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How To: Configure the ALTEK AC-31 digitizer

Procedure

Summary

Steps to configure the ALTEK AC-31 digitizer.

Procedure

Warning:
WARNING: The instructions below include making changes to essential parts of your operating system. It is recommended that you backup your operating system and files, including the registry, before proceeding. Consult with a qualified computer systems professional, if necessary.

ESRI cannot guarantee results from incorrect modifications while following these instructions. Therefore, use caution and proceed at your own risk.


1. Set the dip switches as follows:

S1:

1 off Dipswitch/ No Vram (dipswitch)
2 off Mode (point)
3 off Mode (point)
4 off Mode (point)
5 on Run Type (2)
6 off Tone (disabled)
7 off Menu (disabled)
8 off Board type (Datatab)

S2:

1 off Emulation (Altek)
2 off Emulation (Altek)
3 off Format Number
4 off Format Number
5 on Format Number
6 off Format Number
7 on Format Number
8 off Format Number

S3:

1 on Baud Rate (9600)
2 off Baud Rate (9600)
3 on Baud Rate (9600)
4 off Parity (none)
5 on Odd/Even
6 on Data Bit (8)
7 off Stop Bits (1)
8 off RTS/CTS (disabled)

S4:

1 off Rate/Increment (2 pts/sec)
2 off Rate/Increment (2 pts/sec)
3 off Rate/Increment (2 pts/sec)
4 off Resolution (1000 lpi)
5 off Resolution (1000 lpi)
6 off Resolution (1000 lpi)
7 on Carriage Return (disabled)
8 on Line Feed (enabled)

2. Copy the ALTEK31 file to ALTEK31A:

Code:
c:\ CD c:\ARCEXE\DIGFORM
c:\ COPY ALTEK31 ALTEK31A

3. Load this new file into a text editor and make these changes:

'ALTEK31A'              Altek AC 31 digitizer
1 Device driver number
'(A1,2F5.3)' Format
F No menu bar
F Single button cursor 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
'1' 1, '2' 2, '3' 3, '4' 4, '5' 5, '6' 6,
'7' 7, '8' 8, '9' 9, 'A' 10, '0' 0, 'B' 12
-1 No initialization sequence.
-1 No close down sequence.
-1
-1
-1

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

CON-DIG ALTEK31A x 9600 N 8 1
| | | | | |_ stop bits
| | | | |___ data bits
| | | |_____ parity
| | |__________ baud rate
| |____________ port #
|_____________________ format file

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

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