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    Default Area of Multiple Objects - Tip

    I just saw the request for obtaining areas of multiple objects by BASAM YOUSIF on the current Wish List ballot. Until that wish is granted, here's a tip:

    Convert your multiple closed polylines to regions using the REGION command.
    Combine your multiple regions into a single region by using either the UNION command to add or the SUBTRACT command to subtract.

    Use the LIST command to view the resulting total area.

    Finally: If you want to "see" your area, use the RENDER command as a visualization tool.

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    Default Re: Area of Multiple Objects - Tip

    As a bonus, this even works in LT.

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    Default Re: Area of Multiple Objects - Tip

    If you are just adding areas, and you have converted them to regions, you can use the MASSPROP command to get the total area of any selected regions.


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    Default Re: Area of Multiple Objects - Tip

    That is a good tip. I still think there is some magic to the wishlist request.
    What if you did not have to convert objects to regions? Streamline, streamiline, streamline.

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    Default Re: Area of Multiple Objects - Tip

    In addition, you can quickly create regions as if you were creating a hatch. There's no need to pick every corner of the room in making a polyline then converting it to region. Provided the area is close or with a tolerable gap, this can be done by boundary command with a region object type. Although in new releases, a hatch object does have an area property, but unlike regions you can not merge or combine hatches to determine the total area.

    Here's the macro
    ^C^C-boundary;a;o;r;i;n;;;
    All you need to do is to paste this to a toolbar, menu or a keyboard shortcut's macro.

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    Default Re: Area of Multiple Objects - Tip

    Hi Berniac


    This is a very useful tip.
    Thanks for sharing knowledge.
    Have a great Friday.

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    Default Re: Area of Multiple Objects - Tip

    Please explain why I can't use hatches for multiple areas. I have been using the cumulative area in properties for areas for several years now and found it more accurate than polylines with multiple vertices.

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    Default Re: Area of Multiple Objects - Tip

    The same, i usually use hatch objects then see Total Area of Hatch by Properties Pallette (Cumulative Area)

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    Default Re: Area of Multiple Objects - Tip

    Great Information was very useful for me..


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