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The Ellipse icon-sketch-ellipse.png tool creates a closed sketch profile that is defined by a major and minor axis. 

Create an ellipse

Keyboard and mouse/trackpad Touch and pen

To create an ellipse:

  1. Define your sketch plane, go to Sketch > Ellipse.
    For other methods of accessing this tool, visit Accessing tools.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

History settings

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:


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For information on how to edit the dimensions of a sketch, visit Editing sketch dimensions.

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