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David Maudlin wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:33 pm
What I see for NCS Drawing Title 23: Drawing Settings > Drawing Title > Title Content - Back Referencing and Additional Data > Show Additional Data > select Graphic Scale, which enables pen and font controls.

Thanks for testing, David. I (finally) see what you're saying and how they buried this previously easy-to-see option. Attached screenshot for others. Sadly, they deleted the code that allowed you to set an offset for the scale bar - and the default setting has the numbers above the bar overlapping the title bar line. Not quite sure what the improvement over the old object is the necessitated breaking part of the functionality.

So, I guess we're left with the question (pending at tech support) as to whether we can share this object with our Australian colleague and others looking for a scale bar.

Thanks again, David.

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Karl Ottenstein wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:13 pm
So, I guess we're left with the question (pending at tech support) as to whether we can share this object with our Australian colleague and others looking for a scale bar.
I think Barry has posted a solution where a user downloads a different country's AC version to get that library.

Well, I think downloading an entire installation just to extract one object from a library is a little overkill. Certainly an option until permission is granted to share (which seems silly to ask for given that you can download the entire version for another country).

Anyway... back to this NCS title object. Basically, they broke it in 23. I just tested the NCS Drawing Title 22 object from the AC 22 USA library, and it works fine and has all of the parameters. Someone recoded the object for 23 giving it pretty graphical parameter panels and in the process left off some of the parameters.

So, I recommend using the AC 22 version at least for now ... and that anyone looking at this functionality download the AC 22 USA library rather than the 23 one.
Lingwisyer wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:43 am
Isn't the sharing restriction for GS objects only for modifications? So GS objects should be shareable as is?

This post collects all the answers and clarifications I received from GRAPHISOFT when this topic came up a few years ago:

Thanks for that reminder, Laszlo. Hard for us old timers to remember changes that feel so new (only 6 years ago! LOL). Attached was the object "NCS Drawing Title 22" which has the option of displaying an automatic scale bar, so our friends down under can see how it was done. (I deleted it as it was missing a required macro...see next post with the LCF file that has the title object AND the macro.) This object was developed for Graphisoft North America and has the following Creative Commons license linked from the Info tab:

(My concern about sharing - before I read your posts and saw the license info inside the object - was that development of this object was paid for GS North America rather than GS HQ. Given the license, that doesn't seem to matter.)
Apologies: the GSM alone won't work without the associated macro to display the scale bar. At GSNA tech's suggestion, I've uploaded this to BIMComponents... awaiting acceptance at the moment. But, here is an LCF that includes the title object AND the scale bar macro. It will display the scale for Metric as well as Imperial.

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