Area tool - Remove a small area from larger area

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padfoot
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Area tool - Remove a small area from larger area

Post by padfoot » Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:16 am

Hi guys,


I have a floor plan with a large area measured and colored. I need to remove a small section of it from the centre.

Is there an feature to do this that I'm missing? :roll: I'm a new user.


Kind regards,
Tom

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Re: Area tool - Remove a small area from larger area

Post by Radi - Tracker Supp » Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:31 am

Hello Tom,

If the Area annotation is already complete, I am afraid that you cannot remove a small part of it, you can only move the control points.

While creating the area, you can try to isolate the area which you do not want to calculate using control points (see example below).
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You can also place a new area object inside the existing area and then deduct the smaller area from the larger one.

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Radi

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Re: Area tool - Remove a small area from larger area

Post by padfoot » Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:35 am

Hi Radi,

Thank you for your message, this is what I have been doing. I wonder if there will be a feature update in future for adding and subtracting areas in such a manner?


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Tom

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Re: Area tool - Remove a small area from larger area

Post by TrackerSupp-Daniel » Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:31 pm

Hello Padfoot,

Currently, as these annotations are coordinate based, all points in a single measurement must be connected in some way, thus it likely will not be possible for us to implement a "subtract" area to the measurement tools that can properly alter the measured area.

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Daniel McIntyre
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