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# What are basic dimensions on a drawing?

## What are basic dimensions on a drawing?

However, today, among other things, “Basic dimensions” are numbers on an engineering drawing that represent values of size in whatever the measurement system being used on the drawing is. Those values are used to describe the theoretically exact size, profile, orientation or location of a feature or datum target.

## Are there tolerances on basic dimensions?

Because basic dimensions are theoretically perfect dimensions, there are no tolerances associated with them.

What are the three basic formats for tolerance dimensioning?

A tolerance is an acceptable amount of dimensional variation that will still allow an object to function correctly. Three basic tolerances that occur most often on working drawings are: limit dimensions, unilateral, and bilateral tolerances.

### Do you have a tolerance for basic dimensions?

Basic dimensions do not have a tolerance applied to them, this includes any general tolerance blocks. Instead a separate control is specified on the drawing that utilizes the basic dimension. An example of this would be a true position callout for a hole or set of holes.

### How are basic dimensions related to reference dimensions?

Basic dimensions are associated with another tolerance or dimension. While they don’t have a tolerance tied to themselves, they are used to calculate another toleranced feature such as the true position of a hole. Reference dimensions are simply placed on a drawing or blueprint for reference. They have no tolerance associated with them.

What are the dimensions and tolerances of GD & T?

Dimensions and tolerances are valid at 20 °C / 101.3 kPa unless stated otherwise. GD is feature-based, with each feature specified by different controls.

#### How to calculate the dimensions of a drawing?

Some drawings may list a basic dimension not in a rectangular frame but instead the dimension will be followed by a Bsc. notation. This is more common on older drawings. This example has 2 basic dimensions. Both the size of the bolt hole circle and the angle between the holes are basic dimension.