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Vladimir Michl View Drop Down
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07.Nov.2008 at 08:57
Just download the latest version of fArea (see Download). Load (APPLOAD) the fArea.vlx and start the FAREA command. On the first prompt, enter "S" for setup. Specify the label suffix, multiplication factor (0.000001) and the number of decimal places. Pick the closed geometry (polyline, circle..). Either select a predefined text label (any text) or press Enter to specify a new text entity - pick the insertion point, the text size and rotation of the new label.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06.Nov.2008 at 14:38

Hi All,

New user here.  Found the 'farea' tool via a post (& link) on this forum.  Have downloaded it and installed it using appload.  Thing is, I'm having real trouble figuring out how to enter the parameters when promted.  Could someone please take me through the steps required to create a 'dynamic text label' with 250pt text size at an insertion point of my choice (ideally i'd just like to click the mouse where i want to insert the label) at 0degrees rotation.  Also, my drawing is in mm but i'd like the areas displayed in m2 (i've assumed the 'multiplication factor' would be 0.000001 but it doesn't seem to work).  I've been fiddling about with the setup and options for a good while now so any advice or an alternative method for measuring areas (lots of - quickly!) would be much appreciated.
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