AutoCAD Tutorials (categ.)

1.3.4 - Draw a Rectangle - Basic

On autoCAD you can access the Circle command on the ribbon, to do this:

On Ribbon click Home tab ►Draw panel ►click Rectangle icon and select Rectangle acad icon rectangle 28 (Fig. 1.3.4.1).

You can also just type rectang, press Enter and follow the instruction at Command Prompt.

In your examples, you will use the ribbon tools.


Fig. 1.3.4.1 - Create a Rectangle using the command on Ribbon

Fig. 1.3.4.1 - Create a Rectangle using the command on Ribbon

You can draw a rectangle, similar to that one shown in Fig. 1.3.4.1. You will use the following three methods to draw a rectangle:

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

  • Click Home tab►Draw panel ►click Rectangles(Fig 1.3.4.1)
  • 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.1.3.4.2, or for more accuracy type on the Command prompt: 5, 5 to insert the coordinates (X, Y) 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 13, 9 where 13, 9 are the coordinates (X, Y) of the point P3.

Using the width and the height of the rectangle :

  • 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.1.2.4.3, or for more accuracy type on the Command prompt: 15,15 to insert the coordinates of the first point P1, and define the first point of the rectangle.
  • At the prompt: Specify the opposite corner of the rectangle , type the letter d (which means Dimensions)
  • on the Command prompt: Specify length of rectangles < >: type 15, where 15, is the length of the rectangle, and press ENTER.
  • on the Command prompt: Specify width of rectangles < >: type 12, where 12, is the width of the rectangle, and press ENTER.

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

  • 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.1.3.4.4, or for more accuracy type on the Command prompt: 15,15 to insert the coordinates of the first point P1, 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 0.98, where 0.98, 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 1.4, where 1.4, is the Length of the rectangle, and press ENTER.

You created a rectangle with area = 0.98, length = 1.40 (drawing units), and the width will be 0.98/1.40 = 0.70 (drawing units)

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