## 2.2.5 - Draw a Rectangle

You will draw a rectangle with dimensions 1.4 by 0.7 (in meters), as shown in Fig.2.2.5.2.

There are three methods to draw a rectangle:

### Specifying the two diagonal corners of the rectangle (P1 and P3):

- On Ribbon, click
**Home**tab ►**Draw**panel ► click**Rectangles**(Fig.2.2.5.1). - Specify on the screen the
**first point**of the rectangle. - To do this, pick a point on the screen near to point P1, as shown in Fig.2.2.5.3, or for more accuracy type on the Command prompt: 2, 2 to insert the coordinates of the first point P1, and define the first point of the rectangle.
- Specify the
**opposite corner**of the rectangle , - to do this pick a point on the screen near to point P3, or for more accuracy, on the Command prompt:
**Specify opposite corner or:**type 3.4,2.7, where 3.4 and 2.7 are the coordinates of the point P3 (3.4=2+1.4, 2.7=2+0.7).

### Using the width and the height of the rectangle:

- You will draw a rectangle with dimensions 1.4 x 0.7 (meters), as shown in Fig.2.2.5.2. To do this:
- Specify on the screen the
**first point**of the rectangle. - To do this pick a point on the screen near to point P1, as shown in fig.1.2.20, or for more accuracy type on the Command prompt: 2,2 to insert the coordinates of the first point P1, and define the first point of the rectangle.
- At the Command prompt: Specify the
**opposite corner**of the rectangle , type the letter**D**(which means Dimensions) - on the Command prompt:
**Specify length for rectangles:**type 1.40, where 1.40, is the Length of the rectangle, and press ENTER. - on the Command prompt:
**Specify width for rectangles:**type 0.70, where 0.70, is the Width of the rectangle, and press ENTER.
The rectangle was designed as you see in Fig.2.2.5.3, without the dimensions and text.

### Using the Area and the Length or the Width of the rectangle:

- Specify on the screen the
**first point**P1 of the rectangle as shown in Fig.2.2.5.4. - To do this pick a point on the screen near to point P1, or for more accuracy type on the Command prompt: 2,2 to insert the coordinates of the first point P1 (X= 2, Y= 2), and define the first point of the rectangle.
- At the prompt: Specify the
**opposite corner**of the rectangle , type the letter**a**(which means Area) - on the Command prompt:
**Enter area of rectangle in current units<>:**type 20.40, where 20.40, is the Area of the rectangle, and press ENTER. - on the Command prompt:
**Calculate rectangle dimensions****[Length/Width] < >:**Choose the width of the rectangle, and press ENTER. - on the Command prompt:
**Enter rectangle length < >:**type 4, where 4 is the Length of the rectangle, and press ENTER. The result is as shown in Fig.2.2.5.4.