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Rule Parameters

Sets tolerances for DFMXpress design rules.

To display rule parameters, click Settings from the DFMXpress pane.

Manufacturing Process
Specifies the manufacturing process for which to set rule parameters. Choose one:

Mill/Drill only

Rules for milling and drilling.

Turn with Mill Drill

The milling and drilling rules and additional rules for turned parts.

Sheet metal

Rules for sheet metal parts.

Injection Molding

Rules for injection molded parts.

Standard hole sizes apply to all manufacturing processes.
Rule Parameters

Lists the parameters for your Manufacturing Process selection.

Standard Hole Sizes Defines standard hole sizes used by DFMXpress. Click Edit to display the Standard Hole Sizes dialog box.
Restore Default Values Resets the rule parameters to the default values. Available only if you have changed at least one parameter value.

Mill/Drill Parameters

Available when Manufacturing Process is Mill/Drill only.

Hole Depth to Diameter Ratio

Accepts a value between 0 and 100000. See Hole Diameters.

Minimum % of Hole Area inside Part

Accepts a value between 0 and 100. See Partial Holes.

Mill Tool Depth to Diameter Ratio

Accepts a value between 0 and 100000. See Deep Pockets and Slots.

Minimum Linear Tolerance Zone

Accepts a value between 0 and 100000. See Linear and Angular Tolerances.

Minimum Angular Tolerance Zone

Accepts a value between 0 and 360. See Linear and Angular Tolerances.

Turn Parameters

Available when Manufacturing Process is Turn with Mill Drill.

Minimum Corner Radius (Turn part)

Accepts a value between 0 and 100000. See Minimum Corner Radii for Turned Parts.

Minimum % of Bore Relief (Turn part)

Accepts a value between 0 and 100. See Bore Relief for Turned Parts.

Sheet Metal Parameters

Available when Manufacturing Process is Sheet metal.

Hole Diameter to Thickness Ratio

Accepts a value between 0.01 and 100000. See Hole Diameters.

Simple Hole-Part Edge Distance to Thickness Ratio

Accepts a value between 0.01 and 100000. See Hole-to-Edge Distances.

Countersink-Part Edge Distance to Thickness Ratio

Accepts a value between 0.01 and 100000. See Hole-to-Edge Distances.

Simple Hole Spacing to Thickness Ratio

Accepts a value between 0.01 and 100000. See Hole Spacing.

Countersink Spacing to Thickness Ratio

Accepts a value between 0.01 and 100000. See Hole Spacing.

Recommended Bend Radius

Accepts a value between 0.01 and 100000 mm. See Bend Radii.

Injection Molding Parameters

Available when Manufacturing Process is Injection Molding.

Minimum Wall Thickness

Accepts a value between 1.0 and 100000. See Minimum Wall Thickness.

Maximum Wall Thickness

Accepts a value between 1.0 and 100000. See Maximum Wall Thickness.



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