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Two different rectangles with the same AutoCAD 2011 command.

A - answer A single command RECTANGLE in AutoCAD 2011 (and higher) can create two different types of rectangle objects - displaying differently and first of all behaving differently.

Two different rectangles in AutoCAD

This behaviour is driven by the variable controlling the automatic inferring of geometric constraints - CONSTRAINTINFER, resp. by the switch "Infer constraints" (the leftmost icon on AutoCAD status line). The constraint icons display depends on the CONSTRAINTBARMODE variable - disabling the constraint bar can make the rectangles look the same. There will be differencies in grip-editing of such rectangles.

See also the tip 6832.

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12.4.2010    7895×  

See also:
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Tip 12550:Dynamic entry of rectangle dimensions - AutoCAD 2021.
Tip 12458:How to align/center text and other objects in Fusion 360?
Tip 12237:UnfoldRS - unfold 3D surfaces to 2D in AutoCAD.
Tip 12046:Random shape and appearance of an Inventor part or assembly.

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