All limits are absolute. Dimensional limits, regardless of the number of decimal places, are used as if they were continued with zeros.
To determine conformance within limits, the measured value is compared directly with the specified value and any deviation outside the specified limiting value signifies nonconformance with the limits.
2.4.1 Plated or Coated Parts. Where a part is to be plated or coated, the drawing or refererced document shall specify whether the dimensions are before or after plating. Typical examples of notes are the following:
(a) DIMENSIONAL LIMITS APPLY AFTER PLATING.
(b) DIMENSIONAL LIMITS APPLY BEFORE PLATING.
(For processes other than plating, substitute the appropriate term.)
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