CAD Forum - tips, tricks, discussion and utilities for AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit and other Autodesk products []
CZ | EN | DE
Login or
  Visitors: 3744
Plex.Earth connects AutoCAD and Google Earth

CAD tip CAD tip # 8962:

Question CAD 
 %  platform  category 
Q - question

Project 2D curve to a 3D sphere.

A - answer With the freeware utility CADstudio SphereProj you can project any 2D curve (polyline, spline, arc, line) or a group of curves to a spherical 3D surface.

The add-in application SphereProj can be downloaded - like the other CAD Studio's freeware tools - from Load it with APPLOAD and the run the SphereProj command. After you enter the sphere radius, the command marks a rectangular area that will be projected to the sphere (at 0,0,0). Any curve drawn in this area can be be transferred (projected) to the sphere surface (the horizontal axis of the rectangle will become the "equator" on the sphere, its upper and lower edges will become the north a south "poles"). The 3D projection respects the color of the original 2D curve. You can specify the precision of the conversion - the number of segments that the original curve(s) will be divided to.

If you want to project a text, convert it first to to lines - see the tip 1901. Projection of geometrical entities to an arbitrary 3D surface is described in the tip 7297.

100% *  CAD 
9.12.2012    6335×  
Prices - CAD eShop:
applies to: AutoCAD ·

See also:
Tip 12977:Easily find CAD/BIM document references (including missing ones) - Reference Explorer
Tip 12908:How to transfer settings between projects in Plant 3D?
Tip 12779:How to export a hi-res image from Autodesk Infraworks?
Tip 12687:How to find the intersection curve of two surfaces in Fusion 360?
Tip 12663:How to transfer my project from Infraworks to Revit?

Back   All CAD Tips

Have we helped you? If you want to support the CAD Forum web service, consider buying one of our CAD applications, or our custom software development offerings, or donating via PayPal (see above). You may also add a link to your web - like this "fan" link: CAD Forum - tips, utilities, blocks for Autodesk products
CAD:    OS:    Categ: 
Text:  FAQ glossary   

DwgTextTranslator translates a series of drawings from one language to another using MS Access.
Download a fully functional trial version.

Please use these tips at your own risk.
CAD Studio is not responsible for possible problems that may occur as a result of using any of these tips.