Aug - The Nuts & Bolts of GD&T Workshop

Aug - The Nuts & Bolts of GD&T Workshop


A design engineer can design the coolest widget, but if the manufacturing team can’t make it and the quality team can’t measure it, how then does a company operate successfully and efficiently much less validate its measurement and manufacturing processes?  The solution to this age old problem is communication of course.  But in today’s multi-national space we need an efficient and standard manner in which to communicate. That manner is an industry-accepted design/engineering language known as Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, aka, GD&T.  GD&T is the symbolic language of how to efficiently detail and interpret mechanical drawings. This workshop is ideal for purchasing, research & development, manufacturing & quality engineering professionals of all levels, as well as supervisors, managers and project leaders. 

In this workshop, led by ASME Senior Certified GD&T Professional Edward Jaeck, we will explore some of the basics of GD&T based on the ASME Y14.5M-1994 standard.  This interactive and hands-on workshop will consist of group exercises and discussion, where participants will develop the ability to relate drawing requirements to actual part function and inspect parts defined by GD&T.

Registration begins at 8:30am with a light breakfast and last until 1:00pm.  A full Lunch with desert will be provided by Chloe’s French Café & Bakery.  Leverage the benefits of your SME membership with a significant discount on this workshop!

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand why GD&T improves cooperation between all areas of the manufacturing process
  • Learn the advantages of using GD&T - Discover why GD&T reduces rejects and increases production tolerances
  • Debunk the challenges and fears of using GD&T
  • Develop working knowledge of general tolerancing and symbology
  • Understand datum referencing and tolerances of locations, form, profile, orientation and runout



  • Introduction to GD&T and Geometrics
  • Scope, Definitions, and General Dimensioning
  • General Tolerancing and Related Principles
  • Symbology
  • Datum Referencing
  • Tolerances of Location
  • Tolerances of Form,Profile,Orientation, Runout