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Dimension Properties dialog box – Dimension Settings tab

Overrides an individual dimension setting or tolerance type and immediately updates the values on the screen.

Access

In the browser, right-click a feature and select Edit Sketch or Show Dimensions. Right-click a dimension, select Dimension Properties, and click the Dimension Settings tab.

Settings

Lists the current Name, Precision, and Value of the dimension. Enter new values in the edit boxes to override for the selected dimension.

NOTE:Click the Document Settings tab to view current settings or change the document defaults.

Name
Displays in the style set on the Units tab of the Document Settings dialog box.

Precision
Displays in the current angular or linear precision style. Click the down arrow to select a different precision level from the list.

Value
Displays the current dimension value for reference only. To change the value of the dimension, close the dialog box, double-click the dimension and enter a different value.

Tolerance

Specifies the override tolerance style for the current dimension. Only those values that pertain to the specified tolerance type can be edited.

Click the Document Settings tab to verify that Show Tolerance is selected.

Type
Click the down arrow to list the available Tolerance types for the selected dimension. Listed styles correspond to dimension tolerance types used in drawings.

NOTE:In a drawing, model dimensions use the tolerance type. If necessary, you can override the model tolerance type with a drawing dimension style.

  •  Default

    Used if you do not specify a tolerance type.

  •  Symmetric

    Specifies the same value at the upper and lower tolerance range.

  •  Deviation

    Specifies a different value at the upper and lower tolerance range.

  •  Limits – Stacked

    Displays the maximum and minimum tolerance values in a stack.

  •  Limits – Linear

    Displays minimum values and maximum values side by side separated by a hyphen.

  •  MAX

    Displayed as a label on the maximum tolerance value. The upper tolerance is zero and is disabled; the lower tolerance level is any number equal to or greater than zero.

  •  MIN

    Displayed as a label on the minimum tolerance value. The lower tolerance is zero and is disabled. The upper tolerance is zero and is disabled; the upper tolerance level is any number equal to or greater than zero.

  •  Limits and Fits

    Used to show tolerances on shafts and holes in addition to tolerances for the part. Nomenclature and tolerances are specified by the standard selected (such as ANSI or ISO) when Autodesk Inventor was installed. Limits are the tolerances for a part; fits are the pair of limits for a pair of mated parts. Stacked and Linear options are available. The Show Size Limits option displays the tolerance limits in parentheses. The Show Tolerances option displays values in parentheses with a plus and minus to indicate the upper and lower tolerances.

Upper and Lower
Sets the value for the upper and lower tolerance. A value with a two-part sign of operation represents a tolerance range. A value with a single sign of operation is either added to or subtracted from the nominal value. If the value has a single sign of operation, click the plus or minus sign to change the sign.

Hole
Sets the tolerance for the hole dimension when using Limits and Fits tolerance. Click the down arrow to select from the list.

Shaft
Sets the tolerance value for the shaft dimension when using Limits and Fits tolerance. Click the down arrow to select from the list.

Evaluated size

Specifies the tolerance level of the current dimension. The default is Nominal (the “perfect” dimension, the value which must be adjusted for manufacturing purposes.)

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