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Measure multiple polylines in Draftsight

Measure multiple polylines in Draftsight

Measure multiple polylines in Draftsight

Hello everyone,

I started working for a small subcontractor who can't afford autocad license and so we use Draftsight free version.

It's typical for me to have to take-off AREA and PERIMETER of a series of closed polylines(say they represent balconies ot terraces)

Since it's time-consuming and tedious work, I wonder if somebody has struggled and has come up with ANY solution to increase the efficiancy of this process.

When I select a few polylines in the AREA value I get "VARIED". If I could get just the sum of the areas, it'd be great. Now I write down the areas and perimeters of all polylines and sum it up in excell and don't like this at all.


Peter Stoyanov

RE: Measure multiple polylines in Draftsight

Type "GETAREA" enter
Type "A" (add) enter
Type "E" (specify Entity) enter
click on your Polylines
Your Command Window shows Area, Perimeter for each entity & Total Area after each pick.

I haven't figured out Total Perimeter yet.

RE: Measure multiple polylines in Draftsight

Thanks, I'll try this tomorrow at work

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