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Remember How to Create a Pattern - 2009 (#50B)

(In accordance with the ASME Y14.5-2009 standard)

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Creating patterns of features may greatly simplify a drawing. Patterns of features may be used to establish datum reference frames. They may also take advantage of composite tolerancing. Three common ways to establish a pattern are:

  • Indicate the quantity of repeating features
  • Use the principle of simultaneous requirements
  • Add a note

This tip is in accordance with ASME Y14.5-2009.
This tip was originally released in December 2001.

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