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How To: Use new digform for the Summasketch Sketchmaster III

Procedure

Using the ASCII BCD reporting format of my Summasketch, none of the existing
digforms work.

Answer:

The ASCII BCD format is often easier to achieve and maintain on some Summasketch digitizers. Their default ASCII format looks like this

+05.472,+08.420,01,0

This can be read in PC ARC/INFO with the following format (line 3 of the digform):

(T17,A2,T2,F6.3,2X,F6.3)

'SUMSKETN' SummaSketch III driver for PC ARC/INFO
1 Digitizer ID No.
'(T17,A2,T2,F6.3,2X,F6.3)' Digitizer format
F No menu bar
F One-button cursor mode off
12.0 1.0 0.0 xmax, xscale, x-offset
12.0 1.0 0.0 ymax, yscale, y-offset
13 13 conversion pairs
'01' 1, '02' 2, '03' 3, '05' 4, '06' 5, '07' 6, '09' 7, '10' 8, '11' 9,
'13' 10, '14' 0, '15' 12, '00' 0
-1 No initialization characters
3 Return to point mode at close down
27 77 49 M1 ASCII command for point mode
6 Initialize stream mode, at 10 pps
27 77 48 27 82 51 M0 R3
3 To shut down stream mode
27 77 49 M1
5 Waiting period 0.05 second