### 2D Area of a TIN Triangle

This post is a snippet of code that calculates the 2D area of a TIN Triangle. This is helpful to know if you want to calculate Elevation ranges for a TIN surface.

dOT is an array of TIN Triangle points for the entire surface using the OutputTriangles Property for an AECTINSurface.

For i = 0 to Ubound(dOT) Step 9

dArea = dArea + 0.5 * Abs(dOT(i)*dOT(i+7)-dOT(i)*dOT(i+4)+dOT(i+3)*dOT(i+1)-dOT(i+3)*dOT(i+7)+dOT(i+6)*dOT(i+4)-dOT(i+6)*dOT(i+1))

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This is just part of the area calculations needed. You would also need to calculate the area of the triangle if it is split by an elevation range or ranges.

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