# AutoCAD TUTORIAL: Chapter 2 Drawing tools > ellipse command

AutoCAD has a wide library of commands. There are many commands which used to drawing any type of drawing. Today i am going to tell you about various method to drawing ellipse in AutoCAD.

### Ellipse:

**Short key**: EL

There are two method of draw ellipse.

#### 1. Using the both axis length:

Method

Select ellipse tool by short key EL or by the drawing

toolbar.

toolbar.

Specified first axis endpoint of the ellipse by mouse click

or by actual coordinate system (x,y).

or by actual coordinate system (x,y).

Now specified end point of first axis by absolute coordinate

system (@length<angle or @x,y).

system (@length<angle or @x,y).

After it specified first point coordinate of second axis by

assuming the origin at center @length<angle or @x,y).

assuming the origin at center @length<angle or @x,y).

**Example:**

Draw a ellipse of first axis length 10 which is parallel to

X axis and other axis length is 5

X axis and other axis length is 5

**Solution:**

El enter

Select first point by mouse click.

@10<0

#### 2. Using the center point:

Method

Select ellipse tool by short key EL or by the drawing

toolbar.

toolbar.

After it press C enter.

Now specified center point of the ellipse by mouse click or

by actual coordinate system (x,y)

by actual coordinate system (x,y)

Then specified the coordinate of first axis first point by

absolute coordinate system assume origin at center (@x,y) or by simply mouse

click.

absolute coordinate system assume origin at center (@x,y) or by simply mouse

click.

After it specified the coordinate of second axis first point

by absolute coordinate system assume origin at center (@x,y) or by simply mouse

click.

by absolute coordinate system assume origin at center (@x,y) or by simply mouse

click.

**Example:**

To draw a circle whose center lies at the center of a circle

whose diameter is 5 and whose first axis length is 10 and second axis length is

16 which makes 20 degree angle with Y axis.

C enter

select a point on drawing screen

D enter

5 enter

EL enter

C enter

select the center point of circle

@10<20 enter

@16<20 enter

whose diameter is 5 and whose first axis length is 10 and second axis length is

16 which makes 20 degree angle with Y axis.

**Solution:**C enter

select a point on drawing screen

D enter

5 enter

EL enter

C enter

select the center point of circle

@10<20 enter

@16<20 enter

**Exercise:**

**Problem 1 :**Draw the ellipse whose first axis length is 6 and it make 30

degree angle from X axis and second axis length is

10.

**Problem 2 :**Draw a circle by ellipse command of radius 10.