How to calculate the area in AutoCAD

In Autocad the area of an object can be easily calculated or found out. To do this, simple tools and features of this software can be used and applied. To understand more as to how to calculate area in Autocad follow the tutorial given below.


Step # 1 – Select the “area” tool

The “measure” drop down menu in the “utilities” panel consists of the “area” tool that can be used to calculate specific dimensions.

Choose the “area” tool

Step # 2 – Calculate the area

Calculating the area of a single object is much simpler. Pick the tool, right click, choose the “object” option and select the shape whose area you wish to calculate.

Determine the area

Step # 3 – Check the calculated area

AutoCAD will provide you with the calculated area in the space below. Press “esc” to de-select this tool.

Look at the calculated area

Step # 4 – Select the “add area” option

You can even calculate a combined area of several objects together. For that, select the “area” tool, right click and press the “add area” option.

Choose the “add area” option

Step # 5 – Add area of objects

Right click once again, click on “object” and now select the objects whose areas you wish to add. Whichever object you select its area will automatically be added in the total value shown to you below.

Add area of shapes

Step # 6 – Select the “subtract area” option

After you calculate area in Autocad of different objects together, you can still subtract the areas of those that you do not want to be added in the accumulative.
To do this, with the “area” tool still selected, right click to get the tools options and select “subtract area”.

Choose the “subtract area” option

Step # 7 – Select object

Right click again, select “object” and choose the shape whose area you wish to minus from the total.

Select shape

Step # 8 – Calculate area from points

In Autocad area calculation can also be done by specifying points manually. This is done by defining the space whose area you wish to figure out. Simply select the “area” tool, mark the points and press “enter” to finalize your selection.

Determine area from points