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# Finding area of irregular shapes. How to use ZWCAD or AutoCAD calculate area

Jenny

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Finding area of irregular shapes. How to use ZWCAD or AutoCAD calculate area
05-06-2013 09:45 . pm | View his/her posts only
Finding area of irregular shapes. How to find the area of irregular shapes? How to use ZWCAD or AutoCAD calculate area. How do you figure area. It is easy to calculate the area of simple object by using area command. But when come to a complex object, it doesn't work.

To calculate the area of a irregular shape object, to find the area of irregular shape, we can use REGION command.

Solution: We can use REGION command to make the whole complex object to one region object, then use AREA command to get the area. Please notice that REGION command is not available in ZWCAD Standard version, but available in professional version.

2013-6-18 15:53

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robhowell

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14-06-2013 09:42 . pm | View his/her posts only
I find this is the best way to calculate area of geometric in special shape

Ravi_Akella

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18-06-2013 02:10 . pm | View his/her posts only
Gennerally I use MASSPROP command to get the total area of any selected regions, or typically fill in hatch and get the area from properties palette.

SLW210

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29-09-2013 04:03 . pm | View his/her posts only
Finding area of irregular shapes in AutoCAD, I do it this way: use polyline to snap to every vertex of the irregular shapes, input C to close the polyline for the last vertex, the area of this polyline object is the area of the irregular shapes, then select the polyline, and input command LIST to get all information of this polyline, include the area and perimeter etc.