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Solid Model Tolerancing 1-day ET2501

Providing you have a basic understanding of Y14.5 Dimensioning and Tolerancing practices, this course explains the fundamental definitions, concepts, and methods from the ASME Y14.41 Standard on Digital Product Definition Data Practices.

Utilizing the expertise of world-renowned GD&T expert and former Chairman of the Y14.41 Committee, Alex Krulikowski, the course focuses on understanding the benefits of a math-based product development process. Newly acquired learning is reinforced throughout the class with numerous practice problems.

Each attendee receives a robust collection of learning resources including:

  • A copy of the Digital Product Definition Workbook, by Alex Krulikowski
  • 90-day access to Engineering Drawing Requirements web course, based on ASME Y14.100-2004 and ASME Y14.24-1999, (a $51 value) to practice and reinforce what was learned in the classroom
Thousands of students have learned GD&T through Alex Krulikowski's textbooks, self-study courses, computer-based training, and online learning center. Students who attend courses like this one walk away with more than knowledge. They gain on-the-job skills because the learning materials are performance-based.

Learning Objectives
By attending this class, you will be able to:
  • Explain the benefits of a math-based product development process (PDP)
  • Describe the history, basic information, and definitions from the Y14.41 standard
  • Explain how to create product definition data sets
  • Describe data set requirements
  • List drawing model data set requirements
  • Explain various requirements that apply to annotated model data sets
  • List the requirements when using the annotated model method
  • Recognize the gaps, issues, and challenges of implementing a math-based PDP
In order to understand the course content, students should have a basic understanding of Y14.5 Dimensioning and Tolerancing practices.
The Product Development Process
  • The characteristics of current PDPs
  • Problems with current PDPs
  • What a math-based PDP is
  • The benefits of math-based PDPs
  • The role of standards in implementing math-based PDPs
General Information on the ASME Y14.41 Standard
  • The history of the Y14.41 standard
  • Basic information about Y14.41
  • Y14.41 terms
The Data Set Concept
  • The data set concept explained
  • Two methods in the standard for creating product definition data sets
Common Requirements for Data Sets
  • Data set and design model requirements that apply to both the annotated model data set and drawing data set
  • Display management requirements
  • Reasons for model value query
  • Requirements for resolved, basic, and size dimensions
Requirements for the Drawing Data Set Method
  • The data set requirements that apply to the drawing data set method
  • General method requirements for drawing data set method
  • The requirements for work coordinate systems in orthographic and axonometric views
  • The requirements for specifying section views, dimensions in axonometric views, datums, and geometric tolerances
Requirements for the Annotated Model Method
  • The data requirements that apply to annotated model data sets
  • The design model requirements for the annotated model method
  • The requirements for views, annotation, query, and notes on annotated models
Tolerancing Using the Annotated Model Method
  • The requirements for plus-minus tolerances
  • The requirements for datum applications
  • The requirements for displaying geometric tolerances
Gaps, Issues, and Challenges of Implementing a Math-Based Development Process
  • The benefits of the Y14.41 standard
  • The major questions that companies need to answer to implement a math-based development process
  • The gaps and issues when trying to achieve a math-based product development process
Course summary, final learning assessment

All of ETI's instructors are industry professionals with years experience applying GD&T on the job. ETI trainers have:

  • Expert knowledge of the Y14.5 Standard
  • ASME certified and/or ASQ certified
  • Current or recent industrial experience using GD&T 
  • At least five years experience using GD&T
  • Experience and skill using ETI teaching materials

Our instructors use identical training materials and lesson plans, so you receive the same class presentation from every trainer.

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Fees: $835.00
SAE Members: $668.00 - $752.00

.7 CEUs
You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.

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Duration: 1 Day
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