GD&T Fundamentals – VIRTUAL

  • Delivery Option: Public & On-Site
  • Subject Category: Technical
  • Cost: $845
  • Number of Days: 16 hours - offered over a sequence of partial days

Course Summary

These LIVE, virtual, instructor-led classes will include short-term access to a recording of each session, so the registrants may review or make up missed sessions.

This workshop introduces you to the basics of the Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing  ASME Y14.5M-2018 standard. It covers terms, definitions, and rules, followed by a close look at the purpose for each of the 14 GD&T symbols.

A Pre-test can be administered at the request of the customer to gage the level of subject awareness.  If agreed to, the test needs to be completed by each attendee at least 7 days before the class.

Target Audience

This workshop is designed for anyone involved in part manufacturing from design through to inspection – engineers, technicians, quality personnel and anyone who has a need to understand, define and/or communicate tolerances on engineering drawings.


A working understanding of technical drawings (perspectives, sections, details, etc.).  Blueprint Reading for Industry is suggested.

Course Objectives

This program is a complete introduction to the Y14.5M-2009 and Y14.5M-2018 standards. The gap between designers and measurement personnel is closed. The concepts are introduced to both groups, from two different angles. Design and Inspection techniques are examined that will greatly increase knowledge of inspection methods.


This workshop will teach the fundamental aspects of GD&T to help understand and communicate the design intent of a part.  In this technically advanced manufacturing world, this is vital to a successfully designed and manufactured product.


1. Basic Principles and Definitions
2. Rules and Advanced Concepts
3. Datums and Datum Reference Frames
4. Tolerances of Form
5. Tolerances of Orientation
6. Tolerances of Location
7. Tolerances of Profile
8. Tolerances of Runout