The Ellipse tool creates a closed sketch profile that is defined by a major and minor axis.
To create an ellipse:
Define your sketch plane, go to Sketch > Ellipse.
For other methods of accessing this tool, visit Accessing tools.
- Click to place a point, then move your pointer to draw a line. This will be the length of your first axis. Click to finalize the diameter of the first axis.
- Move your pointer perpendicular to your first axis to define the second axis. Click to finalize the diameter of the second axis.
Note: You can specify the values for the major and minor axes before placing the endpoints by typing the values using a keyboard.
To manage history settings for the automatic Ellipse action, find the step for your specific sketch and then view or modify the following:
Plane – Click/tap Edit… or Select… to modify the plane or face where you want the sketch to be and then select Done.
Learn more by watching the video below:
For information on how to edit the dimensions of a sketch, visit Editing sketch dimensions.