GD&T for Inspectors/CMM Programmers

(2 customer reviews)


3-Day Seminar, 2.4 CEU’s

Course Description

This three-day course is an advanced GD&T course designed specifically for those who must operate, program, or interpret the output of measuring devices.

Detailed Course Description (PDF Format)


  1. Review the concepts of the Y14.5 standard
  2. Expand the participants’ knowledge of the concepts and the language of the Y14.5 standard as it pertains to inspection.
  3. Gain confidence in using the Y14.5 standard.
  4. Recognize measurement software, hardware, and measurement philosophy strengths and weaknesses.
  5. Develop work-arounds to overcome measurement devices weaknesses.

** Coupon code for groups of 3 or more in same class: grp3@agi3d **

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If you are responsible for inspecting, this course is for you. This program is a continuation of your education in the Y14.5 standard. In this program, we focus on the application and interpretation of GD&T as it pertains to measurement devices.

Program Outline

The program begins with a review of GD&T, then continues with practical evaluation of CMM measurement philosophy and capabilities, as well as its pitfalls. The subject matter covered is (as a minimum):

  • Introduction – Objectives, review GD&T.
  • CMM operation – concepts, philosophy, practice, and misconceptions
  • CMM software – what is being calculated per the ASME/ANSI Y14.5 standard and what is not
  • Datum features of size.
  • Review of the Datum at Virtual Condition Rule
  • Work-arounds for the shortcomings
  • Review of actual prints (participant and instructor supplied) including actually measuring on the CMM.

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for anyone who is responsible for operating, programming, or interpreting the results from a measuring device. It is not specific to any particular CMM software package or device manufacturer. You’ll receive course materials, to which you will refer often!

Prerequisites: A strong working knowledge of GD&T and measuring techniques. Fundamentals of GD&T is suggested or instructor permission.

At AGI we are particularly concerned that the individuals that we teach actually retain that which we and their companies have worked so hard to present. This concern is precisely why we offer, for each participant of any AGI seminar, access to a senior consultant (usually the instructor of the course) who will be available to answer any follow on questions after the course via email or phone.

Additional information

Location Inspection Engineering: Auburn Hills, MI (Near Detroit), Inspection Engineering: Sharonville, OH (near Cincinnati), Wingate Schaumburg: Schaumburg, IL, Irvine, CA, Wingate Arlington Hts, IL, Wyndam Garden Warsaw, IN
Course Dates February 17-19, 2020, June 21-23, 2021, September 27-29, 2021, February 14-16, 2022, April 12-14, June 7-9, 2022, September 26-28, 2022, June 19-21, 2023, September 25-27, 2023, February 5-7, 2024, June 17-19, 2024, September 23-25, 2024

2 reviews for GD&T for Inspectors/CMM Programmers

  1. David Wilkens

    Inspection Engineering / Sr. Applications Engineer, “I took this class in October 2012 and had Jaime Dadez as my instructor. This was an excellent course and I would recommend it to everyone who is a layout inspector or quality engineer. It is one thing to get the CMM to move and measure features/define characteristics, but reporting the data correct is the key to measuring a part on the CMM. The course talked about how to correctly interpret GD&T on prints plus how to apply it to coordinate measuring machines. The models used in the training class were excellent visual aids for beginners as well as experienced inspectors.

    David Wilkens
    Inspection Engineering”

  2. John Acosta

    I took this class in March of 2015. Mark Foster taught the class. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the class actually included instruction in fundamental GD&T to ensure students had a grasp of the concepts before moving on to the CMM specific details. Mark’s delivery made it easy to learn and retain. Knowledge of what a CMM does and doesn’t do, as well as understanding that different evaluation methods exist and will yield–sometimes dramatically–different values is crucial to reporting meaningful results. Highly recommended course for all CMM programmers.

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