# Learn AutoCAD Basics: DAY 12

In this session, we are essentially revisiting our last session’s topic of learning how to use AutoCAD’s ELLIPSE command. It might feel like déjà-vu as we will be covering the same content.

Now, the focus will be on something different.

in Learn-AutoCAD-DAY-6, we 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: Elements in the array are equally spaced around the ellipse.

### Figure 2

In the following image, the red line represents the array’s path. This resulted in an offset of 5 units from the outer ellipse. You can check how to 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; you need to create this array to use ARRAYPATH.

To use the ARRAYPATH command with an ellipse, you need to cut the ellipse into two and use the ARRAYPATH on each of the sides. That’s it.

We want 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.

### 21 thoughts on “Learn AutoCAD Basics: DAY 12”

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

2. 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.

3. 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

4. Here is how you could do it

5. Thanks Andreea. You are the best.