Tag: datum features
If I specify a hole in a practically thin feature, such as a piece of sheet metal, is this still considered a cylindrical datum? Is this a poor choice of datum? In this article, we look at an example to help us answer these questions.
How can datums be perfectly perpendicular to each other when the features themselves are likely imperfect? The feature axis and the datum axis derived from the feature are found in two different ways, using the Unrelated Actual Mating Envelope and the Related Actual Mating Envelope.
We often see a pattern of holes indicated as a datum feature in a GD&T drawing. How do we simulate this to create our datum reference frame?
Can a single point (without clocking) be used as a secondary datum in a feature control frame? To answer this question, we first need to determine what datum feature is being represented by this single point. Read on to discover the answer to this commonly asked question from our GD&T students.