Several drawing tools give you the option of entering dimensions to draw objects precisely. This method can be easier than dragging the mouse and watching data in the Properties bar to draw objects to precise dimensions.
You can enter dimensions in the Properties bar when you use the Oval, Arc, Rectangle, Rounded Rectangle, Line, Annotations, Multigon, Concentric Circles, and Spiral tools. You can enter the X/Y coordinates, width, height, or other values, and then click Create in the Properties bar to draw the object. With these tools, you can still drag the mouse to draw interactively.
You can also enter values in the Properties bar for some Path tools.
You can also establish precise dimensions and locations for any object in a document with the Data tab in the Object Specs palette.
Select one of the previously mentioned tools. The related value fields appear in the Properties bar.