How can I set a permanent scale in Strater, but have the starting/ending borehole depths change according to the data?

If you want to use Collars Table or Automatic for the Depth Settings scaling source, but have Strater use the same scale for all logs, this can be easily done in Strater 2 and above.
  1. Click View | Display | View Properties (View | View Properties in Strater 3 and 4, View | Borehole View Properties in Strater 2).
  2. Set the Depth settings to Collars Table or Automatic.
  3. Uncheck the box next to Auto-recalculate scale (set it to False in Strater 2 and 3). Now you have full control over the scale, while the starting and ending borehole depths are controlled by the collars table or automatically.
  4. Set the Scaling depth per inch you want for the logs. Now when you change the Hole ID, the scale remains the same even if the Starting borehole depth/Ending borehole depth change.


In Strater 1, it is not quite as simple. We added a way to do this in Strater version 1.3 (and all later versions). This allows the scale to remain constant while updating the starting/ending borehole depths automatically according to the data. To use this feature:

  1. Make sure you have the most recent version by going to Help | Check for Update.
  2. Close Strater and navigate to your Strater installation directory.
  3. Open the Strater.ini file in a text editor, like Notepad.
  4. In the [Settings] section at the top, add "Set Scaling Value= " and then type in what scaling factor you want to use. To disable this setting, put a semi-colon in front of it. For example:

Set Scaling Value=250

     5. Save and close the file, then restart Strater 1.


Updated: October 4, 2016

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