Ellipse Arc

Toolbar / Icon:
Menu: Draw > Ellipse > Ellipse Arc
Shortcut: E, A
Commands: ellipsearc | ea


Draws ellipse arcs with a given center, major and minor axis and start and end angles.


  1. Set the center of the ellipse using the mouse or enter a coordinate in the command line.
  2. Define the major axis by clicking the endpoint of the axis, which is a point on the ellipse. You can also enter a coordinate into the command line or enter an angle and major radius in the format @50<30 where 50 is the major radius and 30 is the ellipse angle.
  3. Define the endpoint of the minor axis which is also a point on the ellipse or enter the length of the minor axis.
  4. Set the start angle with the mouse or by entering a coordinate or the angle in the command line.
  5. Set the end angle the same way as the start angle.