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Calculation Tools (Length Total & Area Total)

Our software includes built-in calculation tools that automatically calculate areas and lengths in your drawings.

Looking for a way to calculate all planted areas in your drawing? Here's how >

 

 

Our Length Total tool measures the length of linear objects such as retaining walls or property lines. Our Area Total tool calculates groundcover, hatch, or even room area totals in either square footage or meters. When you design using our software, automatic calculation is quick and simple.

Length Total

The Length Total tool quickly calculates lengths of lines on selected layers – an especially useful aide in calculating linear lengths for cost estimates or data compilation.

 

 

You can select previously drawn lines or even measure a line as you draw it on the fly.

Note: Because the Length Total tool will calculate lengths on a selected layer, pay attention to the way you name your layers. For example, the name of a layer containing turf header lengths can contain the word "Header," or a layer containing walls to be demolished can be named "Wall-Demo," etc.

 

Open the Length Total tool:

 

F/X Site ribbon, Length Total flyout

 

 

 

Admin Setup toolbar

F/X Admin pull-down menu

FX ADMIN toolbar

 

 

 

 

or by typing LengthTotal in the Command line

 

 

 

The Command line will prompt you to: Select object on layer to calculate, and the cursor will turn into a pickbox.

 

 

Click an object on the layer where you want to calculate length.

 

 

The length total for the selected layer will be displayed in the Command line.

 

 

You'll also see the dialog box pictured to the right, which displays the layer name and the total length, in feet or meters, of objects on that layer.

Area Total

The Area Total tool helps you make quick calculations of areas within polyline borders of selected layers. This can prove especially useful in calculating areas for cost estimates or data compilation.

 

 

Draw polylines around areas you want to calculate.

 

Because the Area Total tool will calculate areas on a selected layer, pay attention to the way you name your layers. For example, the name of a layer containing turf areas can contain the word "Turf," or a layer containing a building to be demolished can be named "Bldg Demo", etc.

 

Open the Area Total tool:

 

F/X Site ribbon, Area Total flyout

 

 

 

Admin Setup toolbar

F/X Admin pull-down menu, Area Total option

FX ADMIN toolbar

 

 

 

 

or by typing AreaTotal in the Command line

 

 

 

The Command line will prompt you to: Select object on layer to calculate, and the cursor will turn into a pickbox.

 

 

Click an object on the layer containing polyline borders whose area you want you want to calculate.

 

 

The area total will be displayed in the Command line.

 

 

You'll also see the dialog box pictured to the right, which displays the layer name and the total area, in square feet or square meters, of objects on the selected layer.

Last modified on Friday, 25 October 2019 09:55
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