Calculating Square footage in Chief Home Designer Architectural 2019


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It is possible to calculate total square footage in Chief Home Designer Architectural 2019? I have looked in the help area but it is not listed under calculate square footage or square footage calculator. If it is possible can someone please let me know.  Thank you!

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using the CAD tools - closed poly line tool, you shape it manually around the perimeter of your plan footrpint then open the resulting poly line's dialog box and view the "Poly line area" read out to find out the square footage of the manually drawn poly line from its dialog box.



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*** I see you said Architectural 2019 ***



Answers often depend on which title (Suite, Pro etc) and version (2018, 2019 etc) you are using.


You can help everyone by adding that info to your signature (see below for how to turn them on) by clicking on your user name at the top right of the page, click Account Settings, then Signature on the left.


Doing so makes it always available, and keeps others from having to hunt for it.


And, turn on signature display too.






Many questions have been asked and answered. The Home Designer website is a good place to start your search.


Here is a video about searching the forum:



Resources for self help:


The built in Help System (always a good place to start)




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10 hours ago, JosephThomas said:

It is possible to calculate total square footage


The total square footage of what?


The program places a Living Area Label on each floor showing square feet. If you do not see it, make sure it's set to display in plan defaults. Run a Plan Check if it still does not show.

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