Online Fundamentals of GD&T ASME Y14.5 2009

(7 customer reviews)


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Now updated to the 2009 version of the ASME Y14.5 Standard!

Convenient web-based GD&T training at your desk or laptop. Freedom to take the course at your own pace; it’s available 24/7! Wherever you have internet access for a one-year period after your first log in. Pricing is per person and individually licensed.

  • See our president, Mark Foster, GD&T expert for over 30 years, teaching you as if you were at an AGI 3-day public Fundamentals of GD&T class
  • No travel expenses required
  • 15 chapters with quizzes after each chapter so you can track your understanding. (approximately 24 hours of training)
  • Review any portion of the class as many times as you like during your access period.
  • Instructors will be available via e-mail or phone for any questions.
  • This program is intended and packaged for individual users. One user per licensed agreement sold. Access is granted to each purchaser separately with a private user name and password. This product is not to be shared or distributed to anyone other than the licensee.
  • A Certificate of Completion is presented upon passing (>80% on each quiz) all 15 quizzes.

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Course Description

This course is an introduction to the ASME Y14.5M-2009 standard. A one-year access user name and password is given to an individual at the time of your first log in through our website The course is divided into 15 chapters with quizzes after each. The student may access the course anytime during the access period via the internet.


  1. Introduce the concepts and some of the language of the Y14.5M standard.
  2. Enable participants to understand each of the Y14.5M standard’s symbols.
  3. Bring participants to a fundamental understanding of Datum Reference Frames.
  4. Understand the definitions and the effects of Material Condition Modifiers.
  5. Begin to prepare the participants for the ASME GDTP certification exams.


Your drawings have GD&T on them (or maybe they are supposed to)! If you have been attempting to work with GD&T, and you lack the confidence to specify or are having trouble interpreting the specifications, this course is for you. Using GD&T improperly can be worse than not using it at all! This program is a complete introduction to the Y14.5M-2009 standard. In this program we will focus on the “what, when, why and how” of GD&T. The main goal is to bring all participants to a common, basic and operational level of understanding. The course is a thorough introduction to those with a little to a moderate level of experience with GD&T, but you will not be an expert. Complete GD&T training requires more than just a few days

Program Outline

The program begins with a bit of the history of GD&T, then we look at the cost of designing and manufacturing a part. We will compare the “old” methods of dimensioning and Tolerancing to the Y14.5M approach. In this analysis, we will demonstrate the strengths and advantages of GD&T as a design tool, as a manufacturing aid, as a purchasing (estimator) aid, and as an overall communications facilitating tool. We incorporate many practical exercises to enhance learning, and to increase confidence. The subject matter covered is (as a minimum):

  • Introduction – Objectives, review of the “old” system versus GD&T
  • General rules of dimensioning and drafting per the standard.
  • Tolerance Zones – definition, concepts, comparison to existing systems.
  • GD&T symbology and definitions of controls – particular emphasis on position tolerancing
  • “Bonus” Tolerance – definition and how to take advantage of them
  • Datum Reference Frames – definition and proper construction and selection

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for anyone who designs, drafts, engineers, purchases, manufactures, estimates, or inspects parts and assemblies. Particular emphasis is placed on those who design and manufacture, and those responsible for quality.


A working understanding of technical drawings (perspectives, sections, details, etc.). GD&T Overview and Print Reading suggested.

Continuing Service

Our instructors are available for questions anytime by e-mail or during business hours by phone.  You may contact us at and your questions will be forwarded to an available instructor.

7 reviews for Online Fundamentals of GD&T ASME Y14.5 2009

  1. Rohan MB (verified owner)

    Very well organized course. Difficult concepts are made easy to understand.

    – Would have been even better, if you had provided some guidance and reference material about “ASME Technologist Certification”.

  2. Brenda Larson (verified owner)

    This course provides excellent instruction on the basics of GD&T. The material is covered in-depth, and the course takes a long time to work through. Mark Foster is a very engaging instructor. He presents the material in a way that you feel like he is looking at and speaking directly to you, like you are in the room with him as he explains the concepts. He is very descriptive and explains everything in a way that is easy to understand. Customer support is very responsive. I highly recommend this course for anyone who knows little or would like more clarity about GD&T.

  3. Francois Nadeau (verified owner)

    Overall, it’s a very good training. Mark Foster is excellent at explaining and presenting concrete examples of geometric tolerancing concepts. The order of the subjects is well established. I highly recommend buying the text book in addition of the training.

  4. Travis Dawson (verified owner)

    Very well designed course, I was extremely pleased with the quizzes since if you happened to get an answer wrong it showed you the clip for review to see what the correct answer should of been.

  5. Ryan Nolte

    The videos are great and easy to follow. They go into depth explaining each concept thoroughly from start to finish.

  6. Diane L Decker (verified owner)

    As a beginner with GD&T I found this course easy to follow and packed with information. I am looking forward to taking the Advanced course as well. Mark is an excellent instructor and because I was able to print the PDF workbook, I had no problem following along and taking notes on the things that were a little more difficult to understand.

  7. Leslie Dix (verified owner)

    The presentation of this course is outstanding. With 15 chapters plus 1 summary review chapter, that can be spread out over 12 months, this allows teams of subscribers to listen and learn as individual schedules dictate and then gather for review and discussion sessions to make the shared learning even more valuable. Can’t wait for the Y14.5-2018 update.

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