Pen barrel rotation


Barrel rotation is very easy to understand. It's just a rotation of the pen along its long axis.

In the diagram below, the pen is oriented perpendicular to the tablet and you can see the shadow cast on the tablet is directly under the pen. This means the pen has no tilt.

Barrel rotation is indicated by the arrows and the long axis of the pen by the dotted line.


Barrel rotation is a very rare feature on pens.

Only Wacom has ever had supported feature in their pens.

Only two Wacom pens support barrel rotation:

  • Wacom Art Pen (KP-701E)

  • Wacom 6D Art Pen (ZP-600)

Keep in mind these two, pens only work with specific Wacom tablets.

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