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AreaTester • Calculating areas in AutoCAD 2.1.12

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AreaTester is a free plug-in for AutoCAD. It allows you to quickly measure the area in AutoCAD and gives you advanced capabilities to process the results of the calculations in the further workflow (annotate the the areas in the drawing, convert the received data to different spreadsheet formats, etc.).


The plugin calculates not only the areas of enclosed objects, such as a polyline or circle, but also any other shapes formed by the intersection and connection of various types of objects, which include lines, arcs, splines and many other AutoCAD basic objects. At the same time, to calculate the area of any enclosed shape, you only need to point the crosshair of the cursor on it and the area value will be instantly displayed in the context window above the cursor. In addition, the user can create the necessary list of the areas in the main application window for the further workflow. All these areas are summed automatically in the created list. The total result of the summation is displayed at the bottom of the main window of the app.


One of the main features of AreaTester, compared to the standard AutoCAD tools, is the ability to determine the area value of any bounded shape excluding the areas formed by objects that have got inside such an shape (the so-called "islands"). This option significantly simplifies the user’s work on calculating areas in AutoCAD, eliminating the need for additional mathematical operations.

Key features of the AreaTester for AutoCAD free plugin:
  • Automatic calculation of the all areas in a drawing.
  • Annotating the areas directly in a drawing.
  • Drawing boundaries of the shapes in the form of polylines.
  • Exporting the generated list of areas to the clipboard or some convenient data format (* .txt, * .csv).
  • Adding the table of the area list to a drawing.

What's New in Version 2.1.11   See changelog


Updated interface.

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Great solution!
Suitable also for cadastral plans. Etc.
The speed of work is particularly striking.


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Thank you for your review!

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you`ve put good use of the lisp, dcl here.. 

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Hi, thanks for review! This app is not an example of using lisp and dcl. This is an ObjectARX app and it's written on C++ language.

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After installing this plugin, my AutoCAD no longer works. It opens up to immediately freeze and not return. I don’t know what else it did, because even once I uninstalled the plugin, my cad is still wrecked. Need to uninstall/reinstall AutoCAD now. 

Response from the author:

The situation you described has absolutely nothing to do with the AreaTester application. The installer of the program does not make any changes inside AutoCAD itself. The application is loaded only after AutoCAD is fully loaded. Your message looks like a fake!

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John Watson


Awesome! It's a very useful app. I use it all the time when I calculate the area.

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