Draft it Help

Available in: FREE, Plus, Pro Architectural

Use this command to draw a rectangle by giving either opposite corner (2) points or by giving 3 points. Draft it defaults to a 2 point rectangle but remembers which mode was used during the current program session.

Select the 'Draw Rectangle' button Rectangle button and the command prompts either:

Give Corner Point or [3] Point Rectangle:

Give First Point or [2] Point Rectangle:

At this point it is possible to switch between the two modes by typing2 keyor3 keyas required. Obviously once the first point is set the mode cannot be changed until the current rectangle is completed or aborted (Escape).

2 Point Rectangle

The prompt should read:

Give Corner Point or [3] Point Rectangle:

If it doesn't type2 key. Select the first corner point of the rectangle using any of the snaps and input options. A dynamic rectangle will be drawn from this point to the cursor. The prompt now reads:

Give Opposite Corner Point:

Select the opposing corner of the rectangle using any of the snaps and input options. The rectangle is now drawn.

The 'rectangle' is stored on the drawing as individual lines. To edit a rectangle see either Modifying/Moving an Arc or Modifying/Moving Multiple Entities.

 

3 Point Rectangle

The prompt should read:

Give First Point or [2] Point Rectangle:

If it doesn't type3 key. Select the first point of the rectangle using any of the snaps and input options. A dynamic line will be drawn from this point to the cursor. The prompt now reads:

Give Second Corner Point:

The second point defines the length of one side of the rectangle and its rotation. Usually this point would be set using either snap input mode Snap or polar input mode Polar input, making it easy to define the length and rotation. Indicate the point and the prompt now reads:

Give Third Point:

Draft it now forces polar input mode Polar input and locks the angle value perpendicular to the angle defined between points one and two. Indicate the third point by clicking or entering a value in the distance input mode Distance input field and clicking, or set snap input mode Snap mode and snap to an existing point. The 'rectangle' is drawn and stored on the drawing as individual lines.

To edit a rectangle see either Modifying/Moving an Arc or Modifying/Moving Multiple Entities.