Plan Area Macros


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Simple question I think. I just cant seem to figure this out.

How do I create a Text box with my plan areas?

- When I use %room.area.standard%, this gives me what I need. But I can not move the text out of the room.

- when I have 2 porches, can I add the two areas together on another "total porch" sq.ft text line?

- Do I use Standard Area Polyline? If so, what is the correct macro to read it, such as living area, garage, porches, etc.


I can use stand area polyline, and then add correct macros to the label of each. Then move the label to the side in a list. But is there a way to accomplish this in 1 text box, reading each area respectively. What about adding 2 porches into 1 total porch area?


Here is what in 1 text box:

total Heated Living:   sq.ft.

total Garage:    sq.ft

total porches: sq.ft.



 Then I can send this text to layout where I need it. Any help is appreciated.


Thanks. Thomas

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This topic is sooo common that i assumed you did a search beforehand. Both Joe and mike  sell macros to do this and have been doing so for years.


This is extremely simply to do and if your interested in doing it yourself and want to invest in some "gotomeeting" time -- just PM me -- most would rather go the easier route.

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