How to make a sphere in SketchUp (with pictures)

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How to make a sphere in SketchUp (with pictures)
How to make a sphere in SketchUp (with pictures)
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This article will guide you on how to make a sphere in Google SketchUp.

Steps

Method 1 of 2: Start with a circle

Make a Sphere in SketchUp Step 1
Make a Sphere in SketchUp Step 1

Step 1. Download Google Sketchup

You can find more instructions on Google SketchUp here.

Make a Sphere in SketchUp Step 2
Make a Sphere in SketchUp Step 2

Step 2. Make a circle (the chosen size will be a sphere) on one axis

Make a Sphere in SketchUp Step 3
Make a Sphere in SketchUp Step 3

Step 3. Make another circle, on the other axis, and it should be larger than the first

The middle of this circle should coincide with the middle of the first. Make the second circle higher than the first, and then use the move function to set it in the middle. Do as shown in the picture.

Make a Sphere in SketchUp Step 4
Make a Sphere in SketchUp Step 4

Step 4. Select the large circle

Make sure you don't select anything else.

Make a Sphere in SketchUp Step 5
Make a Sphere in SketchUp Step 5

Step 5. Select the Follow Me tool and click once on the small circle

Make a Sphere in SketchUp Step 6
Make a Sphere in SketchUp Step 6

Step 6. Then select the “Erase the extra” option

Method 2 of 2: Start with a square

Make a Sphere in SketchUp Step 7
Make a Sphere in SketchUp Step 7

Step 1. This part will take a little longer, but it will give you a different surface dynamics

Make a Sphere in SketchUp Step 8
Make a Sphere in SketchUp Step 8

Step 2. Open SketchUp and make a 20 'x 20' square

Make a Sphere in SketchUp Step 9
Make a Sphere in SketchUp Step 9

Step 3. Using the Pencil tool, divide the square into four equal parts

Make a Sphere in SketchUp Step 10
Make a Sphere in SketchUp Step 10

Step 4. Create a circle within a square, starting right from the center

Set the diameter to 10 '(to touch the sides of the square).

Make a Sphere in SketchUp Step 11
Make a Sphere in SketchUp Step 11

Step 5. Delete one line of the square, thereby halving the circle

Make a Sphere in SketchUp Step 12
Make a Sphere in SketchUp Step 12

Step 6. Replace the deleted line with a line created with the Arc Tool

Rotate the view so that the arc matches the 10 'diameter.

Make a Sphere in SketchUp Step 13
Make a Sphere in SketchUp Step 13

Step 7. Create an identical arc at the bottom of the shape

Make a Sphere in SketchUp Step 14
Make a Sphere in SketchUp Step 14

Step 8. Remove all remaining sections of the square, leaving the circles intact

Make a Sphere in SketchUp Step 15
Make a Sphere in SketchUp Step 15

Step 9. Delete one half of the original circle and the inner surface of the circle created by your two arcs

Make a Sphere in SketchUp Step 16
Make a Sphere in SketchUp Step 16

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