Tolerance table and setup- Hole and shaft tolerances

To get standard hole and shaft tolerances in ProE / Creo drawings, the following method is used. Before start make sure that the “tolerance display” is set to on. To do that open the drawing properties and check if “tol_display” is set to on. By default it is off. You may read Drawing setup file and Drawing properties for further help on drawing setup options.

Now let’s see how to bring tolerance table into model. You need to do this is part mode to show tolerances in drawing. In wildfiire 4.0 and previous versions go to “edit → Setup” from the main menu. This will show a menu manager click on tol setup from the list.

In wildfire 5.0, open the model and go to File → properties, this will open up the model properties window. Click on change tolerance row (show on right).

In Creo elements, open the part model and go to File → prepare → model properties and then click on change in the tolerance row.

Doing this will open a menu manager shown below.

Wildfire 4.0
WF 5.0 model properties

Now click on the standard then ISO/DIN press middle button and click Tol table and retrieve. You will see a tolerance directory window. Select all .ttl files and press open. Press ok when asked for regeneration. Click done/return for all and come out of tol setup.

Now go to drawing and open the properties of the dimension for which you want hole/ shaft tolerance.

Drawing properties in WF 4.0 and earlier versions
Drawing properties in WF 5.0 and Creo

In the tolerance table (marked and expanded in the pictures above) select hole or shaft. Once selected you can set the tolerance A9, h8, h11 etc. in the tolerance name input box (see below image on left side). The tolerance mode is used to get the type of tolerance. See images below to understand tolerance mode.

Tolerance mode examples:

Set to limits
Set to plus -minus

Symmetric wont work here since the tol values are controlled by tolerance table.

That’s all for this topic. I hope this helped you.

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