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Where are wall areas displayed?

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Hi all, I could swear I've seen a window in the software somewhere that shows the area of a wall when clicked, but I can't find it now.  Where is it? 

I want to use it to quickly get the net areas (without window/door openings) of walls to estimate the amount of tile, drywall, etc.

 

Thanks!  :)

 

 

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How about using the materials list? I don't know of what you describe.

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Hi Eric, I haven't used that before.  Playing with it now but I don't see how to select a wall to get the details for that.  And if I select the Room option nothing seems to happen.

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Don't use "Calculate for Room" for what you want. 

From the software's Help:

A Materials List calculated from a room is created for only the contents of that room: wall materials are not included.

 

Calculate "From Area" or "All Floors" instead.

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Thanks Kat.  I did try the Area option but it only lets me select an area on the floor.  I can't figure out how to select a wall with it.

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Kyle

If you have a room with 4 walls of sheetrock why not let the software calculate it.  I believe it will not calculate wall coverings such as wall paper or paint but if you have a custom wall with tile as a layer i believe the Material List should include it.   Also you can use the function shown below:

 

Alan

 

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Because I don't want the area from all the walls, only specific ones (different coverings). 

 

As mentioned I can't figure out how to get the area option to do a wall. The materials list that pops up shows subfloor and base moulding, but nothing about the wall (and the values it shows appear to be from the entire floor rather than just the rectangle I select).

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I think by now it's becoming clear that the area display I thought I saw before (I think it was in a post here somewhere) must have been imagined, and that the software does not have a simple "what is the area of this wall" tool.

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Are you maybe thinking of the "Components" dialog that comes up when you select a wall and click on this Edit tool in Pro?

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Not what I was recalling / hallucinating, but very useful!  I may be able to use this.  I note the table gives counts rather than area (for example 3 sheets of drywall). 

I'll check the forum again to see if I can find the example I'm recalling.  I've just checked custom backsplashes and countertops and I see that both of those show area, perimeter, and volume under Polyline in their properties.  This is very close to what I recall seeing, but I thought for some reason we could do it for walls.  I also recall that whoever posted it was indicating that different versions of the software so more info.  His might have been from a CA product as I recall the dialog box was full of data.

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