How Do I Find Area in AutoCAD?

by Tim Ashwood
Using the area command.

Using the area command.

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

Type AREA into the command line. Press enter.

Click the first intersection to measure from.

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

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

Click the remaining intersections to trace the shape.

Press Enter to complete the command.

The area is displayed in the command line window.

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

Tip

Area of an Object

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.

Type AREA into the command line. Press enter.

Press the down arrow on your keyboard to choose the object option.

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

Click the object.

Click the object.

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

Tip

  • To measure the area of several objects, use the add option before clicking the first object.

About the Author

Tim Ashwood lives for all things tech related, so it's no wonder he ended up in Seattle. With a degree in drafting and design, he's been writing tech subject matter for more than five years, everything from marketing to detailed R&D reports.