22. Draw Polygon with Advanced CAD Tool

  1. Create a new polygon layer. You can choose which layer format to be a shapefile, temporary etc. Look at Drawing in QGIS, Step 1-4 for more information.



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  2. Creat the layer accordingly.



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  3. Once the layer is created, click on the layer so that it is the active layer. Then click on the ” Toggle Editing” icon, follow by “Add Polygon Feature” and then “Enable Advanced Digitizing Tool”. A window will open called “Advanced Digitizing”.



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  4. For drawing construction lines (guide lines) for your drawing, click on the “Construction mode” icon. Everything you draw when the mode is active will be guides.



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  5. Start drawing, you can enter the distance of the line and the angle. Draw a line by entering the d (distance) and a (angle) of the line. The example shows a line of 1000m and at 45 degree.



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