Fundamentals > Creo Parametric User Interface > The Analysis Tab > Measuring Geometry > Measuring Entities > Using Specific Measurement Types > Area > To Measure Area
To Measure Area
1. Click Analysis > Measure > Area, or right-click the graphics window and choose Area from the shortcut menu. The Measure dialog box opens.
2. Select a reference entity to measure. The area value is shown in the measurement panel and in the Measure dialog box.
3. To measure the total area of more than one entity, hold down the CTRL key and select more entities. The total area value appears in the combined measurement panel for all the selected entities and in the Measure dialog box.
4. To project the area, click the Projection collector and select a reference plane, surface, axis, edge, curve, coordinate system, pipe segment (in assembly mode), or cable segment (in assembly mode). The projected area and actual area are displayed in the Measure dialog box.
* If you select a coordinate system in the Projection collector, then you can select a coordinate system type: Cartesian, Polar, Spherical, or Cylindrical.
5. To project the measurement onto a view plane that lies along your computer screen, click . The projected area and the actual area are shown. Click again to activate the Projection collector.