How Area Table command works?

The Area Table command automatically dimension and calculate the area of an enclosed object and generate a table showing the result in the current drawing area.

The enclosed area or object can be marked with a number or area symbol and the data in the area table are generated simultaneously. The values in the area table change automatically when the number or area size is changed and the area data in the table can be exported to a text file or table file.

How to access the Area Table command?

There are two ways to access the Area Table command:

  • enter AREATABLE, as shown in the following picture,
  • Express > Dimension > Area Table, as shown in the following picture,

A step-by-step tutorial:

  1. Draw several different circles and ellipses, as shown in the following picture,

2. Enter AREATABLE, then press the ENTER key to invoke the “Area Table” window, as shown in the following picture,

3. To generate a table, we need to check the Create Table box, if we want to know the sum area, also check the Calculate Sum Area, as shown in the following picture, then click OK to complete your settings.

4. After exiting the Area Table window, you are prompted to Pick Point for Table or Select Table to Add, as shown in the following picture,

5. After selecting where to put the table, we can enter Object and then select the circles and ellipses one by one from left to right, as shown in the following picture,

6. The table appears where we have picked point for the table, as shown in the following picture,

Check the following video about Area Table!

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