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Total area of selected regions or hatches (by layer)

A - answer With the free LISP utility CADstudio AddArea you can easily summarize the total area (acreage) of all selected polygons, regions, hatches and other drawing objects with the "area" property in your current drawing.

The areas are also grouped by layers. Optionally, you can export the results to a SDF text file. You can also list individual values (areas). The number of decimal places depends on the UNITS command.

Sample output:

0 118.1143
WATER 3010.72
You can download the AddArea utility from Then run it with the AddArea command.
You can use LISP variables to control the format of text output:
(setq AddAreaNoSub T) ; suppress subtotals
(setq AddArea3rows T) ; layer in 3 rows

We offer a similar utility for lengths - see AddLen.

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See also:
Tip 9185:Fix problem of Areas on self-intersecting curves in AutoCAD 2013.
Tip 8677:Associative DWG table of line length totals (by layer).
Tip 7916:Searching for hatches with missing Area property.
Tip 6574:Compute total area of selected objects.
Tip 6031:AutoCAD: Do you really want to do this?

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