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Constructing Rectangles

You can draw Rectangles with any size or orientation in the plane with square, filleted, or chamfered corners.

To construct rectangles:

  1. Click Draw > Rectangle (or type Rectangle).
  2. In the graphics area, specify the start point of the rectangle or specify an option:
    • Chamfer. Lets you specify the chamfer distances for each corner.
    • Elevation. Lets you specify the elevation of the rectangle in 3D.
    • Fillet. Lets you specify the fillet radius for each corner.
    • Thickness. Lets you specify the thickness of the rectangle walls in 3D.
    • Line width. Lets you specify the 2D line width of the rectangle walls.
  3. In the graphics area, specify the opposite corner of the rectangle or specify an option:
    • Area. Defines the rectangle by the area and the length or width. (Chamfering or filleting of corners is incorporated into rectangle area calculations.)
    • Dimensions. Defines the rectangle by length and width.
    • Rotation. Rotates the length side of the rectangle by a specified angle before specifying the opposite corner.

Regular rectangle:

Rectangle with Chamfer option:

Rectangle with Fillet option:

Access

Command: Rectangle

Menu: Draw > Rectangle



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