List of Courses, Seminars & Workshops

GD&T Level I (Basic GD&T)

3 days
Intense introduction to Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing. This course presents the components and the overall system of GD&T. We explain why GD&T is needed and the meaning of dimensioning and tolerancing and GD&T specifications. We introduce the concepts of Functional Dimensioning and Tolerancing and discuss Dimensioning and Tolerancing Philosophy. The material is presented from a multi-disciplinary point-of-view, paying careful attention to the legal implications of Engineering Specifications and their effect on all downstream processes, such as manufacturing, inspection, assembly, service, etc. Also useful for GD&T Certification Preparation. Course is coordinated with and prerequisite for other courses offered. Exercises included.

GD&T Level II with Applications (Intermediate GD&T)

3 days
Expansion of GD&T Level I Course with extensive hands-on exercises and applications problems. Deeper coverage of complex geometries, Datum Reference Frames, Y14.5 vs. Y14.5.1 interpretations, Composite Tolerancing, Free-State vs. Restrained Parts, Tolerance Analysis issues, etc. Presentation and discussion of various applications and the effects of different approaches. Alternate strategies and optimal application are stressed in this course. Recommend prerequisite of prior completion of our GD&T Level I Course. Exercises included.

GD&T Level III with Applications (Advanced GD&T)

3 days
Extended topics and Expansion of GD&T Level I & II Courses, problems and challenges in Dimensioning and Tolerancing, process-related issues, mathematical concepts, effects on Tolerance Stackups, etc. Presentation and discussion of various applications and optional strategies. Implications on downstream processes including manufacturing, inspection, assembly, service, etc. Recommend prerequisite of prior completion of our GD&T Level I & II Courses. Exercises may be included. (This course is customized to your products, drawings and processes.)

Tolerance Analysis Level I: +/- & GD&T-Based

2-1/2 days
Intense introduction to Tolerancing, Tolerance Stackups and Tolerance Analysis using +/- Dimensioning and Tolerancing and GD&T. Tolerancing fundamentals, conversion techniques, understanding variation, Tolerance Analysis methods, Tolerance Stackup techniques, Tolerance Stackup Reporting and Sketching, Comparative Problem Solving using the ADVDM Tolerance Stackup Software Toolset. Recommend prerequisite of prior completion of our GD&T Level I Course. Exercises included. Basic software included.

Tolerance Analysis Level I: +/- Based

2 days
Intense introduction to Tolerancing, Tolerance Stackups and Tolerance Analysis using +/- Dimensioning and Tolerancing only. Tolerancing fundamentals, issues and problems with +/-, conversion techniques, understanding variation, Tolerance Analysis methods, Tolerance Stackup techniques, Tolerance Stackup Reporting and Sketching, Trigonometric Issues (Rotation vs. Translation), Comparative Problem Solving using the ADVDM Tolerance Stackup Software Toolset. Exercises included. Basic software included.

Tolerance Analysis Level II (Advanced): +/- & GD&T-Based

2 days
Expansion of topics covered in Tolerance Analysis Level I Course. Deeper coverage of complex geometries, Composite Tolerancing, Trigonometric Issues, Rotation vs. Translation, Alternative Assembly Strategies, Fixturing, Forces in Tolerance Stackups (Free-State vs. Restrained Parts,) Projected Tolerance Zones, Tolerance Stackup Software Toolset - Fixed and Floating Fastener Tools, etc. Recommend prerequisite of prior completion of our GD&T Level I & II and Tolerance Analysis Level I Courses.Exercises included.

Advanced GD&T and Tolerance Analysis Applications Workshop

2 days
Applications-based follow-up to GD&T and Tolerance Analysis Courses. Students will develop their skills in Dimensioning and Tolerancing and performing Tolerance Analysis on various assemblies and mating parts. Focus on problem-solving and Functional Dimensioning and Tolerancing. Recommend prerequisite of prior completion of our GD&T Level I & II and Tolerance Analysis Level I Courses. Extensive exercises included.

Fundamentals of GD&T – Learn and Understand the Correct Application of GD&T for PTC® Creo®

20 hours
Presents a thorough explanation of the system of GD&T concepts, rules, legal issues, tools and techniques from design, inspection, manufacturing, and concurrent engineering points of view. This course covers all the fundamentals so you will understand the shortcomings of +/- Dimensioning and Tolerancing and how GD&T eliminates these deficiencies. Functional Dimensioning and Tolerancing, reasons to use GD&T, and practical applications are explained in detail. GD&T is addressed from the details to the system-level. While this is a technical course, topics are presented in the context of business, benefits and tradeoffs, risks and benefits for all departments and your supply chain. We offer the most comprehensive GD&T training on the market.

Functional Dimensioning and Tolerancing Workshop: Plus and Minus

1 - 2 days
Overview and Introduction to Functional Dimensioning and Tolerancing using Plus and Minus Dimensioning and Tolerancing only. Mating part strategies, arrangement of dimensions, dimensioning and tolerancing strategies, issues with Plus and Minus Dimensioning and Tolerancing, minimizing Tolerance Accumulation between related features, Assembly strategies, Fixed and Floating Fastener Calculations, etc..

Functional Dimensioning and Tolerancing Workshop: GD&T

1 - 2 days
Overview and Introduction to Functional Dimensioning and Tolerancing using GD&T and Plus and Minus. Mating part strategies, Datum Reference Frame selection, Dimensioning and Tolerancing strategies, implications of material condition modifiers, minimizing Tolerance Accumulation between related features, Assembly strategies, Fixed and Floating Fastener Calculations, etc.

Dimensional Management Workshop

1 day
Overview of Dimensional Management concepts, philosophy, techniques, implementation and requirements. The need for concurrent process and specification development and coordination is central to this course.

Dimensional Management Courses

1 - 3 days
Follow-up to Dimensional Management Workshop. Tailored to client's needs and situations. Training of and Coordination with Suppliers for proper implementation.

Advanced Applications in Solid Modeling: ASME Y14.41

2 days
Optimizing the use of 3D Solid Models in Design, Manufacturing, Inspection and other environments. Digital data modeling and documentation practices using 3D solid modeling systems. Dimensioning and Tolerancing and annotating solid models per the ASME Y14.41 Standard. Recommend prerequisite of prior completion of our GD&T Level I Course.

Understanding Engineering Drawings (Print Reading)

1 - 2-1/2 days
Engineering Drawing Standards and drawing preparation training course. Development of Print Reading skills. Based on the ASME Y14 series of standards.

Understanding Engineering Drawings (Print Reading) Customized Course

1 - 2-1/2 days
Engineering Drawing Standards and drawing preparation training course. Development of Print Reading skills. Based on the ASME Y14 series of standards. These courses are customized to our client's drawings, products, product structure, internal standards (as applicable) and their specific needs.

GD&T Certification Preparation Seminar

1 - 2 days
Preparation for taking ASME's GD&T Professional Certification Exams. Includes discussions of exam contents and structure, review of core concepts and terms, and study techniques for passing the exams. Recommend prerequisite of prior completion of our GD&T Level I Course. Sample exam included with Seminar.

ISO vs. ASME GD&T Comparison Course

1/2 - 2 days
Comparison of Dimensioning and Tolerancing based on ASME Y14.5, Y14.5.1 Standards with Dimensioning and Tolerancing based on ISO 1101 and other pertinent Standards. Pros and cons, differences and similarities, potential areas of confusion for users familiar with either system. Course is typically adapted to client's needs and specific request.

ISO Standards-Based GD&T Courses

1 - 3 days
These are similar to our standard GD&T courses, except the content has been tailored to the nuances of ISO 1101 and other relevant ISO Dimensioning and Tolerancing standards.

Custom Courses and Workshops

Variable
Content and duration as requested by client.

Course and Seminar Series

Variable
Best option. Instructors lead your staff through the required levels of training supplemented by examples, exercises, and applications based on your products and processes. This provides the well-rounded understanding your staff needs for your firm to compete in today's competitive global marketplace.

All of our courses are presented from a multi-disciplinary point-of-view, paying careful attention to the legal implications of drawing specifications.

All material is presented with the big picture in mind, considering the inter-relationship between Design, Manufacturing, Inspection (QA/QC), Assembly, Service, Purchasing and all other facets of the Design/Manufacturing continuum. Indeed, that's what Dimensional Management is all about.

All courses are offered as standard courses with off-the-shelf content or as customized courses.

Clients often ask to have courses restructured, or to have us develop custom content based on their products and processes. These are very popular options. Please contact us to discuss.

Course durations may be increased or decreased as requested.

GD&T Courses may be taught as 2, 2-1/2 or 3-day courses. Longer duration is preferred by our clients.