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Posted on Is there a standard sequence for writing measurements ?

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#1 posted 09-25-2020 08:20 PM

No standard that I’m aware of, consistency is the key.

Most engineering drawings will/would say “all dimensions are in inches, L x W x T/D unless otherwise noted”
Woodworking plans often have the cut lists that would say “3/4” stock, dimensions are length x width”. Of course in these lists often you will see every dimension shown with the format “3” L x 4” W x 3/4” T”
That “noted” part means that when a dimension is called out in the drawing (like an angle or arrow pointing to a dado), there would be a notation saying what that dimension represents, i.e. 1/4” wide dado, 1/8” deep).

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