Include Datum Target Areas in Your Datum Reference Frame Alignments

When establishing a DRF on uneven surfaces produced by manufacturing processes such as casting, molding, and forging, or on thin surfaces subject to warping, bowing, and distortions, you may be obliged to use small portions of surfaces to establish a reliable datum. In this case, an area can be used to define that small portion of a datum feature rather than single points. Datum target areas let you properly simulate the way an inspection fixture would hold the part wherever a spherical or pointed pin would be inadequate.

In just 15 minutes, you will discover how you can:

  • Create circular or rectangle datum target areas.
  • Combine datum target areas with any other datum features or datum target types to obtain the required data alignment.