GD&T Seminar Series 2011 - 2012

Santa Clara

Presented by:  Dr. Greg Hetland of International Institute of GD&T  
Sponsored by:  Indicate Technologies Inc.



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From basic blueprint reading to advanced dimensional metrology and measurement uncertainty, this series provides comprehensive knowledge for practitioners and decision makers: machinists, inspectors, engineers, managers and corporate executives.

Our customers face increasing demands for highly sophisticated mechanical parts and assemblies, at lower cost. It is important to understand how mechanical designers define tolerances, and the implications to manufacturing and metrology. Indicate Technologies Inc. has partnered with the International Institute of GD&T to present a seminar series that explores the implications of GD&T as it applies to all manufacturing and design disciplines.

Participants will gain critical insight from both technical and management perspectives that will allow them to intelligently balance design complexity and cost pressures.

The 7 seminars have been organized into 8 Educational Tracks based on Job Function.  See the Job Function Chart for the seminars that apply to your role in your department.


1. Executive Overview 
To provide business level insight to all management levels of the technical challenges and business level implications of GD&T and measurement. To provide direct insight to the implications effective GD&T has on improving product development cycles and customer/supplier relationships. Establish a core foundational understanding of the scope of GD&T applicability to all departments/divisions within area the company.

2. Interpretation of Mechanical Drawings (.8 CEUs)
This course helps to understand the basic components, sections, views, terminology and graphical representation of an engineering drawing.  Any prior training in the visual inspection of components and assemblies would be helpful but is not required.

3. Intermediate GD&T (1.6 CEUs)
This fundamental course is for those who must read and interpret engineering drawings and who want to develop or improve their understanding of the basics of measurement tools, geometric symbology, and engineering drawing interpretation as applied per ASME Y14.5M1994.


  • Introduction to Theory and Rules
  • Datums and Datum Features
  • 14 Geometric Symbols
  • Feature Control Frames
  • Beginning Analysis of Measurement Applications
  • Global Simplification of GD&T  

4. Advanced GD&T (1.6 CEUs)
The advanced course provides advanced information in applications and analysis (per ASME Y14.5 and ASME Y14.5.1) involving optimization strategies for given design applications, manufacturing methodologies and measurement implications.


  • In-Depth Analysis & Implications of Advanced Y14.5 Principles
  • Optimization Strategies in Applications & Analysis of Design, Manufacturing and Measurement
  • Advanced Tolerancing Development within Y14.5

5. Applied Dimensional Metrology Workshop (2.4 CEUs)

This hands-on course provides fundamental to advanced information in applications and analysis of measurement equipment used to determine compliance to mechanical engineering drawings per ASME Y14.5M-1994 Standard.


  • Introduction to Measurement
    • Measurement Error Sources
  • Precision Hand Tools and Hard Gaging
    • Micrometers, calipers, indicators, pin & ring gages and thread gaging
  • Bench top Measurement Instruments
    • Height gages, bore gages, fixture gages and laser micrometers
  • Surface and Form Instruments
    • Profilometers, contour measurement, roundness and cylindricity systems
  • Optical Measurement Systems
    • Optical comparators, toolmaker’s microscopes, viewing systems and video measurement systems
  • Contact Coordinate Measuring Machines
    • Manual & automatic CMMs, single point touch sensors & scanning sensors and measuring arms
  • Multi Sensor and Hybrid Coordinate Measuring Machines
    • Video sensors, laser sensors, interferometers and micro probes
  • Methods for Analyzing and Interpreting Data Results (2D & 3D)
    • CMM Manager, eCAD, eGx, Focus, MarForm, MarSurf, MeasureMind 3D, Measure-X, SmartProfile, SmartFit, TotalVu, and VMS Software
    • Working with CAD and Measurement Data (Point Clouds)
    • Understanding Least-Squares -vs- Minimum-Zone Fitting
    • Understanding Criticality of Simultaneity Requirements within the ASME Y14.5 Standard
* Note: Class size is limited due to the direct hands-on training in this course. Limiting the number of participants allows us to maximize the amount of time each student will be able to have hands-on utilization of each measurement instrument.

6. Measurement Uncertainty (1.6 CEUs)

This advanced course provides information in applying optimization techniques using multiple analytical methods to a wide variety of components and sub-assemblies, from the very simple to the more complex analysis.
  • Tolerancing Optimization
  • Intermediate and Advanced Concepts of Tolerance Analysis
  • GD&T Implications to Corporate Six-Sigma Initiatives and Product Reliability


Contact Information

  • Phone: (408) 486-6000 Ext. 115


    Indicate Technologies Inc.
    Santa Clara Showroom
    2065 Martin Ave #103
    Santa Clara, CA 95050

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