# Learn AutoCAD Basics: DAY 12

All here is a déjà-vu. In the last session, we’ve learned how to use the ELLIPSE command in AutoCAD, in this session we are coming back with an even easier ellipse.

BUT, but now, the focus will be made on something totally different.

in Learn-AutoCAD-DAY-6, we have worked with the ARRAY command for the first time. Today you will need that command line more than EVER. And it is compulsory to have mastered it before trying the coming exercise.

NOTE: Element in the array are equally spaced around the ellipse.

### Figure 2

In the following image, the red line represents the PATH of the array. It resulted in an OFFSET of 5 units from the outer ellipse. You can check how you can construct such an ARRAY here.

## Objects in the array

The object in the array is nothing but the following

You can find the dimension of the circles on the first image above.

## Execution

The only thing that might be hard to accomplish here is the array. There is nothing like ARRAYELLIPSE in AutoCAD, what you need to do to create this array is using the ARRAYPATH.

To use the ARRAYPATH command using an ELLIPSE, you need to cut the ellipse into two and use the ARRAYPATH on each of the sides, that is it.

We would like to let you fight with it and figure it out yourself, using the information we provided above.

Feel free to drop your opinion and concern in the comment section below.

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October 27, 2015 - 3:16 pm

I have done the array ellipse however i m confused of how to start with the inner part.

October 28, 2015 - 9:29 pm

The distance from the left border and the circle that contains the star is 10. Using the OFFSET command with a distance of 10 will work fine.

October 29, 2015 - 2:16 pm

Hi Andreea. Yes i know that , already done it. However i dont know how to do the other part. I am assuming i have to do 3 circles? Thanks

October 29, 2015 - 4:05 pm

Here is how you could do it

November 2, 2015 - 1:13 pm

Thanks Andreea. You are the best.

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