“How do I find out the area of a slab?”
This is one of the most frequently asked questions we get in our training courses and on our support lines.
There are 2 simple processes for getting this information
The first option is to open the Element Information Palette, choose the area setting, and then select your slab
This Provides you with information that you then have to show as annotation, Which doesn’t update if your slab changes
The second method, is the simplest and most effective
Use the Slab Label. In the label tool, choose the slab option from the list on the left and change the label type from text to Dimension Label
Next Open the Symbol Label Tab, and under the General Settings turn on the Show Area option
You will now have a label on your slab showing the area that will update as you change your slab!