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Topic: geodesic dome
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TaffGoch

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From: Springfield, IL
Registered: 1/26/10
Re: geodesic dome
Posted: Jan 26, 2010 4:34 PM
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Adam,

I've modeled a host of geodesic spheres/domes, of all three classes and many frequencies, using Google's free SketchUp 3D modeling program.
http://sketchup.google.com/download/gsu.html

SketchUp will allow you to model and refine your dome design. You can copy a dome/sphere from one of my catalogues, and modify it to your requirements.
http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/cldetails?mid=1f33552966b6f22224e5217d8a2e013a&num=50&scoring=d
http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/cldetails?mid=b926c2713e303860a99d92cd8fe533cd&num=50

The Geodesic Help Group concentrates on geodesic domes and SketchUp topics:
http://groups.google.com/group/GeodesicHelp

There are a couple of help group articles that demonstrate how to use SketchUp's tools to measure any of the angles important to constructing a physical scale model of a geodesic dome (face angles, central angles, & dihedral angles.)

Most of my 3D geodesic sphere/dome models are of unit radius, and can be scaled, with SketchUp, to any size you need (scale model or full-size shelter.)

If you need any additional help, the Geodesic Help Group members are available to answer your questions.

The group also maintains an active link to "Domebook 2," should you want a PDF digital copy of this grand old reference book.

-Taff


Date Subject Author
1/13/10
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adam sageripious
1/26/10
Read Re: geodesic dome
TaffGoch

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