TabletWorks Release Notes
- General Information
- Known Issues
- Installation Information
- Release Notes
The GTCO CalComp TabletWorks driver is designed to provide a
simple way for software developers to communicate with GTCO CalComp
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
- AccuTab II, AccuTab VI
- DrawingBoard V, DrawingBoard VI
- Roll-Up II, Roll-Up III
- Summagrid VII
- Super L IV, Super L VI
- Older CalComp, GTCO, GTCO CalComp, and SummaGraphics
tablets not in this list should work, but have not been tested.
Supported Operating Systems
- Windows 7
- Windows Vista
- Windows XP
- Windows 2000
- Citrix and Terminal Services (Server)
- Windows 2000 Server
- Windows 2003 Server
- Citrix and Terminal Services (Client)
- Windows 2003
- Windows XP
- Windows 2000
- Windows NT 4.0, SP6 or greater (serial only)
- The current Wintab implementation supports only Wintab 1.0
calls. For most applications, this is sufficient. If your application
requires Wintab 1.1 compatibility, please contact us.
- When a single device is set to be used with both Wintab
and TabCon applications, and Wintab Citrix support is enabled, the
TabCon-compliant application will not be able to open the device.
- There is a compatibility issue with CS3 Photoshop.
- Serial tablets using a Serial-to-USB adapter are
incompatible with the WintabTM and/or the TabCon interface.
- Active TabCon devices can be changed on Windows XP or
Vista only by users with admin rights.
- Vista users with multiple devices attached may be asked to
register the DLL twice every time TabletWorks starts up.
- Sometimes tablets cannot be removed from the list of
tablets by users who do not have admin rights on systems running Windows
- The log file will not start on Vista unless it is located
in the directory that the user has access to.
- WebUpdate may generate an error if Interwrite Workspace
version 7.5 or greater is installed. This problem has been fixed in
TabletWorks version 10.06.
- The USB Tablet Adapter (UTA) is only supported on 32bit
Windows Operating Systems.
Installing the TabletWorks
the USB Tablet Adapter
- Uninstall (described below) any previous Wintab
(TabletWorks) or Tablet Interface drivers before installing this release.
- Using the TabletWorks CD, run the Setup.exe file to
begin the installation process.
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
- Install the TabletWorks Software.
- Turn off your digitizer.
- Attach your digitizer to the USB Tablet Adapter.
- Turn on your digitizer.
- Insert the USB Tablet Adapter into a USB port on your
- The Found New Hardware wizard should pop
- Tell the wizard to search for the drivers in a specific
location, and browse to the Driver subdirectory of the
- 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.
- 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
- Open the Windows Control Panel
- Open Add/Remove Programs.
- Select TabletWorks from the list of installed
- Click the Remove button.
- Click the Yes button to confirm that you want to
remove the TabletWorks software.
- Select Yes/No to remove all user data including
button assignments and mapping.
This section lists corrections and enhancements
made to the TabletWorks Software.
Release 10.09.0024 May 2010
- Added TabCon (TabletWorks API) support for Citrix and
- Added Windows 7 support
Release 10.08.0014 February 2009
- Add an "About TabletWorks CTS" option to the Start
menu for Citrix and Terminal Services installations.
- Added a "Data Rate" option to the Preferences/Citrix
and Terminal Services tab to control how much data is being transmitted
over the network.
- Added a "Test" tab to the TabletWorks Control Panel
for testing the grid and buttons.
- Fixed a problem with Y coordinates jumping to 19999
with a SmartMenu II attached.
- Fixed a problem with TabletWorks not registering the
TabletWorks ActiveX Control on Vista.
- Fixed a problem with Button presses being lost in
- Fixed a problem with device not not working when the
system comes out of Standby or Hibernate.
Release 10.07.0007 September 2008
- Fixed a problem with the WISPTIS excluded device list
not getting installed on 64bit systems.
Release 10.07.0006 June 2008
- Updated the installer to automatically re-start the
computer for the Windows Vista Operating System. This resolves an issue
Wintab API did not work until the computer was
- Added Smart Menu II functionality to TabletWorks (TabCon
- Updated the installer to add the Smart Menu II to the
WISPTIS excluded device list.
- 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
- Accuprobe is now recognized as a transducer (in TabCon)
with an ID of 200.
- Added support for Accuprobe to TabCon.
- Added the
"Pressure Stylus" to the list of Forced Cursors.
- Added a "Return to Default" option for button
- Added a double-click sensitivity adjustment for the
Fixed the issue where the Super L II was not working properly with the
Fixed the issue where the SmartMenu and TabletWorks were not sending
Fixed the issue where the buttons were not working on serially
connected Roll-Ups, Roll-Up IIs, and Roll-Up IIIs.
- Fixed the Citrix Terminal Services issue.
- Fixed the issue where the digitizer behaves as a mouse when the
Wintab TCP Port is enabled, even though it is de-selected in the
TabletWorks control panel.
- Fixed the issue where the buttons
assignments were not working in AutoCAD 2007.
- Fixed the issue where the Super L III and the Smart Menu were not
sending digitizer coordinates when they were connected.
- Fixed the issue where the Smart Menu changed coordinate data
- Fixed the issue with the programming button assignments for the
4-Button Diamond Cursor.
- Fixed the issue where the serial Tablets were getting disconnected
when the system went to Stand by mode.
- Fixed the error that appeared about installing TabletWorks on
Windows 98 machine.
- Fixed the issue where USB Tablets didn't show the Firmware Version.
- Fixed the issue with the Page Down button being used as a Button
- Fixed the issue where the mouse stopped moving at the edge of the
- Fixed the issue where the Right Button was doing the functions of 2
- Fixed the issue where the Summagrid VI would not stay connected if a
Roll-Up III was also connected.
- Fixed the issue where the button assignments were not working on the
- Fixed the issue where the 4-Button Diamond Cursor did not assign
buttons correctly on the Summagrid IV.
- Fixed the issue on Vista where the TabletWorks icon disappears from
the System Tray.
Release 10.05.0005 April 2007
- Fixed a problem with pressure pens not working in Adobe
- Fixed a problem with the Pressure Threshold not being
applied when using the Pressure Stylus as a mouse.
- Fixed a problem with relative mouse mode not moving the
pointer when the cursor is moved very slowly.
- Fixed a problem with the pointer jumping to the
upper-left corner of the screen when a cursor set to relative is fist placed
on the tablet.
- Fixed a problem on 64 bit systems where the Microsoft
Subsystem would try controlling the digitizer.
- Fixed a problem with AccuTab digitizers not using the
entire tablet area.
Release 10.04.0002 October 2006
- Added support for the AccuTab VI, DrawingBoard VI, and
Super L VI.
- Fixed a problem on Windows Vista with the Microsoft
WISPTIS.exe driver. Windows XP systems will require a Microsoft Hot
Fix (KB923966) available soon.
Release 10.03.0004 May 2006
- The Mapped Area will be active as soon as it is
selected using the tablet.
- Added the option to Import and Export button assignments
for each cursor type.
- Fixed a spiking problem that occurred when the cursor
was taken out of prox and brought back in while a button was pressed.
- Fixed the problem where the Mapped Area not being drawn
when its coordinates were entered manually.
- Fixed the problem where button assignments were being
lost when a different tab was selected.
- Reduced the frequency of the occurrence of the WTInfo()
Release 10.02.0003 November 2005
- Added Digikon and DigiCAD support. (5-btn cursor doesn't
display correctly in Control Panel, Wintab will report the 5-Btn cursor as a
- Fixed a problem with button commands not working in
- Reduced the occurrence of a problem with Wintab
reporting the incorrect "Active Cursor." This problem can't be
completely solved because of Hardware Limitation/Features.
Wintab-compliant applications relying on the reported "Active Cursor" should
request the Cursor ID be sent with each Wintab packet to verify the initial
"Active Cursor" with the Cursor being reported in the Wintab Packet.
- Fixed problem with Preferences dialog not being
displayed for Citrix and Terminal Services in Windows NT.
- Fixed Wintab application delay when no device is
Release 10.01.0019 June 2005
- Added WebUpdate, Release Notes, and
TWCTS.exe to the TabletWorks Citrix and Terminal Services installation.
TWCTS.exe is a dialog application that allows administrators to change the
TCP Port used by TabletWorks in a Citrix or Terminal Services
- Added support for Windows 98 & Me operating systems.
- Added support for Citrix and Terminal Services running
on Windows 2000 & 2003 Server and Clients running on Windows NT 4.0, SP6
or greater, 2000, or XP operating systems.
- TabletWorks can now detect when a serial
device has been disconnected and update its tablet list in the Control
- Wintab now supports Transparent
- Added Enable Mapping option for each
- Changed TabCon Help string to GTCO CalComp
TabletWorks ActiveX Control.
- Fixed button reporting problem with 4-Btn
cursors on older Summa UIOF Tablets.
- Fixed Wintab so it reports only three
buttons on a Stylus.
- Fixed problem with TabletWorks where it was not cleaning
up after client applications that crashed.
- Fixed Copy Error Problems. We no longer copy
- Buttons are now correctly handled in the
situation where a user application wants all button events and doesn't want
the Control Panel to generate any macros.
- Fixed problem where a crash occurred when the Page-Down
button was pressed while assigning a macro.
Release 10.00.0018 March, 2005