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    So No one ever came up with an automated solution to this? and mainly question the need for it as far as I see?

    Well unfortunately it is required by certain jurisdictions (Chicago in my Firm's case)

    http://www.cityofchicago.org/dam/cit...onEPermits.pdf
    If you scroll down to page 7 of the Applications guidelines of that link, you will see if more than one scale is used on the same sheet (happens PLENTY) then you are required to provide a graphic scale with each drawing.

    So I'm continuing on the crusade to find a way, because this is PAINFUL, 40+ viewtitles is awful.

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    Dynamo... maybe... if you're a good coder.

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    DDrecoll,

    There is an app that can help you out. It is called Parametric Graphic Scale from Egan BIM Resources.

    The app works with Imperial or Metric scales and is designed to comply with NCS.

    The app is available on the Autodesk Apps Exchange, or you can check it out here.
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    We don't apply scale bars to individual title views here, but we have two sets of scale bars that are in the sheet title family, controlled by a toggle. One set is for GA scales, and the other for detail scales.

    In my previous practice, we did use view specific scale bars, which I implemented when I realised that contractors on site were photo-copying individual details from the drawing sheet to give out to the teams on site. The scale bar is a useful sense check to indicate if the copy is an accurate scale or not. We found a family on-line which did the job superbly and the fact that the scale has to be set manually for these things is an inconvenience worth suffering. I can think of many reasons why scale bars are useful and should not be dismissed as old-fashioned. Just so long as those responsible for pricing and construction follow the well-understood rule of never scaling off drawings!

    In any case, in the UK, it is a requirement for planning drawings at least to have scale bars. Presumably, because it is common practice for randomly scaled-down copies of submitted drawings to be distributed to individuals involved in the planning decision...
    View Title with Graphic Scale Bar-fdg_scalebars_detail.jpgView Title with Graphic Scale Bar-fdg_scalebars_ga.jpg

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    Kinda seems like a contradiction in terms there.
    • "Do not scale from this drawing."
    • "Here's a handy scale you can use."
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterJEgan View Post
    DDrecoll,

    There is an app that can help you out. It is called Parametric Graphic Scale from Egan BIM Resources.

    The app works with Imperial or Metric scales and is designed to comply with NCS.

    The app is available on the Autodesk Apps Exchange, or you can check it out here.
    Is this something you have a financial stake in? If so, can you please be upfront about that in your recommendation?

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    Kinda seems like a contradiction in terms there.
    • "Do not scale from this drawing."
    • "Here's a handy scale you can use."
    ...but you missed 'To be used only as guidance'.

    Scale bars are mandatory in the UK for certain classes of drawings, so we just use them for all.

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    I usually add them because of our clients have Letter/Tabloid size multipurpose printer. Most often they would print to scale. Here is all-in-one scalebar I've created so it is display for Imperial, Metric and Engineering scale.

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