Digitising with WACOM tablet

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11-13-2020 01:12 AM
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DavidFotheringham1
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I've recently purchased a 'One by Wacom' pen tablet and looking to use it to help digitize features. In Desktop I am able to use it as expected. In Pro it seems to be attempting to both digitize and move the map extent at the same time, which means my polygons are just squiggles. 

I would assume Pro supports the use of such devices, perhaps I'm overlooking a setting? 

The pen itself has 2 hot key buttons which I could use to disable navigation if there is such a shortcut in Pro

Any suggestions would be most welcomed

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NathanPamperin1
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Hi David,

   If you're still having issues digitizing with the Wacom tablet (panning behavior), try unchecking the "Use Windows Ink" setting in the calibration properties window of the Wacom software.

Cheers,

Nate

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KoryKramer
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I'm not sure what may or may not work with the WACOM tablet, but there is this idea Drawing Tablet toolbar and compatibility in Arcgis... - GeoNet, The Esri Community suggesting that it is not yet supported in ArcGIS Pro.

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DavidFotheringham1
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Thanks Kroy 

Hopefully something on the horizon to bring parity with Desktop

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NathanPamperin1
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Hi David,

   If you're still having issues digitizing with the Wacom tablet (panning behavior), try unchecking the "Use Windows Ink" setting in the calibration properties window of the Wacom software.

Cheers,

Nate

DavidFotheringham1
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Thanks this did the trick! (Apologies for the delay in testing, a combination of moving house and then the tablet broke!)

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AngelaBender
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Hi David, I am purchasing a Wacom Draw for digitising in ArcGIS Pro so I am interested to know if you have had any further problems, or any advice.

Thanks, Angela

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DavidFotheringham1
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Hi Angela. I have to admit I don't actually use the WACOM for much digitising at the moment. Not the tablets fault, just not the kind of work I've been doing recently. From previous experience there is a little bit of adjusting the WACOM settings to get it work best for you. If the device you get has buttons on the pen (mine did) or tablet these can be set to something specific in Pro. I had mine set to pan around and zoom in/out by holding them which was really useful. Enjoy!

SjoerdDeboer
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Hoi,

Dank voor de Topic, ik liep tegen hetzelfde probleem aan met mijn Wacom Intuos Pro in Arcgis Pro (it is in the name).

Ik heb in de Wacom instellingen de optie van 'Gebuik Windows inkt" uitgevinkt en het werkt :)!!

Super handig en heerlijk werken om met je pen te kunnen Pannen en in combinatie met Shift toets makkelijk in te zoomen.

Dus geen bellemering om met een wacom te werken !! kan het zeker aanraden.

 

 

DavidFotheringham1
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Interesting idea of using the Wacom to navigate. I’d only ever thought of it in the literal drawing (digitising) sense but will try using it as an alternative to the mouse now! Thanks!

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