You can sketch the following rectangle types:

Rectangle type Tool Rectangle properties
Corner Rectangle Tool_Rectangle_Sketch.png Sketches standard rectangles.
Center Rectangle Tool_Center_Rectangle_Sketch.gif Sketches rectangles at a center point.
3 Point Corner Rectangle Tool_3_Point_Corner_Rectangle_Sketch.gif Sketches rectangles at a selected angle.
3 Point Center Rectangle Tool_3_Point_Center_Rectangle_Sketch.gif Sketches rectangles with a center point at a selected angle.
Parallelogram Tool_Parallelogram_Sketch.gif Sketches a standard parallelogram.
The SOLIDWORKS application defaults to the last used rectangle type. You can also use the rectangle tools (Sketch toolbar).
To access the rectangle tools:
  • Sketch tab. Click the Rectangle CommandManager, to select rectangle tools from the Rectangle Tool_Rectangle_Sketch.png flyout tool.
  • Menu. Click Tools > Sketch Entities to select rectangle tools.
  • Rectangle PropertyManager. Change to different rectangle tools from the Rectangle PropertyManager.