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## How do you show square footage in AutoCAD?

Are you using a FIELD to show the area? If so, and you want the area displayed as square feet, in **the field format, select “Architectural”**. In this case, AutoCAD assumes you want square feet.

## What units does AutoCAD measure area in?

Architectural units are based in **feet and inches** and use fractions to represent partial inches: for example, 12′3 1/2″. The base unit is the inch unless otherwise specified, so if you enter a number like 147.5, then AutoCAD will understand it to be 12′3 1/2″.

## How do measure area?

Area is calculated **by multiplying the length of a shape by its width**. In this case, we could work out the area of this rectangle even if it wasn’t on squared paper, just by working out 5cm x 5cm = 25cm² (the shape is not drawn to scale).

## How do you calculate square root?

Square root of a number is an inverse operation of squaring a number. The Square of a number is the value of power 2 of the number, while the square root of a number is the number that we need to multiply by itself to get the original number.

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Square Root Table.

Number | Square Root |
---|---|

8 | 2.828 |

9 | 3 |

10 | 3.162 |