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    How can I set up default tolerances in InspectionXpert?

    I want to create a customized project with custom tolerances.

    February 18th, 2019

    This article shows you how to create custom linear and angular tolerances in your project. You can save these custom tolerances as an Inspection Project Template for future use.

    Step-by-Step Guide:

    • Go to the 'Home' tab located in the upper ribbon of InspectionXpert
    • Select 'Options'
    • Go to 'Project Options'
    • Select 'Characteristic'

    See the list below:

    1. Linear Tolerance
    2. Angular Tolerance
    3. By Range: Click on the radio button for, 'By Range', if you wish to create default tolerances based on a range of values (common with metric drawings)
    4. By Precision: Click on the radio button for, 'By Precision', if you wish to create default tolerances based on the number of decimal places in the nominal value
    5. You can create your own custom tolerances by selecting the green '+' symbol in the upper right corner within the 'Default Tolerance' box
    6. Once you have created your custom tolerances be sure to select 'Apply'
    7. Select 'OK'

    If you would like for these custom tolerances to be available for future projects save your changes as an 'Inspection Project Template'. I have included a link to a knowledge-base article that can walk you through that process.

    https://help.inspectionxpert.com/getting-started/options

    Let's walk through an example:

    .x = +/-.02

    .xx = +/-.01

    .xxx = +/-.005

    Angles = +/-.5

    Set up your default tolerances in InspectionXpert like this:

    • Select the 'Linear' tab
    • Select the green plus '+' button to add
    • Enter '1' in the 'Precision' column
    • Enter '.02' in the '+ Tolerance' column
    • Enter '.02' in the '- Tolerance' column

    (Continue clicking '+' button and entering data to match your title block so that the final table looks like this)

    Linear

    PrecisionPlus ToleranceMinus Tolerance
    1.02.02
    2.01.01
    3.005.005
    • Select the 'Angular' tab
    • Select the green plus '+' button to add
    • Enter '0' in Precision Column
    • Enter '.5' in '+ Tolerance' Column
    • Enter '.5' in '- Tolerance' column.

    (Continue clicking the '+' button and adding data to look like the final table below)

    Angular

    PrecisionPlus ToleranceMinus Tolerance
    0.5.5
    1.5.5
    2.5.5
    3.5.5


    NOTE: A '0' precision means zero decimal places in the nominal value, a '1' means one decimal place in the nominal value. By creating a table with the +/-.5 tolerances for different precision values, you ensure that InspectionXpert will apply the default tolerance to your angular dimension for ALL the possibilities identified. For example, if your angular dimension has zero decimal places (e.g. 45°), InspectionXpert will apply a '+/-.5' default tolerance OR if your angular dimension has 2 decimal places (e.g. 45.65°), InspectionXpert will also apply a '+/-.5' default tolerance.

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