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How To: Configure Summagraphics Summasketch III Professional 16-button digitizer

Procedure

Summary

Steps to configure a Summagraphics Summasketch III Professional Digitizer with a 16-button puck.

Procedure

1. Connect the digitizer to the PC. Note what serial port you are using.

2. Use the KERMIT utility provided with PC ARC/INFO to test if the digitizer is communicating in ASCII (MM) mode or in BINARY (UIOF) mode. See Related Information below.

3. If the digitizer is communicating with the PC in BINARY format, use your Summagraphics utility drivers to issue the following commands to switch to ASCII mode:

Code:
MM /x <---- where x equals the port number
SEND /x /m /o /Czaczr /j <----- where x equals the port number

4. Run the following ARCDIG.BAT batch file:

MODE COM1:9600,E,7,2
F:\SUMMA\UIOF /1
F:\SUMMA\SEND /1/E/U/C^[MA^[d0^[M1

For Windows 95, use the following:

F:\PCAI35\DIGFORM\SSII
BAUD 9600
PARITY E
DATA BITS 7
STOP BITS 2

Contents of the SSII digform file:

'SSII'
1
'(T15,A2,T2,F5.3,T9,F5.3)'
F
F
11.7 1.0 0.0
11.7 1.0 0.0
12
'14' 0, '01' 1, '02' 2, '03' 3, '05' 4, '06' 5, '07' 6, '09' 7,
'10' 8, '11' 9, '13' 10, '15' 12
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1

5. Start PC ARC/INFO.

6. Run CON-DIG at the Arc prompt like this:

CON-DIG SSPRO2 x 9600 O 8 1
| | | | | |_ stop bits
| | | | |___ data bits
| | | |_____ parity
| | |__________ baud rate
| |____________ port #
|___________________ format file

7. Run the DIGTEST command from the Arc prompt to make sure the digitizer is communicating correctly with PC ARC/INFO. The Stream Mode testing portion of IGTEST will be deactivated since you are using the SSPRO2 digform.

Note:
This procedure may work for both the Summagraphics Summasketch II and Summasketch III digitizers.

Alternate Method:

For Windows for workgroups and Summasketch III digitizer, use a DIGFORM called SG3:

'SG3'
1
'(T17,A2,T2,F6.3,T10,F6.3)'
F
F
73.0, 1.0, 0.0
85.0, 1.0, 0.0
12
'14' 0, '01' 1, '02' 2, '03' 3, '05' 4, '06' 5, '07' 6,
'09' 7, '10' 8,'11' 9, '13' 10, '15' 12
6
27 77 65 27 77 49
-1
-1
-1
0

This file should be used in conjunction with the following CON-DIG parameters:

CON-DIG SG3 x 9600 E 7 2
| | | | | |_ stop bits
| | | | |___ data bits
| | | |_____ parity
| | |__________ baud rate
| |____________ port #
|________________ format file


Note:
The Summagraphics drivers (MM and SEND) are note necessary in the SG3 configuration.


Note:
This SG3 configuration works fine for DIGTESTw and DIGTEST. The KERMIT data check gives BINARY responses, this is because the ASCII setting are imbedded in the initialization sequence of the SG3 digform.

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