Tag: Tolerance Stacks

by GD&T Basics on January 30, 2021.

A question we are often asked here at GD&T Basics is, “what is a basic dimension?” – These dimensions are often fairly confusing as they look very similar to other dimensions you may be familiar with.  There are three different types of dimensions on prints: Reference Dimensions, Tolerance Dimensions, and Basic Dimensions. We’ll review brief…

by Brandon John on July 10, 2020.

In this question line video, Brandon outlines the pitfalls of Chain Dimensioning and explains how Baseline Dimensioning (or GD&T) can eliminate potentially unwanted tolerance stack. Chain Dimensioning is when dimensions are drawn from one feature to a second feature, then a third feature is located relative to the second feature. The chain can continue with…