Creating an ellipse


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Creating an ellipse

Back in the paper and pencil days, creating an Ellipse required the use of a plastic template. Today using AutoCAD's Ellipse command, we can create any size ellipse we like, and it's as easy as creating a circle. On my screen I have a diagram of an ellipse and generally speaking an ellipse is nothing more than a circle with two diameters. There is a horizontal diameter. This is called the Major Axis and there's a vertical diameter called the Minor Axis. Note that if we are looking at these distances as measured from the center point, they are called the major and minor radius.

Creating an ellipse is very similar to creating a circle. Let's try it out. I am going to pan the drawing over and I will push this up a little bit, and we will try and recreate each of these shapes using AutoCAD's Ellipse tool. We will start with this one on the left. Now the Ellipse tool is located in the Draw panel of our Ribbon. The icon is right here, I am going to hover over this for just a...

Creating an ellipse
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Creating an ellipse provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by Jeff Bartels as part of the AutoCAD 2011 Essential Training

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