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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. Area =  m²

C to P1 and P2 =
Total String Length =

Minor Axis

How to Draw an Oval - Oval Layout Calculator

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.
Use a long light rope (not stretchy) and 2 large pins (reo) to mark out an Australian Rules Football Field.


How to Mark Out a Large Ellipse or Oval - Incremental points around perimeter

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 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 Scale

How to Mark Out a Large Ellipse or Oval - Incremental points around perimeter


Minor:
Mark-out
Major:
Mark-out




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