Course curriculum

  • 1

    How to Use Our Course Platform

    • Welcome To The Course

    • 00-1 - How to use the Course Platform & Navigation

    • 00-2 - Support Options and Class Discussions

    • 00-3 Connect with Us - Quick Links for Support and Questions

    • 00-4 NEW! - Weekly Webinars and Bonus Content

    • Quick Survey on Your GD&T Experience

  • 2

    Course Resources

    • Overview of Course Resources

    • GD&T Basics Curriculum

    • GD&T Basics Premium Wall Chart

    • All Course Review Handouts (For Printing)

  • 3

    Section 1: Introduction To GD&T

    • 1-1 Course Introduction

    • 1-2 Course Curriculum

    • Q1 - Course Introduction Quiz

    • 2-1 What is GD&T?

    • 2-2 Simple Examples of GD&T

    • 2-3 Function First & Typical GD&T Issues

    • 2-4 Understanding GD&T

    • R2 - Review Handout - What is GD&T

    • Q2 - What is GD&T? - Quiz

    • 3-1 Terminology - Standards and Coordinate Systems

    • 3-2 Terminology - 6DOF, Angle Projection, Tolerance Types

    • 3-3 Terminology - Basic Dims, Tolerance Zones, CMM

    • R3 - Review Handout - Course Terminology

    • Q3 - Drawing Rules - Quiz

  • 4

    Section 2: Features and Rules of GD&T

    • 4-1 Features - Types of Features

    • 4-2 Features - Material Conditions

    • R4 - Review Handout - Features Overview

    • Q4 - Intro to Features - Quiz

    • 5-1 Rule #1 - Introduction

    • 5-2 Rule #1 - Step by Step

    • 5-3 Rule #1 - Verification and Exceptions

    • 5-4 Rule #1 - Examples and Review

    • R5 - Review Handout - Rule #1 Envelope Principle

    • Q5 - Rule #1 Envelope Principle - Quiz

    • 6-1 Material Modifiers - Intro to MMC

    • 6-2 Material Modifiers - MMC Bonus Tolerance and Virtual Condition

    • 6-3 Material Modifiers - Uses of MMC

    • 6-4 Material Modifiers - MMB and Review

    • 6-5 Material Modifiers - Least Material Condition Overview

    • 6-6 Material Modifiers - Examples of LMC

    • R6 - Review Handout - Maximum Material Condition

    • R6 - Review Handout - Least Material Condition

    • Q6 - Material Modifiers and Bonus Tolerance - Quiz

    • 7-1 RFS - Rule #2

    • 7-2 RFS - Cost of Modifiers & Review

    • R7 - Review Handout - Rule #2- RFS

    • Q7 - RFS and Rule #2 - Quiz

  • 5

    Section 3: Datum Control

    • 8-1 Datums - Introduction

    • 8-2 Datums - on Drawings

    • 8-3 Datums - Theoretical vs Physical Features

    • 8-4 Datums - Quick Example

    • 8-5 Datums - Walkthrough and Review

    • R8 - Review Handout - Intro to Datums

    • H8 - Datum Placement on Drawings Handout

    • Q8 - Intro to Datums - Quiz

    • 9-1 Datum Reference Frame - The 6 Degrees of Freedom

    • 9-2 Datum Reference Frame - Controlling and Constraining 6DOF

    • 9-3 Datum Reference Frame - How Datum Reference Frame is Used

    • 9-4 Datum Reference Frame - Datum Order

    • 9-5 Datum Reference Frame - Part Inspection and Review

    • R9 - Review Handout - Datum Reference Frame

    • 10-1 Primary Datum Controls - Introduction

    • 10-2 Primary Datum Controls - Surface Planes and Cylinders

    • 10-3 Primary Datum Controls - Midplanes and Linear Extruded Shapes

    • 10-4 Primary Datum Controls - Spheres, Cones, and Complex Shapes

    • 10-5 Primary Datum Controls - Application and Review

    • R10 - Primary Datum Controls Handout

    • Q10 - Datum Reference Frame - Quiz

    • 11-1 - Datum Selection - Reasons for Selection and Example

    • 11-2 Datum Selection - Setting up our Datums

    • 11-3 Datum Selection - Datum Order Matters

    • 11-4 Datum Selection - Setting Up Our Datums Part 2

    • 11-5 Datum Selection - Final Throughts and Review

    • R11 - Datum Selection Handout

    • Q11 - Datum Selection - Quiz

    • 12-1 Datum Targets - Introduction

    • 12-2 Datum Targets - Types of Targets

    • 12-3 Datum Targets - Application and Setup

    • 12-4 Datum Targets - Example and Review

    • R12 - Review Handout - Datum Targets

    • Q12 - Datum Targets - Quiz

    • 13-1 MMB Basics - Introduction

    • 13-2 MMB Basics - Gauge Example and RMB

    • 13-3 MMB Basics - Gauge Example at MMB

    • 13-4 MMB Basics - Datum Shift and Use

    • 13-5 MMB Basics - Precedence & Review

    • R13 - Review Handout - MMB Intro

    • Q13 - MMB Basics - Quiz

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    Section 4: Adding GD&T to a Drawing

    • 14-1 Feature Control Frame - Introduction

    • 14-2 Feature Control Frame - Surface vs Features of Size

    • 14-3 Feature Control Frame - Special Rules

    • 14-4 Feature Control Frame - Reading the FCF and Review

    • R14 - Review Handout - Feature Control Frame

    • H14 - Feature Control Frame Applications- Handout

    • Q14 - Feature Control Frame - Quiz

    • 15-1 - Basics of Functional Gauging - Introduction

    • 15-2 Intro to Functional Gauging - Virtual Condition and Straightness Example

    • 15-3 Intro to Functional Gauging - Simple Position Example

    • 15-4 Functional Gauging Basics - MMB Considerations and Review

    • R15 - Review Handout - Functional Gauging

    • Q15 - Functional Gauging - Quiz

    • 16-1 SLOF Intro

    • 16-2 SLOF -S- Size

    • 16-3 SLOF -L- Location

    • 16-4 SLOF -O- Orientation

    • 16-5 SLOF -F- Form

    • R16 - Review Handout - SLOF

    • H16 - GD&T Symbols Using SLOF

    • Q16 - SLOF - Quiz

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    Section 5: Form Tolerances

    • 17-1 Surface Straightness Overview

    • 17-2 Surface Straightness - Drawing, TZ and Uses

    • 17-3 Surface Straightness - Key Notes to Remember

    • 17-4 Surface Straightness - Measurement and Relation to Other Symbols

    • 17-5 Surface Straightness - Example and Review

    • R17 - Review Handout - Surface Straightness

    • 18-1 Straightness DML - Overview

    • 18-2 Straightness DML - Drawing and TZ

    • 18-3 Straightness DML - Uses and Key Notes

    • 18-4 Straightness DML - Measurement and Control

    • 18-5 Straightness DML - Functional Gauging and Review

    • R18 - Review Handout - Straightness DML

    • Q17/18 - Straightness - Quiz

    • 19-1 Surface Flatness - Overview

    • 19-2 Surface Flatness - Drawing Callout, TZ, Uses

    • 19-3 Surface Flatness - Key Notes to Remember

    • 19-4 Surface Flatness - Measurement and GDandT Controls

    • 19-5 Surface Flatness - Example and Review

    • R19 - Review Handout - Surface Flatness

    • 20-1 Flatness DMP - Overview

    • 20-2 Flatness DMP - Drawing Callout and TZ

    • 20-3 Flatness DMP - Uses and Key Notes

    • 20-4 Flatness DMP - Measurement and Control

    • 20-5 Flatness DMP - Example and Review

    • R20 - Review Handout - Flatness DMP

    • Q19/20 - Flatness - Quiz

    • 21-1 Circularity - Overview, Drawing, TZ

    • 21-2 Circularity - Uses and Notes

    • 21-3 Circularity - Measurement and Control

    • 21-4 Circularity - Example and Review

    • R21- Review Handout - Circularity

    • H21 - Handout - Circularity vs Diameter

    • Q21- Circularity - Quiz

    • 22-1 Cylindricity - Overview, Drawing and TZ

    • 22-2 Cylindricity - Uses and Key Notes

    • 22-3 Cylindricity - Measurement and Control

    • 22-4 Cylindricity - Example and Review

    • R22- Review Handout - Cylindricity

    • Q22- Cylindricity - Quiz

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    Section 6: Orientation Tolerances

    • 23-1 Parallelism (Surface) - Overview, Drawing, TZ

    • 23-2 Parallelism (Surface) - Uses and Key Notes

    • 23-3 Parallelism (Surface) - Measurement and Control

    • 23-4 Parallelism (Surface) - Example and Review

    • R23 - Review Handout - Parallelism (Surface)

    • Q23 - Parallelism: Surface - Quiz

    • 24-1 Parallelism (FOS) - Overview, Drawing, TZ

    • 24-2 Parallelism (FOS) - Uses and Key Notes

    • 24-3 Parallelism (FOS) - Measurement and Control

    • 24-4 Parallelism (FOS) - Example and Review

    • R24 - Review Handout - Parallelism (FOS)

    • Q24 - Parallelism: (FOS) - Quiz

    • 25-1 Perpendicularity (Surface) - Overview, Drawing, TZ

    • 25-2 Perpendicularity (Surface) - Uses and Key Notes

    • 25-3 Perpendicularity (Surface) - Measurement and Control

    • 25-4 Perpendicularity (Surface) - Example and Review

    • R25 - Review Handout - Perpendicularity (Surface)

    • Q25 - Perpendicularity: Surface - Quiz

    • 26-1 Perpendicularity (FOS) - Overview, Drawing, TZ

    • 26-2 Perpendicularity (FOS) - Uses and Key Notes

    • 26-3 Perpendicularity (FOS) - Measurement and Control

    • 26-4 Perpendicularity (FOS) - Example and Review

    • R26 - Review Handout - Perpendicularity (FOS)

    • Q26 - Perpendicularity: FOS - Quiz

    • 27-1 Angularity - Overview, Drawing, TZ

    • 27-2 Angularity - Uses and Key Notes

    • 27-3 Angularity - Measurement and Control

    • R27 - Review Handout - Angularity

    • Q27 - Angularity - Quiz

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    Section 7: Profile Tolerances

    • 28-1 Profile - Introduction and Overview

    • 28-2 Profile - Drawing Callout and TZ

    • 28-3 Profile - Uses and Special Notes

    • 28-4 Profile - Measurement and Controls

    • 28-5 Profile - Example and Review

    • R28 - Review Handout - Profile of a Surface

    • 29-1 Profile Modifiers - Between, All Around and All Over

    • 29-2 Profile Modifiers - Bilateral, Unilateral and Unequally Disposed Profile

    • 29-3 Profile Modifiers - Phantom Lines, Modifier Uses and Review

    • R29 - Review Handout - Profile Modifiers

    • 30-1 Profile of a Line - Overview

    • 30-2 Profile of a Line - Drawing Callout, TZ and Uses

    • 30-3 Profile of a Line - Measurement and Control

    • 30-4 Profile of a Line - Example and Review

    • R30 - Review Handout - Profile of a Line

    • Q28/29/30 - Profile - Quiz

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    Section 8: Tolerances of Location

    • 31-1 Position - Overview and Requirements

    • 31-2 Position - Definitions and Intro Example

    • 31-3 Position - Drawing Callout and Tol Zone

    • 31-4 Position - Position Uses

    • 31-5 Position - Calculating the Position

    • 31-6 Position - Measurement and Control

    • 31-7 Position - Example and Review

    • R31 - Review Handout - True Position

    • Q31 - Position - Quiz

    • 32-1 Position Benefits - Why Use Position vs Coordinate Dimensions

    • 32-2 Position Benefits - Functional Requirements and More Tolerance

    • 32-3 Position Benefits - Repeatable Measurements and Review

    • R32 - Review Handout - Position vs Coordinate

    • 33-1 Position In-Depth - Position and Virtual Condition Review

    • 33-2 Position In-Depth - MMC and MMB

    • 33-3 Position In-Depth - The Datum Reference Frame

    • 33-4 Position In-Depth - Completing Our Gauge

    • 34-1 Concentricity - Overview and Definition

    • 34-2 Concentricity - Drawing Callout, TZ and Uses

    • 34-3 Concentricity - Measurement and Control

    • 34- 4 Concentricity - Why to Avoid and Review

    • R34 - Review Handout - Concentricity

    • Q34 - Concentricity - Quiz

    • 35-1 Symmetry - Overview and Definition

    • 35-2 Symmetry - Drawing Callout, TZ and Why to Avoid

    • 35-3 Symmetry - Measurement and Control

    • 35-4 Symmetry - Example and Review

    • R35 - Review Handout - Symmetry

    • Q35 - Symmetry - Quiz

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    Section 9: Runout Tolerances

    • 36-1 Runout - Overview, Drawing and TZ

    • 36-2 Runout - Uses and Notes

    • 36-3 Runout - Dual Datum Use and Taper

    • 36-4 Runout - Measurement and Control

    • 36-5 Runout - Example and Review

    • R36 - Review Handout - Runout

    • 37-1 Total Runout - Overview, Drawing and TZ

    • 37-2 Total Runout - Uses and Notes

    • 37-3 Total Runout - Measurement and Control

    • 37-4 Total Runout - Taper Control and Review

    • R37 - Review Handout - Total Runout

    • Q36/37 - Runout & Total Runout - Quiz

  • 12

    Section 10: Course Final Exam

    • Final Exam

    • Final Survey

Course Reviews

5 star rating

Great Introduction for All Skill Levels

KEVIN BEAMISH

This course offers a great overview of all the key concepts of GD&T. I teach CNC machining at a technical school and found this course to be an excellent...

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This course offers a great overview of all the key concepts of GD&T. I teach CNC machining at a technical school and found this course to be an excellent refresher on the topics I had encountered before in the workplace. The course taught me several new things about conditions and cases I had never experienced or considered, and cleared up some common misconceptions I had about GD&T practices. The material is delivered at a level that is accessible to all skill levels, from machinist apprentices to senior design engineers. The course is well formatted, contains excellent graphics and animations, and provides clear explanations for tricky topics. After just a few weeks, the GD&T Basics Fundamentals course can teach you everything you need to know to read and use GD&T in a manufacturing workplace.

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5 star rating

Good course

Gavin Amos

Great intro course. Retaking the final 3 times to pass it really drove home the concepts. Better than the course the Univ at Buffalo teaches for GD&T.

Great intro course. Retaking the final 3 times to pass it really drove home the concepts. Better than the course the Univ at Buffalo teaches for GD&T.

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4 star rating

Good GD&T Course

Xiaoyou (Amber) Liang

Most of the materials provide good and clear explanations for the usage and meaning of GD&T. When asking questions, the instructor provides detailed exp...

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Most of the materials provide good and clear explanations for the usage and meaning of GD&T. When asking questions, the instructor provides detailed explanations.

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5 star rating

Very informative, well thought out

Frank Gabbard

Very step by step instructions, makes understanding GD&T quite accessible for the average person. Was able to understand the information in the format pr...

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Very step by step instructions, makes understanding GD&T quite accessible for the average person. Was able to understand the information in the format provided quite easily. Previously I had purchased a book on GD&T to get a better understanding of it, the book was not helpful as it would just state something without having explained the foundation of what it meant. Would highly recommend this class.

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5 star rating

Great Course

Amanda Sehr

It was a great course. It is detailed, and it for sure will help me in the future!

It was a great course. It is detailed, and it for sure will help me in the future!

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5 star rating

Good collection of information

Darryl Fuhrman

Learning so much. I like your style. The presentations are thorough. The quizzes feel non-threatening and help to cement the ideas.

Learning so much. I like your style. The presentations are thorough. The quizzes feel non-threatening and help to cement the ideas.

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5 star rating

GD&T Fundamentals course

ZAFAR IQBAL

An excellent course designed by true professionals to make others, true professionals

An excellent course designed by true professionals to make others, true professionals

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