Shade numbers provide a convenient way of sorting samples into groups of similar color. This is helpful in situations where several separate pieces will be combined into a whole and the colors of the pieces must be closely matched.
In order to use shade numbering, you must first read or recall an ideal product standard into your job then enter your desired tolerances for the standard. These tolerances will provide the borders on which your shade blocks will be based. Auto-tolerancing may be used to calculate these tolerances if desired, but manually-entered tolerances work just as well. In this lesson, we will demonstrate both methods.
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