AutoCAD Tutorial – How to Insert a Dynamic SCALEBAR that Automatically Updates – 2 Minute Tuesday

Its that time of the week again and that means I’ve got another Tuesday Tip x 2 Minute Tuesday post to share with you all.

In case you are new to the site or needed a refresher,  earlier this year I partnered with the AutoCAD Blog to produce some of my favourite CAD Tips as Tuesday Tip articles along with an accompanying Two Minute Tuesday Video that gets posted to my youtube channel.  You can see the full list of my articles on the AutoCAD Blog here, like the last post How to Link a North Arrow to a Viewport or check out the videos on my channel here:

In today post and video, I get to share another great feature from the Map 3D Toolset that is now included with the AutoCAD Subscription. In the post, we will walk through exactly how to insert a dynamic scale bar that can be linked and update automatically based on your viewport scale in the AutoCAD Map 3D toolset. Doing this will keep your scalebar always set correctly, regardless of if you change up the scale of your viewport. This one can be a huge lifesaver and timesaver when drafting when you need to make a change to a sheets’ scale. I use these scale bars on almost all of my projects and I think these will be a game-changer if you can include them in your future workflows.

Check out the full article here to learn more:

And don’t forget to watch the accompanying tutorial video below:


That’s all for today, I hope you all will continue to check out and enjoy my posts on the AutoCAD Blog,  they have been a ton of fun to work on and I’m excited for more posts to come. Be sure to subscribe and follow on twitter @cadintentions to keep up to date and be the first to get updates on the next Tuesday Tip Article coming in the next weeks.

As always, thank you so much for reading and watching, I am super excited to be back and posting regularly on the blog and hope you all will follow along.

Cheers and happy drafting!

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Brandon is a Civil Designer, Aspiring Blogger/Creator, Husband, Father to two Amazing Kids and Tech Aficionado from a small town in Canada. He has been obsessed with design and technology since he can remember and working as a Civil Designer for nearly as long. Brandon’s blog and Youtube channel, has been his outlet and excuse for keeping up with new tech and trends in the CAD design world for the last 10 years growing to more than 60,000 subscribers and over 15,000,000 views, while also being the source of many great friendships and unique opportunities. If you would like to Sponsor CAD Intentions or Work together in some way, Please visit my About Page and send me an email: