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This AutoLISP code can easily be modified to show the length or perimeter of a polyline or area of hatch.


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;;; AreaText.LSP ver 4.0
;;; Command names are AT, ATC, ATM
;;; AT command: Select a polyline and where to place the text
;;; ATC command: Select a polyline and add the text at the geo center of the selected object
;;; ATM command: Select multiple objects and add the text at the boundary box center ;;; Sample result: 2888.89 SQ. FT. ;;; As this is a FIELD it is updated based on the FIELDEVAL ;;; or the settings found in the OPTIONS dialog box ;;; By Jimmy Bergmark ;;; Copyright (C) 2007-2018 JTB World, All Rights Reserved ;;; Website: https://jtbworld.com ;;; E-mail: info@jtbworld.com ;;; 2007-09-05 - First release ;;; 2009-08-02 - Updated to work in both modelspace and paperspace ;;; 2010-10-29 - Updated to work also on 64-bit AutoCAD ;;; 2018-11-11 - Added command ATC to add the text at the geo center on selected object ;;; Added command ATM to add the text at the bounding box center on selected objects ;;; Uses TEXTSIZE for the text height ;;; rows starting with one or more semicolons are comments ;;; for the area in square feet leave the below row uncommented or modify as needed (setq jtbfieldformula ">%).Area \\f \"%pr2%lu2%ct4%qf1 SQ. FT.\">%") ;;; for the area in square meters leave the below row uncommented or modify as needed ;(setq jtbfieldformula ">%).Area \\f \"%lu2%pr1%ps[,m²]%ct8[0.001]\">%") (defun Get-ObjectIDx64 (obj / util) (setq util (vla-get-Utility (vla-get-activedocument (vlax-get-acad-object)) ) ) (if (= (type obj) 'ENAME) (setq obj (vlax-ename->vla-object obj)) ) (if (= (type obj) 'VLA-OBJECT) (if (> (vl-string-search "x64" (getvar "platform")) 0) (vlax-invoke-method util "GetObjectIdString" obj :vlax-False ) (rtos (vla-get-objectid obj) 2 0) ) ) ) ;;; Select a polyline and where to place the text (defun c:AT (/ entObject entObjectID InsertionPoint ad) (vl-load-com) (setq entObject (vlax-ename->vla-object (car (entsel))) entObjectID (Get-ObjectIDx64 entObject) InsertionPoint (vlax-3D-Point (getpoint "Select point: ")) ad (vla-get-ActiveDocument (vlax-get-acad-object)) ) (vla-addMText (if (= 1 (vla-get-activespace ad)) (vla-get-modelspace ad) (if (= (vla-get-mspace ad) :vlax-true) (vla-get-modelspace ad) (vla-get-paperspace ad) ) ) InsertionPoint 0.0 (strcat "%<\\AcObjProp Object(%<\\_ObjId " entObjectID jtbfieldformula ) ) ) ;;; Select a polyline and add the text at the geo center of the selected object (defun c:ATC (/ ent entObject entObjectID InsertionPoint ad mtextobj) (vl-load-com) (setq entObject (vlax-ename->vla-object (car (setq ent (entsel)))) entObjectID (Get-ObjectIDx64 entObject) InsertionPoint (vlax-3D-Point (trans (osnap (cadr ent) "_gcen") 1 0) ) ad (vla-get-ActiveDocument (vlax-get-acad-object)) ) (setq mtextobj (vla-addMText (if (= 1 (vla-get-activespace ad)) (vla-get-modelspace ad) (if (= (vla-get-mspace ad) :vlax-true) (vla-get-modelspace ad) (vla-get-paperspace ad) ) ) InsertionPoint 0.0 (strcat "%<\\AcObjProp Object(%<\\_ObjId " entObjectID jtbfieldformula ) ) ) (vla-put-AttachmentPoint mtextobj 5) (vla-put-insertionPoint mtextobj InsertionPoint) ) ;;; Select multiple objects and add the text at the boundary box center (defun c:ATM (/ ss1 nr tot_area ent entObject entObjectID InsertionPoint ad mtextobj minExt maxExt ) (vl-load-com) (if (setq ss1 (ssget '((-4 . "<OR") (0 . "POLYLINE") (0 . "LWPOLYLINE") (0 . "CIRCLE") (0 . "ELLIPSE") (0 . "SPLINE") (0 . "REGION") (-4 . "OR>") ) ) ) (progn (setq nr 0) (setq tot_area 0.0) (setq en (ssname ss1 nr)) (while en (setq entObject (vlax-ename->vla-object en) entObjectID (Get-ObjectIDx64 entObject) ad (vla-get-ActiveDocument (vlax-get-acad-object)) ) (vla-GetBoundingBox entObject 'minExt 'maxExt) (setq minExt (vlax-safearray->list minExt) maxExt (vlax-safearray->list maxExt) ) (setq InsertionPoint (vlax-3D-Point (list (/ (+ (car minExt) (car maxExt)) 2) (/ (+ (cadr minExt) (cadr maxExt)) 2) (/ (+ (caddr minExt) (caddr maxExt)) 2) ) ) ) (setq mtextobj (vla-addMText (if (= 1 (vla-get-activespace ad)) (vla-get-modelspace ad) (if (= (vla-get-mspace ad) :vlax-true) (vla-get-modelspace ad) (vla-get-paperspace ad) ) ) InsertionPoint 0.0 (strcat "%<\\AcObjProp Object(%<\\_ObjId " entObjectID jtbfieldformula ) ) ) (vla-put-AttachmentPoint mtextobj 5) (vla-put-insertionPoint mtextobj InsertionPoint) (command "._area" "_O" en) (setq tot_area (+ tot_area (getvar "area"))) (setq nr (1+ nr)) (setq en (ssname ss1 nr)) ) (princ "\nTotal Area = ") (princ tot_area) ) ) (setq ss1 nil) (princ) ) (princ)