What are some use cases for the area measurement tool?

  • Calculating the total area of a floor or level.
  • Calculating the area of an apartment or room.
  • Calculating the area of the tenants and landlords portions of a building.

How do I measure an area?

  1. Click on the “Measure” tab at the top left of the page (shortcut to cycle through tabs = W).
  2. Set a scale for your drawing (learn more about setting a scale).
  3. Click “Create” (shortcut = C).
  4. Type the description for your area measurement.
  5. Click “Area” to change this measure type to be an area measurement (as opposed to a linear measurement or point / manual count).
  6. Switch to selection mode by clicking “Switch” (shortcut = S) until the mouse cursor turns into a crosshair.
  7. Draw an outline of the area you require by clicking each corner in turn (hold shift to snap to a straight line).
  8. Complete / finish the area by clicking on the final corner again (or by right-clicking).
  9. Click "Save" (Shortcut = A) to save your linear measurement.

How do I edit an area measurement?

There are two ways to edit a measurement:

  • Right-click on an item while in select mode
  • Click the edit button to the left of the measurement in the sidebar

Once in edit mode, you can adjust the measurement in two ways:

  • Drag and drop individual nodes to adjust the size and shape of the area measurement
  • Drag and drop the entire measurement to adjust its position

What else can I do with areas?

  • Hold shift while moving or resizing an area to snap adjustments to 90 degree angles
  • Add extra nodes by double clicking on the edge of an area
  • Double click existing nodes to remove them

How do I delete an area measurement?

There are two ways to delete an area measurement

Option 1

  1. Each area measurement is listed on the left-hand side of the screen
  2. Hover your mouse over each measurement to highlight it on your drawing
  3. Click the “x” to delete

Option 2

  1. While editing an area measurement, press "Delete"

Learn more

How to: Set a drawing’s scale.

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