Wednesday, November 30, 2005

A Pet Peeve

If you have never designed something you may not understand just how annoying this is, or why I find this annoying, but here goes:

1/16" is not 0.062"!

Those of you out there may not know off the tops of your heads that the actual decimal equivalent is 0.0625". You might also wonder why 5/10,000" matter. The truth is that in the real world that's something that one could never see. The little things add up over a distance, and things get ugly when somebody tries to put dimensions on it. Make a CAD monkey happy. Crank that machine up to 6 places and enjoy. The next person to use your file will respect you so much more.


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