1.243 FAQ-1026 How to create a zoom plot for 2D graph?

Last Update: 11/13/2019


Origin provides 3 methods to create a zoom plot for 2D graph.

Compare of 3 methods

Work for multi-layer graph? zoom graph can auto-update
after inserted to source graph?
Start from
Ctrl + Zoom to select region on graph and then copy layer Y N Worksheet
Zoom Inset App Y Y Graph
Zoom plot type from Plot menu Y Y Graph

Method 1: Ctrl + Zoom to select region on graph and then copy layer

  1. With the graph window activate, click the Scale In button Button Zoom In Tool.png (on Tools toolbar docked at the left-hand side of the workspace). Press Ctrl key and drag out a rectangle area on the graph. It will create an enlarged graph. Moving the rectangle box in the source graph will update the enlarged graph dynamically.
  2. On the enlarged graph, right click on a blank place inside the layer and select Copy. Go to the source graph and click Ctrl + V to paste it.
Create zoom graph.gif

Method 2: Zoom Inset App

You can download Zoom Inset App from File Exchange page.

Zoom insert app.png

Method 3: Zoom plot type from Plot menu

Origin provides a build-in zoom graph template. You can access it by selecting menu Plot: Multi-Panel/Axis.


Keywords:zoom graph, insert panel, enlarge part