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HP DraftMaster MX and MX Plus Plotters - A Quick Reference Guide

 note:
Information contained in this document is the same as that used by HP online technicians.
Demonstration plot
The demonstration plot checks most of the mechanical and electrical workings of the plotter. The plot verifies a correctly functioning plotter.
HP DraftMaster MX plotter
  1. Load three fiber-tip pens in the carousel and configure the carousel to use fiber-tip pens. Suggested pen colors: Stall 1 = Black, stall 2 = Red, stall 3 = Blue.
  2. Load a sheet of HP plotter paper.
  3. Press the Next Display button until the Clear menu displays as shown below.
  4. Press the Demo function button (f4). Press f3 to display the user letter. Then, press Start (f4) to begin the plot. Current settings for the user selected apply to the Demo plot.
HP DraftMaster MX + Plotter
  1. Load a carousel with four fiber-tip pens in stalls one through four and load a sheet of HP plotter paper.
  2. From the Main Menu, use the Up or Down arrow keys to display Demo Plot.
  3. Press Enter.
  4. Use the Up or Down arrow keys to choose the User. Current settings for the user selected apply to the Demo plot.
  5. Press the Up Arrow button (Y) to the Start Demo plot? message to begin the demonstration plot.
Default serial settings on both the HP DraftMaster MX and MX + plotters
Baud Rate
9600
DataFlow
Remote/Standalone
Parity
0
Handshake
Hardwire: On
XON/XOFF: On
Bypass
Off
Monitor
Off
Duplex
Full
Autodisconnect
Off
The factory default serial settings are the default for each user.
The factory default serial settings are recommended for most PC compatible software. Check software documentation for appropriate serial settings if necessary.
If uncertain of the current settings and you wish to return the plotter back to the factory default menu:
HP DraftMaster MX Plotter
Hold down the Center Cursor Control button while turning the plotter on.
HP DraftMaster MX + Plotter
Choose Factory Reset from the Plotter Setup menu.
Windows 3.1 and 3.11
  1. Make certain of the setting of the plotter's serial port to the factory defaults.
  2. In Windows, select Main, Control Panel, and Ports.
  3. Highlight the Port Icon and then select the Settings button.
  4. Set the port parameters to match the plotter default settings (i.e., 9600 Baud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, and Hardware flow control).
  5. Open the Microsoft (R) Write program (ships with Window and is usually in the Accessories group).
  6. Type a few words in the work area of Write; then, select File, Print, and OK.
The plotter should respond almost immediately and print the words just typed.
Windows 95
  1. Make sure that the plotter's serial port settings are set to the factory defaults.
  2. In Windows, select Start, Settings, and Printers.
  3. Place your cursor on the plotter icon and select with the right mouse button.
  4. Now select Properties and then select the Details tab. Select the Port Settings button.
  5. Set the port parameters to match the plotter settings (that is, 9600 baud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, and hardware flow control).
  6. Open the Microsoft WordPad program (ships with Windows and is usually in the Accessories group).
  7. Type a few words in the work area of WordPad and then click File, Print, and OK.
The plotter should respond almost immediately and print the words just typed.
If the plotter needs service
Locate the nearest service authorized HP Dealer in the local area.
 note:
Three sources of information are readily available to help you find an HP Support Services phone number:
1. The web at URL
http://www.hp.com/cposupport/eschome.html. Select "Other HP Support Services."
2. The User's Guide that came with your HP product.
3. An authorized HP Dealer or Retailer.
Ordering manuals for a plotter
 note:
Three sources of information are readily available to help you find an HP Support Services phone number:
1. The web at URL
http://www.hp.com/cposupport/eschome.html. Select "Other HP Support Services."
2. The User's Guide that came with your HP product.
3. An authorized HP Dealer or Retailer.
HP DraftMaster MX Plotters User's Guide
07599-90001
HP DraftMaster SX Plus, RX Plus, and MX Plus Plotters User's Guide
07595-09501
To order AutoCAD for DOS or Microsoft Windows 3.1
HP-GL/2 drivers
Call HP Driver Distribution. A charge to cover shipping/handling and the cost of the diskettes is necessary.
Windows Driver Package is available on 3.5-inch or 5.25-inch diskettes.
AutoCAD 10, 11, 12 for DOS Driver Package is available on 3.5-inch or 5.25-inch diskettes.
 note:
Three sources of information are readily available to help you find an HP Support Services phone number:
1. The web at URL
http://www.hp.com/cposupport/eschome.html. Select "Other HP Support Services."
2. The User's Guide that came with your HP product.
3. An authorized HP Dealer or Retailer.

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