Area: noob question how to read

rhino

#1

Hi All! This is a very basic question, but I used the area command, and got the area as, 1.1808847e+08 (+/- 17) square millimeters for 30 objects. What does this mean in normal figures? I can’t seem to work it out.

Please help!!!


(Rodrigo Bárcena) #2

Hi @Mai_Ta

Ch-ch-check this out : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_notation


#3

Hi @Mai_Ta, in addition to above link from @Rodri, you can control the unit system when running the _Area command. Your objects are likely very large and modelled in a document using mm as unitsystem, to get the area printed out in m², just start _Area command with no selection, change your _Units=ModelUnits from the command line option to _Units=Meter, then select your objects and press _Enter.

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