# Measurements abbreviation

Hi,

I’m no Designer just an hobbist. Could you help me?

I would like to know the meaning of the measurements abbreviation.

Let say 03FF or 12 P or 1K or 4.86FA

I know that plan is in millimeter but apart of the R that is Radius the rest I cannot guess

Unlike R and theta (the 0 with a slash), which represent radius and diameter respectively, I don’t believe the other letters are industry standard drawing symbols. Rather I suspect they are names for key reference dimensions in the specific drawing you show. Did the drawing come with some supplementary text that explains the terminology? That’s what I would expect.

Another possibility might be that these designations are commonly used in the industry from which the drawing is taken.

I agree with @AlW, they should be internal code from Lego, some of them seems to be related to manufacturing tolerances and others about proportion since the mini figure has to fit with other elements of the Lego system

Those are ‘lego units’. I believe the P stands for plate. A minifigure is 12 plates high. Its head is 3 plates high. A stud is also 3 plates high. A minifigure is thus 4 studs high. See stud for measurements in mm.

Most measurements in the drawing of the minifigure in are `mm`. I’d just ignore most of the letters here.

Anyway, have a great time reading up on LEGO building blocks over at brickimedia. Also have a look at LDraw for a CAD-like LEGO drawing tool. Also a nice LEGO measurement conversion calculator is at http://studs.sariel.pl/ .

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Thanks guys,

look like I will find my caliper and mesure

Ø5.1 * FA as a rule after the description * you can add quantity, angle, or designation of something …
FF = Ø INT., FA = Ø EXT, K = measure to center and P = measure from tangent to tangent.

for example: the internal diameter of the robot’s hand is designated FF and the external diameter FA, are abbreviations that name the internal and external parts of the component.

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