Have You Tried: Calculate Area and Measure Distance in AutoCAD

Measure distance in AutoCAD

For this installment of the Have You Tried series, let’s look at some of the area and measure tools AutoCAD provides for quick and accurate measurements of distances, areas, lengths, angles, and other geometric calculations.

Being able to accurately calculate areas and measure distances in your drawing is important when creating and transforming your drawings to real-world objects or structures.

How to measure in AutoCAD

In this Have You Tried, we’ll go over how to:

  • Calculate and display the area
  • Label the calculated area
  • Arrange objects

Learn how to calculate area and measure distance in AutoCAD with the step-by-step examples in the Have You Tried: Calculate Area and Measure Distance topic.

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Lee Ambrosius

Lee Ambrosius is a Principal Learning Content Developer at Autodesk, Inc., for the AutoCAD software and AutoCAD LT software products. He works primarily on the CAD administration, customization, and developer documentation. Lee has also worked on the user documentation for AutoCAD on Windows and Mac. He has presented on a wide range of topics at Autodesk University over the past 10 years, from general AutoCAD customization to ObjectARX technology. Lee has authored a number of AutoCAD-related books, with his most recent projects being AutoCAD Platform Customization: User Interface, AutoLISP, VBA, and Beyond and AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015 Bible. When he’s not writing, you can find him roaming various community forums, posting articles on his blog, or tweeting AutoCAD-related information.

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