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.


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