The shape of an ellipse is determined by two axes that define its length and width. The longest axis is called the major axis, while the shortest axis is called the minor axis. To create an ellipse, you can specify various combinations of values for the center and the axes.

Commands for the ellipse object

Command Description

Graphics » Ellipse » Center and Axes

Draws an ellipse specifying the center, major axis, and minor axis.

Graphics » Ellipse » Inscribed

Draw an ellipse inscribed in a rectangle.

How to create an ellipse

How to modify an ellipse

See also