How Do I Find Area in AutoCAD?

By Tim Ashwood

Updated February 09, 2017

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

Using the area command.
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Type AREA into the command line. Press enter.

Selecting the first intersection.
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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.

Selecting the last intersection of the shape.
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Press Enter to complete the command.

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

Tips

If you want to see the area in feet and inches, convert your units to architectural.

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.

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

Selecting the object.
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Click the object.

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

Tips

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

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