Free Plugins for SketchUp

Sphere Plugin

Download SketchUp Plugin Sphere

Overview

This plugin creates a sphere. Just enter the radius and click OK. It is much easier than messing around with the Follow Me Tool.

Sphere-shaped Polyhedra

You can also control the edge properties so that they are Smooth, Soft, or Visible.

To draw some interesting sphere shaped polyhedra, just set the edge properties to Visible, and enter a small number for the latitude and longitude lines.

Sphere Polyhedra

Usage

Sphere Dialog Box

This plugin is accessed from the Draw menu (Draw > Sphere). This will open a dialog box to enter the sphere parameter values.

The latitude and longitude lines allow you to control how much geometry is created. The more lines, the smoother the surface.

When you click OK, the sphere is created as a component, and the component placement tool is activated to position the sphere in the model.

The dialog box remembers the values between SketchUp sessions.

Installation and Removal

Installation Questions? Please see this SketchUp Help Article. To remove the plugin, just delete the file from the SketchUp Plugins folder.