Note: This page is no longer being maintained and is kept for archival purposes only.
For current information see our main page.
Garden with Insight Kurtz-Fernhout Software
Developers of custom software and educational simulations.
Home ... News ... Products ... Download ... Order ... Support ... Consulting ... Company
Garden with Insight
Product area
Help System
Quick start

Garden with Insight v1.0 Help: How to change the drawing scale of all plants in the garden

The drawing scale is how large the plants are drawn on the screen in relation to how large they are simulated to be. Scale is in units of pixels of screen per millimeter of distances (such as plant stem lengths). A scale of 1.0 pixels/mm is reasonable for a backyard garden. For a window box, you might want to use a scale of 2.0 pixels/mm.

A window box garden with a drawing scale of 2.0

Each soil patch has its own drawing scale (see How to change the drawing scale of all plants in a soil patch). You can change the scale for the entire garden by either amending or overriding the soil patch scales. To change the drawing scale for the whole garden, choose Display from the Options menu on the garden window.

The display options window

In the display options window, edit the number after the words Garden scale. Under the scale are three options for how the garden scale should affect the scale for each soil patch.

not affect: The garden scale will be ignored and the soil patch scale will be used without change.

override: The garden scale will be used instead of the soil patch scale.

multiply: The soil patch scale will be multiplied by the garden scale.

This table shows show the different options affect the drawing scale for a soil patch.

Option       Garden scale  Soil patch scale  Drawing scale        
Not affect   2.0           0.5               0.5                  
Override     2.0           0.5               2.0                  
Multiply     2.0           0.5               1.0
To save your change to the garden scale, click OK. To abandon your change, click Cancel.

Home ... News ... Products ... Download ... Order ... Support ... Consulting ... Company
Updated: March 10, 1999. Questions/comments on site to
Copyright © 1998, 1999 Paul D. Fernhout & Cynthia F. Kurtz.