Autosketch Draw a rectangle of length x height?

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John Doe

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Nov 28, 2008, 10:05:58 PM11/28/08
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Is there an easy way to draw a rectangle or edit a rectangle to
specific dimensions? How do you enter 1/16" x 4" for the dimensions
either as it's being drawn or after it's drawn?

sakoguy

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Nov 29, 2008, 8:04:39 AM11/29/08
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Autosketch is an inexpensive 2D drawing product. It will only draw in
the X and Y axis. Height implies a Z axis. You would need AutoCAD to
draw in 3D if that is what you are trying to do.
If by hieght you mean up the screen, that is referred to as the Y axis
in 2D. To draw a simple rectangle in AutoCAD you click on the
rectangle tool, then at the command line enter: @1/16,4. This will
draw a rectangle that has a length (X axis) of 1/16 and height (Y
axis) of 4 if your units are set to architectural. I'm not sure if
Autosketch uses the same tools and commands. I have never used it.

Daryl Stockton

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Nov 29, 2008, 9:56:24 AM11/29/08
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Daryl Stockton

fractions also work with non architectural units. no decimal points are
allowed in the fraction. integers and fractions are not allowed in non
architectural units.

Bob


John Doe

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Nov 29, 2008, 6:26:02 PM11/29/08
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sakoguy <dstockton vacoxmail.com> wrote:
> John Doe <j... usenetlove.invalid> wrote:

>> Is there an easy way to draw a rectangle or edit a rectangle to
>> specific dimensions? How do you enter 1/16" x 4" for the
>> dimensions either as it's being drawn or after it's drawn?

To anyone who might need to know:
Drawing a rectangle of specific dimensions involves Absolute Input
and Relative Input (very useful tools) discussed in "Coordinates"
in the help file.

> Autosketch is an inexpensive 2D drawing product. It will only draw
> in the X and Y axis. Height implies a Z axis. You would need
> AutoCAD to draw in 3D if that is what you are trying to do. If by
> hieght you mean up the screen, that is referred to as the Y axis
> in 2D.

But seriously. Rectangles have only two dimensions.


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> Daryl Stockton
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