Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 

GD&T Training

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) is a symbolic language used in engineering and manufacturing to define and communicate design specifications. It enhances clarity and precision by specifying functional tolerances for size, form, orientation, and location of features on a part or assembly. When implemented well, GD&T ensures that parts fit together accurately and function as intended.

At Indicate Technologies, we offer comprehensive GD&T training programs to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills to interpret and apply GD&T principles effectively. Our courses cover the fundamentals of GD&T, including symbols, datums, tolerances, and measurement techniques. Participants gain practical insights into interpreting engineering drawings, creating proper tolerancing schemes, and optimizing manufacturing processes. Our goal is to empower professionals with the expertise to improve quality, reduce costs, and enhance communication within the design and manufacturing industry.

GD&T Seminar July 15-19, 2024

Element Hotel, 
Santa Clara
Presented by:
Jaime Dadez of Applied Geometrics, Inc.
Sponsored by:
 Indicate Technologies Inc.


The Trainer

Class Schedule


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 Applied Geometrics Inc. 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.
Jamie Dadez
Applied Geometrics
Mr. Dadez is a mechanical design engineering expert with over 35 years of experience in designing with GD&T. He is currently a full-time mentor and instructor with AGI.

Jaime has a wide variety of real-world design and manufacturing experience. He worked as a designer for Woodward Governor Company and for Eclipse Combustion, Inc. He has managed test engineer functions and research and development projects at both of those companies.

Jaime has provided training in Print Reading and GD&T to hundreds of engineers, designers, manufacturers and inspectors.

Jaime was Senior Level Certified to the ASME-Y14.5M-1994 standard.

AGI’s experienced presenters and staff are here to provide support and high-quality education and training services that can improve your company’s competitive position and profitability. We welcome questions regarding GD&T, our training course offerings, consulting services or any dimensional management issues that you would like to discuss.
July 15-17, 2024
Fundamentals of GD&T
-Introduce the concepts and some of the language of the Y14.5 standard.
-Enable participants to understand each of the Y14.5 standard’s symbols.
-Bring participants to a fundamental understanding of Datum Reference Frames.
-Understand the definitions and the effects of Material Condition Modifiers.
-Begin to prepare the participants for the ASME GDTP certification exams.
July 17-19, 2024
Advanced GD&T
-Review the basic concepts and introduce the more complex concepts of the Y14.5 standard
-Provide Participants with the knowledge of proper Datum Feature selection and specification.
-Enable participants to properly interpret and apply each of the Y14.5 controls and rules.
-Enable participants to calculate functional tolerances for position and other tolerances.
-Continue preparing the participants for the ASME GDTP certification exams.
Class Schedule
Fundamentals of GD&T

Advanced GD&T

GD&T Foundational Series - Includes Fundamentals of GD&T and Advanced GD&T

Adding Value to Your Manufacturing Processes

Overall, GD&T plays a crucial role in improving efficiency, reducing costs, and enhancing the quality of manufacturing processes by providing clear and precise specifications, promoting better communication, and enabling design and process optimization.
Improved Communication: GD&T provides a standardized language for communicating design specifications. It ensures that engineers, designers, and manufacturers have a clear and unambiguous understanding of the requirements, reducing errors and misunderstandings.

Enhanced Quality: By precisely defining tolerances, GD&T helps achieve tighter control over part dimensions and geometric features. This leads to improved product quality, as parts fit together correctly, reducing assembly issues and ensuring proper functionality.

Cost Reduction: GD&T allows for more efficient manufacturing processes by specifying tolerances based on functional requirements rather than arbitrary values. This enables manufacturers to optimize production methods, reduce scrap and rework, and minimize costly iterations.

Interchangeability and Assembly Ease: GD&T facilitates the interchangeability of parts, ensuring compatibility and interchangeability across various manufacturing processes. It enables the assembly of components from different suppliers, leading to increased flexibility and cost savings.

Design Optimization: GD&T encourages designers to think beyond basic dimensions, promoting innovative solutions and efficient designs. It allows for the optimization of part designs, material usage, and manufacturing processes, resulting in improved performance and reduced manufacturing costs.

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