Applications of GD&T ASME 14.5 - 1994 & 2009 Foundational Level ET2512

Topics: Quality, Safety & Maintenance

This course teaches the thought processes involved in assigning GD&T to components, and it changes the way many engineers think about part tolerancing. The course focuses on what constitutes good and poor drawing practices, common dimensioning methods used in industry, using GD&T to communicate system functions on component dimensions, and the logic of how to apply GD&T to components. You’ll also learn how to select datum features and how to fully define component surfaces using GD&T. Establishing tolerance values is not covered.  


You’ll reinforce what you’ve learned by performing a design functional analysis on a part assembly provided by your company, then specifying GD&T on assembly components. (This is optional in case of concerns over drawing privacy.)

Each participant receives:
  • Applications of GD&T Workshop Exercise Workbook
  • Course notes 
  • Drawing handouts

Small groups (8-12) are most effective in this hands-on workshop. Those attending will work in teams and actually create GD&T tolerance markups of their company parts.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you’ll be able to: 

  • Describe the importance of technically correct drawings
  • List three major areas that affect the creation and interpretation of technically correct drawings
  • Explain the common approaches to part tolerancing
  • Identify and specify datum features based on the fit and functional requirements of the part
  • Use GD&T to communicate functional requirements of a component
  • Describe how to specify nonfunctional dimensions
  • Explain the five-step approach to functionally dimensioning a component
  • Apply the five-step method to functionally dimensioning a component to your company product

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for product engineers, designers, checkers, engineering managers, and supplier quality engineers.


Participants should have complete 16 hours of formalized classroom training in GD&T or the SAE Fundamentals of GD&T course. You should also have experience interpreting or applying GD&T in an industrial setting and working knowledge of the ASME Y14.5-2009 Standard.

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

Jim Beary, Evan Kessick, Ming Li, Dale MacPherson, Curtis Pawlowski, James Pearson, or Andy Yu

All SAE GD&T instructors are industry professionals with years of experience applying geometric dimensioning and tolerancing on the job.

Our instructors:

  • Have expert knowledge of the Y14.5 Standard
  • Are ASME and/or ASQ certified
  • Have current or recent industrial experience using GD&T 
  • Possess at least five years of experience using GD&T
  • Are experienced and skilled using SAE teaching materials

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

Duration: 2 Days
CEUs: 1.3

Fees: $1299.00

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Led by our senior GD&T professionals, ETC2109 is available as an add-on service to any live (virtual or in person) instructor led private corporate GD&T course purchase. This add-on GD&T Review is designed to help your staff learn to implement GD&T with real life examples, however it is not designed to address custom consulting projects. Please ask your sales associate about this add-on service.