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Screen Tablet malarky => Tutorials and useful knowledge => Topic started by: bernard on August 30, 2011, 05:14:14 PM



Title: Simtiq Planner: Calculating tablet and lcd sizes
Post by: bernard on August 30, 2011, 05:14:14 PM
The "Simtiq Planner (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11275473/simtiq_planner.html)"   :)

Temporary location until I find a proper host for this:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11275473/simtiq_planner.html

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Testing in Chrome and Firefox. Note: this will not work with IE6, IE7 or IE8 (yet) but should work in IE9 in theory.


Title: Re: Simtiq Planner: Calculating tablet and lcd sizes
Post by: haunted on August 30, 2011, 06:29:28 PM
wow, nice and useful tool, thanks you =)


Title: Re: Simtiq Planner: Calculating tablet and lcd sizes
Post by: Pesho on August 30, 2011, 08:14:50 PM
Oh man, i was thinking about how useful such a tool would be just yesterday!


Title: Re: Simtiq Planner: Calculating tablet and lcd sizes
Post by: luxeomni on August 31, 2011, 12:23:23 PM
Bernard is the man ! ;)


Title: Re: Simtiq Planner: Calculating tablet and lcd sizes
Post by: bernard on September 03, 2011, 01:37:57 AM
ok new version now includes the pixel calculations


Title: Re: Simtiq Planner: Calculating tablet and lcd sizes
Post by: Rik! on September 04, 2011, 03:33:46 PM
That is very handy Sir ! Kudos for you !


Title: Re: Simtiq Planner: Calculating tablet and lcd sizes
Post by: buildorbust on September 10, 2011, 07:07:24 PM
This is a great planner tool, but one thing I'm realizing is that trying to match up the screen exactly might not be the best solution. If you match a screen 1:1 with the tablet you probably are going to need extension cords. Probably the best solution is getting a larger screen that's large enough so the cords can wrap around the tablet.

And then just deal with tweaking the active area/screen resolution to match.


Title: Re: Simtiq Planner: Calculating tablet and lcd sizes
Post by: bernard on September 10, 2011, 07:17:20 PM
Extension cords?  You mean the FFC extenders?   This depends on the LCD Panel model.  The LCD Panels that require such FFC extenders, when you leave the circuits as-is, it takes a fairly large portion of the screen. Not sure how this is usable really.  The FFC itself is often going near the middle and will most likely interfere as well.


Title: Re: Simtiq Planner: Calculating tablet and lcd sizes
Post by: buildorbust on September 10, 2011, 07:34:47 PM
Edit: Actually FCC's don't seem like a big deal, as long as you can find ones that match and are longer. Manually extending them seems sketchy though.


Title: Re: Simtiq Planner: Calculating tablet and lcd sizes
Post by: bernard on September 13, 2011, 05:32:48 AM
Most of the time, the "FFC" we are talking about are not even FFCs -- they are flex PCBs (often orange) that are shaped like an ffc at one end. Those are often only detacheable from one side. And then you need to extend it and this is where it gets complicated indeed (diy-beamer is not always responding and I do not know who else does this).


Title: Re: Simtiq Planner: Calculating tablet and lcd sizes
Post by: buildorbust on September 13, 2011, 04:13:48 PM
Most of the time, the "FFC" we are talking about are not even FFCs -- they are flex PCBs (often orange) that are shaped like an ffc at one end. Those are often only detacheable from one side. And then you need to extend it and this is where it gets complicated indeed (diy-beamer is not always responding and I do not know who else does this).

Gotcha, that makes more sense why people are concerned about them. I do get nervous anytime I have to move the main ribbon-board since that doesn't look replaceable at either side of those ribbons.


Title: Re: Simtiq Planner: Calculating tablet and lcd sizes
Post by: yor1001 on February 05, 2013, 06:07:05 AM
Thanks for this awesome little app!
Just wanted to show it some love as my first post.  ;)


Title: Re: Simtiq Planner: Calculating tablet and lcd sizes
Post by: bernard on February 05, 2013, 08:17:28 AM
 cheers. 8)


Title: Re: Simtiq Planner: Calculating tablet and lcd sizes
Post by: DaBotz on September 08, 2014, 05:32:15 PM
Thanks. I should have thanked quite some time ago.


Title: Re: Simtiq Planner: Calculating tablet and lcd sizes
Post by: shugs1981 on February 04, 2015, 01:29:10 PM
ta!


Title: Re: Simtiq Planner: Calculating tablet and lcd sizes
Post by: northrockies on January 14, 2017, 10:51:56 PM
It's about time someone update this file.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/shzadt8ow4hc7ny/simtiq_planner-2017.html?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/shzadt8ow4hc7ny/simtiq_planner-2017.html?dl=0)

You'll need to download it to use it, just like the original one.

I've added all the models of Intuos3, Intuos4, Intuos5, and Intuos Pro. Obviously, if you choose to open up a tablet that has touch capability and place a monitor in the way of the touch digitizer, said touch digitizer will no longer function. Do so at your own risk!

I didn't update the monitor sizes, because it just seems ridiculous to try to keep up.

Let me know if you find any errors on this version.

Cheers!

-Ryan