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Create Ellipsoid

To generate an Ellipsoid:

  1. Select the Geometry geometry workflow tab workflow tab.
  2. Select the Geometry > 3D Primitive Geometry > Create Ellipsoid Create ellipsoid icon
  3. A dialog should appear. Enter the Center XYZ coordinate and the Radii in the XYZ directions.
Create Ellipsoid Dialog
Create Ellipsoid Dialog
  1. You can also define a Rotation about the x, y, or z-axis, positive clockwise about the axis.
  2. The method to approximate an ellipsoid is based on dividing the ellipsoid into vertical and horizontal segments to generate the approximate curvature using planes. This is similar to the longitude and latitude lines on an earth globe. Define the desired number of Subdivisions to define the number of vertical lines in the approximation. Define the desired number of Stacks to define the number of horizontal lines in the approximation.
  3. Define the Role of the geometry (Geology, Excavation or Construction).
  4. Click OK to accept the changes and generate the ellipsoid.
Ellipsoid Figure
Ellipsoid created by 20 subdivisions and 20 stacks
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