1.1 FAQ-111 How to set equal axis length?

Last Update: 8/27/2015


By default, axis length in an Origin graph is linked to the layer dimensions, so the same scale in different axes might not be displayed in identical length.

In order to set equal axis length, you could link axis length to axis scale range. This makes it possible to:

  • Keep 1:1(or identical) scale for x y and/or z axis
  • Make equal(or same) x y and/or z scale
  • Keep aspect ratio of the scale and axis length
  • Make a squared image with the same x y scale
  • Have the axes proportional to length

To link axis length to axis scale range:

  • For 2D Graphs
    Click Format:Layer Properties to open the Plot Details dialog and go to the Size/Speed tab and check the Link Axis Length to Scale with X:Y Ratio box and leave the edit box set as 1 by default.

Link Axis 2D.png

  • For 3D Graphs
    Click Format:Layer Properties to open the Plot Details dialog and go to the Axis tab to select a desired option from the Link Axis Length to Scale(isometric) drop-down list.

Link Axis 3D.png



Keywords:axis length, isometric, square, equal length, aspect ratio, proportional axes, proportional spacing, proportional scaling, square gridding, lock scale ratio

Minimum Origin Version Required: 2016 SR0