# How to draw a shape by node coordinates

Hi everyone.

Is there a way to draw a polygon by node points? Example, lets say I want a rectangle. I would enter the coordinates as xyz 0,0,0 , 230,0,0 , 230,150,0 , 0,150,0 , 0,0,0 and by that method draw a 230x150mm rectangle (anti clockwise in this example). Not sure how to do this other than edit points.

Thank you for your help

This works, but there might be an easier way. Turn Snap to objects on and Snap to grid off.

1. Draw 20mm diameter circle, place origin in center of circle, and locate at Xpos 0 Ypos 0

2. With circle selected, Hit Ctrl key and D key to duplicate circle. Then go up to Xpos and key in 230

3. With circle selected, Hit Ctrl key and D key to duplicate circle. Then go up to Ypos and key in 150

4. With circle selected, Hit Ctrl key and D key to duplicate circle. Then go up to Xpos and key in 0

Note: you can switch the 9-dot to lower left if you want. It will indicate the correct Xpos Ypos when you draw from center point to center point.

1. Select the line icon (Pencil), and select a different color chip (LAYER), like 02 (RED). and draw a line from center point 0,0 to center point 230,0. Continue to 230,150, then 0,150, then back to 0,0, then hit ESC key

2. Select shape start point icon, then select rectangle. Notice that the arrow is pointed right from 0,0 indicating your start point.

You can get the exact same result by drawing a 230mm x 150mm rectangle from the menu, placing the lower left at 0,0, and mirroring the rectangle horizontally. But, if you want to draw other types of irregular shapes, and “connect the dots”, this method works. Something like below.

We do not have a way to directly edit the node coordinates at this time, so the method above is the only way at the moment.

Thank you for your answer. Explaining it as ‘connect the dots’ opens up a whole other way to think about it : )

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