GD&T Basics Fundamentals Course

GD&T Fundamentals Course

180-Day Access to Full Program and Instructor Help Forum | taught by 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
125:26
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 5: Form Tolerances
115:06
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 10: Course Final Exam
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Reviews (15)

Good course

by 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.

a great class

by Qiuyun Wang
I didn't have any background on GD&T before I join in this course. I can catch up with the class very quickly. The final exam is comprehensive. I learned a lot from the exam.

Great Introduction for All Skill Levels

by 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 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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Good course

by 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.

a great class

by Qiuyun Wang
I didn't have any background on GD&T before I join in this course. I can catch up with the class very quickly. The final exam is comprehensive. I learned a lot from the exam.

Great Introduction for All Skill Levels

by 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 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.

Good GD&T Course

by 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 explanations.

Great Course

by Sinelk Berhane
Great Course Great material Great instructor

Great Course

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

Very informative, well thought out

by 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 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.

GD&T Basics Fundamentals Course Review

by Kalifa Clarke
Overall the course was very helpful. I think to improve the course you need to include practice exercises where we can apply GD&T.

Great foundation

by Chance Holland
I really enjoyed this course. It took me more than the 12 hours it is estimated to take (more like 8 days), but the content is excellent with the core knowledge being the emphasis. Thank you!

by Ranjith Raja

GD&T Fundamentals course

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

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