I have Surface Pro 7 with Windows 10 Pro November 2019 update, and all the drivers are up-to-date (Reinstalled them from here to make sure: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=100419)
Surface Pen Pressure Sensitivity does not work on Corel Painter 2018, here are some observations:
1. Pressure sensitivity works well in Microsoft Whiteboard and also Concepts 3rd party app, so it's not a hardware issue.
2. Setting Painter "Tablet Options" to "Wacom-compatible Device (Wintab)" results in neither pressure sensitivity, nor pen tilt detection.
3. Setting Painter "Tablet Options" to "RTS-compatible device..." results in weird broken lines with no pressure or tilt detection.
4. I Have installed wacom latest driver (honestly doesn't make sense to me, but was recommended on some other forums), and still it's not working...
Any solution is hugely appreciated! :-)
Question--when you changed your tablet options, did you close and re-launch Painter? If not, can you try this? I would recommend trying both settings with re-launches in between.
I have also seen pressure start working again after a system reboot, if system updates have occurred. Bit of a long shot, but worth trying as it might get you up and painting with your nice new system!
Thanks for the reply. Yes, I have restarted Painter, and Windows many times. I have tried all the obvious solutions, still its not working. Pressure sensitivity is working fine on other applications (including Corel Photo-Paint). I also purchased Corel Painter 2020, and the same problem exists there too.
Surface Pro 7 just released in last October, so I cannot see many articles out there about it. I found one other guy having the same exact problem.
Has anyone had any success with any of the other pens that the surface can use? i.e. the Wacom Bamboo?
Corel seems to work best with Wacom products and I would be ok with having to buy a new pen if it'll work. I'm getting a bit tired and frustrated waiting for Corel to issue a patch to fix this.
It's weird that the pen apparently worked ok with Painter on the Surface Pro 6 but the 7 has an issue with the same pens.