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How to create a Sphere in Sketchup 2021

In this blog, we’re going to help you create a sphere. This is by far the easiest way to create one, we’ll be taking you through a step-by-step process, so do read on and create your own!

Step 1

Create a circle

Press ‘C’ on the keyboard or head to ‘The Getting Started ToolBar’ and go to Shapes > Circle. Mention the number of sides by typing 36 on your keyboard, it gets entered on the bottom right box on the screen. 

Step 2

Start your circle at the origin point, enter the measurement and click on the edge of either the green axis or red axis.

Step 3

With the circle tool still selected , move your cursor to the center of the circle and click on the left arrow key to lock to the green axis and then drag to the edge of circle 1 or enter 3′ on your keyboard.

Step 4

Click the Select Tool and click the first circle.

Step 5

Select the Follow Me Tool, and then select the face of the second circle. It results in a Sphere.

Step 6

Triple-click on the sphere and press G on your keyboard to make it a group.


Well, there you have it! A basic sphere created in a jiffy! There are plugins that you can download which would make the process much faster and easier too. 

If you would like a detailed explanation of the plugins and more ,please do check out our

Also, click on the image below to gain free access to our resource kit pdf 

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