# VS:ObjSurfaceArea

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## Description

Function ObjSurfaceArea calculates the surface area of the referenced solid object. The function supports only valid solids objects.FUNCTION ObjSurfaceArea(

solidObject :HANDLE) : REAL;

def vs.ObjSurfaceArea(solidObject): return REAL

## Parameters

solidObject HANDLE Handle to solids object.

## Remarks

Calculates the volume of the given object if a valid solid.

Apparently this command is replacing CalcSurfaceArea. It should be noted that ObjSurfaceArea returns the surface area in area units from the Units dialog. CalcSurfaceArea returns the volume in length units squared.

## Example

#### VectorScript

PROCEDURE Example; VAR volume, area: REAL; BEGIN IF FSActLayer <> NIL THEN BEGIN volume := CalcVolume(FSActLayer); area := CalcSurfaceArea(FSActLayer); Message('Volume ', volume, ', surface area ', area); END; END; RUN(Example);