Drawing rectangles


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Drawing rectangles

At this point, you may think the only way to create a rectangle is by drawing four individual line segments. Fortunately, this is not the case. In this lesson, we'll look at the Rectangle command, a tool that creates rectangular shapes in essentially two clicks. To launch the Rectangle command, I'll click the icon in the Draw panel of the Ribbon. Now, to create a rectangle, AutoCAD really only wants to know the location of the opposite corners. For instance, I'll click to specify my first corner point and then I'll pull this out. Notice I'm getting the rubber-band effect. I will then click again to finish the rectangle. As you can see, the workflow for this tool is fairly straightforward.

Knowing this, I'm going to pan the drawing up. I would like to create another rectangle, and this time we'll base it on some real-world dimensions. Over here I have a drawing of a standard, professional-sized pool table. As you can see, it has a length of 108 inches and a width of 5...

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 2013 Essentials: 02 Drawing Fundamentals

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