Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!

Strange Measurement Unit

XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
edited April 2011 in Help / Advice Forum
I'm trying to figure out what this measurement symbol is for my work.

Any clues?

Dimensions: 223*Φ217*Φ120

We've always used the circle with the line through it to mean Diameter, but that doesn't seem to apply here.

This is the product in question

Thanks!

Xaquin on

Posts

  • FerrusFerrus Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    The symbol is Phi, but since I'm an idiot when it comes to math you could go and
    pick what's most likely.

    I would like to pause for a moment, to talk about my penis.
    Spoiler:
  • bowenbowen Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I'm guessing it's "Unit of diameter" which means it is an arbitrary number. Judging by what it is, and the numbers they're giving, maybe millimeters or something?

  • DevoutlyApatheticDevoutlyApathetic I've Done Worse Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    That symbol isn't actually the diameter symbol, ø, but it is the only thing that makes a lick of sense.

    My initial guess would be the mating diameters of the top and the bottom opening but if that first number is height the proportions do not look right. As it is circular it can't be a bounding box thing as those two numbers would be the same.

    I think I'm going to stick with the assumption it should be the diameters, maybe major and minor. Still kind of weird.

    Edit: I'm assuming MM just from general scale. It'd be about 9 inches tall if that were true and that is about right for what it appears to be.

    Trogg wrote: »
    Not as positive as AIDS and cancer, but positive nonetheless.

    PSN: QuipFilter
  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Yeah, it kind of looks like it may be millimeters

    what an odd way of putting it (in comparison with the billion other products I've speced out)

    edit: thanks all

    I'm just going to suggest my coworker find a different model =P

  • mehmehmehmehmehmeh Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    my guess

    assembly is 223mm tall , 217mm diameter body and has a opening with diameter of 120 mm or fits 120mm holes/openings.

  • bowenbowen Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I'd look somewhere else because there's a 50/50 chance that it's "microchinameters" or something that just isn't usable and you'll need a different one.

  • BurtletoyBurtletoy Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    WolframAlpha says it stands for the golden ratio conjugate.

    But I'm sure that doesn't help you one bit.

  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    hehe we already selected a different model

    this can be locked!

    Thank You all for your help =)

Sign In or Register to comment.