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Getting Started with DraftSight by João Santos

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Drawing rectangles and polygons

The RECTANGLE command (alias REC, Drawing rectangles and polygons on the Draw toolbar, or Draw main menu) creates polylines with a rectangle shape. A polyline, as it will be detailed later, is a single entity composed by a continuous sequence of segments and/or arcs. By default, it prompts for two opposite corners:

: RECTANGLE
Options: Chamfer, Elevation, Fillet, Thickness, line Width or
Specify start corner» P1
Options: Area, Dimensions, Rotation or
Specify opposite corner» P2

The Chamfer option allows the user to apply a diagonal cut in all four corners. The Fillet option allows the user to round all corners. Elevation and Thickness are only ...

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