Create Spheres

Use the Solids: Sphere tool to create spheres with solid or bounding surfaces.

  1. From the Geometry ribbon, click the Solids > Sphere tool.

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  2. Create the sphere using one of the following methods:
    Method Procedure
    Free Drawing
    1. Left-click on geometry or in space to create the sphere's center point.
    2. Move your mouse to uniformly resize and draw the sphere.
    3. Left-click to create the sphere.
    Fit To
    1. Select Surfaces, Solids, or Components from the guide bar.
    2. Select the entity in the graphics window. A sphere will be created.
    3. Modify the location, if necessary, using the move tool () on the guide bar.
  3. Modify the size and location of the sphere in the following ways:
    • Resize the sphere by editing the radius in the microdialog and pressing Enter.
    • Click on the face of the sphere and drag the slider to adjust the size.
    • Click to translate and rotate the sphere using the Move tool.
    • Click to fit the sphere around a selected object.
    • Click to fill the shape.
Tip: While placing or editing the sphere, use snap points to snap to predefined points on your model, such as surface boundary fixed points or mid points of surfaces.