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Creating a sphere

catherine_jonescatherine_jones Member Posts: 2
I'm trying to create a sphere in Onshape.  I thought it would simply be drawing a circle and a line through it to create an axis to revolve around ,then doing a revolve but that isn't working. Is that the right thing to do and i'm doing it wrong or should i buy doing it a different way?

Best Answer


  • andrew_troupandrew_troup Member, Mentor Posts: 1,584 ✭✭✭✭
    Draw a semicircle with a diameter, not a full circle. That should do the trick
  • catherine_jonescatherine_jones Member Posts: 2
    Thanks Andrew.  
      Yes using a semi circle worked perfectly.  In hindsight it seems obvious now.  Yes I saw my resolve name went red. didn't realise it gave me a tip on the problem
  • daniel_chowdaniel_chow Member Posts: 108 ✭✭
    edited November 2015
    Old post I know, but I was searching up how to make a sphere in onShape, just use the revolve command around a curved line and a center line. 

    Here is something relevant and useful for anyone else searching how to do this... how to make it hollow:

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