GD&T Basics Fundamentals Course

GD&T Fundamentals Course (Newly Revised)

180-Day Access to Full Course and Forum | Instructor: Tom Geiss

Course description

  • All Fundamentals Course Features & Lessons
  • Key Concept Handouts & Premium Wall Chart
  • 100% Completion Certificate & LinkedIn Skill Certification
  • Self Assessment Quizzes and Final Exam
  • Course Forum for Instructor Help
Tom Geiss
Tom Geiss
Founder - Pareto Learning / Lead Course Developer GD&T Basics

I have been in the field of Automotive Engineering with several companies including BMW Manufacturing and ZF Transmissions for over 8 years and truly love it. It is fast paced and an incredible field to be in. The ability to work on something for years and then actually get to see it out on the road is very rewarding.

My love of engineering led me to study the fundamentals of what makes a good design. Throughout my entire career, I have been studying Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing and how it could be better applied to the automotive and mechanical fields.

It is my belief that if you want to be a great designer, you need to be an expert at GD&T. However, for too long GD&T learning has been way too complicated. The barrier to entry for learning imperative design concepts is too high. In my early years, I continued to study in order to bridge the large gap between GD&T in theory and actually using GD&T in the real world. Everything came together for me when I figured out how GD&T concepts apply to real parts and their functional requirements. Years later, this prompted me to develop GD&T Basics, which explains the most important concepts and show learners how to apply what they learn in practical, real-world situations.

Tom Geiss & Matt Derr - Course Instructors

Course Curriculum

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
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
Q9 - Datum Reference Frame - Quiz
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
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
FORUM - Datum Controls
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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
Questions about Form Tolerances
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Section 10: Course Final Exam
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