2009 update

2009 GD&T, Tolerance Analysis and Dimensional Management News

GD&T Takes a Giant Leap Forward: ASME Y14.5-2009 is finally here!

After 15 years of development, the new revision of ASME Y14.5 Dimensioning and Tolerancing is available. ASME Y14.5-2009 includes many new tools and techniques, for +/- and for GD&T, all with the goal of providing better ways to more clearly define part and assembly geometry requirements. During development of ASME Y14.5-2009, our main goal was to address gaps in the 1994 standard, and to provide more precise methods to dimension, tolerance, and define the ever-more-complex parts and assemblies being designed today. The ability to design complex products with complex shapes is commonplace with today's feature-rich CAD software. It was clear that we needed equally powerful Dimensioning and Tolerancing tools and techniques for modern products, and ASME Y14.5-2009 provides those tools. With these new tools comes additional complexity, as having more tools means having more to learn. We can help you understand the meaning and implications of the new standard, and help you make sound design and business decisions about its application and implementation.

ASME Y14.5-2009 Update Training Courses Available:

In addition to our standard 2- and 3-day courses, we now offer a 1-day ASME Y14.5-2009 Update Course. Please contact us for more information. We can help you understand this new GD&T standard and help you get up to speed as quickly as possible.

New!  Training Using 3D PMI, MBD, and Digital Data as Design Deliverables and Annotating Solid Models.

This is our newest Seminar; 3D PMI, MBD, and Advanced Applications of Solid Modeling, which includes 3D-GD&T™ and 3D Data as Design Deliverables. This seminar presents the methods, concepts, rules, and techniques for using PMI, MBD, and digital data, including traditional solid models, partially- and fully-annotated solid models as deliverables. This seminar is based on the ASME Y14.41-2003 and ISO 16792: 2006 standards, and on Bryan’s new material, Section 26 in the 11th Edition of the Drawing Requirements Manual entitled "Digital Data Sets & 3D Solid Modeling (ASME Y14.41)."

This course discusses the pros and cons, techniques, requirements, and additional tools needed to use PMI, MBD and Digital Data as part of the design, manufacturing, inspection, and assembly processes. In particular, we discuss using PMI and MBD (3D Solid Model data and Digital Drawing data) as design deliverables, and what is needed to use and integrate the data into downstream processes. This is an excellent follow-up to our GD&T and Tolerance Analysis course sequence.

Updated and Expanded Tolerance Analysis Courses.

We’ve updated our Level 1 Tolerance Analysis course to make it even more useful and more pertinent to commonly encountered design problems.  Let us help you take your designs and processes to the next level of quality.

We’ve updated and expanded our Level 2 Tolerance Analysis course, with new material and examples.  This 1- or 2-day course is a continuation of our Level 1 course.  Step up and add new tools to your design and quality toolbox.

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