I want to create a rectangle of size 3.2m x 2.1m in QGIS. My project CRS is set to WGS 84 / UTM zone 30N.

I have been following answers to similar questions asked here (Creating polygon with exact measurements in QGIS 3) but I cannot progress further because the options I need on the advanced digitizing toolbox are greyed out, so I cannot input the required size (picture attached below)

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Does anyone know why this might be?

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Advanced digitizing tools only work with projected CRS (that only apply to the project SCR, layer can be in a projected or geographic CRS).

You are using a geographic CRS (your coordinate show as Long/Lat both in the advanced digitizing panel and at the bottom in the coordinate box).

You need to check that your project CRS is really set as WGS 84 / UTM zone 30N (epsg:32630)

  • Great, thanks for your help!
    – T1230321
    Jan 30, 2023 at 9:57

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