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# area command

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12-16-2013 06:34 AM

I was just wondering why when I try and calculate an area using a polyine, I am getting a readout of 1.80401967E+07, when I have it set to give me the calculation in square feet? It is an area of approx. 246 Acres.....is this because the area is so large? I am not sure what the "E" stands for or the "+07" at the end..............thanks

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# Re: area command

12-16-2013 06:36 AM in reply to: wbrustle

the E stands for exponent that number is 1.80101967 x 10 ^7 -  divided by 43560 is 413 acres

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# Re: area command

12-16-2013 07:03 AM in reply to: Joe-Bouza

ok......can you explain more how you got the 413 acres. Maybe you could type out how you used the exponent (multplied it)....thanks

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# Re: area command

12-16-2013 07:05 AM in reply to: wbrustle

Set LUPREC to a lower value (try 2), then run your Area calc again.

I suspect LUPREC is currently set to 8, and AutoCAD will only show you ±15 number of places in number. So by reducing the precision on the back end of the decimal point, you will be able to see the full number on the front side of the decimal point.

Below is an example. Same polyline.

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# Re: area command

12-16-2013 07:15 AM in reply to: rkmcswain

thank you so much!!! setting that variable to "2" solved my problem

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# Re: area command

12-16-2013 09:50 AM in reply to: wbrustle

An acre is one chain by 10 chains, where 1 mile = 80 chains. So 1 chain by 1/8 of a mile.

1 chain = 66 feet.

66' * 660' = 43560 sq. ft = 1 acre.

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# Re: area command

12-16-2013 12:52 PM in reply to: wbrustle

Just move your decimal 7 places to the right and you have square feet.

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