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Drawing Board VI Tablet 






DrawingBoard VI by CalComp

For maximum productivity and creativity, you need a graphics tablet that works with you in an efficient and natural manner. The DrawingBoard VI
small format graphics tablet is the industry leader for demanding CAD, GIS and graphic arts applications. Design and engineering professionals around the world turn to DrawingBoard VI to get the most out of AutoCAD, Microstation and other CAD systems.

Offered with a choice of corded or cordless pointing devices, including a pressure pen with two side buttons and 256 levels of pressure sensitivity, the DrawingBoard VI graphics tablets can accommodate a wide range of needs.

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Industry’s Highest Resolution & Accuracy
Resolution up to 2,540 lines per inch
Accuracy up to ± 0.010 inches
Choice of Pointing Devices
Cordless or corded 16-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
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 tablet
Choice of corded or cordless pointing device
USB cable
Windows drivers and user's manual on CD-ROM
Optional pointing device


Model Active Area Footprint Height (front / back) Weight
1212 12 in x 12 in
(305 mm x 305 mm)
14.6 in x 15.9 in
(371 mm x 404 mm)
0.7 / 1.7 in
(17.8 / 43.2 mm)
4.1 lb
(1.9 kg)
1218 12 in x 18 in
(305 mm x 457 mm)
20.7 in x 15.9 in
(525.8 mm x 404 mm)
0.7 / 1.7 in
(17.8 / 43.2 mm)
9.5 lb
(4.3 kg)


Platform Support PC
Software Drivers Microsoft Windows 95/98/NT/Me/2000/XP
Hardware Interface USB, RS-232 Serial (requires optional power supply)
Absolute Accuracy ±  0.010 in (± 0.254 mm)
Resolution Up to 2,540 lines/inch (100 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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