Working with areas

When sketching in TOTAL for Mobile, labeling areas (first floor, garage, etc.) allows the measurements and calculations for that area to transfer into your report.  You can define the area before or after you draw it.

To define an area:

When you draw an area, the define area type screen automatically appears.  TOTAL for Mobile attempts to predict what type of area has been drawn, but you can easily adjust the type of area.

  1. While you're in a sketch in TOTAL for Mobile, tap the modify icon (  ) to enter Modify Mode.  If you are using an iPhone or a similar device with a smaller screen, press the mode icon on your sketch keyboard and select Modify.
  2. Select the area you wish to define by tapping a blank section inside of the area.  When selected, the area turns yellow.
  3. Tap Define on the upper left.
  4. Select the appropriate area type from the list and adjust the calculation method if necessary.  Or, create a new area type.

  5. Once you have selected the Area Type and calculation method, tap the sketch canvas or press OK on the upper right of the Area Type window to save your changes and apply them to your sketch.