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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 oval.
Major A-B
Minor D-E
 
 
  


This oval, with major axis  and minor axis
has an area of  ft²

C to P1 and P2 =
String Length =
Minor Axis




Major Axis
Minor Axis
Increments
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 center along the Major Axis, to form the 4 curved segments of the oval.

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

Minor Axis



Minor:
Mark-out
Major:
Mark-out



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