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Creating Isometric Nut Symbols - page 5
Step 13
Square Nut Bottom view

These nuts generally only have one rounded side. Go back to the unfinished version and apply a vertical mirror to the sides.
Snap them into the reverse positions.
Use the node edit tool to straighten the lines of the top surface as shown.
Align the hole horizontally and vertically centered on the top surface. Break apart (Ctrl+K) and delete the outside ellipse.

Step 14
Wing Nut Top view

  1. Get the components shown from your previously drawn objects. Resize everything to 8.00 inches across and align all three objects horizontally centered.
  2. Break everything apart and delete the slot from the top object. Delete the objects shown from the nut and reduce the remaining objects to 80 percent of the original size.
  3. Move things around as shown in the top example snapping the bottom into position.
  4. Weld the dome and the top of the cylinder together.

Step 15

  1. Create a rectangle 2.25 inches wide by 7.00 inches high.
  2. Convert to curves, curve all the edges and bend the edges as shown.
  3. Apply a 30.00 degree rotation to the rounded rectangle.
  4. Duplicate and apply a horizontal mirror to a duplicate of the object. Dupe both objects and set aside.


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