# Quick Answer: How do you find the area of a shape in AutoCAD?

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## What is the command for area in AutoCAD?

Calculates the area and perimeter of objects or of defined areas. You can obtain measurements by selecting an object, or by specifying points to define what you want to measure. The area and perimeter of the specified object are displayed at the Command prompt and in the tooltip.

## What is area formula?

Given a rectangle with length l and width w, the formula for the area is: A = lw (rectangle). That is, the area of the rectangle is the length multiplied by the width. As a special case, as l = w in the case of a square, the area of a square with side length s is given by the formula: A = s2 (square).

## How do you make an irregular shape in AutoCAD?

To create irregular polygons, use the mpolygon command. Click Home tab Draw panel Polygon. Enter an integer to specify the number of sides for the polygon. Follow the command prompts to specify either the polygon center (default) or the first edge.

## What are the shortcut keys in AutoCAD?

Manage Workflow

Ctrl+C Copy object
Ctrl+V Paste object
Ctrl+Shift+C Copy to clipboard with base point
Ctrl+Shift+V Paste data as block
Ctrl+Z Undo last action

## What is area example?

Area is the amount of space within the perimeter of a 2D shape. It is measured in square units, like cm², m², etc. To find the area of a quadrilateral, you have to multiply the length by the width. For example, a rectangle with sides of 3cm and 4cm would have an area of 12cm².

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## What is perimeter formula?

The perimeter is equal to the boundary of the rectangle which can be calculated with the formula: Perimeter = Length + Length + Width + Width = 2(Length + Width).

## How do you calculate area?

Area is calculated by multiplying the length of a shape by its width. In this case, we could work out the area of this rectangle even if it wasn’t on squared paper, just by working out 5cm x 5cm = 25cm² (the shape is not drawn to scale).