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Digital Design Dictionary
Based on various ASME standards

The Digital Design Dictionary is a valuable resource included in the GD&T Trainer: Fundamentals 2009.
The Digital Design Dictionary is a research tool that defines more than 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
  • Y14.5-2009 - GD&T

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 included free in the GD&T Trainer: Fundamentals 2009 software package.

  • Features
  • Design Topics
  • Screenshots

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

Design Topics -
The dictionary provides definitions of hundreds of design topics, including:
  • Annotation
  • Assembly
  • Assembly Model
  • Associated Entities
  • Associated Group
  • Associativity
  • Complex Feature
  • Continuous Feature
  • Datum Feature Shift
  • Datum Reference Frame Symbol
  • Datum Translations
  • 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
  • Irregular Feature of Size
  • Item Identification
  • Least Material Boundary
  • Maximum Material Boundary
  • Measurement Uncertainty
  • Monodetail Drawings
  • Multidetail Drawings
  • Orientation Controls
  • Part or Identification Number (PIN)
  • Parting Line Pattern
  • Regardless of Material Boundary
  • 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.
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Contains more than 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.

Read more about the GD&T Trainer: Fundamentals 2009 software.


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