GeoTol Pro Fundamentals DVD Video Series- Starter Set


The GeoTol Pro 2009 Fundamentals Video Series Starter Set consists of the first 6 core units as well as delves into form and orientation tolerances.

  • Units 1 to 6 and 10 to 11
  • 8 hrs of Video + 8 hrs of Student Exercises & Solutions = 16 hours total
  • Per ASME Y14.5-2009
  • GeoTol Pro Textbook Required (not included)


Bring our best-selling GD&T course to your company or classroom for unlimited viewing. Our presentation has become the industry standard for teaching GD&T and has been continually refined and perfected for over 35 years. This starter set video series is designed to cover the basics of what personnel need to know in order to function and work in an organization that uses geometric tolerancing. This starter set video series covers the first 6 core units as well as delves into form and orientation tolerances.

Designed for self-learning or for use in a classroom type setting within a school or company. Ideal for teaching a uniform interpretation and application of GD&T to all personnel; including engineers, designers, inspectors, machinists and shop floor personnel. This is an invaluable tool for any quality improvement strategy.

The series consists of 8 units, each approximately 1 hour in length with about 1 hour of student exercises. The video presents GD&T concepts in an easy to understand, sports-caster type presentation. The internationally recognized experts, Scott and Al Neumann, use 3D models to simulate the graphics, concepts and inspection techniques for an exciting hands-on feel. The students follow along with the page numbers in the video and perform exercises to test their knowledge along the way in the recommended (not included) GeoTol Pro 2009 Workbook.

Awards: The GeoTol Pro 2009 Video Series earned a Platinum Award from the 2009 Ava Awards competition. The Ava Awards recognize outstanding achievement by creative professionals involved in the concept, writing, direction, shooting and editing of audio-visual materials and programs. There were more than 1,700 entries from throughout the United States, Canada and several other countries in the 2009 competition, which is sponsored and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. Only 210 entries received the highest platinum award level.


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GeoTol Pro Fundamentals Level 1 – Contains 8 Units
Unit 1 Introduction – Symbols and Terms 77min
Unit 2 Limits of Size 47min
Unit 3 How the Geometric System Works Part 1&2 95min
Unit 4 Position Verification 34min
Unit 5 Product Plans and Virtual Condition 48min
Unit 6 The Datum Reference Frame I 76min
Unit 10 Form Tolerances 26min
Unit 11 Orientation Tolerances 35min
Total Length: 7.3 hrs of video
16 hrs w/ exercises

Detailed Outline

GeoTol Pro 2009 Fundamentals Starter Set Video Series (Units 1-6,10,11)

  • Unit 1: Introduction to Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
    • General overview, geometric characteristic symbols, rules, terms and definitions
    • Introduction to measurement principles, open set-up and CMM
  • Unit 2: Limits of Size
    • Rule #1
    • Features with & without size
    • Regular & irregular features of size
    • Independency principle
    • Limits & fits
  • Unit 3: How the Geometric System Works
    • Problems with plus/minus tolerancing
    • Introduction to the datum reference frame
    • Datum precedence
    • Basic dimensions
    • Introduction to Position Tolerancing
    • MMC, LMC, RFS feature modifiers
    • Introduction to Profile Tolerancing
  • Unit 4: Position Tolerancing and Verification
    • Verifying position
    • More on MMC, LMC, RFS feature modifiers
    • Paper gage
  • Unit 5: Product Plans and Virtual Condition
    • Product definition drawing, manufacturing process plan, dimensional measurement plan
    • Introduction to boundaries
    • Calculating virtual size
    • Perpendicularity as a refinement of position
  • Unit 6: The Datum Reference Frame
    • Datums, datum features, datum feature simulators
    • Holes, slots, shafts, tabs, widths as datum features
    • Connection between the theory and physical
    • Datum feature precedence
    • Constraining the degrees of freedom
    • Datum feature simulator requirements
    • Partial datum features
  • Unit 10: Form Tolerances
    • Flatness, Straightness, Circularity, Cylindricity
    • Flatness per unit area
  • Unit 11: Orientation Tolerances
    • Perpendicularity, Parallelism, Angularity
    • Orientation as a refinement of Location
    • Perpendicularity of Zero at MMC

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