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Missing layout tools

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02-28-2013 04:26 AM

Hello...i have a bit of a problem with Autocad map 3d 2012. When i try to insert a scale bar or a north arrow or any other carthographic element i simply can't find the layout elements that are supposed to be in layout tools tab. I've done a lot of research online and can't come up with anything. I'd really appreciate some help on this as i am quite new to Autocad, and i've tried every solution that has come to my newbie brain

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Re: Missing layout tools

02-28-2013 06:26 AM in reply to: IQ_HIGH

are you in paper space?         _.paper

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Re: Missing layout tools

02-28-2013 06:39 AM in reply to: parkr4st

Yes i am...i really don't know what the issue is. I am in paper space, i have created view ports in paper space, i have map data as well. It just seems to me like i'm missing some sort of plugin but i don't know since i only just started using this software about 2 weeks ago

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Re: Missing layout tools

02-28-2013 07:05 AM in reply to: IQ_HIGH

Hi,

 

>> When i try to insert a scale bar or a north arrow or any other carthographic element

AFAIK these (north-arrow, scale-bar) items are new to 2013, you won't find them in 2012.

 

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Re: Missing layout tools

02-28-2013 07:13 AM in reply to: Alfred.NESWADBA

Thank you very much. Sometimes it's just as important knowing what you can't do. Do you suppose there's another way to go about this then?

 

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Re: Missing layout tools

02-28-2013 07:15 AM in reply to: IQ_HIGH

I mean without using map books....just an inset scale bar, north arrow and perhaps title block. I have investigated by the way and the solution i found- mapbooks - was not quite ideal for me

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Re: Missing layout tools

02-28-2013 07:29 AM in reply to: IQ_HIGH

Hi,

 

you can always use blocks you define yourself, but they will not be connected to a viewport like 2013 does it (at least without development).

 

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