GD&T Advanced Course (Pilot Program)

GD&T Advanced Course

Only Available to Enrolled GD&T Basics Students | Instructor: Tom Geiss

Course description

If you know the fundamentals of GD&T but are looking to become the go-to expert in your office, shop or workplace then you have come to the right place. The GD&T Advanced Course takes your GD&T skillset to the next level by exploring the more specific and complex topics within the ASME Y14.5 Standard. Even though the material will be much more advanced, you can expect to find the same level of engaging, down-to-earth instruction that has helped thousands of students like you learn GD&T with our GD&T Fundamentals Course.  Our lessons go beyond theory to show you how to apply these real world topics in actual applications and designs.  

In this course, we delve into topics such as composite tolerances, fixed and floating tolerance calculations, hole pattern tolerancing, feature boundary calculations, and much more. You can expect to fill in any gaps in knowledge you may have about these more advanced topics while discovering a set of incredibly helpful tools that help you apply GD&T to your designs. 

The GD&T Advanced Course is currently running a private Pilot Program and is only accepting a limited number of new students. Only Students invited to this program will be able to enroll. Please contact us at info@gdandtbasics.com to for questions about availability and enrollment. 

For the Pilot Program, we will be releasing one complete lesson every two weeks meaning the entire syllabus material will be completed in early to mid-2018. See course syllabus for details.  

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.

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Course Curriculum

Section 8 - Real-World Applications
143:15
Zero Tolerance at MMC - Introduction and How it Works
Zero Tolerance at MMC - Example & The Math Behind It
Zero Tolerance at MMC - Converting to Zero Tolerance
Zero Tolerance at MMC - When to Use & Review
Review Handout - Zero Tolerance at MMC
Zero Tolerance at MMC Quiz
Position In-Depth II: Review of Our Original Example and Sim Requirements
Position In-Depth II: Designing and Building Our Gauge
Position In-Depth II: Calculating Maximum Wall Thickness Between Holes
Position In-Depth II: Calculating Minimum Wall Thickness and Review
Review Handout - Position In-Depth Part II
Quiz - Position In-Depth Part II
Wall Calculations RFS - Overview and Example Setup
Wall Calculations RFS - Bolt Holes to OD
Wall Calculations RFS - Bore to Boss
Wall Calculations RFS - Boss to Slot
Wall Calculations RFS - Boss to Slot using Profile
Review Handout - Wall Calculations RFS
Application Practice Problem: Wall Calculations RFS - Minimum Wall Example
Application Practice Problem (Handout - See Video for Details) - RFS Minimum Wall Calculation
Application Practice Answer: Wall Calculations RFS - Center Bore to Bottom and Top Surface
MMC & LMC Positional Tolerance Stack-up - Introduction
MMC & LMC Positional Tolerance Stack-up - Bolt Holes to OD
MMC & LMC Positional Tolerance Stack-up - Bore to Boss
MMC & LMC Positional Tolerance Stack-up - Boss to Slot
Application Practice Question - MMC & Minimum Wall Calculations
Application Practice Problem (Handout - See Video for Details) - MMC & Minimum Wall Calculation
Application Practice Answer - MMC & Minimum Wall Calculation
Tolerance Impact (Orientation & Form) - Effects from Surface Orientation & Form
Tolerance Impact (Orientation & Form) - Envelope Principal, Form & Orientation
Tolerance Impact (Orientation & Form) - Qualified & Non-Qualified Datums
Tolerance Impact (Orientation & Form) - Qualified Datums Tolerance Impact
Tolerance Impact (Orientation & Form) - Accounting for Form & Orientation Errors
Application Practice Problem - O & F Impact without Qualified Datums
Application Practice Problem (Handout) - O& F Impact without Qualified Datums
Application Answer - O& F Impact without Qualified Datums
Application Practice Problem - O & F Impact WITH Qualified Datums
Application Practice Problem (Handout) - O & F Impact WITH Qualified Datums
Application Answer - O & F Impact WITH Qualified Datums
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Reviews (1)

Advanced Course Comments

by David Vagi
This course covers much of the design side of the standards. I recommend it for any designer or mechanical engineer that desires to communicate to the manufacturing floor proper information to make mechanical components that will function as intended at the highest quality and lowest cost. I am a Master Machinist that has machined components for companies that properly spec their drawings and those that don't. GD&T specified drawings are a must in the current manufacturing world to be competitive.

Advanced Course Comments

by David Vagi
This course covers much of the design side of the standards. I recommend it for any designer or mechanical engineer that desires to communicate to the manufacturing floor proper information to make mechanical components that will function as intended at the highest quality and lowest cost. I am a Master Machinist that has machined components for companies that properly spec their drawings and those that don't. GD&T specified drawings are a must in the current manufacturing world to be competitive.