A little AutoCAD tip for you!!
I always ignore this ribbon when it pops up, but it is pretty useful!!
You add a north arrow in paper space. When you add a north arrow, you assign it to a specific viewport and you specify its location.
You can use a built-in north arrow or load a custom north arrow. You can use any AutoCAD block as a north arrow. You can create north arrows using the AutoCAD Block Editor.
If you rotate the north arrow, the map adjusts automatically. Each north arrow has a floating toolbar. Use the toolbar to rotate the north arrow, or to reset it to true north after you rotate it.
If you delete the associated viewport, the floating toolbar will display a warning. To resolve the issue, use the floating toolbar to associate the north arrow to a different viewport, or delete the north arrow.
Adding a North Arrow
- Create a display map and add any viewports you need.
- Switch to paper space.
- Click Layout Tools tab North Arrow.
- Select a north arrow style from the list.
- Select a viewport for the north arrow.
- Click a spot to place the center of the north arrow.