Launching the app
The AreaTester application is launched by entering the AreaTester command or the short alias ATST at the BricsCAD command line.
Launching AreaTester app from BricsCAD command line
After launching the application, a preliminary selection of objects is carried out, among which the search for areas will be performed. At this stage, both individual closed objects (circles, polylines, etc.) and a whole fragment of the drawing, consisting of a large number of different entities, can be selected (see Animation 1).
After selecting objects, the program performs data parsing: it analyzes the selected set and determines closed areas. Parsing the selected set of objects takes some time. The more objects are selected, the longer the parsing process will take.
Demonstration of launching the AreaTester app and selecting objects with subsequent data parsing
At the end of the parsing process, the program will fill with a solid hatching of parts of the drawing with the detected closed areas. If the application does not detect any closed areas during the data parsing process, the user will be informed by a corresponding message.