directional of length / major

04:50 Aug 12, 2008
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English to French translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Metrology
English term or phrase: directional of length / major
Caractéristiques CAO/métrologie
Fentes et trous rectangulaires

Slot and Rectangular Hole Properties

Center (mm) X, Y, and Z are the coordinates of the center point of the nominal hole

I, J and K are the hole’s normal vectors

I, J and K are the hole’s vector that determines the directional of length (major) of the rectangular hole.

The end-to-end measurement of the length (centerline in the orientation direction.) of the rectangular or slotted hole.

Je comprends que c'est le vecteur directionnel dans lequel la longueur est calculée. Mais comment traduire "directional of length" et "major"

vecteur directionnel ? majeur ?

Bram Poldervaart
Local time: 18:34

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4la longueur (majeure) et la direction
Sébastien Ricciardi
3directionnelle de la langueur/ majeur



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directionnelle de la langueur/ majeur

For more details about vectors, please refer

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agree  Arnold T.: ...majeure ...
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  -> Thank you, Arnold

disagree  Sébastien Ricciardi: Sorry this is not proper french
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la longueur (majeure) et la direction

Whole sentence : ... qui déterminenet la longueur (majeure) et la direction du trou à base rectangulaire.

To define a hole in space you need to define an area and the direction where to extend this area (extrusion process) and also the length of extrusion. That's what your "directional of length (major) of the rectangular hole" means.

Now in most cases the depth of the hole is longer than its diameter (otherwise it is not called a hole anymore) therefore the directionnal length can also be called the major length.

Sébastien Ricciardi
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