Finding the Area or Square Footage of a Plan

Reference Number: KB-03080
Last Modified: August 23, 2017

The information in this article applies to:

Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or Home Designer Suite or Home Designer Interiors


Is there a way to calculate the square footage or area of my entire floor plan in Home Designer?


Using Home Designer's Polyline tool, you can quickly find the overall square footage or area of your floor plan.

Finding the area of your floor plan

  1. From the menu, select CAD> Draw Polyline Polyline icon.

    If using Home Designer Professional, select CAD> Boxes> Rectangular Polyline Rectangular Polyline icon

  2. Draw the polyline around your structure, snapping to the outer edges of the walls.

  3. If necessary, you can use the Break Line Break Line icon tool to break the edges of the line and shape it to your structure.

    Floor plan view with polyline selected.

  4. With the polyline still selected, click the Open Object Open Object icon edit button.

  5. On the Polyline panel of the Polyline Specification dialog, the Area of the selected polyline is displayed. This is the area of your floor plan.

    Polyline Specification dialog