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How To: Set up the GTCO Calcomp Drawingboard IV for use with ArcInfo Workstation

Summary

Instructions provided describe setting up the GTCO Calcomp Drawingboard IV for use with ArcInfo Workstation.

Procedure

Configure the digitizer for use with ArcInfo Workstation.

1. Move the digitizer pucks's crosshairs over the Config/Exit block, but do not click. Notice the indicator light in the upper right corner of the drawing board turns off.

2. On the puck, click the '0' button, also known as the pick button, with the crosshairs over the Config/Exit block. The indicator light will turn on; this means the configuration mode is enabled.

3. Move the crosshairs over the Bank A 1-18 block and click the '0' button.

4. Move the crosshairs over the Configuration/Macros 1 block; the indicator light turns off. If the light is on, click the '0' button once to turn it off.

5. Repeat Step 4 for each of the remaining Configuration/Macros blocks.

Note:
To Recap: When the crosshairs are over the 6 block, for example, the light should be on. If it is not on, click the '0' button on the puck. This will turn it on.

Verify the following settings:

Bank A
1 - OFF
2 - ON
3 - OFF
4 - OFF
5 - OFF
6 - ON
7 - ON
8 - ON
9 - ON
10- ON
11- OFF
12- OFF
13- OFF
14- ON
15- ON
16- OFF
17- OFF
18- ON

6. After the settings for Bank A are entered, move the crosshairs over the Bank B 1-18 block and click the '0' button.

Verify the following settings:

Bank B
1 - OFF
2 - OFF
3 - ON
4 - ON
5 - OFF
6 - OFF
7 - OFF
8 - OFF
9 - OFF
10- OFF
11- OFF
12- OFF
13- OFF
14- OFF
15- OFF
16- OFF
17- OFF
18- ON

7. After the settings for Bank B are entered, move the crosshairs over the Bank C 1-18 block, and click the '0' button. These settings will vary depending on personal preference and application. Options are listed below:

ROTATION:
Rotating the tablet 0 degrees (default):
1 - OFF
6 - OFF
Rotate the tablet 90 degrees:
1 - OFF
6 - ON
Rotate the tablet 180 degrees:
1 - ON
6 - ON
Rotate the tablet 270 degrees:
1 - ON
6 - OFF

REMOVE CR:
2 - OFF Don't remove CR on ASCII formats
2 - ON Remove CR on ASCII formats

PEN SOUNDS:
3 - OFF No sound
3 - ON Sound with pen down

TABLET SPEAKER:
4 - OFF Tablet speaker ON
4 - ON Tablet speaker OFF

TILT DATA:
5 - OFF Tilt data independent of pressure
5 - ON Tilt data treated as pressure data

HIGH ACCURACY CURSOR for small format tablets:
8 - OFF Use standard cursor
8 - ON Use High Accuracy cursor


Note:
The rest of the settings for Bank C are manufacturer-reserved. By default they are set to OFF unless otherwise directed by the manufacturer.


8. After the settings for Bank C are entered, move the crosshairs over the Save Default block and click the '0' button to save the settings as the default power-up configuration.

9. Move the crosshairs over the Config/Exit block and click the '0' button to exit the configuration mode. The indicator light turns off. Move the crosshairs to the center of the tablet, and the light will turn back on.

Use the DIGTEST command to test communications between ArcInfo Workstation and digitizer.

1. Start ArcInfo Workstation.

2. Enter the following command at the Arc prompt, substituting the correct com port number, such as COM1 or COM2, for COMx:

Code:
Arc: digtest 9100 COMx:9600:8bit:none


Note:
This command tells Arc to test a digitizer, using the configuration of the Calcomp 9100 on COMx at 9600 baud, communicating with 8-bits and no parity.

3. After digtest starts, test the digitizer by following the on screen instructions. If the tests pass, the digitizer is ready to use with ArcInfo Workstation.

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