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RE: There's got to be a better way than the way I'm doing it

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Mark -

Why area won't work as well as region is because the areas are all separated
by window openings. There are lots of areas that I would have to add
manually and that means I would have to dig in my drawer to find a
calculator and then dust it off and check the batteries. With regions, and
then union, it becomes one mega-area as a solid. I get one number.

BTW, an easier way to create a closed polyline from lines forming walls is
to use bpoly command, a longtime undocumented feature of AutoCAD. Just type
bpoly at the command prompt then pick a point in the wall and viola! A
closed polyline is laid on top of the walls.

Thanks again.

T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E. (CA #2607)
San Juan Capistrano, CA

:-----Original Message-----
:From: Mark D. Baker [mailto:shake4bake(--nospam--at)]
:Sent: Thursday, June 24, 2004 7:34 PM
:To: seaint(--nospam--at)
:Subject: RE: There's got to be a better way than the way I'm doing it
:Happy to have fueled your grey matter today!
:Looks like all the wall lines would have to be joined polylines for the
:to work. If walls were the only layer turned on, I think you can "pedit"
:them all at once by windowing the entire floor plan. You'll be advised that
:they are not plines, do you want to make them plines to which you respond
:yes then issue the join command. They won't join if intersecting lines are
:not 0 fillet. You'll know when they are all plines and if they are all
:joined by... pick a line and if they all ghost, you have a closed pline.
:Now, you can pick the closed pline when in the area command and you'll get
:your answer. Sounds like joining regions is nearly the same as this.

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