Calculating Area in AutoCAD is a simple task, in this tutorial we will learn How to Calculate Area with AutoCAD.

What is area – **Area** is a quantity that expresses the extent of a two-dimensional surface or shape, or planar lamina, in the plane. Area can be understood as the amount of material with a given thickness that would be necessary to fashion a model of the shape, or the amount of paint necessary to cover the surface with a single coat.^{} It is the two-dimensional analog of the length of a curve (a one-dimensional concept) or the volume of a solid (a three-dimensional concept).

**How to Calculate Area with AutoCAD**

The first step to **calculate Area in AutoCAD **is to understand the command used and how to measure so that can we can know how to calculate area with AutoCAD.

- In the command prompt type
**” Area ”** - By default you will have the
**” Object ”**option enabled and you can select select / specify first corner point - Now you can
**” specify next point “**or select**Arc / Length or undo**to move to the next step. - During the process of selection you will notice a blue selection area appearing, which indicates you are selecting different points within the AutoCAD Drawing

For the figure above, the following is the steps involved in finding the area

*Command: AREA*

*Specify first corner point or [Object/Add area/Subtract area] <Object>:* **1**

*Specify next point or [Arc/Length/Undo]:* **2**

*Specify next point or [Arc/Length/Undo]:* **3**

*Specify next point or [Arc/Length/Undo/Total] <Total>: A*** ( 3)**

*Specify endpoint of arc or *

*[Angle/CEnter/CLose/Direction/Line/Radius/Second pt/Undo]:* **(4)**

*Specify endpoint of arc or*

*[Angle/CEnter/CLose/Direction/Line/Radius/Second pt/Undo]: L ( 1) *

*Specify next point or [Arc/Length/Undo/Total] <Total>:*

**Select Total***Specify next point or [Arc/Length/Undo/Total] <Total>:*

**Enter**

*Area = 568015.9010, Perimeter = 2879.2084*So Ideally when you finish selecting the above area – you get the area and perimeter of the object selected above.

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