The Geometrical Tolerancing Desk Reference

Creating and Interpreting ISO Standard Technical Drawings


  • Paul Green, Engineering Designer with the European Commission, The Netherlands.

Geometrical tolerancing is the standard technique that designers and engineers use to specify and control the form, location and orientation of the features of components and manufactured parts. This innovative book has been created to simplify and codify the use and understanding of geometrical tolerancing. It is a complete, self contained reference for daily use. An indispensable guide for anyone who creates or needs to understand technical drawings.
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Drafting professionals, Design engineers, Mechanical engineers, Metrologists, CAD/CAM practitioners, Production engineers, Design engineering students


Book information

  • Published: July 2005
  • Imprint: NEWNES
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-6821-7

Table of Contents

Preface ISO/ANSI/BS text equivalentsNew ISO terminology1. Introduction to Engineering Drawing2. How to use this book3. Single features4. Symbols5. Tolerance frame6. Datum symbols7. Datum target8. Toleranced feature9. Tolerance zone10. True dimensions11. Projected tolerance zone12. Maximum material condition13. Least material condition14. Envelope requirement15. Screw threads, gears and splines16. Principle of independency17. General tolerances18. Geometrical tolerancing examples19. Quick reference tablesVisual indexMain index(Inside covers – Quick reference guides for designers and interpreters)