# AUTOCAD TUTORIAL: Chapter 2 Introduction Of 2D Drawing Tool >Rectangle Tool

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### Rectangle:

short key: REC
In the AutoCAD there are two methods to draw rectangle.

#### 1. Actual coordinate method:

In this method is used if we now the actual diagonal
coordinate of the rectangle. In this method we follow these steps.
• Choosing the rectangle tool from the quick access drawing
toolbar or by short key REC.
• Now enter the coordinate of the first corner of the diagonal
by x,y.
• Then again enter the coordinate of the end corner of the
diagonal by x,y.
Example:
Draw a rectangle which have diagonal coordinate (2,3)  and (6,6).
Solution:
REC enter
2,3 enter
6,6 enter

#### 2. Length-height method

This method is used when we know the length and height of
the rectangle. In this method follow these steps.
• Choose the rectangle tool from the quick access drawing
toolbar or by short key REC.
• Now select a random point on the drawing area by clicking
the mouse or by using coordinate.
• Then enter the height and width of the rectangle by @ length,
height.
Example:
Draw a rectangle of length 8 and height 5.
Solution:
REC enter
Select a point by mouse click.
@8,5 enter

#### 3. By using fillet option:

This method is used when we want to draw a rectangle of given
height and length by have round corner of some radius. In this method follow these
steps.
• Choosing the rectangle tool from the quick access drawing
toolbar or by short key REC.
• Now press F to select fillet command.
• After it select a point on the drawing area by simply
clicking the mouse.
• After enter the height and length of the rectangle by @length,
height.
Example:
Draw a rectangle of height 8 and length 14 and have a radius
of corner 2.
Solution:
REC enter
F enter
2 enter
Select a point on drawing area by simple mouse clicking.
@14,8 enter

#### 4. By using width option:

This option is used when we know the width of the rectangle.
In this option follow these steps.
• Choosing the rectangle tool from the quick access drawing
toolbar or by short key REC.
• Now press W to select fillet command.
• Then specified line width by enter the width.
• After it select a point on the drawing area by simply
clicking the mouse.
• After enter the height and length of the rectangle by @length,
height.
Example:
Draw a rectangle which of length= 6 and height= 2 witch has
width of 0.5
Solution:
REC enter
W enter
.5 enter
Select a point on drawing area by simple mouse clicking.
@6,2 enter

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