Draw Ribbon with Ellipse highlighted

The Ellipse tool allows a user to draw an ellipse by specifying a centre point, first axis endpoint, and second axis endpoint.

To draw/measure an ellipse:

  1. First, measure, tap, or click the centre point (location where the middle should be placed)
  2. Next measure, enter, or click the endpoint of the first axis
  3. Then measure, enter, or click the endpoint of the second axis
  4. After all points have been measured / entered, the ellipse appears:

Draw an ellipse

Note that some CNC equipment will not read/render an ellipse! In FlexiCAD version and later, an Ellipse can be exploded into a polyline consisting of tangential arcs by right-clicking and selecting ‘Explode’. This will create a very close result.

Alternatively, select ‘Explode Ellipse (into arcs)’ from the drop-down menu under ‘Explode’ on the ‘Change’ ribbon. Follow the prompts in the command window to compare and accept the results of exploding the ellipse into a polyline of arcs.

Explode Ellipse (into Arcs) button on Explode Drop-down menu


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