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Draft Ellipse

Draft → Ellipse
Workbenches
Draft, Arch
Default shortcut
E L
Introduced in version
0.7
Draft Circle, Draft Arc

## Descripción

La herramienta Elipse crea una elipse en el actual work plane ingresando dos puntos, definiendo la esquina de un cuadro rectangular en el que encajará la elipse. Toma el linewidth and color previamente establecido en la pestaña Tareas.

A Draft Ellipse can be turned into an elliptical arc by setting its DatosFirst Angle and DatosLast Angle properties to different values.

## Usage

#### Utilización

1. Presiona el botón , o presiona las teclas C y I
2. Selecciona un primer punto en la vista 3D, o escribe una coordenadas
3. Selecciona un segundo punto en la vista 3D, o escribe una coordenadas

## Opciones

The single character keyboard shortcuts available in the task panel can be changed. See Draft Preferences. The shortcuts mentioned here are the default shortcuts.

• To manually enter coordinates enter the X, Y and Z component, and press Enter after each. Or you can press the Enter point button when you have the desired values. It is advisable to move the pointer out of the 3D view before entering coordinates.
• Press R or click the Relative checkbox to toggle relative mode. If relative mode is on, the coordinates of the second point are relative to the first point, else they are relative to the coordinate system origin.
• Press G or click the Global checkbox to toggle global mode. If global mode is on, coordinates are relative to the global coordinate system, else they are relative to the working plane coordinate system. introduced in version 0.20
• Press L or click the Filled checkbox to toggle filled mode. If filled mode is on, the created ellipse will have DatosMake Face set to `true` and will have a filled face.
• Press T or click the Continue checkbox to toggle continue mode. If continue mode is on, the command will restart after finishing, allowing you to continue creating ellipses.
• Press S to switch Draft snapping on or off.
• Press Esc or the Close button to abort the command.

## Notes

• A Draft Ellipse can be edited with the Draft Edit command.

## Preferences

• To change the number of decimals used for the input of coordinates: Edit → Preferences... → General → Units → Units settings → Number of decimals.
• To change the initial value of filled mode: Edit → Preferences... → Draft → General settings → Draft tools options → Fill objects with faces whenever possible. Changing the filled mode in a task panel will override this preference for the current FreeCAD session.
• If the Edit → Preferences... → Draft → General settings → Draft tools options → Use Part Primitives when available option is checked, the command will create a Part Ellipse instead of a Draft Ellipse.

A Draft Ellipse object is derived from a Part Part2DObject and inherits all its properties. It also has the following additional properties:

### Data

Draft

• DatosArea (`Area`): (read-only) specifies the area of the face of the ellipse. The value will be `0.0` if DatosMake Face if `false` or the face cannot be created.
• DatosFirst Angle (`Angle`): specifies the angle of the first point of the ellipse, normally `0°`.
• DatosLast Angle (`Angle`): specifies the angle of the last point of the ellipse, normally `0°`.
• DatosMajor Radius (`Length`): specifies the major radius of the ellipse.
• DatosMake Face (`Bool`): specifies if the ellipse makes a face or not. If it is `true` a face is created, otherwise only the perimeter is considered part of the object. This property only works if the shape is a full ellipse.
• DatosMinor Radius (`Length`): specifies the minor radius of the ellipse.

### View

Draft

• VistaPattern (`Enumeration`): specifies the Draft Pattern with which to fill the face of the ellipse. This property only works if DatosMake Face is `true` and if VistaDisplay Mode is `Flat Lines`.
• VistaPattern Size (`Float`): specifies the size of the Draft Pattern.

## Scripting

To create a Draft Ellipse use the `make_ellipse` method (introduced in version 0.19) of the Draft module. This method replaces the deprecated `makeEllipse` method.

```ellipse = make_ellipse(majradius, minradius, placement=None, face=True, support=None)
```
• Creates an `ellipse` object with given major (`majradius`) and minor (`minradius`) radius in millimeters.
• The bigger value will be used for the major radius (X axis) if no other placement is given.
• If `placement` is `None` the ellipse is created at the origin.
• If `face` is `True`, the ellipse will make a face, that is, it will appear filled.

Example:

```import FreeCAD as App
import Draft

doc = App.newDocument()

ellipse1 = Draft.make_ellipse(3000, 200)
ellipse2 = Draft.make_ellipse(700, 1000)

zaxis = App.Vector(0, 0, 1)
p3 = App.Vector(1000, 1000, 0)
place3 = App.Placement(p3, App.Rotation(zaxis, 90))

ellipse3 = Draft.make_ellipse(700, 1000, placement=place3)

doc.recompute()
```

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