Area is the property of a different entity, the enclosed face that might not even exsist.
Desired perimeter would be a good one for change. Though it would be a different length than the sum of all segments.
p.s. as long as the circle holds the metadata of the true perimeter the shown length is the perimeter, not the sum of the segments.
I think if one works frequently with pipe or hardware in North America then this request makes enormous sense. If you don’t then I guess it’s hard to understand. I also have requested and would love to see circles by diameter.
Can of worms - meaning how do you calculate circumference in SketchUp? PIr^2 or length of boundary edges?
Areas could be useful to some people…landscape architects, urban planners, etc.
The Circle tool creates a circle and fill at the same time (the icon even shows it as a circle with a fill), so I don’t think it would be wrong for the measurements field to report area while it’s being created.
Rectangles, should do this, too…I’d say that’s more useful to more people than a circle reporting its area.
or an alt tool thing. Just like you can draw a rectangle from its side or its centre. Drawing using dimension from the sides (diameter) or the centre (radius) just by pressing alt / option.
could be an elegant on/off solution.