How Do I Find Area in AutoCAD?

To measure area in AutoCAD, use the AREA command. You can use this command to trace the shape you are measuring or to measure the area of an object.

Area of a Shape

Step

Type AREA into the command line. Press enter.

Type area into the command line.
Using the area command.
credit: Tim Ashwood
Click the first intersection to measure from.
Selecting the first intersection.
credit: Tim Ashwood

Step

Click the first intersection point of the shape you are measuring.

Step

Click the next intersection. Continuing around the shape until there are no intersections remaining.

Click the remaining intersections to trace the shape.
Selecting the last intersection of the shape.
credit: Tim Ashwood

Step

Press Enter to complete the command.

The area is displayed in the command line window.
Checking area of the shape.
credit: Tim Ashwood

Step

The area is displayed as the latest entry in the command line window.

Area of an Object

Step

Verify whether the shape you're measuring is an object in AutoCAD. If the shape is compromised of individual lines, use the PEDIT command to join them into an object.

Step

Type AREA into the command line. Press enter.

Press the down arrow on your keyboard to choose the object option.
Selecting the object option.
credit: Tim Ashwood

Step

Press the down arrow key on your keyboard and select the Object option.

Click the object.
Selecting the object.
credit: Tim Ashwood

Step

Click the object.

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The area is displayed as the latest entry in the command line window.