Engineering essentials

Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing

In this geometric dimensioning & tolerancing (GD&T) workshop we present understandable tools your entire team can use.

3 days

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Members: £1,395 + VAT
Non-members: £1,595 + VAT

Course Location & Date
Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing
£1,395.00 Plus vat
Non Members:
£1,595.00 Plus vat


In this geometric dimensioning & tolerancing (GD&T) workshop we present understandable tools your entire team can use.

A concurrent engineering team, equipped with the proper tools, has the ability to shorten time to market, reduce engineering changes and create a robust quality design.

Design decisions should be optimised for quality, cost and delivery at the sketch phase, when an engineering change costs a few pennies (rather than hundreds or thousands of pounds months later).

The drawing is the common thread of the concurrent engineering team. By using these methods, you can base design decisions on fact rather than emotion and past practices.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable if you use GD&T to design, produce and inspect parts: mechanical engineers, designers, managers, production planners, inspectors, machinists and supplier quality personnel.

How will I benefit?

After the course you will be able to:

  • Translate geometric feature control frames into plain English with one clear meaning
  • Explain the major rules found in the ASME Y14.5-2009 standard
  • Explain the tolerance zones for the 14 geometric characteristics
  • Understand the hierarchy of geometric tolerancing
  • Recognise proper application of GD&T
  • Calculate geometric tolerances and boundaries
Contributes 21 CPD hours

Key topics

  • What is GD&T?
  • Datums
  • Datum feature controls
  • Advanced datum concepts
  • Form
  • Orientation
  • Profile
  • Position and symmetry
  • Coaxial features

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: A, B, C and E

  1. Knowledge and understanding - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Use a combination of general and specialist engineering knowledge and understanding to optimize the application of existing and emerging technology’ For Incorporated Engineers: ‘Use a combination of general and specialist mechanical engineering knowledge and understanding to apply existing and emerging technology’
  2. Design and development of processes, systems, services and products - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis and solution of mechanical engineering problems’ For Incorporated Engineers ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to design, develop, manufacture, construct commission, operate, maintain, decommission and re-cycle mechanical engineering processes, systems, services and products’
  3. Responsibility, management or leadership - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Provide Technical and commercial leadership’
  4. Professional commitment - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: ‘Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment’

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  • UK-Spec:
    A, B, C, E

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3-5 Dec 2019

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