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Relative Coordinates at Rectangles

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PeterDosh

Hi Forum,

First of all, I know this is a well discussed topic and still:

Please dont blame me for not using the search function or the helpfile - honestly: I tried it all and thorough. :geek:

 

Im at Autocad 2012.

 

When I start drawing a line from a specific point in the drawing and type in the dimensions via DYN - relative coordinates work like a charm, but when I start a rectangle from the same point and type in the dimensions (via DYN) it wont work.

 

It does not change when I set dynpicoords to 0 or 1.

Nothing else happens when I type @ or # or nothing as prefix.

 

I guess there is either a solution or an easy explanation for this. I would be highly thankful, if someone can help me. :D

 

Thanks in advance for reading and thinking.

Cheers Pete

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SEANT

When you say "wont work", what exactly does happen. No new geometry, wrong dimensions, ...

 

I'm also using AutoCAD 2012, and the command sequence below creates a 10 x 20 rectangle with the lower left at 2,2.

 

Command: dynpicoords

Enter new value for DYNPICOORDS :

Command:

Command:

Command: _rectang

Specify first corner point or [Chamfer/Elevation/Fillet/Thickness/Width]: 2,2

Specify other corner point or [Area/Dimensions/Rotation]: @10,20

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PeterDosh

Hi..

Sorry, wont work means relative coordinates wont work - it takes my inputs as absolute coordinates.

So in general: I cannot draw a rectangle somewhere in the drawing. (without knowing the exact absolute coordinates)

 

I understand your commandlines very well..

but again: dynpicoords does not change anything. Neither does @ or #.

 

Just for good understanding:

What I did (im using DYN):

typed "rec" - enter - clicked somewhere (absolute: 350,200) - typed "42" - Tab - typed "50" - enter

result is rectangle all over the drawing starting from 42,50 to 350,200.

What I want is a rectangle with 42 width and 50 height starting from 350,200.

 

Either its me completely off my mind or I changed some settings unpurposely.

 

Greets

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SEANT

What happens if you toggle F10 ?

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MSasu
typed "rec" - enter - clicked somewhere (absolute: 350,200) - typed "@", typed "42" - Tab - typed "50" - enter

result is rectangle all over the drawing starting from 42,50 to 350,200.

What I want is a rectangle with 42 width and 50 height starting from 350,200.

I believe that you didn't included the "@" into your description.

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PeterDosh

Hi Msasu,

Hi Seant,

 

In the beginning I thought "noo, thats not the reason", but then I tried to the end.

"To the end" means pressing enter after everything is previewed the wrong way.

Because only then it is on the right place.

 

@Seant:

thanks as well - polar makes no difference here.

 

 

So, sorry guys, but that only the preview is wrong is something unexpected.

 

Thanks for the time though - cheers

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