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M. Spherical Surface

A Spherical Surface can be generated and meshed with this feature. Three types of Spherical Surfaces may be generated, viz., Spherical Cap, Spherical Surface and Spherical Region. The Diameter of Sphere is required for all those cases. Base Diameter is required for Cap and Region only. Top Diameter is required for Spherical Region only. For Spherical Surface you have to define the Start Angle and End Angle in degrees for both the directions - Latitude and Longitude.

For the purpose of mesh generation, the number of Divisions in both the directions is to be specified. Click Apply after specifying all these parameters to generate the model.

The Select Meshing Parameters dialog box is shown below in the case of a Spherical Surface.