Wednesday, October 10, 2007

How To Find the Square Footage Using AutoCad

You can quickly learn the square footage of a room in AutoCAD.

First, make sure your endpoint Object Snaps are on. To turn on your OSNAPS, right click on the OSNAP Button at the bottom of the screen, this brings up the settings box. Check the box next to ENDPOINT and check OBJECT SNAP ON. Close this box by clicking OK.

Now to find a room's square footage, type AREA on the COMMAND LINE, then click on each corner of the room. Click on each corner in order and be sure to re-click the first corner you clicked on. Press ENTER. On the command line, AutoCAD will tell you the SQUARE FOOTAGE, SQUARE INCHES, AND PERIMETER.

Very Cool.

6 comments:

Elena Margarita Zapata said...
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Larissa said...

Fantastic! this helped tons! thanks a bunch!

amanda said...

i JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS POST... IT HELPED ME AND YOU EXPLAINED IT SO CLEARLY!!!!

amanda said...

i JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS POST... IT HELPED ME AND YOU EXPLAINED IT SO CLEARLY!!!!

Tony Chawla said...
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Tony Chawla said...

Hi, I was just wondering but are you measuring area from the inside walls of the room or outside walls?

Thanks