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# Lofting ellipse question

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10-12-2012 09:42 PM

Okay so is there anyway to enter the whole equation of an ellipse into autocad and it will map it? ex x^2/a^2+y^2/b^2+z^2/c^2=1 with different values for x y z a b c. I want to generate different ellipses and then loft them togather? Is there an eaiser way? Also is there a good tutrial series any would recommend? I just want one the starts with the basics and goes all the way to the move advance stuff.

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# Re: Lofting ellipse question

10-13-2012 06:04 AM in reply to: acqualife

Do you know the major and minor axis lengths?

Can't you use the Ellipse command?

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# Re: Lofting ellipse question

10-13-2012 10:26 AM in reply to: JDMather

The length in the x direction needs to be 20 the length in the y direction needs to be 10 for instance. Also i need a length in the z direction to be 30. So i guess i need to stretch it in the x direction. The thing about the ellipse command is i have no control on the lenght in the x direction- i guessing the width.

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# Re: Lofting ellipse question

10-13-2012 05:47 PM in reply to: acqualife

An ellipse is a planar object.

You should have complete and absolute control.

You might attach a scan of a sketch of what you are trying to create.

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