10.9.3. Parts - Zoning - Sphere

This window lets you generate a sphere.


The section you want to generate (Whole, Half, Quarter or Eighth). This should match any symmetry planes you have defined for your model.

Solid or Hollow

Choose either a solid or hollow sphere.

If you choose a hollow sphere, you will have to specify inner and outer radii for the sphere.


The X, Y, and Z coordinates for the center of the sphere.


The radius of the sphere.

Mesh Type

Select a Type 1 or Type 2 mesh for your sphere.

The type 1 mesh is more efficient in using elements, but some elements are not very rectangular (which can reduce the accuracy of your solution).

All the elements of a type 2 mesh are reasonably rectangular, but about a quarter of the elements generated for this mesh are unused.

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