Fundamentals of GD&T Complete Course (ASME Y14.5-2009)

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Learn the symbols, modifiers, rules, and concepts of GD&T
Contains 29 fully interactive, audio-narrated lessons and a final exam

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This fully interactive, narrated course in the fundamentals of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing is based on the ASME Y14.5-2009 Standard. It teaches the symbols, modifiers, rules, and concepts of GD&T. The course is recommended for all individuals who create or interpret engineering drawings.

Course Info: This course is divided into 29 lessons and a final exam. It takes approximately 24-28 hours to complete. The course can be purchased for 90-day access.

Prerequisites: Participants should have completed a course in Engineering Drawing Requirements or use drawings regularly on the job.

Course Access: The course must be completed within 90 days from date of purchase, depending upon the course length purchased.

Course Learning Objectives: The course contains 29 lessons that explain the terms, symbols, modifiers, rules, and basic concepts of geometric tolerancing as prescribed in ASME Y14.5-2009. Program topics include:

Drawing Standards
Dimensions, Tolerances, and Notes Used on Drawings
Coordinate Tolerancing & GD&T
General Dimensioning Symbols
Key GD&T Terms
Symbols & Modifiers
GD&T Rules
GD&T Concepts
Flatness Tolerance
Straightness Tolerance
Circularity Tolerance
Cylindricity Tolerance
The Datum System
Datum Targets

Size Datum Features (RFS)
Size Datums Features (MMC)

Perpendicularity Tolerance
Parallelism Tolerance
Angularity Tolerance

Position Tolerance - Intro
Position Tolerance - RFS/MMC
Position Tolerance - Special Applications
• Position Tolerance - Calculations
Circular Runout Tolerance
Total Runout Tolerance
Concentricity Tolerance

Symmetry Tolerance
Profile Tolerance - Intro
Profile Tolerance Applications

Course Highlights: The Fundamentals of GD&T online course provides training that's interactive, professional, and similar to an actual classroom setting. The course includes:

Course Learning Tools
—Interactive lesson content
—Easy-to-read lesson/quiz screens
—Multiple question formats
—Detailed drawings & graphics illustrate concepts
—Instant lesson feedback explains why answer is wrong

Learning Aids
—GD&T glossary of more than 150 terms & concepts
—100+ Author's Comments by Alex Krulikowski
—Content referenced with the 2009 Ultimate GD&T Pocket Guide
—Geometric control application examples

Special Learning Technology
—Animations demonstrating concepts
—3D solid parts for better visualization
—Geometric control inspection animations
—Audio narration of lesson/quiz content

—A certificate of completion

System and Software Requirements:
This course can be taken on computers running Windows, using Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher.

This web-based course is a comprehensive and affordable training solution for companies, corporations, educational institutions and individuals. Quantity discounts are available. For pricing information, or to register for the Fundamentals of GD&T web course, please call 800-886-0909 or email


pocket guideThe course is cross-referenced with ETI's 2009 Ultimate GD&T Pocket Guide
Each lesson screen of the fundamentals course displays the page number from ETI's Ultimate GD&T Pocket Guide where more information about the topic can be found. The pocket guide is an invaluable on the job resource that includes all the topics from the 1994 version with updates to the 2009 ASME.

The 2009 GD&T pocket guide is now spiral bound so it lays flat. It also has several new organizational features, like index tabs, a topical index, and a glossary.

We've added references to clauses within the standard and cross-references to other pages within the pocket guide that contain application examples or other related information. Read more about it. Order your 2009 Ultimate GD&T Pocket Guide, today. It's the perfect companion to your online training.

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About Registering for This Class
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To order by telephone, contact SAE International Customer Service at 1.877.606.7323 (U.S. and Canada only) or 1.724.776.4970 (Outside U.S. and Canada).
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