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    Default How to accurately draw a rectangle ?

    Hello everyone.
    I just can't figure out how to draw a rectangle with exact co-ordinates.

    Lets say I want to draw a rectangle 7' long by 30 5/8" wide using the rectangle tool in AutoCAD 2000.

    I am drawing in Model space with architectural units.

    When I type in the first co-ordinate (width) and then press enter I can't get past this point.

    How do I make an accurate rectangle using the rectangle tool?

    Can someone please help?
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    JamFam
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    Click the first corner and AutoCAD will prompt you for the second one. Enter the dimensions separated by a comma -don't press enter after the first one!
    Oh, if you are on AutoCAD 2k then you must enter the @ sign before. So for a 5x10 rectangle:
    Start the RECTANGLE command
    click the first corner (or enter the coords)
    enter @5,10
    press ENTER.
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    Thanks Fuccaro.

    I tried the steps and now I'm getting the hang o fit.

    Cheers

    JamFam

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