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How to Draw an Oval - Oval Layout Calculator

Mark out Major axis A-B, and Minor axis D-E. Mark and insert pins at P1 and P2, from C on either side. Insert pin at E. Tie string firmly around these 3 pins. Remove pin at E, insert pencil inside string loop and with string pulled taut, rotate pencil to draw the oval.
Major Axis A-B
Minor Axis D-E


This oval, with a major axis of  mm and minor axis of  mm has an area of  m²

C to P1 and P2 =
String Length =

Minor Axis


Print full scale oval templates See also: Full Scale Printable Oval Templates You can print large full scale oval templates over 1 metre wide!
Hit the Golden button to adjust Minor Axis so the oval conforms to the Golden Ratio.



Major Axis
Minor Axis
Increments
How to Mark Out a Large Ellipse

If your Ellipse is too big to mark out with pins, chord and marker, mark Major and Minor Axes and use this calculator to mark out incremental distances from the centre along the Major Axis, to form the 4 curved segments of the oval.


Measure at scale Left click, release and drag to measure at scale inside diagram.

Minor Axis
Increments


Minor:
Mark-out
Major:
Mark-out









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