mouse which must reduce mouse injuries

    Try it…

  6. just played around with it, and it’s awsome!!!
    you really save some miles on the mouse which must reduce mouse injuries

    Try it…

  7. Hiya, I set the shift and control keys to initiate for 1.5 for pan and zoom, also went through the entire help file hotkeys as all the hotkeys are there, you can say “new item” to open a new window etc. Seems like work flow is getting very fast now that windows recognises my commands better. (They improve with time)
    Still love it!

  8. Hiya, I set the shift and control keys to initiate for 1.5 for pan and zoom, also went through the entire help file hotkeys as all the hotkeys are there, you can say “new item” to open a new window etc. Seems like work flow is getting very fast now that windows recognises my commands better. (They improve with time)
    Still love it!

  9. Ha! awesome James just what I would expect from you 😉 did you tell Sarah?

    Viv

  10. Ha! awesome James just what I would expect from you 😉 did you tell Sarah?

    Viv