# Frequent question: 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 are the examples of irregular shapes?

Examples of Irregular Shapes

Shape Name Properties
Kite Unequal angles Although 2 pairs of sides are equal, not all 4 are equal.
Irregular quadrilateral (more examples) Not all 4 angles are equal; Not all 4 sides are equal
Irregular pentagons Not all 5 angles are equal; Not all 5 sides are equal

## What is the difference between area and perimeter?

The perimeter of a shape represents the distance around it, the area of a shape is the surface or flat space that the shape covers (in 2D) while the volume of a shape is the space it occupies in real life (in 3D).

## How do you introduce perimeter and area?

To find the perimeter, add together the lengths of the sides. Start at the top and work clockwise around the shape. Area of Polygon = (Area of A) + (Area of B)

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