GD&T Fundamentals

The goal of this course is to help you understand and interpret the fundamentals of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T). It is based on the ASME Y14.5-2018 standard
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Prerequisites: Basic understanding of mechanical engineering and drawings, no CAD experience required
For: Designers, Engineers, Toolmakers, Inspectors, and Project Managers

What You Will Learn

  • What GD&T is and why use it
  • Fundamentals of ASME Y14.5-2018
  • How to Read, Understand and Apply GD&T
  • Using GD&T with CAD
  • How to make Accurate Fitting Assemblies
  • Methods of Inspection
  • Communicating Design Intent
  • Accurate Machining of Parts
  • Geometric Characteristic Symbols
  • Feature Control Frames
  • Different Modifiers and how they affect Tolerancing
  • Datum Frames, Targets & Partial Datums

Why take this course

GD&T is essential to ensure functional information and design intent from the assembly to its individual parts. This insures accurate fitting assemblies and spare parts regardless of where they are manufactured.

Designers, toolmakers, inspectors and project managers will greatly benefit from GD&T knowledge.

What the course covers

Our Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing course covers the fundamentals and principles of the ASME Y14.5-2018 GD&T standard.  The course focuses on the geometric characteristic symbols explaining in detail each symbol, feature control frames, different modifiers and how they affect tolerancing when placed in the feature control frame.

The course also goes into depth on datums and datum reference frames, partial datums and datum target points.  You will be exposed to methods of inspection for the characteristics symbols, composite feature control frames and design exercises.  The course is delivered with a combination of principles, exercises and drawing examples from an instructor with professional ASME standing and over 20 years of practical experience.