# How do I convert square footage in AutoCAD?

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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.

Square Root Table.

Number Square Root
8 2.828
9 3
10 3.162