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What is a drawing speed?

A drawing speed is a set of drawing options that determines how fast and with what precision plants are drawn. You can choose a drawing speed from the Options menu in the main window.
gif/plantstudio00090000.gif The Draw as Bounding Boxes drawing speed draws plants with 3D objects simplified to rectangular bounding boxes. You will want to use these speed when you are moving plants around in a composition.
gif/plantstudio00090000.gif The Draw as Wire Frames drawing speed draws plants as wire-frame structures. You will probably want to use this speed most of the time because it compromises between speed and quality.
gif/plantstudio00090000.gif The Draw as Solids drawing speed draws plants with filled surfaces and complete polygon sorting. You will probably want to choose this speed only when you are ready to create output.
gif/plantstudio00090000.gif The Draw Custom drawing speed lets you
customize the drawing options to your choices. You will want to use this option when you need a specific set of drawing options.

The drawing speed is used in almost all the places where plants are drawn in PlantStudio -- in the main window, breeder, time series window, and plant mover. The only exception is that Draw as Solids is always used in the plant wizard.

It is important to remember that your current drawing speed is used when you copy, save or print pictures, and when you create animations or nozzles/tubes. Before you output a picture, check the drawing speed to be sure it is what you want in your bitmap.

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