In this content of Mechanical Base we will show you how to draw ellipse with Ellipse command in Solidworks sketching. Solidworks has bunch of ellipse drawing commands that you can obtain your ellipse shapes easily. Ellipses also very important sketching feature to obtain 3D geometries from them in Solidworks.
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To draw ellipses in Solidworks sketching, you need to click on the Ellipse command as shown by red arrow above.
After entering to the Ellipse command in Solidworks, select a proper plane or feature surface to draw ellipse.
After selecting a plane or surface to draw ellipse in Solidworks, click on a place to select the desired point of center of ellipse as shown by red arrow above. The information inside the red box shows the major and minor radiuses of ellipse according to your cursor location.
Select the second point of your ellipse as shown by red arrow above, the information inside the red box shows the major and minor radiuses of ellipse according to your cursor location again in Solidworks sketching.
The ellipse is created as above with the ellipse command.
If you select the ‘For Construction’ option as in red box above, the drawn ellipse geometry will be as shown by red arrow in Solidworks.
You can also enter the ellipse parameters as above. You can enter the center locations as X and Y parameters from the red box above, you can enter the majot radius from the green box and enter the minot radius from the blue box in Solidworks sketching.
Drawing of ellipse with Ellipse command in Solidworks is very easy like that!
You can also find other Ellipse drawing methods and how to use them from this link: The All Ellipse Drawing Commands In Solidworks Sketching.