AutoCAD Tutorial – How to Link a North Arrow to a Viewport Dynamically – 2 Minute Tuesday

It’s Tuesday and as you probably already know, that means another Tuesday Tip x 2 Minute Tuesday post!!

I know I mention it each week but I feel like it’s worth the recap since we have quite a few new readers lately, earlier in the 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, and check out the videos on my channel here:

In this weeks article, I wanted to feature one of my favourite tools from the Map 3D toolset that is available with your AutoCAD subscription.

One of the great benefits to the newer subscription model of AutoCAD is the addition of a wide variety of specialized toolsets like Electrical, MEP, Map 3D, and more. As a civil designer, Map 3D is my go-to toolset of the group and with it comes a whole selection of great additional features. Today, I wanted to highlight one that I use on almost every drawing I produce: dynamic north arrows!

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 this year and look forward to it all.

Cheers and happy drafting!

Just in case you haven’t checked them out yet, I have AutoCAD templates/title blocks available for download here: so let me know if you take a look and what you think!

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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 five years growing to tens of thousands of subscribers and over 5 million 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: