Join Shaun Bryant for an in-depth discussion in this video Using areas in AutoCAD, part of AutoCAD Facilities Management: Areas.
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- [Voiceover] So we're staying…in the Introduction to FM chapter…and what we're going to have a little look at now…is using areas within your AutoCAD drawing.…Now the whole idea of using the areas…in an AutoCAD drawing is,…when you create a polyline in AutoCAD,…it also creates an area of that polyline,…that you can then utilize as an area…for facilities management.…So what I'm going to do briefly, is I'm just gonna jump…into a fairly sensible-shaped room.…So I'm gonna go for this one at the top here…and I'm going to zoom in on it, like so.…
You can see we've got a room there…and it's got those angled walls there where the windows are.…And what you would normally do is you would measure…the internal area of that room.…Now we're going to go into this in a lot more detail…as we go through the course.…But what I would normally do is use the polyline command,…like so, and then make sure that my object snaps…are on down here.…So I make sure I've got things like endpoint and midpoint…and center switched on, at minimum,…
- Setting up a facilities drawing
- Managing XREF layers
- Adjusting drawing units and limits
- Using polylines
- Defining areas
- Annotating areas
- Setting up area table styles
- Finding and linking area data
- Exporting area table data
Skill Level Appropriate for all
AutoCAD: Tips, Tricks, and Industry Secretswith Jeff Bartels3h 48m Intermediate
Cert Prep: AutoCAD Certified Professionalwith Shaun Bryant4h 40m Appropriate for all
1. Introduction to FM
2. Setting Up a Facilities Drawing
Managing XREF layers3m 55s
3. Getting Your FM Settings Right
4. Areas and Polylines
5. Defining Areas
6. Annotating Areas
7. Setting Up an Area Table Style
8. Using the Area Table
9. Exporting the Area Table Data
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