Rectangle Tool Properties

When you select the Rectangle tool, its properties and options appear in the Tool Properties view.

NOTETo learn how to use the Rectangle tool, see About Shape Tools.

Icon Tool Name Description

Defines the width of the pencil line used to draw the rectangle.


Harmony provides a variety of presets and also lets you create and save your own. It is a good idea to create and save pencils with precise sizes and parameters when you draw and design for efficiency and consistency.

All tools using pencil lines share the same preset list. Therefore, the Polyline, Line, Rectangle, Ellipse, and Pencil tools share the same preset list.

New Pen Template New Brush

Creates a new preset based on the current brush properties.

New Pen Template Delete Brush

Deletes the currently selected preset.

  Rename Brush

Deletes the currently selected preset.

  Import Brushes

Allows you to import brush presets exported from Harmony.

  Export Brushes

Allows you to export your brush presets into an .xml file.

  Small Thumbnail, Large Thumbnail, and Stroke View

Allows you to display the presets as small square thumbnails, large square thumbnails or a list of stroke preview.

Draw Behind

When enabled, your brush strokes will appear behind the existing artwork. Note that they will appear over your artwork while drawing your stroke, until you release the brush.

Automatic Filling

Use the Automatic Filling option to automatically fill your shape with the selected colour as you draw. By default, the Shape tool creates the outline of an empty shape that you can later fill using the Paint tool. This option is unavailable for the line tool.

Snap to Contour Snaps your selection or point to any line you position it on. As soon as you move it close enough to another line, your point or selection will snap to it.
Snap and Align Snaps the selected anchor point to any existing line while displaying temporary rulers as a guide that you can also snap your anchor point to.
Snap to Grid

Snaps your selection following the currently enabled grid.

Auto-Flatten Mode

By default, when drawing, each new stroke is created as a separate drawing object, which can be edited independently from other parts of the artwork. When enabled, the Auto-Flatten option automatically merges strokes into existing artwork.


Using the Select tool, you can use select and remove a segment of flattened pencil lines. Overlapping pencil lines drawn with the Auto-Flatten mode are essentially cut into segments by the overlap and can be treated as individual lines.