Re: Tolerance in text

Subject: Re: Tolerance in text
From: Dick Margulis <margulisd -at- comcast -dot- net>
To: "Henry J. Wicko II" <henry -dot- wicko -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2006 09:26:58 -0500

Henry J. Wicko II wrote:

I agreee with what Dick is saying.
However, is it okay to changes engineering specifications to an average number just to make the tolerances the same for high and low tolerances?

The change in notation I offered is mathematically identical to the notation I converted.

While the average may be correct, if it were referenced back to some work instructions, procedures, and diagrams, would the document correctly reflect the stated dimensions and tolerances?

I say yes, and I've faced down engineers on bigger issues than this more than once.

In my past line of work, I think the engineers would threow a hissy fit for not documenting the dimension as it is called out in the technical specifications...

I've had any number of engineers throw hissy fits; but once they've gotten that out of their systems, they've always ended up accepting my suggested simplifications/clarifications/corrections. Even the arrogant ones eventually look in the mirror and realize that, as engineers, their true nature is to embrace improvement.


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