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Tool: Scale Bar

Scale Bar draws a horizontal bar to show the length scale of objects in the graphics window. A text label is not included, but can be added with the 2dlabels command. See also: Color Key, making images

The Scale Bar dialog can be opened from the Depiction section of the Tools menu and manipulated like other panels (more...). It is also implemented as the command scalebar.

All settings can be edited interactively:

The scale bar is a 2D object (no depth, cannot be moved forward/backward) and is simply drawn on top of the view, like 2D labels. It is created as a 2D labels submodel that can be controlled with the Model Panel and general commands such as close and show/hide.

UCSF Resource for Biocomputing, Visualization, and Informatics / July 2021