How do I create a 2 acre square?

Discussion created by linb001 on May 3, 2010
Latest reply on Mar 4, 2011 by dlee-esristaff
My boss asked me to create a 2 acre square. Is there an easy way to do this? I calculated the number of square meters in an acre, took the square root of that and drew two lines at right angles using Direction/distance (started line then did rt click to access Direction/Distance tool). I then used the rectangle tool in Advanced editing (using the shift key to draw a square) and snapped to the lines I created. This worked but theres gotta be a better way to create a square of a given size.