Create Area Types

To create new area types used to label the areas in your sketch and define how they are calculated:

  1. While you're in a sketch in TOTAL Sketch, click the modify icon (  ) to enter Modify Mode.
  2. Click an area to select it.  If this is a new sketch, click here for instructions on drawing a new area, and then skip to step 3.
  3. Click Tools on the upper left and select Setup Area Types from the drop-down menu.  Or, press F4 on your keyboard.
  4. Click the New Category icon (  )  on the lower left to create an additional category folder for your area.  Then type a description for the category and press Enter.

  5. Select the Category folder where you want to place your new area, click the New Area icon (  )  on the lower left, enter the description for your area as you'd like it to appear in your sketch, and press Enter.

  6. When you are finished, clickOK to save your changes and apply the selected area type to the area selected in your sketch.