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AutoCAD Rectangle Tutorial

Rectangles are very basic and easy to draw in AutoCAD®. They make an even, closed-box shape instead of an open shape created by the line command. Click the rectangle icon on the draw toolbar. Click in the drawing area to specify your first point. Move your mouse and click again to specify the second point. You can move your mouse to the left or right, above or below your first point when choosing your second point. For multi-sided shapes, try our polygon tutorial.

Most of the time when using AutoCAD®, you will want to draw a rectangle of a specific size. Click the rectangle icon on the draw toolbar. Click in the drawing area to specify your first point. In the command line, type @4,4 then press <Enter>. The @ symbol tells AutoCAD® to move relative to the first point. If you did not specify this, your second point would be relative to the AutoCAD UCS, not the first rectangle point. The first number specifies your X or horizontal movement, which is to the right 4, and the second number specifies your Y or vertical movement, which is up 4. - See more at our AutoCAD tutorials page.