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  New This Month: Multiple Max Boundaries for the same Datum: Info that will help improve the accuracy of your datum shift and gauge size calculations.
  This month's no-cost Drafting Manual Preview section: General Dimensioning Application
  Check out our new GD&T and Tolerance Stack Training Seminars
  New Tip: Pros & Cons of Concentricity and Symmetry Explains why these two location controls are often overused and misunderstood.
  New Tip: Organizing Information for New Drawings Explains how to make it easier to find information on larger more complex drawings.
  New Tip: When to Not Use MMC or MMB
  New Tip: Composite vs. Multiple Single Segment Tolerancing
  Check out this new Tip for Gaging Irregular Features of Size .
  Three Ways to Specify Material Condition on planar datums.
  Check out this new Custom Datum Reference Frames application tip.
  Check out this new tip addressing design consideration specs for precision investment casting.
  Check out the new Depth Symbol Usage Guide.
  Minimize and avoid dimensional inaccuracies with this new Tip.
  This new Tip is all about Parts Lists.
  An explanation of GD&T acronyms found in ASME Y14.5-2009.
  New Configuration Management Advisory Intro.
  New GD&T Symbol History Chart - An at-a-glance guide that tells you which GD&T symbols were valid when.
  New Position Feature Control Frame Chart - An at-a-glance must have reference for every designer and illustrator using GD&T.