How to draw a line with specified length using QGIS 2.16.1?

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You need to use Advanced Digitize tool which gives you the ability to specify the length and angle also. If the tool is not enabled, then you can enable it from View -> Panels -> Advanced Digitize tool.

To activate Advanced Digitize tool, you need to do the following steps:

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  2. Click on Add Feature tool enter image description here
  3. Click on Advanced Digitize tool enter image description here, which will be enabled at this point

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d: Distance
a: Angle

The distance relies on the projection's unit (meter, degree, feet) that you are using; hence, you need to be careful about the projection.

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