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Geotol pro fundamentals program

Program Description

The Pro Fundamentals program has been delivered and refined for the past 30 years to teach people how to use and work with geometric tolerancing.

The Geometric Tolerancing Pro Fundamentals Program is an in-depth study designed to develop a basic working knowledge in geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GeoTol). It is delivered per the ASME Y14.5 2018 standard. This program has been presented and refined over the past 30 years and covers what personnel need to know in order to work in an engineering, manufacturing and quality environment on a daily basis.

The program approaches the subject from the “practical world” with the use of wood and plastic models that simulate parts, gages and inspection equipment. The basic philosophies of how, when, and where to apply GeoTol along with tips for producing quality parts are included. Discussion also covers the application of geometric tolerancing to design, manufacturing and quality control. The program materials contain a variety of computer color animated graphics, video clips, wood and plastic models which allow the students to clearly understand the concepts and keep participants engaged throughout the program.

Custom-Tailoring the Program

The real benefit of this program and what sets it apart is the high level of customization. This is not just a straight out of the box program. With all of the different knowledge levels and different uses of geometric tolerancing in industry, comes the problem of wasted time on subjects that the user already knows or does not need to know. This program covers the bare basics all the way to the more advanced and specialized topics. This gives the program leader the ability to take the program and adjust up or down based on the prior knowledge or learning ability of the participants.

Geometric tolerancing is a general subject and can be used on a variety of applications from large parts to small parts, machined parts to plastic to sheet metal, composites, turned parts, castings, forgings, weldments, etc. While the fundamental concepts of the tolerancing will remain the same, each of these applications may have its own special treatments. The program shows the tricks to make the design and verification as efficient and useful as possible. This program has a variety of these applications to again allow the program leader to skim some subjects while highly concentrating on the more applicable topics.

Loads of Exercises

Exercises are the key to really understanding a subject. This program is loaded with practical hands on exercises to drive home the concepts and encourage questions and effective discussions. The exercises go beyond the theory to show how the tolerancing works on real working parts. After each topic and throughout the units are practical exercises varying from design application to manufacturing and verification techniques. Topics spoken in a training class are not always topics learned. Exercises provide excellent in class feedback to both the instructor and student to see the level of knowledge retained over each topic.


  1. Intro- Symbols and Terms
  2. The Limits of Size
  3. How the Geometric Tolerancing System Works
  4. Intro to Position Verification
  5. Product Plans and Virtual Condition
  6. The Datum Reference Frame
  7. Datum Feature Modifiers
  8. Datum Reference Frame II- Targets and Irregular Surfaces
  9. The Datum Reference Frame III
  10. The Form Tolerances
  11. Orientation Tolerances
  12. Profile Tolerancing
  13. Position Tolerances
  14. Coaxial Tolerances
  15. Fastener Formulas and Screw Threads
  16. Boundary Formulas
  17. Applications

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This Program is available in multiple formats. For Program Details, click on one or all of the following:

Jerry Hornback

I had great response from Scott’s class. Comments I heard back was things such as: his explanations were very easy to understand, he did not try to over talk the material, his in class tools and presentation skills were excellent. Read more “Jerry Hornback”

Jerry Hornback
Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies

Dan Masters

Technical Consultants Inc. has created a systematic training program for geometric dimensioning and tolerancing that brings engineering, manufacturing, and quality together with one technical language. Read more “Dan Masters”

Dan Masters
Southeast Community College

Ed Rosienski

I enjoyed the course. It really helped me brush up on my geometric tolerancing. It was the next best thing to having you guys here giving the course. Read more “Ed Rosienski”

Ed Rosienski
Kollmorgen Corporation

Malkin Shaw

I would just like to congratulate you on your DVD training course in GD&T to the 2009 standard. It is very well done in a format that makes it logical and understandable. Read more “Malkin Shaw”

Malkin Shaw

Robert Snodgrass

I think that this was one of those rare training courses that allows you to go into your office on Monday with what you have learned and do your job more effectively. Read more “Robert Snodgrass”

Robert Snodgrass
Naval Surface Warfare Center

Kevin Devine

I have attended many training classes throughout my career, but I cannot recall a single instance when I learned more useful and practical information than last week. Thanks again for your help. Read more “Kevin Devine”

Kevin Devine
Illinois State University

Jim Jones

In my opinion, if you have not looked at their GeoTol training program and materials, then you and your company have been missing out on the most professional geometrics training available today. Read more “Jim Jones”

Jim Jones
Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory

Ryan Kelbey

I just wanted to thank you guys for your GREAT instruction and help! I passed my exam for Senior GDTP Certification!!! Read more “Ryan Kelbey”

Ryan Kelbey
Woodward Turbine Combustion Systems

Phe Do

Once again, thank you.  Your teaching method is so effective.  I now can learn GD&T without leaving my house.  I love it. Read more “Phe Do”

Phe Do

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