Autosketch Draw a rectangle of length x height?

Discussion in 'AutoCAD' started by John Doe, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. John Doe

    John Doe Guest

    Is there an easy way to draw a rectangle or edit a rectangle to
    specific dimensions? How do you enter 1/16" x 4" for the dimensions
    either as it's being drawn or after it's drawn?
    John Doe, Nov 29, 2008
  2. John Doe

    sakoguy Guest

    Autosketch is an inexpensive 2D drawing product. It will only draw in
    the X and Y axis. Height implies a Z axis. You would need AutoCAD to
    draw in 3D if that is what you are trying to do.
    If by hieght you mean up the screen, that is referred to as the Y axis
    in 2D. To draw a simple rectangle in AutoCAD you click on the
    rectangle tool, then at the command line enter: @1/16,4. This will
    draw a rectangle that has a length (X axis) of 1/16 and height (Y
    axis) of 4 if your units are set to architectural. I'm not sure if
    Autosketch uses the same tools and commands. I have never used it.

    Daryl Stockton
    sakoguy, Nov 29, 2008
  3. John Doe

    John Doe Guest

    To anyone who might need to know:
    Drawing a rectangle of specific dimensions involves Absolute Input
    and Relative Input (very useful tools) discussed in "Coordinates"
    in the help file.
    But seriously. Rectangles have only two dimensions.
    John Doe, Nov 29, 2008
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