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How To: Configure Summagraphics Summasketch II Plus, 16-button digitizer

Procedure

Summary

Steps to configure a Summagraphics Summasketch II Plus Digitizer with a 16 puck.

Solution

1. Connect the digitizer to your PC. Make sure and note what serial port the cable is hooked to.

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

3. If the digitizer is communicating in BINARY format, run the utility driver that comes with your Summagraphics Summasketch III Professional to set it to ASCII mode:

MM /x        <---- where x equals the port number

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

To do this, run CON-DIG at the Arc prompt like this:

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

4) If the digitizer is communicating in ASCII mode, start PC ARC/INFO and 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

5) Issue the DIGTEST command from the ARC prompt and ensure the digitizer is communicating correctly with PC ARC/INFO. The STREAM MODE testing portion of DIGTEST will be deactivated since you are using the SSPRO2 digform.

The following has worked in some cases where the above hasn't:

This procedure works for both the SUMMAGRAPHICS SUMMASKETCH II and SUMMASKETCH III digitizers.

Before you start PCAI, run the following batch file:

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

This is only for Win95 interface, when DIGTESTW produces strange characters.

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

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

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