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  • Help drawing an ELLIPSE?

    Does anyone know how I can easily draw an Ellipse? Not an Oval but an Ellipse.

    Thanks,

    Rob

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    Re: Help drawing an ELLIPSE?

    Two nails and string. I just searched around for it.

    http://www.metacafe.com/watch/399991...rfect_ellipse/

    J.C.
    Last edited by BobsPlumbing; 06-16-2009, 08:48 PM.

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    • #3
      Re: Help drawing an ELLIPSE?

      AutoCAD

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      • #4
        Re: Help drawing an ELLIPSE?

        I like solidworks better

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        • #5
          Re: Help drawing an ELLIPSE?

          I use the ellipse tool in phtoshop then print out on my printer, most photo manipulation programs have the same tool Dp

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          • #6
            Re: Help drawing an ELLIPSE?

            Yes I just finished a job doing that

            Lets see if I can tell you how.
            Divide the height by 4 and the from center to end divide that by 4
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            * (not to scale)This star is suppose to be equal to the height

            Draw lines from the plus sign to each vertical dot
            From the bottom star use a straight edge and line it up with the first dot.Where it intercepts the top line put a mark,from the star do this again with the next dot to the next line on top...these are your points.
            I used a thin piece of wood to connect my points.
            Tell you what I'll pm you my cell #
            BTW...this was the first time I had to do it,confusing at first but simple to learn.
            In that pic I had 4 arches that all met on the corners and had to be square with each other...didn't help any that this was the main door with all the trade's coming in and out.



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            Last edited by IamVince; 06-21-2009, 08:21 AM.

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