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Avoiding Over-Dimensioning

Question asked by Uchenna Offor on Oct 9, 2018
Latest reply on Oct 12, 2018 by Brian Brazeau

Hello all,

 

So I am starting to apply GD&T to my drawings since I wasn't too much of a fan of it in the past, so I am currently reading some books about it. I am not knowledgeable yet, but I am trying to apply the concepts as quick as I can. My issue with it is that it can make the drawing pretty crowded and cause over-dimensioning which is a no-no for you manufacturers out there. My question is how do you guys balance GD&T with dimensions especially with complex objects?

 

All these cute videos on YouTube work with simple objects which is not my reality. For example, the below is what I am trying to practice on and it's not a simple object where you can easily find your 3 datums if you aren't well versed in GD&T (end mini rant).

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