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Engineering Design and Graphics with SolidWorks® 2014 by James D. Bethune

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Chapter 8. Tolerancing

Chapter Objectives

Understand tolerance conventions

Understand the meaning of tolerances

Learn how to apply tolerances

Understand geometric tolerances

Understand positional tolerances

8-1 Introduction

Tolerances define the manufacturing limits for dimensions. All dimensions have tolerances either written directly on the drawing as part of the dimension or implied by a predefined set of standard tolerances that apply to any dimension that does not have a stated tolerance.

This chapter explains general tolerance conventions and how they are applied using SolidWorks. It includes a sample tolerance study and an explanation of standard fits and surface finishes.

8-2 Direct Tolerance Methods

There are two methods ...

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