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    Does the ellipse look correct? on the right side view on the red arrow point to, I projected the ellipse from the top view, the reason the ellipse looks so long is because I want to 6” ss pipe tangential to the 54 in tank. any other easier way to do beside doing from 3D?
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    It won't be an ellipse, a better description would be teardrop shaped, try it in 3D and see. Maybe someone with pipefitting experience will know of a simple method to do this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steven-g View Post
    It won't be an ellipse, a better description would be teardrop shaped, try it in 3D and see. Maybe someone with pipefitting experience will know of a simple method to do this.
    Tear drop shaped ha? never heard of that. I wish i know how to do in 3D. I was a beginner in inventor but still i am not that far yet. i thought i should be an ellipse though Steven-g

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    It probably has a more technical name, but it's the best I could come up with
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    The shape will not be elliptical. Here is an example. The tank is 36" in diameter. Wall thickness is 3/8". A 2" pipe (2 3/8" O.D.) was used to penetrate the tank.

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    We don't normally follow this technique when making a sideways entry to a tank as we prefer to enter a couple of inches in from the quadrant point resulting in a less elongated hole.
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    Do u know the reason why they chose this technique to have the pipe penatrate the tank this way? Remark or someone. Can you please show me for how will my hole will look like? How do I project the line from top view? Tank is 54", 3/8 thick and 6" pipe. I away from my computer at the moment

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    Who is this 'they" you are referring to? Your client?

    Is that a 54" diameter or radius?
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    The opening in your tank would look something like this.

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    Front view (of 3D tank). Previous view was a SE isometric.

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    As a 2D flat shot.

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