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Some useful sketchup tips to learn how to draw a sphere with sketchup

Rajib Dey : Editor-in-chief

In order to draw a cone as well as sphere, one has to familiar with various sketchup tools and attributes. For drawing a sphere, one should be well versed with the tools like the Circle tool, the Select tool, the Follow-Me tool, the Eraser tool, Inference and their applications.

One should abide by the following sketchup tips which are considered as the most convenient ways to draw a sphere efficiently:-

  • Start with a circle. At first draw a circle (according to the size of desired sphere) on the ground plane in one axis on the basis. Use the circle as the path for sketching the sphere.
  • Shift the cursor to the origin and until it is snapped to the origin.
  • Now shift the cursor up toward the blue axis (on top of the circle on the ground plane). The cursor will be converted to green or red.
  • In order to lock the circle tool toward the green or red inference path. just simultaneously push & hold the shift key.
  • Sketch a lesser circle, as compared to the first one, at a 90 degree angle with the circle on the ground plane (it characterizes the profile of the sphere).
  • Choose the perimeter of the circle on the ground plane. It should be the path.
  • Opt for the Follow-Me tool.
  • Click on the profile of the sphere and the sphere will be produced smoothly.
  • Now take away the circle on the ground plane.

Watch the following live sketchup video to streamline the process.

help.sketchup.com/en/article/114035

Some useful sketchup tips to learn how to draw a sphere with sketchup

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