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CE En 112 Engineering Drawing with CAD Application Chapter 4: Dimensioning and Tolerancing Practices.

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1 CE En 112 Engineering Drawing with CAD Application Chapter 4: Dimensioning and Tolerancing Practices

2 2 of 26 Lecture Outline Dimensioning (4.1) (page 170 – white number in a black circle) Size and location dimensions (4.2) (page 171 – white number in a black circle) Detail dimensioning (4.3) (page 177 – white number in a black circle) Dimensioning techniques (page 170 – white number in a black circle) Tolerancing ( ) (page 181– white number in a black circle) Next class

3 3 of 26 Dimensioning (4.1) Geometrics: the science of specifying and tolerancing the shapes and locations of features on objects Why do we need dimensions? –Once the shape of a part is defined with an orthographic drawing, the size information is added in the form of dimensions to physically build the part An engineering drawing will have graphics, dimensions, and words or notes to fully define the part

4 4 of 26 Dimensioning (con’t) Two types of dimensioning: 1) Size and Location Dimensions 2) Detail Dimensions

5 5 of 26 Size and Location Dimensions (4.2) Units of measure: –Should be in accordance with policy of the user –Generally use Traditional (English) units, commonly inches, or feet and inches if over 72 inches (general rule) –Most countries outside of U.S. use metric or international system of units (SI), commonly millimeters (mm) –Two options available for dual dimensioning (both traditional and SI units)

6 6 of 26 Size and Location (con’t) Units of measure (con’t): –Angular dimension are shown in either decimal degrees, or in degrees, minutes, and seconds

7 7 of 26 Size and Location (con’t) Terminology: be familiar with the terms in section (Theoretical exact size) (Information only – not used in fabrication of part) (Numerical value that defines the size, shape, location, surface texture, or geometric characteristics of a feature) (1 mm or 1/16”) (Maximum material condition Least material condition) (General rule: Full circle or >180° use Ø, otherwise use R)

8 8 of 26 Size and Location (con’t) Dimensioning standards:

9 9 of 26 Size and Location (con’t) Ask yourself: “What information is necessary to manufacture or construct the object?” –Answer: Size and location dimensions (horizontal and vertical) Dimensions showing the location and orientation of features Dimensions showing the size of features

10 10 of 26 Size and Location (con’t) Standard practices: Dimension Text Placement Minimum Dimension Line Spacing

11 11 of 26 Size and Location (con’t) Group Dimensions Do not use object lines as part of dimension How should we place multiple dimensions?

12 12 of 26 Size and Location (con’t) Stagger Dimension Text View Dimensions Keep dimensions off of the view How should we place multiple dimensions?

13 13 of 26 Size and Location (con’t) Repetitive Features How should we place multiple dimensions?

14 14 of 26 Size and Location (con’t) Extension Lines What are the extension line basic standards?

15 15 of 26 Size and Location (con’t) Reading Direction How should we align the dimension text?

16 16 of 26 Detail Dimensioning (4.3) The importance of accurate, unambiguous dimensions cannot be overemphasized. The primary guideline is clarity: –whenever two guidelines appear to conflict, the method that most clearly communicates the size of information shall prevail The next slides outline some of the dimensioning guidelines from the text – please review all guidelines in the text and be familiar with them

17 17 of 26 Detail Dimensioning (con’t) Guideline 2: Double dimensioning of a feature is not permitted This guideline is related to tolerance

18 18 of 26 Detail Dimensioning (con’t) Guideline 3: Dimensions should be placed in the view that most clearly describes the feature being dimensioned (contour dimensioning)

19 19 of 26 Detail Dimensioning (con’t) Guideline 4: Maintain a minimum spacing between the object and the dimension and between multiple dimensions Guideline 5: A visible gap shall be placed between the ends of extension lines and the feature to which they refer

20 20 of 26 Detail Dimensioning (con’t) Guideline 7: Avoid placing dimensions within the boundaries of a view, whenever practicable Guideline 9: Unless otherwise specified, angles shown in drawings are assumed to be 90 degrees

21 21 of 26 Detail Dimensioning (con’t) Guideline 10: Avoid dimensioning hidden lines Guideline 13: Leader lines for diameters and radii should be radial lines

22 22 of 26 Dimensioning Techniques The dimensioning process: –Step 1: Front view – locate ends of angled surfaces using dimension lines – place numeric values –Step 2: Add dimension lines for overall dimensions: height, width, and depth –Step 3: Locate the center of the hole using horizontal and vertical dimension lines. Extend center lines. –Step 4: Draw a radial leader line from the hole to a convenient location, add extension or shoulder, then add dimension

23 23 of 26 Tolerancing ( ) Used to control the variation that exists on all manufactured parts Total amount a dimension may vary and is the difference between the maximum and minimum limits Example: Tolerance = ±.003 –Final measurement of machined part can be anywhere from (upper limit) to (lower limit) –Lower and upper allowable sizes are referred to as the limit dimensions (upper and lower), and the tolerance is the difference between the limits (in this case, tolerance = 0.006)

24 24 of 26 Tolerancing (con’t) Tolerances can be expressed as follows: –Direct limits, or as tolerance values applied directly to a dimension (ASME Preferred Method) –Geometric tolerances –Notes referring to specific conditions –A general tolerance note in the title block (e.g. All Decimal Dimensions to Be Held To ±.002”) Geometric Tolerances

25 25 of 26 Tolerancing (con’t) Important terms – review these and be familiar with the basic concept of tolerances Tolerances are used more in mechanical engineering than in civil engineering applications

26 26 of 26 Next Class Chapter 4. Engineering Geometry (p.191 – p. 231) – It’s the last chapter in the manual drawing textbook


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