GD&T for Inspectors/CMM Programmers

  • Delivery Option: Public & On-Site
  • Subject Category: Technical
  • Cost: $1300
  • Number of Days: 3

Course Summary

This three-day course is an advanced GD&T course designed specifically for those who must operate, program, or interpret the output of measuring devices. This program is a continuation of your education in the Y14.5M standard with a focus on the application and interpretation of GD&T as it pertains to measurement devices.

Target Audience

This program is designed for anyone who is responsible for operation, programming, or interpreting the results from a measurement device. It is not specific to any particular CMM software package or device manufacturer.


A strong working knowledge of GD&T and measuring techniques. GD&T Fundamentals and Advanced Concepts are suggested.

Course Objectives

  • Review the concepts of the Y14.5 standard
  • Expand the participants knowledge of the concepts and the language of the Y14.5 standard as it pertains to inspection.
  • Gain confidence in using the Y14.5 standard.
  • Recognize measurement software, hardware, and measurement philosophy strengths and weaknesses.
  • Develop work-arounds to overcome measurement devices weaknesses.


  • Introduction – Objectives, review GD&T
  • CMM operation concepts, philosophy, practice and misconceptions
  • CMM software what is being calculated per the ASME/ANSI Y14.5 standard and what is not
  • Datum features of size
  • Review of the Datum at Virtual Condition Rule
  • Work-arounds for shortcomings
  • Review of actual prints (participant and instructor supplied) including actually measuring on the CMM