In these cases, if you'd like your scale bar to display evenly rounded reference numbers such as 10, 20, and 30; or 20, 40, and 60 , you'll need to create a customize scale bar that is configured to show those reference numbers. You'll be prompted to Specify second point. Draw a polyline originating from the bottom left corner of the scale bar.
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If desired, you can draw your scale bar in Model Space in a fresh drawing as you want it. You can now resize your scale bar. Now that you have blick scale set correctly in both the Plot Scale dialog box and in Paper Space, you can begin working on your custom scale block. These numbers are attributes within the exploded block.
Create a Customized Scale Bar Block
The Command line will prompt you to Specify first point. You will now have a horizontal polyline with the exact length of the first increment you'd like to set for the scale bar according to the scale you've set. They will also include reference grapuic for the scale tick marks in increments that make sense for your scale. In our case, our distance is 10 feet, which means we have scaled the bar correctly.
For the first reference number, enter the decimal version of the distance grapihc the ticks as shown above.
The Command line will prompt you to Specify base point. Click the point where the beginning of grahpic polyline meets the bottom left corner of the scale bar. You can now edit the tick reference numbers on your scale bar to reflect the actual scaled distance between the ticks in Paper Space — the number you see in the Command line as pictured above.
The Command line will prompt you to Specify next point. See our Thumbnail Slide documentation section for specific instructions. Press the Esc key to exit the polyline function. First, explode your scale bar block: You'll be prompted to Select Objects. You'll be prompted to Specify second point. In our example, we'll enter 1. For specific instructions on accessing this dialog box, visit our Discipline Graphics documentation section. The Command line will display the actual distance between the two points in Paper Space.
In our case, we've drawn a foot line.
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If not, vlock it to the correct scale. Click the tick mark where you want to put the first reference number. Open Paper Space, and verify that the scale is still set correctly in the viewport. Your scale bar will now be exploded into its editable components. Create a Customized Scale Bar Block.
Extend the polyline straight out to the right, along the bottom of the scale bar. Edit the two remaining reference gaphic in the same way, entering 2 x the original distance for the second reference number, and 3 x the original distance for the third.
These "smart" blocks are configured to adapt to any scale you set in a drawing by displaying that scale.
You can also place an existing scale cxd block into Model Space — again, in a fresh drawing. Rather than clicking to set the next point, type the first increment in feet, inches, or meters that you would like to appear above your scale bar. Click the point where the end of your polyline meets the first numbered tick mark of the scale bar.
You will then be prompted to Specify second point. In this case, our default scale bars will display increments that make mathematic sense for that scale, but aren't necessarily round numbers. That's Bloci — we're about to fix that.