How to Calculate the Area of Slopes in AutoCAD

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How to Calculate the Area of Slopes in AutoCAD
AutoCAD works on Windows and MAC OS operating systems. (Jupiterimages/Pixland/Getty Images)

AutoCAD is a computer-aided drafting software used in architecture and construction in preparation of blueprints. For construction purposes, you must calculate the area of all the objects and materials to ensure the proper size is used. Calculating the slope in AutoCAD is an easy process, as the program calculates the area automatically. But knowing how to find the area of the slope can be tricky for those who are new to using AutoCAD. Luckily, with the right directions you can learn to navigate AutoCAD successfully and find the area of the slope in question.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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  1. 1

    Click on "Tools," and then "Inquiry." Select "Area" to open up the "Area" command.

  2. 2

    Click on the slope or item in AutoCAD for which you want to know the area. The area for the slope will be displayed. If you want to display more information, including the length of the object or its elevation, use the properties palette.

  3. 3

    Double-click on the object in the drawing to open the properties palette. Scroll down the properties palette until you locate the number labelled "Area," which is the area for the slope or object you selected. You can also view more information on the dimensions of the object under the "Geometry" section in the properties palette.

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