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Drawing Board VI 






DrawingBoard VI by CalComp

Designed for demanding CAD, GIS, engineering, textile and apparel applications, the DrawingBoard VI series is the design professional's choice in large-format digitizers.

DrawingBoard VI features the industry's highest resolution12,700 lines per inch, integrated RS232 serial and USB connection for quick and easy set-up, a choice of corded or cordless transducers, as well as a variety of sizes to satisfy your application's requirements.



The DrawingBoard VI digitizers utilize the same Advanced Function Technology that has set the world standard for performance. Internally, these high performance tools are engineered with a state-of-the-art positioning grid to ensure reliability, performance and quality. Multiple accuracy versions are available to match specific system requirements, and an integrated mounting channel allows accessories such as a pen tray to be easily and quickly mounted.                                                                                                                                         

Industry’s Highest Resolution & Accuracy
Resolution up to 12,700 lines per inch
Accuracy up to ± 0.002 inches
Choice of Pointing Devices
Cordless or corded 16-button cursor
Cordless or corded 4-button cursor
Cordless or corded click-tip pen with two side buttons
Cordless lite-touch pen with two side buttons
Cordless pressure-tip pen with two side buttons
Illuminated 16-button cursor for high-accuracy digitizers
Convenience Features
Easy-to-install software
Powered via USB connection which simplifies setup
Integrated USB and RS-232 serial connections
(RS-232 Serial requires optional power supply)
Software Drivers
Wide range of compatibility
Programmable macros (RS-232 only)


What's in the Box

DrawingBoard VI digitizer
Choice of corded or cordless pointing device
USB cable
Windows drivers and user's manual on CD-ROM
Mounting brackets
Pen/cursor tray
Optional pointing device
Optional magnifier lens for high-accuracy cursor
Optional RS-232 serial kit (power supply & cable)
Optional clear overlay
Optional plan hold-down: For Model 3648 only
Optional digitizer stand: Chaparral Pedestal (recommended for Model 4460)
Dakota Pedestals/Workstations



Model Active Area Footprint Weight Shipping Wt (Avg)
2024 20 in x 24 in
(508 mm x 610 mm)
29 in x 34 in
(737 mm x 864 mm)
13 lb
(5.9 kg)
31 lb
(14.1 kg)
2436 24 in x 36 in
(610 mm x 914 mm)
32.5 in x 46 in
(826 mm x 1168 mm)
19 lb
(8.6 kg)
42 lb
(19.1 kg)
3648 36 in x 48 in
(914 mm x 1219 mm)
44.5 in x 60 in
(1130 mm x 1524 mm)
30 lb
(13.6 kg)
70 lb
(31.8 kg)
4460 44 in x 60 in
(1117 mm x 1524 mm)
52.5 in x 69 in
(1333 mm x 1753 mm)
40 lb
(18.2 kg)
80 lb
(36.4 kg)



Platform Support PC
Software Drivers Microsoft Windows 95/98/NT/Me/2000/XP/Vista
Hardware Interface USB, RS-232 Serial (requires optional power supply)
Absolute Accuracy
±  0.002 in (± 0.051 mm)
±  0.005 in (± 0.127 mm)
±  0.010 in (± 0.254 mm)
Resolution Up to 12,700 lines/inch (500 lines/mm) real resolution
Repeatability 1 LSB (least significant bit)
Proximity Up to 0.4 in (10.2 mm) with cordless pointing device
Up to 0.8 in (20.3 mm) with corded pointing device
Self Diagnostics Automatic testing RAM, ROM and microprocessor
Baud Rate Up to 38,400
Data Rate Up to 200 coordinate pairs/second
Technology Electromagnetic
Output Formats 32 industry-standard formats
Cursor Switches Elastomeric keypad, rated life over 1 million actuations
Emulations CalComp 3400, GTCO T5A, Summagraphics Microgrid
Operating Modes Point, line, run, track, incremental, prompt
Power Supply 120V 60Hz or 220V 50Hz (required for RS-232 serial connection)
No power supply required for USB connection
Power Requirements 5VDC, 100mA current draw (USB)
9VDC, 200mA current draw (with power supply)
Certification UL 1950, EN60950, FCC, VCCI, CE, EN55024, EN55022, Industry Canada
Operating Temperature 41 to 115°F (5 to 46°C)
Storage Temperature 0 to 150°F (-18 to 68°C)
Humidity Range 10 to 95%, non-condensing
Altitude Range Up to 10,000 ft (3,077 m)
Warranty One-Year Limited Warranty (extended warranty available, USA only)


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