I was looking for something else and came across this, so excuse me if this seems a little late.
From the picture included later, the pattern is not random (and the part is not quite spherical, but that's a whole other kettle of fish - although it might be very relevant if you were actually manufacturing these). So anyway I came up with something that I think approximates the part in the picture.
But why I really wanted to respond to this, as I was trying to make a regular pattern around a sphere it suddenly hit me - Buckminster Fuller!
Now I have seen a jpeg of a soccerball made in inventor so I know it can be done - but can it be done easily? What would be the ways to make a.) a soccer ball, and b.) "equally" (vertices and centers, or one or the other?) spaced holes around a sphere in Inventor? (If it's something where you go "Aha!" but if it's going to take a ton of complicated construction then I'll just muddle on my own through it when I have time to play.)
Thom Tremblay has a nice video that falls in line with this idea:
I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
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Post 13 has a link to the football inventor files if these are of help.
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