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    GD&T Fundamentals - 3-day Course Syllabus

    A typical onsite agenda for our Fundamentals of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing course: 

    (For an outline of Tolerance Stack Analysis Using GD&T or GD&T Certification Preparation course, please contact us.)
     

    GD&T Fundamentals Typical 3-Day Onsite Course Outline

    Note: We are happy to customize this to meet other time-lines or related content, including a version that emphasizes applications to fixtures and gaging described in ASME Y14.43-2011 Dimensioning & Tolerancing Principles for Gages and Fixtures.

    Day One

    I. Introduction

    a. People

    b. GD&T defined: SFOL... what we want and what we'll take.

    c. Three things you find with GD&T: FCFs, DFI symbols, basic dimensions.

    d. Exercise: Symbols, names, and feature control frames.

    e. Free state and ST modifiers

    f. Exercise debrief: overview of everything

    II. Features of Size vs. Surfaces (Big Map of the GD&T World)

    a. Definition

    b. Round / square

    c. Internal / external

    d. MMC

    e. Rule #1

    f. Exercises & debrief

    III. Form

    a. Flatness & Straightness

    i. Definition

    ii. Rule #1

    iii. Inspection

    i. Surface

    1. Definition

    2. Rule #1

    3. Inspection

    ii. FOS

    1. Rule #1 vs. FOS application

    2. To M or not to M (Bonus)

    3. Round and square examples

    4. Inspection

    b. Roundness and Cylindricity

    i. Definition

    ii. Rule #1

    iii. 2-D vs. 3-D

    c. Exercises (Homework)

     

     

    Day Two

    e. Form exercise debrief

    IV. Profile of a Surface as a Form Control

    V. Surface Datums

    a. Terminology: datums, datum features, fixtures, and gages

    b. How to select a datum

    c. How to simulate a datum

    d. Exercises & debrief

    VI. Orientation

    a. Perpendicularity

    i. Surface

    1. Definition

    2. Inspection

    ii. FOS

    1. Definition

    2. To M or not to M

    3. Round and square examples

    4. Inspection

    b. Angularity

    i. Surface

    1. Definition

    2. Inspection

    ii. FOS

    1. Definition

    2. To M or not to M

    3. Round and square examples

    4. Inspection

    c. Parallelism

    i. Surface

    1. Definition

    2. Rule #1

    3. Inspection

    iii. FOS

    1. Definition

    2. To M or not to M

    3. Round and square examples

    4. Inspection

    d. Tangent Plane Modifier

    e. Exercises & debrief

     

    VII. Profile of a Surface as an Orientation Control

    a. Referencing Datums

    b. Controlling SFOL

    c. Composite vs. Two Single-Segment

    d. Dynamic profile modifier

     

    Day 3

    VIII. FOS datums

    a. M: Shift happens

    b. RFS: No shift

    c. Patterns of features used as a datum

    d. Exercises and applications

    e. Debrief

    IX. Location

    a. Position

    i. Definition

    ii. To M or not to M (bonus)

    iii. Inspection

    iv. Round and square

    v. What's included?

    vi. To M or not to M (datum shift)

    vii. To L or not to L

    viii. To Project or not to Project

    ix. Patterns of features

    x. Exercises & debrief

    b. Runout

    i. Definition

    ii. Circular

    iii. Total

    iv. Use of T modifier

    c. Concentricity & Symmetry-Legacy controls. How to get along without them?

    i. Definition

    ii. Using modifiers

    iii. Use in stacks

    X. Applications using customer drawings (highly recommended!)

    XI. Close

    a. Optional GD&T Jeopardy-like review

    b. Optional Posttest

    c. Other resources

    d. ASME Certification info

    e. Course evaluations

    Our  instructors can come to your facility to teach your people how to apply GD&T and/or tolerance stack analysis to your products using ASME Y14.5-2009, and we can teach how GD&T applies to your gages using ASME Y14.43. 

     

    Onsite training allows for more customization and application time and saves money, including eliminating travel costs for your participants. For a free quote for onsite Reading Engineering Drawings (typically 1 day), GD&T Fundamentals (typically 3-days; scroll down for a typical syllabus/outline for the 3-day course), or Tolerance Stack Analysis Using GD&T (typically 2-days), call: (586) 693-0219 or email: contact@gd-t.com

    We'll need to know an approximate number of trainees, the location, and desired dates, and we'll check the travel costs and send you a PDF quote for the training that includes a detailed outline and explains everything that's included.

    We've taught in the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and China, and we can arrange for a Spanish-speaking instructor. We can also offering courses of different lengths for different audiences and budgets.