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Radial Hole Pattern as a Datum Feature

by Crystal Bemis on May 27, 2024.

In this Question Line video, Jason responds to a question regarding radial hole patterns as datum features. He discusses how to set up the datum reference frame, how the datum reference frame controls degrees of freedom, and how to apply the Maximum Material Boundary.

Locating Datum Features

by Crystal Bemis on June 5, 2023.

Why doesn't a feature of size that is indicated as a datum feature need to be located? In this article and corresponding question line video, we look at two drawing examples to illustrate why datum features are not located.

Sheet Metal Holes as Datum Features

by Crystal Bemis on May 16, 2023.

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.