Rectangles

Sketch and edit a rectangle (R).

Sketch a Rectangle

Sketch a rectangle by defining two opposite corners, three points, the center and a corner, or the center and three points.

1. On the Sketch ribbon, select one of the Rectangle tools.

Tip: To find and open a tool, press Ctrl+F. For more information, see Find and Search for Tools.
2. Select a face or plane as the sketch plane.
3. Sketch a rectangle:
To sketch this Do this
Rectangle by Corners

• Click to define the first corner, and then click to define the opposite corner.
• Click-and-drag to define the first corner and the opposite corner.
Rectangle by 3 Pts

• Click twice to define the center and a corner, and then click a third time to define the opposite side.
• Click-and-drag to define the first side, and then click to define the opposite side.
Rectangle by Center and Corner

• Click to define the center, and then click again to define a corner.
• Click-and-drag to define the center and a corner.
Rectangle by Center and 2 Pts

• Click twice to define the center and the midpoint of the first side, and then click a third time to define a side.
• Click-and-drag to define the center and a corner, and then click to define a side.
4. Right-click and mouse through the check mark to exit, or double-right-click.

Edit a Rectangle

Reposition, resize, or apply a sketch constraint.

1. Double-click the rectangle to enter edit mode.
2. Edit the rectangle:
To Do this
Reposition a point
• Drag the point, or
• Select the point, then enter coordinates to specify the position.
Reposition a line
• Select the line and drag it, or
• Reposition the end points.
Resize a line
• Drag an end point, or
• Select the line, then enter a Length in the microdialog.
Select a chain of segments Select a sketch segment, then double-click it to select the entire chain of segments.
Cut, copy, or paste the sketch curve Right-click a sketch curve, then select Cut, Copy, or Paste on the context menu.
Apply a sketch constraint Right-click a sketch curve, then select a sketch constraint on the context menu.
Convert a sketch curve into construction geometry Right-click a sketch curve, then select Construction.

Construction geometry is used as a reference to line up or define other geometry.

Hide dimensions Deselect Show dimensions in the Preferences.
3. Right-click and mouse through the check mark to exit, or double-right-click.