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Creating Cutouts in Panels - page 5
Did you know that Tech Drawing Tools contains 4 array functions that make this process as simple as point and click? Click here to check it out.
Get the object saved in exercise 1 and break apart and delete the inner rectangle. Duplicate one of the ellipses (Ctrl+D) and align (Ctrl+A) vertically and horizontally centered. 

Combine everything (Ctrl+L) and fill with white. Convert to an isometric front view by applying the following "Horizontal Scale 86.6 %, Vertical Skew -30 degrees". Since it is easier to simulate depth from objects that face up apply a rotation of 240 degrees to the panel.
Use the Extrude Tool (Ctrl+E) to apply an extrusion with the following settings: back parallel, VP locked to object, object center, Horizontal 0, Vertical -0.05. If the result is too deep or shallow adjust the vertical dimension until it looks right. By rotating the result 120 degrees the panel is back on the correct isometric plane.

 

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