Drawing rectangles


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Drawing rectangles

In this lesson, we're going to learn how to draft a little bit faster. We're going to take a look at AutoCAD's Rectangle command. Rectangle allows us to create rectangular shapes in just a couple of steps. Now, the Rectangle Tool is in the Draw panel of our Ribbon. I'm going to move up and click the icon to launch the command. Now, what does AutoCAD need to create a rectangle? Well, it needs the location of the opposite corners. Watch this. I'll click a point on screen to start my rectangle and then I'm going to move to the upper-right and click again to finish it. Now that my rectangle is finished, I'm going to click to select it and notice that AutoCAD views this geometry as a single entity.

In fact, if you want to be good technical, this entity is considered a poly line, meaning, it's a multi-segmented line. Now, this rectangle's nice, but it doesn't have any geometric value. Let's create another rectangle, and this time we'll be enter...

Drawing rectangles
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Drawing rectangles provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by Jeff Bartels as part of the AutoCAD 2011 Essential Training

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CAD
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