Adding the aeronautical scale bar

The Aeronautical Scale Bar tool creates a standard scale bar that can be customized.

Aeronautical scale bar example
  1. Start ArcMap.
  2. On the main menu, click View > Layout View.
  3. On the main menu, click Customize > Toolbars > Aeronautical Layout.
  4. Click the Aeronautical Scale Bar button Aeronautical Scale Bar on the Aeronautical Layout toolbar.

    A scale bar appears. By default, the scale bar represents the current focus map scale if it is not zero.


    The scale bar is not dynamically linked to the data frame properties; scale changes do not automatically update the scale bar element.