Measure area from a model

How do you measure the square footage of a model plan? Thanks

You can get the area in Entity Info if you select a face or faces.

Or you can add a label to a face with the Text tool.

If your plan has a floor, select that face and read the area. Or draw a face to represent the overall size of the plan and measure that.


You can also get a total of the area painted with a material by right-clicking on it in the Material browser and selecting Area from the context menu. Note that if a face is painted on its both sides or if a group or a component is painted fro the “outside”, the function reports the area twice.



@Anssi, I had to make an account just to thank you for this absolute gem piece of advice. I need to make rectangles of specific area but variable dimensions, and using your method and the Scale tool, I get updated area calculations every time I unclick. Thank you sir. :notes:

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