As Doug said, revolving a half circle. (the tutorial was made in Inventor pro 2011 but it applies to all versions of Inventor
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Next in the sketch environment draw a half circle. This can be done in various ways that all give the same result. In my case I draw a line and then by activating the line command again and holding the left mouse button I dragged one edge of the line to the other end. You could also draw a circle then a line from top to bottom (or left to right) and then trim the one half. Another way is to draw the line and then a 3 point arc using the center of the line as the arc's center and the two ends of the line as the other input points.
When you are done click finish sketch.
Then click Revolve in the Model Tab
The profile to be revolved should be automatically selected. If not click inside the half circle. Then you should choose an axis for the profile to be revolved.
Click on the line to select it as an axis and a preview of the revolved solid is displayed. By default full revolve is selected. You can choose an angle revolve or to another surface instead of full revolve
click ok and you are done!
Revolve a half circle
You also can make a cube and fillet it. Ex. 1in cube and and fillet both sides by .5in
Thank you so much Hardy. It is now days and days that I am trying to do it following the "How to" from the 3D modeling of the Inventor program. It was absolutely unsuccessful and impossible. 2 Errors: "Impossible to build a Revolution"- "The revolution axis cut the outline" Hardy, Your way is so simple. Why Autodesk don't include it in their help menu? amazing. Michel from Brussels.
If You will use center line for create sketch, you won`t select axis. :)
Nice work! Good luck!
Just Revolve the Half Circle......... nd u get the sphere.
as the above tutorial
I did not know inventor didn't have some basic primatives, what a ball ache if you have to make them all, get IronCad and save some time.
just revolve a semicircle about its diameter