Geometric Tolerance Properties

Specify the following properties when you create a geometric tolerance symbol.

To set geometric tolerance properties, do one of the following:

  • For parts, click Geometric Tolerance (MBD Dimension toolbar) or Tools > DimXpert > Geometric Tolerance.
  • For drawings, click Geometric Tolerance (Annotation toolbar) or Insert > Annotations > Geometric Tolerance.


Select a symbol.

Straightness Flatness Circularity Cylindricity Profile of Line
Profile of Surface Parallel Perpendicular Angularity Circular Runout
Total Runout Position Concentricity Symmetry None

Material Conditions

Select a material condition. The pointer must be in a Tolerance or Primary, Secondary, or Tertiary box to insert a material condition.

Only the material conditions that are appropriate for the selected symbol are available.

Diameter Spherical Diameter Maximum Material Condition
Least Material Condition Regardless of Feature Size Tangent Plane
Free State Statistical Projected Tolerance
Square Unequally Disposed Profile Translation


If you click Projected Tolerance , enter a projected tolerance zone (PTZ) in Height.


Type tolerance values for Tolerance 1 and Tolerance 2.

Unit Basis Tolerance

You can apply flatness and straightness tolerances on a unit basis. You apply a unit basis tolerance by following the tolerance value with a forward slash (/) and entering the per-unit area or per-unit length criteria.

Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary

Enter datum names and material condition symbols for the Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary datums.


Create additional frames. You can set as many frames as needed. Use the Frames box to move among frames. You can see only two frames in the dialog box at a time.

Composite Frame

Combines the symbols of two frames.

Below Frame

Add text below the feature control frame.

Between Two Points

Type the labels of the points if the tolerance value applies between two points or entities.