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General Training Course Questions

Questions about our GD&T Training Programs

  • Do I receive a certificate when I complete the course?

    All of our training courses offer a certification of completion, once 100% of the course is completed and you've passed the final exam. 

    Certificates are issued digitally - so your certificate can be saved and shared electronically or you can print it if you'd like.

    Our team is also happy to endorse you for your new GD&T skill on your LinkedIn Page! Simply connect with us on LinkedIn and send us a message that you've added your certificate and skill to your profile to request this endorsement.

  • What standard do you use for the course?

    We aim to make our courses as "agnostic" as possible - so no matter which standard or unit of measurement you use, or which department or industry you're in, the training will still be applicable for learning GD&T.

    That being said, our courses were created around the ASME Y14.5 Standard.
    We cover general GD&T and discuss when/where there might be differences in terminology or specific rules when applicable. These differences are pointed out when the ISO standards differs from the ASME standard - or differences in ASME versions (2009 vs 2018 ASME-Y14.5)

  • What Topics are Covered in the Course?

    Print Reading and Tolerances Course (formerly known as Engineering Drawing Basics):

    Understanding drawings is one of the most critical skills for anyone who works with manufactured parts. The objective of this course is to make sure that you understand how to read, interpret and work with engineering drawings in a day-to-day setting. You will learn how to work with prints from a mix of documented engineering standards, shop floor knowledge, and real-world examples. Our material breaks down the complexity of engineering drawings into the key concepts that will apply to every print you will see.

    View the Course Curriculum HERE

    GD&T Fundamentals Course:

    With the GD&T Basics Fundamentals Training Course, you will learn a simple framework that will allow you to understand how Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing is used and why. We don’t throw every concept at you – we make absolutely sure that what we teach is what you will actually need in the real world.

    View the Course Curriculum HERE

    Advanced GD&T Course:

    The GD&T Standards are meant to cover every application, across every industry. While the GD&T Fundamentals course covers the core framework for understanding how GD&T is interpreted & applied – the GD&T Advanced course builds upon this framework showing how every GD&T Symbol and Callout are used.

    View the Course Curriculum HERE

  • What are the Course Objectives?

    Print Reading and Tolerances Course (formerly known as Engineering Drawing Basics):
    After taking our course, you will be able to:

    • Understand the most important information to look at when you first pick up an engineering drawing
    • Recognize the pertinent manufacturing information such as units of measure (in vs mm), general tolerances, revision history, bill of material and other critical data right away.
    • Visualize the different ways 3D parts are projected on 2D drawings and how to the different ways the full geometry of the part or assembly is presented.
    • Determine how key information is organized in notes, symbols and title blocks
    • Interpret the different view and line types used in drawings and what they mean for visualizing the part’s geometry
    • Understand dimensioning methods used on an engineering drawing and what dimensional tolerances really mean

    GD&T Fundamentals Course:

    • Identify the common symbols found on an engineering drawing and understand the meaning of each 
    • Understand the simple GD&T framework that simplifies 95% of all GD&T.
    • Breaks down the main requirements and terminology of the ASME Y14.5 Standard into simple English.
    • Learn all 14 major symbols & how to use them, which ones are most useful & which ones to avoid.
    • Understand GD&T Feature Control Frames and how they affect manufacturing and inspection.
    • Discover how Max Material Condition creates bonus tolerance while maintaining a functional part.
    • Understanding what datums do & how they are applied on drawings for design, manufacturing, & inspection.
    • Study real drawings to understand how Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing is applied on actual parts.
    • Learn best practices that represent a realistic approach on getting started using GD&T on real drawings.
    • Retain key concepts using our included resources so you will be able to apply what you learn after training.

    Advanced GD&T Course:

    • Build off the topics learned in the GD&T Fundamentals Course to understand everything contained within the GD&T Standards.
    • Learn how advanced datum controls are to be interpreted and applied in measurement. 
    • Understand functional gauging and how to design the gage for quick inspection of your part.
    • Interpret composite controls for position and profile tolerances and understand why they are beneficial.
    • Calculate fixed & floating fastener applications and guarantee the fits of bolted connections.
    • Learn cost-saving techniques that benefit manufacturing processes and inspection.
    • Perform boundary tolerance calculations on parts to detect minimum and maximum limits.
    • Gain a full understanding for industry-specific topics in the ASME Y14.5 that you may come across on your prints.
  • Who is the Training For?

    Who’s it For? - Print Reading and Tolerances Course:
    The Print Reading and Tolerances Course, formerly known as Engineering Drawing Basics, is designed to be very approachable for everyone
    No prior Print or GD&T experience required!

    This Course is Great For:
    · New Hires
    · Tooling Engineers
    · Engineers
    · Production Associates
    · Machinists
    · Drafters/Designers
    · Quality/Inspection
    · Sales/Purchasing
    · Managers
    Anyone who works with or makes decisions with engineering prints!

    Who’s it For? - GD&T Fundamentals Course:
    This course takes our EDB Course to the next step – by showing how GD&T is used, interpreted, and applied across a part’s life cycle. If your company has GD&T on your prints and you want to learn the GD&T framework – this is the perfect course for you or your team.
    No prior GD&T knowledge is required!

    This Course is Great For:

    · Engineers
    · New Hires
    · Machinists
    · Tooling Engineers
    · Quality/Inspection
    · Managers
    · Production Associates
    · Inspection Planners
    · Drafters/Designers
    Anyone who is working with prints that has GD&T on them

    Who’s it For? - GD&T Advanced Course:
    Our GD&T Advanced course is great for individuals and companies seeking advanced techniques to save costs, open up tolerances and understand GD&T best practices for design, production and inspection. Our Advanced course is Part 2 of our GD&T Professional Program, following Part 1: GD&T Fundamentals. 
    **To enroll in the GD&T Advanced course, you can register for the GD&T Professional Bundle, which includes both our GD&T Fundamentals and Advanced courses in one program.

    This Cours is Great for:
    · Design Engineers
    · Lead Inspectors
    · Engineering Managers
    · Lead Machinists
    · Inspection Planners
    · Drafters/Designers
    · Manufacturing Engineers
    · Tool/Gage Engineers

  • Are there any discounts for groups/students/schools?

    Yes! Contact us for group rates today. 

    Information about our Academic Partnership Program for Schools and education programs can be found on:

  • What course(s) do you recommend for ASME GDTP exam preparation?

    Check out one of our blogs, where we dive into the different GDTP exams available, and our recommendations for preparing for the exam:

  • What course do you recommend for designers vs. production vs. quality teams?

    Our course development team consists of design engineers, journeyman machinists, and ASQ Certified quality inspectors who have years of experience in the manufacturing industries.

    We discovered that despite the differences in the fields and industries out there, we all focused on the same few elements of GD&T over and over. While sometimes we came across more complex elements of GD&T in our jobs, 90% of the time we relied on the same core concepts.

    Our GD&T Course takes the complexity out of learning Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing and makes sure you get back to work knowing how to use it. Adding this valuable knowledge will help you advance in your career.

Online Training Programs

Questions for our On-Demand, Self-Paced, Training Programs

  • How do I log into the course?

    For Group Accounts, Registered AFTER 12/1/2021

    For Individuals and Company Accounts Registered BEFORE 12/1/2021

  • How does the online course work?

    GD&T Basics is a video-on-demand streaming course, that is available 24/7 on any device – even your smartphone. 

    You will have access to video content as well as review handouts and quiz questions to reinforce the material. Learn more here

  • Can we share licenses in the online course?

    Licenses issued for online training are only available as one per person. The training system will not allow multiple people to complete the program with only one seat. If multiple people are requesting the training, each person must purchase their own seat for the program. Group discounts available for any group of 2 or more participants! Contact us for pricing or more information on group discounts.

  • What programs do you offer?

    Print Reading and Tolerances (formerly known as Engineering Drawing Basics):
    Understanding drawings is one of the most critical skills for anyone who works with manufactured parts. The objective of this course is to make sure that you understand how to read, interpret and work with engineering drawings in a day-to-day setting. You will learn how to work with prints from a mix of documented engineering standards, shop floor knowledge, and real-world examples. Our material breaks down the complexity of engineering drawings into the key concepts that will apply to every print you will see.

    GD&T Fundamentals:
    With the GD&T Basics Fundamentals Training Course, you will learn a simple framework that will allow you to understand how GD&T is used and why. We don’t throw every concept at you – we make absolutely sure that what we teach is what you will actually need in the real world.

    Advanced GD&T:
    The GD&T Standards are meant to cover every application, across every industry. While the GD&T Fundamentals course covers the core framework for understanding how GD&T is interpreted & applied – the GD&T Advanced course builds upon this framework showing how every GD&T Symbol and Callout are used.
    **Note: Our Advanced course is Part 2 of our GD&T Professional Bundle, following Part 1: GD&T Fundamentals. This course is not available for purchase on its own unless you've already completed the GD&T Fundamentals Course.

    Drawing Basics Bundle:
    Includes 2 Courses:

    • Print Reading and Tolerances
    • GD&T Fundamentals

    GD&T Professional Bundle:
    Includes 2 Courses:

    • GD&T Fundamentals
    • Advanced GD&T 

    Drawing Expert Bundle:
    Includes all 3 Courses:

    • Print Reading and Tolerances
    • GD&T Fundamentals
    • Advanced GD&T
  • How long do I have to access the course material?

    All individuals enrolled in a single training course receive 180-Day access to the online platform and our instructors. 

    If part of a company group or individuals who enroll in a Bundle Plan (2 or more courses) receive 1-year access to all Courses in the bundle.

  • What materials are included in the course?

    Our courses are broken down into small easy-to-digest segments on each topic. 

    We include a printable review handout for each course as well as quizzes that follow most sections. 

    All active students also receive access to our Video/Bonus Materials Course and our monthly Live Webinars, where we answer some of the most commonly asked questions and discuss other drawing tips and tricks. You can join these webinars live and access the library of previously recorded webinars through the course platform.

    You'll have full access to everything for your entire licensing period and can go back to review anything when needed.

  • How much do the Online programs cost?

    You can find pricing details on our Pricing Page. We also offer additional corporate group discounts so please contact us for these rates.

  • What kind of support do you provide?

    If you get stuck on something or need clarification, our ASME Senior level certified instructors are available to help. We offer a direct question hotline available for individual questions regarding the course material. We typically respond to your questions within 24-72 hours.

    All enrolled individuals also receive access to our live monthly webinars where we review application, interpretation, and inspection specific topics. Utilize the time to have direct discussion with our instructors. All live webinars are recorded and placed in a library of bonus video content to help reinforce the lessons learned in the training. These free bonus resources are automatically available as a separate course in your online platform. 

  • How do I access the bonus videos and Webinars?

    All active students enrolled in any of our Online training programs automatically gain access to our free bonus material and monthly webinars. Students can access bonus training videos and pre-recorded webinars by visiting the "Video & Webinar Bonus Content" course in your student dashboard. All active students will also receive announcement emails when we've scheduled a live webinar. Students can register for the live webinar using the link provided in the email or using the link provided in the bonus content course.

  • Do you offer a money back guarantee?

    Absolutely – We are completely confident you will find this to be the best, most effective GD&T course or we will give you your money back. Our Fundamentals Course and Professional Plan come with a full 30-day money-back guarantee to ensure you are fully satisfied with the product.

  • How do I sign up for the course?

    For Individuals: You can sign up for the course right at for individual licenses. From here you can select your plan, create a login and password, and purchase the course.

    For Companies & Groups: Contact us here and we will be happy to put together an estimate incorporating our group discounts. We will then send an invoice for the required number of licenses to take care of everything in one order. Your team will then enroll using a special link created just for your company to access the program.

    Once a license is purchased, you will have immediate access to all the course materials using your new login on our course platform. All videos, handouts, quizzes, and forums are all in one place and accessible at any time.

  • How long does it take to complete the training?

    On average, our Print Reading and Tolerances course takes ~8-12 hours for students to review the material, complete quizzes, and take the final exam. If students dedicate 30 minutes a day to training, they can complete the course in a couple of weeks.

    Our GD&T Fundamentals course takes ~10-12 hours to review the material, complete quizzes, and take the final exam. If students dedicate 30 minutes a day to training, they can complete the course in a month.

    Our Professional Plan, which includes both the GD&T Fundamentals and Advanced GD&T courses takes ~15-24 hours to review the material, complete quizzes, and take the final exam. Simply put, if you can dedicate 30 minutes a day to the training, you can have both courses completed in roughly 2 months.

Live Group Training

Questions for our Live Instruction Group Training Programs

  • What live instructor training do you offer?

    We offer a few Live Instructor Training Options:

    For Individuals or Small Groups:

    • Virtual Public Training: Learn GD&T in 4-half days - with a live instructor through zoom, allowing you to complete training from the comfort of your office or home.
    • In-Person Public Training: Learn GD&T in 2-days - with a live in-person instructor, allowing you to complete training off site, without distractions from the office or home.

    For Companies/Groups:

    • On-Site Training: We come to your facility to complete the training in-person.
    • Live Web-Based Training: Training takes place with a live instructor over Zoom, or a web conferencing software of your choice.

    All Live Instruction training options allow you to complete the training in a live environment so that you can ask questions, practice GD&T on real-world prints, and participate in live quiz questions to test knowledge during the training session.

    Please provide company NDA before prints are shared, if needed.

  • Where do you provide training?

    For our On-Site Training:
    We come to you! Our On-Site Training takes place at your company's facility to offer a training solution without taking your team out of the office.

    Don't have room at your company to host training? We are happy to meet you and your team anywhere in your local area to complete the training. Some companies we've worked with have booked conference rooms at local hotels or meeting rooms. Training is always offered close by for your team's convenience.

    For our Live-Web Training:
    We host our training live via zoom or any web conferencing software of your choice. 

  • How long is live instruction training?

    On average, our training schedule is:

    •  Print Reading - 2-Days On-Site
    **OR a 12-Hour Total Live Virtual Instruction

    •  GD&T Fundamentals - 2-Days On-Site
    **OR a 16-Hour Total Live Virtual Instruction

    •  GD&T Fundamentals and Advanced GD&T - 3-Days On-Site
    **OR a 28-Hour Total Live Virtual Instruction

    However, we can mix and match these training courses to meet your organization's training needs.

    •  Print Reading + GD&T Fundamentals - 3-Days On-Site

    •  Print Reading, GD&T Fundamentals, and Advanced GD&T - 4-Days On-Site
    **OR a 32-Hour Total Live Virtual Instruction

      And More Combinations...

      We can also customize the length of any course.
      For example:
      Worried about taking your whole team out of work for the training? We can offer any of our courses with an AM/PM class schedule to split your team's training for half-day training options.

      Contact us today, and together, we will create a customized schedule for your team's specific needs.

    • How much does on-site training cost?

      Because we customize your team's training, pricing varies based on the training plan that we create together. 

      Please contact us today to create a training plan to fit your company's training budget.

      Please provide company NDA before prints are shared, if needed.

    • What topics are covered in the live instruction training?

      Our On-Site and Live Virtual trainings are customized to your specific use of GD&T. We prefer to use your company's drawings/prints as examples through the training, to increase engagement and retention of the material. 

      However - we have custom real-world applicable print examples, for several different industries, that we can use if unable to share prints due to confidentiality. 

      You can view the topics that we cover in each of our courses by visiting our Lessons & Curriculum Page - however, we conduct a free pre-training consultation call to ensure we understand and format the class for the specific GD&T topics that will make the biggest impact for your team.

      Please provide company NDA before prints are shared, if needed.

    • What support is given after the training?

      Even though we conduct the training on-site/virtually, we make sure that your team has support and references, even after the training is complete. All of the features below are included at no additional cost with your live instructor training package:

      • 90 Day access to our online platform - full access to material covered in class, plus exclusive bonus video/webinar materials included.
      Check out a sample video: Position vs. Coordinate Dimensions

      • Premium GD&T Reference Chart - and other handy charts

      • Digital review handouts - available to print and/or download from the online platform.

      • Direct Instructor Email Hotline - for individual/private communication.

      • Certificate of completion - for each attendee.

      • LinkedIn Skills Endorsement - per request, after course completion

    • What are your payment terms and how do we process payments?

      In order to secure your company's desired training dates, we require a deposit to be paid. The remaining costs can be satisfied when the training is complete. 
      We cannot hold dates without the deposit payment.

        We make the payment process easy by offering a secure QuickBooks invoice and payment link - which accepts Credit Cards and ACH transfers. We also accept PO’s for direct bank transfers or check orders.

      Considering GD&T Training for your Team?

      Questions about our training methodology, return on investment of our training programs, benefits to your organization, and more.

      • How is GD&T Basics different from other GD&T training companies?

        At GD&T Basics, we do things differently. Our mission is to help our students gain the wisdom to know how to use GD&T at work, not just memorize the ASME Y14.5 GD&T standard. Our training simplifies the GD&T Standard by focusing on teaching the parts of GD&T that are relevant to the work our students do, leveraging real engineering drawings that balance the realities of function and manufacturability – because that’s how it works in the real world. We directly connect GD&T to its uses in production and inspection, giving our students the perspective to see how using GD&T affects all aspects of production.

        Learn more about GD&T Basics – how we started, what makes us different, and why we teach the way we do – in this article: From Theory to the Real-World, the GD&T Basics Way

      • What is GD&T Basics’ training methodology?

        Most GD&T training courses teach the ASME Y14.5 standard tediously by making students memorize the full set of rules, instead of explaining how these rules impact modern manufacturing. At GD&T Basics, we focus on the core concepts you need to know about Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing to improve your drawings, your production process, and your inspection guidelines. Based on our years of experience in the field, we have developed the GD&T Basics Framework – GD&T for dummies, if you will – to simplify the complex ideas behind GD&T, and explain how GD&T impacts your daily workflow and production results.

        For more details on our training approach check out this article: GD&T Made Easy with Our Practical Training Approach

      • Why should my company invest in customized GD&T training?

        Implementing and having an in-depth understanding of GD&T simplifies tolerances, reduces error & scrap, and improves communication between internal departments, suppliers, and customers. Yet, we know that training your staff puts a short-term strain on your business. That’s why we’ve spent years refining our custom GD&T live training programs to make them as short, efficient, and effective as possible. Because our instructors know the full standard, we can curate and teach the GD&T information that applies directly to your business – so you can see the benefits immediately!

        Learn about our live training process, how we tailor the training to your needs, and the benefits of live training in the article below:

        Why Customizing GD&T Training is Necessary For Ensuring You Have Success with GD&T

      • What is the return on investment of GD&T training?

        To calculate the ROI of GD&T training, you have to weight the “true costs” of training against the value of potential savings that GD&T knowledge can bring your company. If your drawings leave dimensions open to interpretation and confusion, then GD&T training could ward off costly deviations, disputes, and the scrap that often results from manufacturing miscommunications. To help you weigh the cost vs. reward of GD&T training, we have put together an article that looks at real numbers and ROI calculations.

        Learn more here: What is the ROI of GD&T Training?

      • How do I ensure I get results with my GD&T training?

        When you invest in GD&T training, you are also investing in a change to your business. To get the most out of your investment, you need to first define the results you would like to see. We have helped thousands of companies improve their organizations through GD&T training, helping them solve common issues such as: onboarding new hires quickly and effectively, getting design, production, and inspection teams on the same page, solving production problems, and meeting customer requirements.

        To learn how GD&T training can help solve these issues, check out this article: How to Ensure You Receive Results with Your GD&T Training

      • How do I ensure my team has a successful online training experience?

        We have helped thousands of companies learn and use GD&T, and have noticed three common problems they face with online training: finding time for training, holding people accountable, and retaining knowledge and applying it in their day-to-day work. In the article linked below, we explain how our online training is set up to solve these common issues.

        The Top 3 Issues with Online GD&T Training and How to Fix Them

      • What industries does GD&T Basics provide GD&T training for?

        We believe that companies in every industry can benefit from GD&T training, and we have the track record to prove it. GD&T Basics has helped thousands of companies across numerous industries learn to use GD&T, including NASA, Toyota, Thermo Fisher, Mitutoyo, Honeywell and many others. We have put together a resource that highlights each industry we have worked with, the unique challenges they face, and how GD&T training can help them meet these challenges.

        Find it, here: Industries We Work With

      • What are the differences between live and online training?

        Live trainings are either onsite or virtual, and students are taught by one of our instructors in-person or using video conferencing software at specific times. Live trainings customize the curriculum to use your prints and utilize examples from your production process.

        The on-demand training program provides self-paced instruction through standardized video lessons and examples that students can access at any time.

        We also offer hybrid training programs that augment primary online training with live consulting sessions with an instructor.

        Check out the article below for a break down of how our live and online training programs compare:

        How to choose between Live Instructor and On-Demand GD&T Training

      • What are the benefits of live GD&T training?

        There are many benefits to learning GD&T from a live instructor through our customized online or on-site classes. Live training provides real-time expert guidance, customized training using prints from your own production line, and targeted problem solving tailored to your company’s needs.

        Check out this article for details on how our live GD&T training can benefit your company:

        The Value of Live GD&T Training

      • Are there customization options for online team training?

        Yes! -- On-line training offers a flexible, focused, and cost-effective option to teach your team GD&T, but if you’re looking for more personalized instructions to apply GD&T to your own drawings to solve specific production issues, that requires a more tailored approach. We have developed a hybrid approach to GD&T training that offers the best of both worlds by blending the flexibility of on-demand learning with customized coaching from a certified GD&T expert.

        Learn more: The Hybrid Approach to Learning GD&T

      • Is there a “refresher” course for those who already use GD&T?

        Many companies that are already using GD&T have employees looking for a refresher course to brush up on their skills or learn more advanced GD&T concepts. We’ve worked with thousands of engineers, machinists, and inspectors employed by all types and sizes of companies, and our experience teaching tells us that 99.9% of our students vastly overestimate their proficiency with GD&T. Because many people learn GD&T from coworkers on the job, we see a lot of organizations using GD&T incorrectly. Foundational GD&T training for your team, not a “refresher” course, is how to fill the gaps in your team’s knowledge and improve communication throughout your organization.

        Find more information, including a link to an online quiz to help you understand your team’s current level of proficiency with GD&T, in this article: Your Team Needs Foundational GD&T Training, Not Just a Refresher

      • Should we train our new Engineering hires in GD&T?

        Despite its massive importance, most university programs do not teach the basics of engineering drawings and GD&T. Graduates may know how to use CAD, but their designs don’t account for how a part is actually made or inspected. Without training, this knowledge can only be gained from experience in the field. Training your new hires in print reading and GD&T gets them up to speed in months, rather than years, and enables them to effectively communicate with manufacturing, inspection, and suppliers much sooner.

        For more reasons to train new engineers in GD&T, check out this article: The Top 4 Reasons Why You Need to Train New Engineering Hires in GD&T

      • Can GD&T training prevent deviations and non-conformance reports?

        To avoid deviations, you need clear drawings and good communication between you, your customer, and suppliers. This can be accomplished with GD&T training: the language of GD&T provides the specificity needed to ensure that design, manufacturing, and inspection are on the same page. To illustrate this, we have put together an article that takes a look at the elements that contribute to the creation of deviations and how those issues can be prevented using GD&T:

        Why Deviations Occur and How to Avoid Them

      • Can GD&T training improve communication within my organization?

        Poor communication causes disputes, strains relationships, wastes time, increases scrap, and costs you money. Standardizing the way you communicate across every department, supplier, and customer ensures that nothing gets lost in translation. A solid knowledge and understanding of GD&T throughout your organization is how you standardize your communication.

        Learn more: How Using GD&T Improves Your Communication

      • Can GD&T training help prevent both internal and external disputes?

        Disputes are inevitable between in-house design, production, and inspection departments, or with external suppliers and customers. GD&T training improves communication because it gives everyone involved a common understanding, and improved communication means fewer disputes. We have put together an article that breaks down the types of disputes our clients face: internal, supplier, or customer; and illustrate how applying GD&T to your workflow will help solve each of them.

        Check it out, here: GD&T is the Key to Solving and Preventing Internal and External Disputes

      • How do I address concerns that are holding my company back from getting GD&T training?

        We have heard several common objections that hold companies back from getting GD&T training, but we have simple solutions to address them! These concerns have ranged from not having the time to do the training, to getting management on board. To address these concerns, we have put together a short guide to help you find GD&T training solutions that work for your company.

        Check out: GD&T Basics’ Training Solutions to Common Concerns

      About GD&T

      Designers, engineers, machinists, inventors and CNC operators all need a grasp of GD&T knowledge to communicate clearly with each other.

      • What is GD&T?

        Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) is the overarching language used in design, manufacturing, and quality inspection to communicate on engineering prints. GD&T combines a set of symbols, rules, and principles to ensure that everyone is on the same page regarding how a feature or part is defined. When a design engineer hands off a drawing to a machinist, they need a common technical language for communicating exactly what must be done. GD&T is a system to regulate and determine that communication.

        Learn more about GD&T with our "What is GD&T" blog article

      • Why is GD&T Important?

        GD&T is very important to the engineering world. It is critical for anyone seeking employment in the mechanical field to understand it. Whether you are an automotive engineer or a CNC machinist, knowing the basics of GD&T is paramount to having success in your industry.

        Designers, engineers, machinists, inventors, and CNC operators all need a grasp of GD&T knowledge to communicate clearly with each other.

        Learn more about GD&T with our "Why Use GD&T" blog article