Elliptical Hole Tool

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The Elliptical Hole tool offers four options: elliptical hole, filled elliptical hole, 5-point elliptical hole, and 5-point filled elliptical hole.

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Elliptical Hole
(One Room)

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Elliptical Hole - Filled
(Two Rooms)

 

Elliptical Hole

How To:

1. Select a room. This will enable the Hole tools in the Draw section of the Home tab.
2. Click the Elliptical hole tool. If you want the Filled Hole variant, select the down arrow next to the button to reveal that option. Elliptical_hole_options.png

3. Use the red guides to accurately locate the position where the center of the hole should be placed. Left-click to place the start point.

Tip: Press F6 to move the guide measurements to the next point going clockwise around the room. Press the F7 key to move to the previous point.

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4. Drag the cursor outward to expand the perimeter of the hole while referring to the red outline and measurements to ensure accuracy.

Tip: Hold down the Shift key while drawing an elliptical hole to lock the aspect ratio and maintain a perfect circle.

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5. Click a second time to create the hole.

 

 

Five-Point Elliptical Hole

How To:

 

1. Select a room. This will enable the Hole tools in the Draw section of the Home tab.
2. Click the down arrow and select the 5-Point Elliptical hole tool. If you want the Filled Hole variant, select that option. Elliptical_hole_options.png
3. Begin outlining the hole by left-clicking to place perimeter points. 5_point_elliptical_step_2.png
4. The fifth point that you place will enable an outline of the ellipse along with guide measurements. This step allows you to fine-tune the exact shape of the hole. 5_point_elliptical_step_3.png
5. Click a second time to create the hole.

 

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