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DimXpert Chain Dimension Options

DimXpert Chain Dimension Options

The Chain Dimension options define:

  • The type of dimension scheme to apply to pattern and pocket features
  • The tolerance type and values applied to chain dimension schemes

These options apply to dimensions created with the Auto Dimension Scheme tool when you set the Tolerance type to Plus and Minus.

These options do not affect pre-existing features, dimensions, or tolerances.

Dimension method

Defines the dimension scheme used for pattern and pocket features.
Hole dimension Defines the type of dimension used for patterns of counterbores, countersinks, cylinders, holes, slots, and notches.
Chain
Baseline
Pocket dimension
Chain
Baseline

Hole/slot/notch pattern tolerance

Sets the tolerance type and values used when creating chain dimension schemes.
Pattern location Sets the tolerance type and value used for the features locating the pattern from the origin features. For two features, note how the feature nearest the origin is used to locate the pattern.

Symmetric

Value is interpreted as plus and minus

Bilateral

Values are added or subtracted from the feature's nominal size

Block

Number of decimal places

General

Single feature
Two features
Distance between features Sets the tolerance type and value used for the dimensions applied between the features in the pattern.

Symmetric

Value is interpreted as plus and minus

Bilateral

Values are added or subtracted from the feature's nominal size

Block

Number of decimal places

General

Examples





Block or General appears based on whether you select Block Tolerance or General Tolerance for the DimXpert Method. See Tools > Options > Document Properties > DimXpert.


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