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Dimension Tolerance Dialog Box

The Dimension Tolerance dialog box controls the dimension tolerance values and the display of non-integer dimensions.

The options available depend on the type of tolerance selected and whether you are setting document options or applying the specifications to selected dimensions. A window previews the dimension and the tolerances.

To open the Dimension Tolerance dialog box:

Click Tolerance in Tools > Options > Document Properties > Dimensions Options.

Callout value In TolAnalyst, when a dimension is a callout with more than one value, you can select a value and edit it.
Tolerance type Select one of the following from the list: None, Basic, Bilateral, Limit, Symmetric, MIN, MAX, Fit, Fit with tolerance, or Fit (tolerance only).

You can set Tolerance type to None and then set the variations and font to defaults for the current document.

When you modify the properties of a dimension, the default tolerance settings will be those set in these options.

Tolerance values Specify the Maximum Variation button_dim_tol_max.gif and/or Minimum Variation button_dim_tol_min.gif values as appropriate for the type of tolerance that you selected.
Dual dimension tolerance Select Inward rounding of secondary unit tolerance extents. If the high end of the secondary unit’s tolerance rounds to a number that is larger than the displayed rounded number of the primary unit’s tolerance high end, the secondary unit’s high end is rounded down. If the low end of the secondary unit’s tolerance rounds to a number that is smaller than the displayed rounded number of the primary unit’s tolerance low end, the secondary unit’s low end is rounded up.
Font/Fit tolerance font Specify the font to use for the dimension tolerance text. For Fit, Fit with tolerance, and Fit (tolerance only), Fit tolerance font is available for the Hole Fit and Shaft Fit text.
  • Select Use dimension font if you do not want to change the font size for the dimension tolerance text.
  • To change the size of the dimension tolerance text, clear Use dimension font and select either:

    Font scale

    Enter a number from 0 to 10.0 to scale the font.

    Font height

    Enter a value to specify the font height.

Show parentheses Select for parentheses around the tolerances for Bilateral, Symmetric, or Fit with tolerance types.
Linear tolerance or Angular tolerance Choose either Linear tolerance or Angular tolerance to set the document properties for linear and angular tolerances.
Fit tolerance display Choose:
  • Stacked with line display dim_tol_fit_stacked_line.png Button
  • Stacked without line display dim_tol_fit_stack.png Button
  • Linear Display dim_tol_fit_lin.png Button


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