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Digital Design Dictionary
Based on various ASME standards

The Digital Design Dictionary

An affordable software resource for product design professionals

The Digital Design Dictionary is a valuable resource at only $79.
The Digital Design Dictionary is a desktop research tool that defines over 200 technical terms used on engineering drawings. It includes drawing conventions; geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T); solid model tolerancing; gages and fixtures; casting and forgings; and more.

The terms are cross-referenced to the paragraphs in various ASME standards, including:

  • Y14.5M-1994 - GD&T
  • Y14.41-2003 - Solid Modeling
  • Y14.43-2004 - Gages and Fixtures
  • Y14.24-1999 - Types and Applications of Engineering Drawings
  • Y14.100-2004 - Engineering Drawing Practices
  • Y14.3-2003 - Multiview and Sectional Drawings
  • Y14.8M-1996 - Castings and Forgings
  • Y14.2M-1992 - Line Conventions and Lettering

The Digital Design Dictionary is a valuable on-the-job resource for designers, engineers, and anyone else involved in product design. It includes explanations of over 200 design topics, many with full-color detailed graphics and ASME Standard references — all in one affordable and convenient software package.

Order your Digital Design Dictionary now for only $79.

Install this computer-based reference tool on a PC or laptop to gain instant access to an excellent product design resource. Each page of the Digital Design Dictionary displays a term and definition. Many definitions include graphic illustrations and/or ASME paragraph references. Terms can be easily selected from a list and by using the handy search options.

Digital Design Dictionary Features and Benefits

Definitions of over 200 design topics
Detailed drawings & graphics illustrate concepts
Easy-to-read topic/description screens
Covers all aspects of product design
Topics referenced with appropriate ASME Standards
Navigation between topics is quick and easy
Search feature makes finding topics a breeze

The Digital Design Dictionary is the perfect on-the-job resource for product design topics. This valuable desktop reference is recommended for anyone involved in product design.

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Design Topics -
The course includes definitions of hundreds of design topics, including:
  • Annotation
  • Assembly
  • Assembly Model
  • Associated Entities
  • Associated Group
  • Associativity
  • Datums
  • Derivative
  • Derived Median Line and Plane
  • Design Model
  • Dial Indicator
  • Diameter
  • Diameter Symbol
  • Die Closure
  • Digital Data
  • Digital Element
  • Dimensions and Drawings
  • Fastener Formulas
  • Functional Dimensioning
  • Functional Gage
  • Gage Element
  • Gagemakers' Tolerance
  • GD&T Rules and Concepts
  • GD&T Modifiers and Symbols
  • Item Identification
  • Measurement Uncertainty
  • Monodetail Drawings
  • Multidetail Drawings
  • Orientation Controls
  • Part or Identification Number (PIN)
  • Parting Line Pattern
  • Third Angle Projection...and many more

The Digital Design Dictionary features hundreds of definitions of the concepts used in product design and in geometric tolerancing. Detailed, colorful screens help users visualize important topics. References to the various ASME standards help in understanding the topic in relation to the standard.

Click on the graphics below to see the screenshots.

Contains over 200 topics that cover product design and GD&T principals; many definitions contain ASME Standard references and colorful graphics. Handy search feature aids in navigation. Any term can be accessed as a topic or found referenced within a related concept's definition.

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System and Software Requirements

System Requirements

  • Pentium-based computer 400 MHz or higher
  • 256 MB RAM or higher
  • 10MB of hard drive space (minimum)
  • CD-ROM drive (for installation)
  • Microsoft Windows 2000/XP (US version updated to the latest service packs)

Software Restrictions and Limitations

a) The Digital Design Dictionary is limited for use on a single PC.
b) The Digital Design Dictionary will not operate over a local area network (LAN) system.

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All definitions in bold italics are stated directly from an American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) standard. All other definitions are paraphrased from the source. To obtain a copy of any ASME standard, visit

For more information about the Digital Design Dictionary software, call 800-886-0909 or email


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