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    You mean like this, Gordon?
    View Title with Graphic Scale Bar-scalebar.png
    We've had this on our titleblock for years.
    No need for a different one for each scale.
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    Yup, only difference is I am going to try it screened to reign in the multiple generation copies madness. I wonder how many people have been doing something similar for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
    I wouldnt handle it like that, because you can have more than one scale of viewport on the Titleblock. As i said, the VA standard is very ugly, but it serves a very good purpose. Here is how they handle it (VATTL).
    Funny: I bet those VA scale bars become hidden beneath the stapled edging; rendering them less than useful :-)

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    I agree with you Gordon, and as you said "hard to enforce". Just talked to one of the principals and they really want to have the scale bar next to the View Title like in the image attached.

    View Title with Graphic Scale Bar-scale_bar_under_title.png
    And if I'm understanding everyone so far there is no way to make this scale bar read the scale of the view and assign the correct scale bar for the scale. As you can tell the Scale of the View is using the wrong Scale Bar ....

    The Human Error is a big factor for me I might have to forgo any definition of what the bard scale should be... and use a blank bar...

    Thanks again for all your help
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBZ View Post
    Funny: I bet those VA scale bars become hidden beneath the stapled edging; rendering them less than useful :-)
    That's what I was thinking as well...

    Thanks for your input...

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    So, once again a case of someone wanting something "Because we've always done it that way" (BWADITW - there's an acronym that doesn't work)
    This is a perfect example of where people should be willing to re-examine their company standards - keeping in mind WHY they use those standards, what benefit is derived from the standard, and how much effort is required.

    What's better:
    • Something that takes a lot of effort (and might be wrong) but looks the same as it did 40 years ago?
    • Or something that is guaranteed accurate and takes zero effort, conveys the same information, but looks different?

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    Dave! That's spot on brother!

    I will have to quote you and educate the people more about Revit! That's my Job... Thanks for the boost! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBZ View Post
    Funny: I bet those VA scale bars become hidden beneath the stapled edging; rendering them less than useful :-)
    Negative. We have a LOT of space over there.

    Plus, its not our design. Clients standards are clients standards.

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    Aaron, we know how clients standards work... it's not your work... LOL

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    O god I'm starting to keep up with another time consuming thing.... B-)

    yes but a graphic scale is very helpful drafting tool.... You don't always have a scale handy, but if you have the blue prints you can make one in a pinch....

    I do agree that you don't have to have you blueprints look like they used to, but that doesn't mean the graphic scale is now useless... Just remember the people that came before you were not idiots...
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