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Drawing a rectangle with dimensions not coordinates

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Anonymous
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Drawing a rectangle with dimensions not coordinates

I must have accidentally changed something on autocad as I have lost the ability to just draw a rectangle by entering my measurements. It is now asking for coordinates. I have read through tips but not found anything to match my issue. I never had to enter "D" to do this, it just was set up to automatically do length etc. I am desperate to get this feature back - please help.

 

It appears to be different in each file. Previously, I just selected rectangle icon, clicked a point in model space and then two boxes appeared and I entered measurements. Now I just get coordinate option.

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Vinayv4v
in reply to: Anonymous

Hello,

 

Turn on F12 (Dynamic Input)

 

or 

 

Type DYNMODE <3>

 

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Cheers,

Vinay Vijayakumaran

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Anonymous
in reply to: Vinayv4v

Thanks - my F12 key does not appear to do anything which is odd (I use F3 and F8 all the time) - but I typed DYNMODE and <3> and it restored the setting.

Thanks so much for helping. I am assuming there are 1-3 different settings or something...

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Vinayv4v
in reply to: Anonymous

Yes.

Refer the link below for details regarding DYNMODE Variable.

 

https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/autocad/learn-explore/caas/CloudHelp/cloudhelp/2016/ENU/AutoC...

Cheers,

Vinay Vijayakumaran

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Anonymous
in reply to: Vinayv4v

How do you get the menu bar at the bottom with the "f" commands to show up? I never know whether my functions are on or off. Thanks

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Vinayv4v
in reply to: Anonymous

Hello,

 

Right Click on any of the options (eg : dyn) then turn of the use icons menu from it.

 

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Cheers,

Vinay Vijayakumaran

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