Sketcher CreateRectangle

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Sketcher CreateRectangle

Menu location
Sketch → Sketcher geometries → Create rectangle
Default shortcut
Introduced in version
See also
Sketcher Rounded rectangle, Sketcher Polyline


This tool draws a rectangle by picking two opposite points. When starting the tool, the mouse pointer changes to a white cross with a red rectangle icon. The coordinates of the pointer are shown beside it in blue in real time.

To define a rectangle via a center point and an edge point, use the Centered rectangle tool.


  • After pressing the Create rectangle toolbar button, click once to set the first corner, then move the mouse and click a second time to set the opposite corner.
  • Pressing Esc or clicking the right mouse button cancels the function.