Map Scale

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Map Scale

To add or modify a map scale, select Insert > Map Scale from the main menu and the Map Scale dialog box will appear. Choose options from the following tabs:

Style Tab

Format Tab

Display Units Tab


Select the OK button to save changes.


Style Tab




Style – Select from one of four map scale format options.


Number of Segments – Enter number of segments to be included in map scale.


Length – Enter  map scale length in real-world coordinates.



Format Tab




Height – Specify map scale height in real-world coordinates.


Rotate – Specify rotation (counter-clockwise in radians). For example, 1.57 rotates the scale 90 degrees counter-clockwise.


Line Weight – Enter line weight in tenths of millimeters.


Vertical – Check to draw map scale with vertical orientation (for 3D views).


Draw Background – Check to draw background.


Text Style – Select text style.


Text Height – Specify text height in real-world coordinates.


Text Number Digits – Specify the number of decimal places.


Text Color – Select text color.



Display Units Tab




Display Units allows the user to select between "meters" or "feet".


Note: When connected to an EQuIS database, the Display Units are specified in EQuIS and therefore this option is not available.