This is for anyone wanting to get their old Mutoh going with AutoCAD.\n\nAfter searching the web for hours I couldn't find anything that could help me set my plotter up. After 10 hours and writing my own MS-Dos plotting program I final got it working.\n\nI will try my best to make it step by step\n\n\nLets start with setting up AutoCAD (2004)\n\n1-Start AutoCAD\n\n2- Click â€˜Fileâ€™, â€˜Plotter Managerâ€™\n\n3- A window should open, click â€˜Add-A-Plotter Wizardâ€™\n\n4- The wizard should start, click â€˜Nextâ€™\n\n5- [Begin] Select where your printer is located (My Computer), then click â€˜Nextâ€™\n\n6- [Plotter Model] Select â€˜Hewlett-Packardâ€™ then â€˜7580Bâ€™ (which the plotter emulates), then click â€˜Nextâ€™\n\n7- [Import Pcp or Pc2] I have no idea what this is for, just click â€˜Nextâ€™\n\n8- [Ports] Select the port your plotter is connected to (Com1), then click â€˜Advancedâ€™\n\n9- [Settings for COM1 port] Ok this is the important stuff. These changes need to also be made to the plotter.\n\nMake the following changes:\nBaud Rate: 9600\nProtocol: 7O1 (Data bits = 7, Parity = Odd, Stop bits = 1)\nFlow Control: Hardware\nInput Timeout: 5000\nOutput Timeout: 3000\nClick â€˜OKâ€™, then â€˜Nextâ€™\n\n10- [Plotter Name] Name your plotter â€œMutoh iP-530â€, then click â€˜Nextâ€™\n\n11- [Finish] click â€˜Finishâ€™\n\n\nOk now your plotter is set up in AutoCAD. The next step is to set up the serial ports for windows 2000 (may work for XP). I am unsure if you need to do this, but I have done it on mine and my plotter is now working.\n\n1-Right click on the â€˜Startâ€™ button on windows, then click â€˜Exploreâ€™\n\n2-You should be now exploring the â€˜Star Menuâ€™, double click on â€˜Programâ€™, then â€˜Startupâ€™\n\n3-Now make a new Shortcut by right click, selecting â€˜Newâ€™, then â€˜Shortcutâ€™\n\n4-[Create Shortcut] The create shortcut wizard should appear, now add this command like to the â€œType the location of the item:â€™ text box â€œdrive:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\mode.com com1:9600,o,7,1,pâ€\n(drive being the drive windows is install on and WINNT being the default directory of Windows). Click â€˜Next >â€™\n\nJust a quick explanation of this command line â€˜mode.com com1:9600,o,7,1,pâ€™\nMode.com = the program\nCom1 = the com port\n9600 = Baud Rate\no = Parity â€˜Oddâ€™, e = Even, n = None\n7 = Data bits\n1 = Stop bits\np = Flow Control â€˜Hardwareâ€™, x = Xon/off, e = Software\nYou can change this as you please, as long as AutoCAD, windows and the plotter have the same setting, otherwise it may not work.\n\nFor more help go to- [URL]http://www.adriansrojakpot.com/Other_Articles/Win2K_Tips/Stubborn_COM/Stubborn_COM.htm[/URL]\n\n5-[Select a Tile for the Program] Name your program COM Port 1, click â€˜Next >â€™\n\n6-[Select an Icon] Select an icon and click â€˜Finishâ€™\n\nNow every time windows starts up it will use those settings.\n\n\nFinally you need to set up the plotter. Mutoh iP-530\n\n1-Turn on plotter\n2-Press â€˜Shiftâ€™ then â€˜I/Fâ€™ (I/F â€“ PC Button), screen should look like this\nI/F SELECT\n1 2 3 4\n3-Select â€˜1â€™ and press â€˜Setâ€™ (Set â€“ Read Button)\n4-The screen should look like this\n| 9600 8bit EVEN STP2 |\n| RS232 iP-H HARD NOR |\nMake the following changes using the arrow keys on the plotter (<4,6>,2^,8v)\n| 9600 7bit ODD STP1 |\n| RS232 iP-H HARD NOR |\nThen press â€˜Setâ€™ (Set â€“ Read Button)\n5-The following should come up on the screen\n| I/F SETTING |\n| & AUTO RESET!!! |\n\nThatâ€™s it your done. Hopefully you can now plot using AutoCAD.\n\nI would just like to add a big F**K YOU to all those who have got their Mutoh iP-530 going and havenâ€™t helped the rest of us!