How can I change the vertical exaggeration (z scale) of my 3D surface map?

By default, Surfer creates 3D surface maps with a 1.5 inch Z axis.  Any vertical exaggeration in the Z direction is due to this fixed default.  To adjust the Z scale (vertical exaggeration), follow the steps below.

  1. Click the Map in the Contents window.
  2. Click the Scale tab in the Properties window.
  3. In the Z Scale section, adjust the Length (page units) or Map units per inch to the desired value. Setting the Z Scale to match the X Scale and Y Scale will result in a vertical exaggeration of 0.


Updated October 24, 2018

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