TabletWorks Release Notes

Release 10.09 May 2010


  1. General Information
  2. Known Issues
  3. Installation Information
  4. Release Notes


General Information


The GTCO CalComp TabletWorks driver is designed to provide a simple way for software developers to communicate with GTCO CalComp digitizers.  

Version 10 is a major change to previous GTCO CalComp TabletWorks drivers, and includes an all-new Wintab implementation, as well as the alternate TabletWorks ActiveX control.  Both APIs are available after installation. Supported Devices

Supported Operating Systems


Known Issues

Installation Information

Installing the TabletWorks Software
  1. Uninstall (described below) any previous Wintab (TabletWorks) or Tablet Interface drivers before installing this release.
  2. Using the TabletWorks CD, run the Setup.exe file to begin the installation process.
Installing the USB Tablet Adapter

The USB Tablet Adapter drivers are not installed during this installation process. They are simply copied to the installation directory, in the USB Tablet Adapter Driver subdirectory.  By default, this is C:\Program Files\GTCO CalComp\TabletWorks\Driver.  To manually install the drivers:

  1. Install the TabletWorks Software.
  2. Turn off your digitizer.
  3. Attach your digitizer to the USB Tablet Adapter.
  4. Turn on your digitizer.
  5. Insert the USB Tablet Adapter into a USB port on your computer.
  6. The Found New Hardware wizard should pop up. 
  7. Tell the wizard to search for the drivers in a specific location, and browse to the Driver subdirectory of the Installation directory.
  8. The driver is unsigned. On some versions of Windows, you will need to respond with Yes or Continue Anyway when you are warned that the software has not passed Windows Logo testing.
  9. On some versions of Windows, the Found New Hardware wizard will pop up a second time.  Use the same subdirectory as above.
Uninstalling the TabletWorks Software
  1. Open the Windows Control Panel (Start->Settings->Control Panel).
  2. Open Add/Remove Programs.
  3. Select TabletWorks from the list of installed programs.
  4. Click the Remove button.
  5. Click the Yes button to confirm that you want to remove the TabletWorks software.
  6. Select Yes/No to remove all user data including button assignments and mapping.

Release Notes

This section lists corrections and enhancements made to the TabletWorks Software.

Release 10.09.0024 May 2010

  • Enhancements

    • Added TabCon (TabletWorks API) support for Citrix and Terminal Services
    • Added Windows 7 support

Release 10.08.0014 February 2009

Release 10.07.0007 September 2008 

 Release 10.07.0006 June 2008 

  • Enhancements

    • Updated the installer to automatically re-start the computer for the Windows Vista Operating System.  This resolves an issue where the Wintab API did not work until the computer was re-started.
    • Added Smart Menu II functionality to TabletWorks (TabCon API Only).
    • Updated the installer to add the Smart Menu II to the WISPTIS excluded device list.
  • Corrections

    • Fixed the issue in AutoCAD using WinTab connection where "Double-picking" was occurring.
    • Removed the change that was made in 10.06 where the mouse moved along the edge of the mapped area. This conflicted with the way that customers were using the software. Now the mouse stays at the edge of the mapped area until it re-enters it.

Release 10.06.0011 March 2008 


Release 10.05.0005 April 2007

Release 10.04.0002 October 2006

·         Enhancements

·         Corrections

Release 10.03.0004 May 2006

·         Enhancements

·         Corrections

Release 10.02.0003 November 2005

·         Enhancements

·         Corrections

Release 10.01.0019 June 2005

·         Enhancements

·         Corrections

Release 10.00.0018 March, 2005

·         Initial Release