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I installed the Rectangles, ovals digitizing tools-plugin, found it on the toolbar, but it's inactive. I made a layer to which I want to add rectangles, it's visible and editable... The plugin bar is grey and inactive.

What to do?

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    Be wary... That plugin has known issues and will cause your QGIS to get slower and slower over time. – ndawson Jan 13 '16 at 6:27
  • Thnx. Any alternatives (preferably with the possibility to set dimensions of the polygons)? – Rob Jan 13 '16 at 7:18
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    Possible duplicate of Digitizing rectangles/ovals in QGIS? – Oto Kaláb May 17 '17 at 12:25
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The Rectangles Ovals Digitizing plugin only works for polygon layers, not for point or line layers.

Polygon example

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    Is there a way to change or set dimensions to rectangles? – Rob Jan 12 '16 at 13:43
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    @Rob - Not that I'm aware of, I don't see an option to change the dimensions. I have only used this tool a handul of times so perhaps another who is more experienced in it could advise. – Joseph Jan 12 '16 at 13:47

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