 # Design File Settings Dialog, Active Scale Category

Consists of controls that are used to set the active scale factors and to toggle Scale Lock. ### Active Scale Parameters

The active scale factors are applied when placing cells with the Place Active Cell or scaling elements with the Scale .

• If a scale factor is 0-1 (for example 0.25), size in that direction is decreased.
• If a scale factor is 1, size in that direction is unchanged.
• If a scale factor is greater than 1, size in that direction is increased.
SettingDescription
X Scale Sets the active scale factor along the view x-axis (horizontal).
`ACTIVE` `XSCALE` [ ``` factor ``` ]
`XS=` [ ``` factor ``` ]
Y Scale Sets the active scale factor along the view y-axis (vertical).
`ACTIVE` `YSCALE` [ ``` factor ``` ]
`YS=` [ ``` factor ``` ]
Z Scale (3D Only) Sets the active scale factor along the view z-axis (depth).
`ACTIVE` `ZSCALE` [ ``` factor ``` ]
`ZS=` [ ``` factor ``` ]
Lock control If locked, the scale factors are constrained to the same value; keying in one changes all. To turn the lock control on or off, click it.
Tip: You can also change all scale factors at once by keying in ACTIVE SCALE [factor] or AS=[factor]. If factor is omitted, the active scale factors are displayed in the Status Bar.
1.0 Sets the active scale factors to 1.0.
Halve Multiplies the active scale factors by 0.5.
Double Multiplies the active scale factors by 2.
Scale Lock If on, scale factors are rounded to the nearest multiple of the specified tolerance.
`LOCK` `SCALE` [ `OFF` | `ON` | `TOGGLE` ]
Note: If the optional argument is omitted, the current setting is toggled.
Tolerance If Scale Lock is on, the active scale factors are constrained to multiples of this value. For example, if Tolerance is 0.25 and Scale Lock is on, the active scale factors are constrained to 0, 0.25, 0.50, 0.75, and so on.