Jan 7, 2012

Blk : Scale bar

   Scale Bar block is a Field based attribute block which automatically adjusts values while editing the scale value.

  • Download Scalebar.dwg Click here...
  • Download Scalebar(A1) Click here...
  • Open Scalebar drawing.
  • Copy scale bar block using copy (Ctrl+C) or copy with base point (Ctrl+Shift+C) command.
  • Go to the specified drawing which want to place scale bar.
  • Paste (Ctrl+V) Scale bar block.
  • Double Click on the Block to open “Enhanced Attribute Editor” Then Edit Scale value.
  • Regen to Update Values.
(NB: Prefer to click on the block not to the attribute values directly, because while you click on the attribute values, editor will go directly to the values which prompt DO NOT EDIT)

  • Do not Insert Block through Insert Command because while inserting block the attribute values will be redefined so it will lose the field properties.

  • Do not Edit attribute values which prompt “DO NOT EDIT” shown in RED color.

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  1. nice. But i have sacle showing -1 0 1 2 3 4 5. Hence can you please post me how to do that. My email id is joshi.amn@gmail.com

    I tried using fields but they do not change while regenerating.

    Please help.

  2. This is the most useful program ever! I've been struggling with scale bars in AutoCAD for years until I found this, its simply brilliant. Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou!


    1. Recommended to use Lisp VP Scale bar http://www.cadlispandtips.com/2011/05/lisp-vp-scale.html

  3. Hi friend,

    this is the most usefull program.

    thank u

  4. Hi,

    When I add the Scale value and then REGEN nothing happens to the values of the scale bar. I am following the instructions as listed.

    Any suggestions?


  5. Thank you dear Bijoy Manoharan.