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Q&A's

Feature is general term applied to a physical portion of a part, such as a surface, pin, tab, hole, or slot
Decimal dimensioning shall be used on drawings
Fully roundeds ends / slots holes end radii are indicated but not dimensioned
Decimal points are placed in line with the bottom of the associated digits

Decimal points must be uniform, dense, and large enough to be clearly visible and meet the reproduc

Repetitive features or dimensions may be specified by X in conjunction with a numeral to indicate the
_________ is a constant boundary generated by the collective effects of a size features specified MMC

Rods and Tubing are dimensioned by specifying the straight lengths, bend radii, angles of bend, and a

Outer Boundary is a worst case boundary (that is, locus) generated by the largest feature (LMC for an
additional geometric tolerance (if applicable) from the features departure from its specified material c

Resultant Condition is a variable boundary generated by the collective effects of a size features speci
the size tolerance, and the additional geometric tolerance derived from the features departure from i
Key Seats are dimensioned by width, depth, location, and if required, length.

Inner Boundary is a worst case boundary (that is, locus) generated by the smallest feature (MMC for a
and any additional geometric tolerance (if applicable) from the features departure from its specified m
A Leader is used to direct a dimension, note, or symbol to the intended place on the drawing

A 90 applies where center lines of features in a pattern or surfaces shown at right angles on the draw

A curved outline composed of two or more arcs is dimensioned by giving the radii of all arcs and locat
of their points of tangency.
A note may be used to specify 45 chamfer
An X may be used to indicate "by" between coordinate dimensions
Any reference to gaging in ASME Y14.5M is included for explanatory purposes only
Dimensions are usually placed outside the outline of a view.
For counterdrilled holes, the diameter and depth of the counterdrill are specified.
For countersink holes, the diameter and included angle of the countersink are specified.
For features with partially rounded ends, the radii are dimensioned
For information on conversion and rounding of U.S. customary linear units, see IEEE / ASTM SI 10.
For information on inch knurling, see ANSI / ASME B94.6 Standard

If no depth or remaining thickness of material is specified, the spotface is the minimum depth necessa

Irregular outlines may be dimensioned (Circular or noncircular outlines) by the rectangular coordinate
It is important that the toleranced diameter of the feature before knurling.
Methods of specifying and dimensioning screw threads are covered in ASME Y14.6

1994 Standard Question - Methods of specifying gear requirements are covered in the ASME Y 14.7 se
Methods of specifying involute spline requirements are covered in the ANSI B92 series of standards.
Methods of specifying requirements peculiar to castings and forgings are covered in ASME Y14.8.
Methods of specifying surface texture requirements are covered in ASME Y14.36M.
Notes from ASME Y14.5M 1994 in capital letters are intended to appear on drawings.

Notes should be placed to read from the bottom of the drawing with regard to the orientation of the d

Rods and tubing are dimensioned in three coordinate directions and toleranced using geometric princ
SI linear unit used on engineering drawings is the millimter.
Specifying the included angle of the counterdrill is optional

The depth dimension of a blind hole is the depth of the full diameter from the outer surface of the par
The depth of the key seat is dimensioned from the Opposite side of the shaft or hole.
The space between succeeding parallel dimension lines should be not less than 6 mm.
The space between the first dimension line and the part outline should be not less than 10 mm.
U.S. customary linear unit used on engineering drawings is the decimal inch.

Where a hole is chamfered or countersunk on a curved surface, the diameter specified on the drawing

Where a part has a number of radii of the same dimension, a note may be used instead of dimensioni

Where a point is located by extension lines only, the extension line from surfaces should pass through

Where a radius is dimensioned in a view that does not show the true shape of the radius, TRUE is add

Where a spherical surface is dimensioned by a radius, the radius dimension is preceded by the symbo

Where an angle and a linear dimension are specified, the linear dimension is the distance from the ind
Where corners are rounded, dimensions define the edges, and the arcs are tangent.
Where it is not clear that a hole goes through, the abbreviation THRU follows a dimension

Where machining centers are to remain on the finished part, they are indicated by a Note or dimensio

Where required to provide a press fit between parts, Knurling is specified by a note that includes the t
the minimum acceptable diameter after knurling.

Where the desired area is shown on a direct view of the surface, the area is section lined within the Ch