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FAQ GD&T

What is GD&T?
GD&T is the standard set of symbols, rules and vocabulary to clearly define the drawings and help
the manufacturers to produce components as per the application.
Why GD&T is important?
There are 4 important reasons for you to make the first move in your region
According to Donald E Day, Chairman, Mechanical & Quality Technologies "It is estimated
that over 80% of the engineering products which fail because of lack of application of
GD&T.
Industries need 30000+ CAD professionals who need GD&T knowledge
Industries need 23000+ manufacturing & inspection engineers who need GD&T knowledge
All leading companies recruit people who are good in GD&T for their CAD team. Fact is
majority of the interview questions for beginners are based on GD&T.
Without GD&T your CAD course is not complete
When GD&T is properly applied and understood, product costs go down because:
Engineering can accurately define what is required. This can cut down time taken to
interpret the requirements by 25%.
Inspection setups are not subject to interpretation. The lack of trial-and-error may, in some
cases, save as much as 40% in gages that often get scraped.
Everyone can do their jobs right the first time, resulting in a reduction of a possible 25% less
Material Review Board action.
Accumulated benefits of GD&T often enable lower and more accurate price estimates for
fabrication.
What are the benefits of GD&T?
Produce parts that will function
Reduces scrap
Reduces manufacturing costs
Higher quality
Avoids & or eliminates re-work
Better product understanding
Fewer fit and functional problems
Fewer drawing change

What advantage students get learning GD&T?


Drawing is the common thread between design, production and quality. Improper drawing
details lead to the failure of the product. GD&T helps you to properly communicate your
design information to the production engineers.
Eliminates wastage during mass production.
Reduce the number of drawing errors made in engineering.
Reduce drawing interpretation errors when the drawing is released from engineering.
What specific skills does GD&T teach?
Explain the benefits of GD&T
Evaluate tolerances for size, form, orientation, and location
Interpret feature control frames for each GD&T symbol
Determine correct datum usage and how it affects manufacturing and inspection
Calculate "bonus" tolerance for MMC and LMC
Apply geometric tolerances to drawings
Determine the virtual condition to ensure assembly
Explain "composite" tolerancing for position and profile
Who uses GD&T?
Automotive & Transportation
Aerospace and Defense
Medical Device
Appliances
Electronic Equipments
Safety Devices
Process Equipments Such As Valves, Regulators, Compressors etc.
Mold, Tool & Die
Geared Transmission
Machine Building
Precision Manufacturing
Plastics
Power Generation & Transmission
Electro-Mechanical Devices

In which engineering discipline, the students find GD&T useful?


It is important and mandatory for all Design Engineer Mechanical, CAD Engineers,
Automotive Engineers, Aerospace Engineers, Structural Engineers, Tool and Die makers and
Production Engineers
What is the job opportunity, if I take up a course on GD&T?
GD&T is the key skill without which the engineers cannot qualify as successful CAD designers,
production engineers or quality engineers. Whether you work in AutoCAD, Pro/E, CATIA or any
mechanical software, without GD&T you cannot perfect your design. All leading companies recruit
only people who are good in GD&T. Fact is, majority of the interview questions for beginners are
based on GD&T. With good knowledge of GD&T you have 100% chance of getting your dream job in
CAD.
Why learning GD&T at CADD Centre?
Asias #1 trainer in CAD
Curriculum based on ASME Y14.5M 1994 (The most widely used standard)
Instructors trained by Industry experts
Effective training tools and methodologies