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Getting Started with DraftSight by João Santos

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Measuring areas

The GETAREA command (alias AA, Measuring areas on the Inquiry toolbar, or Tools | Inquiry main menu) calculates areas and perimeters. By default, the command just prompts for picking points, Enter to end the command and the area and perimeter are displayed:

: GETAREA
Options: Add, specify Entity, Subtract or
Specify first point» P1
Options: Enter for total or
Specify next point» P2
Options: Enter for total or
Specify next point» P3
Options: Enter for total or
Specify next point» P4
Options: Enter for total or
Specify next point» P5
Options: Enter for total or
Specify next point» P6
Options: Enter for total or
Specify next point» Enter
Area = 214, ...

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