Arc Elliptical Fixed Ratio

Creates an elliptical arc by specifying its aspect ratio - the ratio of the major axis to the minor axis. The axes of the ellipse are orthogonal.

  1. Enter the aspect ratio in the a:b ratio field on the Inspector Bar. (If you want to repeat this value later then lock it, otherwise the field reverts back to the default.)
  2. Select the center point of the ellipse.
  3. Move the mouse to size the ellipse. imga:b = 0.5 imga:b = 2.0
  4. A dotted line appears from the center point. Move the cursor to set the arc start angle, or enter the angle in the Inspector Bar. img
  5. Move the cursor counterclockwise to draw the arc, or enter the end angle or arc length in the Inspector Bar. img