Scale Bar does not link to my map frame

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03-02-2022 04:15 PM
EshaVisram
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When I go to Scale Bar in the Scale Bar Properties, it says "none". I am not sure how to change my project to automatically link my map frame to my scale bar to make the scale bar suit my map and project. How could I fix this problem?

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MarcoPoetsch
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Hi @EshaVisram, in your layout, do you have a map frame? If so, you should see the map frame in the drop-down menu.

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EshaVisram
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No, my map frame does not show up in the drop down options. Only “None” appears and I do have a 3d map open and I used that for the map frame. Could it be that I removed the original base maps that were in the project?
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MarcoPoetsch
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I see, so you have local or global scene and not a flat map.

You can't include a scale bar in a 3D map as scale is continuous and will change across a 3D view.

However, their is a workaround which you can try:
https://community.esri.com/t5/arcgis-pro-questions/scale-bar-in-arcgispro-layout/m-p/77862