First off welcome. You must be here as you're looking to work out the square meter area for a particular area, it may be a room in a house, it may be a stretch of road, or it may even be an area for a garden. Well you have come to the right place, in a couple of short steps we'll help you measure this area!
Why you might need to square meters?
Working out the area to insure a home
You’re looking at buying or renting a house, and want to know the area of a particular room
You need to find the size of a block of land
You’re planning an event and need to know the area
Plus many more
All you'll need is a computer and a set of plans (with at least one known measurement on it). You'll need the view from above, even a google maps screenshot is ok.
1) Head on over to conxjobs.com/measure and upload you plans/photo/image (must be PDF)
2) Next we’ll need to input the scale, this is the only tricky part (and it’s not very hard) if you already have the scale, you can skip this step.
Find a measurement you already know from your plan, in my case it's ‘10m’ in the bottom of the image.
Use the length tool to measure it, I received 1.75m (which is obviously not correct).
Then you’ll need to do a quick bit of maths.
Divide the ‘known measurement’ (10m) by the ‘ConX measurement’ (1.75m).
10 ÷ 1.75 = 5.71
Now with 5.71, multiply this by 100, and you get 571. Our Scale is 1:571. Make sure to double check this though by measuring the ‘known measurement’ again.
3) Now onto the easy part – making the measurements. Make use of the rectangular tool for rectangles, and for any other odd shapes use the polygon tool, which is what I’ve done below.
So there you have it, three easy steps to measure the square meters of anything you’d like! What are you using it for? We’d love to hear how you guys are using it.