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Drawing Isometric Piping - page 5
Use the Node Edit Tool (F10) to select in turn segments 2 and 4 and change them to curves with the Node Edit Roll-Up (Ctrl+F10). Then marquee select all of the nodes and smooth them using the Node Edit Roll-Up (Ctrl+F10). Apply a contour from the Effects Roll-Up with the following settings: Outside, Offset 0.1 inch, Steps 1. The thickness of your pipe may differ from that shown. This is due to the scale of the drawings. Simply re-size your drawing until the results look the same, or adjust the offset dimension.
Separate the Contour Group from the Arrange Menu and delete the inner line. Un-Group the outside shape and use the node edit tool to delete one at a time the extra nodes. The result will be flat lines across the ends of the pipe.
Use the Node Edit Tool (F10) to select the flat ends and change them to curves with the Node Edit Roll-Up (Ctrl+F10). Then select the effected nodes and smooth them. Add the end hole shape that you saved earlier and apply a horizontal mirror. Manually move, size, and position the elliptical hole over the end of your pipe until you achieve the proper result.

 

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