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Characteristic


Settings can be modified on the Characteristics tab of the Settings menu, which influence the recognition of characteristics. Click on

  • Apply, at the bottom of the window to save the changes without closing the window,
  • on OK, to save the changes and close the window or
  • on Cancel, to discard the changes.

The settings are saved across projects.

Note Your CAQ system provider or administrator may be able to prevent you from changing some settings under certain circumstances. Please contact them if an incorrectly set option interrupts your workflow.

Invoke

The menu can be invoked as follows:

Menu bar

Click on Edit and then on Settings in the drop-down menu that opens. The Settings menu window opens. Select the Characteristics tab in the list on the left side of the window.


"General characteristic settings" group

Option Function Default setting
A characteristic can contain several tags Specifies that several tags can be assigned to a characteristic.


“Format characteristic title” group


Option Function Default setting
Variable Characteristics Specifies how the characteristic title is formed. The variable letters are placed in angle brackets. Separators and order can be freely selected. Variables:
CL Characteristic class (“class”)
CLSY Symbol / label of the class (“class symbol”)
N Nominal size (“nominal size”)
UT Upper tolerance (“upper tolerance”)
LT Lower Tolerance (“lower tolerance”)
F Tolerance class / fit (“fit”)
M Upper or lower limit dimension (“min./max.”)
C Comment (“comment”)
CON Modifiers (“condition”)
{CL} {CLSY} {N}
Attributive Characteristics Specifies how the characteristic title is formed. The variable letters are placed in angle brackets. Separators and order can be freely selected. Variables:
CL Characteristic class (“class”)
CLSY Symbol / label of the class (“class symbol”)
N Nominal size (“nominal size”)
UT Upper tolerance (“upper tolerance”)
LT Lower Tolerance (“lower tolerance”)
F Tolerance class / fit (“fit”)
M Upper or lower limit dimension (“min./max.”)
C Comment (“comment”)
CON Modifiers (“condition”)

Note Available from program version 1.3.1.7.
{CL} {TXT}


“Numerical precision” group

Note Available from program version 1.3.9.9.

Option Function Default setting
Converted results (Degree, Minute, Second to decimal) and calculations (Tolerance value as a fraction of the nominal value) are rounded to
… significant digits Number of significant digits if the first significant digit is not '1'.

See also More > Terms > Numerical precision
3
… significant digits if the first relevant digit is a '1'. Number of significant digits if the first significant digit is '1'.

See also More > Terms > Numerical precision
4


“Attributive characteristic” group

Option Function Default setting
Attributive characteristics are
always created Specifies that attributive characteristics are always created when stamping.
Ignored when stamping areas Specifies that attributive characteristics are ignored when stamping areas.
always ignored Specifies that attributive characteristics can not be stamped.


“Word specifications” group

Option Function Default setting
Attributive characteristics are
always created Specifies that word specifications are always created when stamping.
Ignored when stamping areas Specifies that word specifications are ignored when stamping areas.
always ignored Specifies that word specifications can not be stamped.


“Measurements without tolerance entry at nominal dimension” group

Option Function Default setting
Characteristics from measurements without tolerance entry directly at nominal dimension are
always created Specifies that measurements without entry of the dimensions (e.g. ±0.1) or tolerance class (e.g. H7) are always stamped directly at the nominal dimension.
ignored when stamping areas Specifies that measurements without entry of the dimensions (e.g. ±0.1) or tolerance class (e.g. H7) are ignored when stamping an area directly at the nominal dimension.
always ignored Specifies that measurements without entry of the dimensions (e.g. ±0.1) or tolerance class (e.g. H7) can not be stamped directly at the nominal dimension.


“Limit values in one direction (min., max.)” group

The following applies from program version 1.2.0.26 upwards:
Option Function Default setting
Create limit value as nominal value Stipulates that the value entered is interpreted as untoleranced nominal value. Upper and lower tolerances are given zero values.
Create nominal value with upper and lower tolerances Stipulates that the value entered is interpreted unilaterally as generally toleranced nominal value (with added entry 'min.': upper tolerance = tolerance value; with added entry 'max.': lower tolerance = tolerance value). In each case the remaining tolerance is given a value of zero.
Create nominal value and limit value as tolerances Stipulates that the value entered is interpreted as both nominal value and maximum value (with added entry 'max.': lower tolerance = value) or minimum value (with added entry 'min.': upper tolerance = value).
Create limit value only Stipulates that an upper limit value (“max.”) is interpreted as upper tolerance and a lower limit value (“min.”) as lower tolerance. The nominal value and the remaining tolerance in each case are given a value of zero.
Ignore added entry “min./max.” Stipulates that the added entry “min.” or “max.” is ignored and the value entered is interpreted as generally toleranced nominal value.
Do not apply zero values in characteristic Stipulates that the zero values mentioned above are not applied in the “nominal value”, “upper tolerance” or “lower tolerance” fields.

Possible settings based on an example, default setting highlighted in gray:

Up to the program version mentioned above:
Option Function Default setting
Create without tolerances Specifies that limit values in one direction are interpreted as an intolerant nominal dimension.
Create with lower OR upper tolerance Specifies that limit values in one direction are interpreted as maximum/upper tolerance limit (“max.”) or as minimum/lower tolerance limit (“min.”).
Create with nominal dimensions AND tolerance Specifies that limit values in one direction are interpreted as unilateral generally tolerated nominal dimensions (halving of the tolerance field).
Create with one tolerance and nominal dimension = 0 Specifies that an upper limit (“max.”) is interpreted as an upper tolerance and a lower limit (“min.”) as a lower tolerance. The nominal dimension is given the value zero.
Always ignore Specifies that limit values in one direction can not be stamped.


“Characteristics with nominal dimensions zero” group

Option Function Default setting
Characteristics with nominal dimensions zero are
always created Specifies that characteristics with the nominal dimensions zero (e.g. with increasing dimensioning and coordinate dimensioning) are always created when stamping.
Ignored when stamping areas Specifies that characteristics with the nominal dimensions zero (e.g. with increasing dimensioning and coordinate dimensioning) are ignored when stamping areas.
always ignored Specifies that characteristics with the nominal dimensions zero (e.g. with increasing dimensioning and coordinate dimensioning) can not be stamped.


“Angular measurements” group

Option Function Default setting
Create angular measurements as
variable characteristic Specifies that angular measurements are automatically created as a variable characteristic.
attributive characteristic Specifies that angular measurements are automatically created as an attributive characteristic.


“Dimensions with details of repetitions” group

Option Function Default setting
Generate individual characteristics from dimensionings with details of repetitions Specifies that individual characteristics are created in the list of characteristics according to the number of repetitions.


“Auxiliary dimensions” group

Option Function Default setting
Auxiliary measurements are
always created Specifies that auxiliary measurements are always created when stamping.
Ignored when stamping areas Specifies that auxiliary measurements are ignored when stamping areas.
always ignored Specifies that auxiliary measurements can not be stamped.
Use tolerances Specifies that tolerance specifications are assigned to auxiliary dimensions.


“Theoretically precise measurements” group

Option Function Default setting
Theoretically precise measurements are
always created Specifies that theoretically precise measurements are always created when stamping.
Ignored when stamping areas Specifies that theoretically precise measurements are ignored when stamping areas.
always ignored Specifies that theoretically precise measurements can not be stamped.
Use tolerances Specifies that theoretically precise measurements are generally tolerated.


“Shape and positional tolerances” group

Option Function Default setting
Processing of shape and positional tolerances:
Nominal dimension = width of the tolerance zone; upper tol. = 0; lower tol. = 0 Specifies that the width of the tolerance zone is interpreted as the nominal dimension during stamping.
Nominal dimension = width of the tolerance zone; upper tol. = 0; lower tol. = (-1) x width of the tolerance Specifies that the width of the tolerance zone during stamping is interpreted as the nominal dimension and as the lower tolerance value with a negative nominal dimension.
Nominal dimension = 0; upper tol. = width of the tolerance zone; lower tol. = 0 Specifies that the width of the tolerance zone is interpreted as the upper tolerance value during stamping.
Nominal dimension = width of the tolerance zone; upper tol. = width of the tolerance zone; lower tol. = 0 Specifies that the width of the tolerance zone during stamping is interpreted as the nominal dimension and as the upper tolerance value.
Zero values are not applied in the characteristic Specifies that the zero values named above are not applied in the “Nominal dimension”, “Upper tolerance” / “Lower tolerance” fields.

Possible settings based on an example, default setting highlighted in gray:


“Radii” group

Option Function Default setting
Define radius dimension as
“Radius” class Radius dimensions automatically assign the “Radius” characteristic class.
“Rounding” class Radius dimensions automatically assign the “Rounding” characteristic class.
General tolerances used
Table for roundings and chamfers Use the table defined in the project settings for roundings and chamfers for generally tolerated rounding and chamfer dimensions.
Table for length dimensions Use the table defined in the project settings for length dimensions for generally tolerated rounding and chamfer dimensions.


“Chamfer” group

Option Function Default setting
Create chamfer as
variable characteristic Specifies that chamfers are created as a variable characteristic during stamping.
attributive characteristic Specifies that chamfers are created as an attributive characteristic during stamping.


“Edges with indeterminate shape” group

Option Function Default setting
Value of the nominal size = 0 Specifies that zero is entered for the nominal dimension.


“Surface parameters” group

Option Function Default setting
Nominal dimension = limit value; upper tol. = 0; lower tol. = 0 Specifies that the limit value from the surface specification in the characteristic is set as the nominal dimension.
Nominal dimension = limit value; upper tol. = 0; lower tol. = (-1) x limit value Specifies that the limit value from the surface specification in the characteristic is set as the nominal dimension and lower tolerance limit with negative sign.
Nominal dimension = 0; upper tol. = limit value; lower tol. = 0 Specifies that the limit value from the surface specification in the characteristic is set as the upper tolerance limit.
Nominal dimension = limit value; upper tol. = limit value; lower tol. = 0 Specifies that the limit value from the surface specification in the characteristic is set as the nominal dimension and upper tolerance limit.
Zero values are not applied in the characteristic Specifies that the zero values named above are not applied in the “Nominal dimension”, “Upper tolerance” and “Lower tolerance” fields.

Possible settings based on an example, default setting highlighted in gray:


“Simplified indications” group

Option Function Default setting
Simplified indications The identifier (alpha and/or numeric) of a →simplified indications can be linked to the detailed indication in text form at this point. When stamping, such character strings (“ key”) recognized in the drawing are replaced by a detailed specification (“value”) and evaluated accordingly. x = Rz  4
y = Rz  25
z = Rz  100
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en/infra-convert/user/config/features.txt · Last modified: 2019/11/12 14:31 by me