Area Measurement

The Area measurement tool places specialized markups that calculate the area of a polygonal shape. Area measurements are always closed shapes; for an open-shaped polygonal measurement, see Perimeter Measurement or Polylength Measurement. For a similar markup without the measurement, see the Polygon Tool.

Area measurements can have cutouts taken out of them, if needed. They can also be given depth or a slope.

Before placing a measurement, it is recommended that you set the page scale for the document first. When trying to place a measurement on a page that does not have a page scale, you will be prompted to set the scale.