To get insights into the general modeled areas and see how you are doing compared to the design brief Arkio can show the total floor area of all modeled volumes in the scene (projected).
The program mode can be activated from the paint tool where you can switch between applying physical materials that will be rendered and exported to other applications or assigning program data to your smart volumes. Switching between the different paint modes will change your icon in the main menu so you can always see what paint mode is currently active. The window will give you the ability to model new programs using the create tool or apply new program categories to existing shapes using the paint tool.
While the Program mode is active all your volumes drawn in the scene will be defaulted to none (white) and you can choose any of the predefined area categories that are loaded in the scene. You can also load your own program categories and area requirements into the scene using a custom CSV file.
All shapes created or painted with one of the program materials will show labels with the size of each program category above shapes or stacks of shapes. You can turn these labels off in the programs drawer or minimize individual labels in the scene by clicking on them.
If the move tool is active on one of the controllers it will show the total area for the selection in the scene on top of the highest volume.
It's possible to both import and export the current scene program sizing information as a CSV file more on that can be read in our import/export program requirements article