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Last edited 22 Jan 2020
Some of these units, such as area, can be obtained by the multiplication of two other dimensions, so for example (a x b) gives the area ab. Other measurements such as volume can be established by combining three linear measurements. The volume of say, a cylinder may be given by multiplying the area by the height (a x b x h).
Dimensions are critical for co-ordinating building components and ensuring each fits correctly in its allocated place in a construction. Dimensionally co-ordinated products allow designers to select items which they can be confident will fit together (co-ordinate) dimensionally with the structure and other components to accepted tolerances.
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