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Dimensions Standards

Dimensions Standards

Dimensions Standards

I am setting up SolidWorks and I would like to know if you use the ISO or ANSI dimensions standards in the USA.

RE: Dimensions Standards

Most companies use the ASME Y14.5 standard for their GD&T callouts. The company I used to work for switched to ISO last year because they did a lot of business globally. It drove the designers to rethink some of their designs and tolerancing callouts.

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RE: Dimensions Standards

Thank You Ben.
I did use the ANSI standards. It sounds like you only use the ISO standards is if you plan to send your designs globally.

RE: Dimensions Standards

ASME Y14.5M and ISO have no big difference between.

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RE: Dimensions Standards

Visually the differences are huge.

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RE: Dimensions Standards

What exactly is ISO 2768-mk in regards to tolerancing. I have a part drawing from Finland and it only lists that standard for dimensions without tolerances.I have been unable to find any specifics.

RE: Dimensions Standards

I have a copy of the spec at work. The -mk defines the tolerance classes used for different aspects. I think the m specifies a medium tolerance class for linear dimensions. In ISO tolerancing, the size of the part effects the tolerance. A 25mm dimension on a part has a tighter tolerance than a 600mm dimension within the same class.

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RE: Dimensions Standards

looslib is correct; but the tolerances per ISO 2786 also define the tolerances of angles and some GD&T's.
That standard has 2 parts. I recommend that you buy a copy of it and read it before you start to manufacture the parts.

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