Is there a simple way to create a "CAD template" for map outputs from ArcGIS as in the image below:
I'd like to create a standard template and then populate some simple 'fields' with map information (title, scale, date).
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What you can do is:
1- Open ArcMap with a Blank Map.
2- Go to Layout view (the layout must be a simple rectangle, if not you can use Change Layout to select an empty one).
3- in File>Page and Print Setup you can choose the size and orientation of the template.
4- in the Layout view, change the Data Frame dimensions to open sapce for title, scale, date. or just adjust the dimensions to the Layout.
5- Use Draw Tools (Graphic tools) to create the details of the Layout for the title, scale, date, ...
6- Finally Save it as .mxd
and here are some links of how to convert templates into CAD or from CAD templates into Arc: