I would say this is also wrong. Or , to say it with your words, “written not clear enough”.
When you start a Simucube and TD, and this without a simulation running/active, there is no signal arriving at the Simucube. No FFB, no input, nothing. But why do the filters still working then? Because they act on torque, what changes the “behavior” of the shaft. It’s not on the FFB signal itself.
Only TD active:
damping to maximum and the wheel feels like it is covered in a sea of a rather thick and muddy liquid.
Friction at maximum: This amount of friction keeps the shaft from rotating. It’s starting to rattle like crazy but stays stationary.
Inertia at maximum: the wheel feels much heavier. Nevertheless, a little nudge is enough for it to start spinning.
Static force reduction and slew rate don’t show a result. On, off, limited and not limited,there is no reaction, which is the result expected.
When the filters are set to zero the wheel always behaves like a young and healthy Antilope.
PS: to solve a discussion on something else: Some are convinced that it’s a must to first do the settings in TD and after that the in-game settings. The logic of Simucube is explained in one of their official videos:
Always adjust the software in the simulator first. And then fine tune your settings in True Drive