question about drawing cylinders

2:45 PM, Tuesday July 14th 2020

how do you align the ellipse to the minor axis?

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11:10 PM, Tuesday July 14th 2020

Before putting the mark on the paper, use the ghosting method and visualize what kind of ellipse it would be. Once you're satisfied draw it.

4:57 PM, Thursday July 16th 2020

guess it's a matter of practice

1:53 PM, Friday July 17th 2020

Yeah they will improve as you continue doing them. But when I take the time ghosting over the paper before going down on it, I have much more precision.

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