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How to construct a 3D ellipsoid?

A - answer A 3D solid of "elliptic sphere" can be made in AutoCAD e.g. with the Revolve command.

First draw a half of the contour ellipse (_ARC, or _ELLIPSE and _TRIM), connect its endpoints (future axis) and join it in one polyline. Now rotate this profile around the axis using the REVOLVE command.

You can also use a 3D sphere, make a block from it and then insert this block with uneven scale (X-Y-Z).

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See also:
Tip 12526:BufZone - buffer zones and wipeouts around AutoCAD line objects.
Tip 12237:UnfoldRS - unfold 3D surfaces to 2D in AutoCAD.
Tip 12091:Equidistant ellipse - how to make an ellipse offset?
Tip 12059:Setting the G0, G1, G2 continuity of lofting.
Tip 11989:How to dimension an ellipse in AutoCAD?

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