The "Area" command does not work in AutoCAD MEP 2013. It allows you to select your points, but does not finish the command...does not offer a total area quantity. Does anyone know of a fix for this problem?
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The Area command in 2013 works fine here. Can you make us a Jing video (Free at: www.jingproject.com).
As you requested, I've tried to attach a Jing video, but your system tells me that ".swf" is not a valid extension for an attachment. I'm really quite baffled, as I have two seats of AutoCAD MEP 2013 where the Area Command does not complete the action. Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Jing allows you to upload the video to Screencast and it automatically generates a link and puts in your clipboard. You can paste the link straight into a forum message.
I was able to view it. Thank you for making that. Watch your command line. The command has command line options that you can select. It defaults to <Area>. When you get to the last node, tap the enter key and it will tell you the area. There are other command line options to subtract from the shape, which is great if you have an island out in the middle you want to subtract from the overall area. Add is another option. So you can add other separate areas to sum a total area. Anytime you want to exit the command, select the <Area> and it gives you the total. Note: In 2013, all command options are selectable with the mouse, or you can type the highlighted letter with the keyboard and tap enter.
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We are still having no success when it comes to our Area Command actually offering a final total. I did a little sleuthing, and it found a thread of someone else having this same problem a month ago. Surely there must be some way to fix this... See below for the thread I found...
You are attempting to get the total; area for some objects. Pick a point. What is the UCS location for any point on those objects? What is the drawing units for distance and Area? Precision?