Hello Everyone, I ran into the “Making a Sphere” issue. What a bother. I used to get models from the Engineering Toolbox extension, including spheres, but I’m up now to Sketchup Pro 2021 and this version doesn’t seem to like the Engineering Toolbox. Sigh. Anyway, here’s way to make a sphere and Sketchup will “see” it as a solid and if you make it a group, Sketchup will display a volume for it as cubic units, example in cubic millimeters, which is great because this means you can use the Sketchup Solids Tools on this new sphere you made. And with this technique, if you change the shapes around, you can make fun stuff. Just a few clicks and you could make an Easter Egg, easy. I used it to make a flying device, what fun. I do not have the genetic gift to explain anything in a simple manner, so I uploaded a YouTube to my YouTube channel telling how to make a sphere. I do use a sequential visual method, so if you “goof up” your sphere, you can go back by one and look at what happened. I do suggest for any move you try with solids in Sketchup, if weird “failures” happen, use the Scale tool and increase everything’s size (I usually start out at x100, but I have had to go to x1000 sometimes), then try again, frequently BOOM! now it works, just be sure to remember to shrink it back.
Here’s the url for my YouTube on creating a sphere:
Here’s the url for my YouTube on using this technique on a Flying Device:
Enjoy! Dr. Gray