Click the Tools | Project Settings command or click the button to open the Project Settings dialog. The Digitizing Settings page sets tablet button behavior on the digitizer puck. You can define operations for up to 16 buttons. Button settings are also available when calibrating the tablet.
Set table button options on the Digitizing
Settings page of the Project Settings dialog.
To set puck buttons:
Click the Tools | Project Settings command.
In the Project Settings dialog, click on the Digitizing Settings tab.
Click on a button name in the Tablet Button Settings list. For example, click on Button 2.
Select an action from the Select Button list.
Make any additional adjustments to the digitizing settings and click OK to close the Project Settings dialog.
NOTE: Some tablet pucks use buttons that begin numbering at zero rather than one. For these types of pucks, Button 1 in the dialog refers to button 0 on the puck.
Click the existing option next to Select Button to change the function of the selected button. The available options and the function description are listed below.
Nothing - If this option is selected, the button does not have a function.
Enable Tablet On/Off - This option toggles the digitizing tablet on and off. This can also be accomplished by clicking the Draw | Tablet | Activate Tablet command. When the tablet is disabled, the tablet pointer can then be used as a mouse. Toggling the tablet on with this button is not supported by all tablet drivers.
Enable/Disable Stream Mode - When stream mode is enabled, you can hold down this button and drag it to create a continuous stream of vertices. The minimum vertex spacing is controlled by the vertex tolerance settings.
Finish - This option completes the creation of a polyline or polygon. When you have digitized the final point in a polygon or polyline, this adds the final node for polylines, or closes the polygon and adds the default fill.
Cancel - This option cancels the current operation before completion.
New Point - This option is the same as clicking the Draw | Symbol command.
New Polyline - This option is the same as clicking the Draw | Polyline command.
New Polygon - This option is the same as clicking the Draw | Polygon command.
Snap Nearest Vertex - When digitizing a polyline or polygon, this option snaps the next created vertex to the nearest vertex on an existing polyline or polygon.
Snap Nearest Line Segment - When digitizing a polyline or polygon, this option snaps the next created vertex to the nearest position along an existing polyline or polygon, even if a vertex does not exist at that point.
Undo - This option removes the last point digitized in a polyline or polygon.
When Beep on Object Completion is checked, the system emits the "default beep" sound each time an object is finished being digitized. This signifies that the object was created without needing to look at the monitor. If the default beep is mapped to a .WAV file in Windows, that sound plays instead.
When Stream Mode is checked, hold down the primary mouse button or digitize button and drag the puck to create a continuous stream of vertices. The minimum vertex spacing is controlled by the vertex tolerance settings.
When Beep on Vertex Creation is checked, the system emits the "default beep" sound each time a vertex in your polyline or polygon object is digitized. If the default beep is mapped to a .WAV file in Windows, that sound plays instead. If Stream Mode is checked, the beep sounds every few seconds.
The Digitizing Cursor list sets the default cursor type when digitizing. The cursor icon changes to the type selected. To change the cursor, click on the existing option and select the desired option from the list.
Introduction to Tablet Calibration
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