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How To: Configure GTCO DIGIPAD 5 16-button digitizer

Procedure

Summary

Steps to set up a GTCO DigiPad 5 with a 16-button puck.

Procedure

1. Configure the dip switches like this:

   S1: on-3,4,6,8  off-1,2,5,7
S2: on-1,2,3,4,5 off-6,7,8
S3: on-5 off-1,2,3,4,6,7,8

2. Use the format file (provided in the C:\ARCEXE\DIGFORM directory):

'GTCO5'             GTCO digi-pad 5
1 Device driver #
'(A1,F5.3,1X,F5.3)' Format
F Menu bar off
F Single button mode off
73.0, 1.0, 0.0 X max, x scale, x offset
85.0, 1.0, 0.0 Y max, y scale, y offset
12 Key conversion table
'0' 0, '1' 1, '2' 2, '3' 3, '4' 4, '5' 5
'6' 6, '7' 7, '8' 8, '9' 9 ':' 10, ';' 12
-1 No initialization characters
-1 No shut down characters
-1 No stream mode on
-1 No stream mode off
0 Stream mode off wait time.

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

CON-DIG GTCO5 x 9600 N 8 1
| | | | | |_ stop bits
| | | | |___ data bits
| | | |_____ parity
| | |__________ baud rate
| |____________ port #
|__________________ format file

4. Run the DIGTEST utility to make sure the digitizer is working correctly.

Note:
Ignore the erroneous dip-switch configuration in the printed documentation for the GTCO DIGIPAD 5 in Chapter 4 (DIGITIZERS) of the PC ARC/INFO Technical Hardware Guide.