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

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.

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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

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.
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.

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