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GD&T Trainer: Fundamentals 1994
Based on ASME Y14.5M-1994


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The GD&T Trainer: Fundamentals 1994 is a comprehensive computer-based training program that teaches the fundamentals of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. It includes 28 lessons covering the basic rules, definitions, and concepts of GD&T. This new version of our classic training software adds features that make training more interactive, more professional, and more like an actual classroom setting.

Take a look at the exciting features. Click on the links in the chart to see examples of each highlight.

GD&T Trainer: Fundamentals 1994 Features and Benefits

Learning Tools
—Interactive lesson content
—Easy-to-read lesson/quiz screens
—Multiple question formats
—Detailed drawings & graphics illustrate concepts
—Hotwords - 200 terms/definitions accessible within lessons
Multiple question formats
28 quizzes providing lesson feedback
Content referenced with Ultimate Pocket Guide
Special Learning Aids 
—100+ Author's Comments by Alex Krulikowski
—Final exam
Professional Learning Technology 
—Animations demonstrating concepts
—3D solid parts for better visualization
—Geometric control inspection animations
—Audio narration of lesson/quiz content
Student Course Help 
—Tutorial of course features
—Track incorrect test answers by lesson objectives
Extra Features
New! Digital Design Dictionary with more than 200 terms
New! GD&T Quick Reference add-on software (LAN only)
GD&T skills survey
Course Administration Features (LAN and multi only)
—Student/course records stored in MS Access database
—Holds up to 2,000 students
—Simultaneous record access for multiple admins
—Additional student/company info storage
—Limit student access when more than one course
—Report generator tracks students and courses
—Set minimum passing scores for lesson quizzes/final
—Password protect student records
Number of users
—Fundamentals 1994 - LAN Version
Multiple concurrent users
—Fundamentals 1994 - Multi-User Version
Mutiple users 
(not concurrently)
—Fundamentals 1994 - Single-User Version
One user
Service contract available
Course choices - class and seminar
Certificate with minimum passing score
GD&T certification test and certificate

The GD&T Trainer: Fundamentals 1994 can be used as: 

• A complete course in GD&T, including quizzes, final exam, and certificate of completion 
• An informal seminar in GD&T 
• A supplement to live training 
• An internal GD&T certification 
• An on-the-job reference 
This course is recommended for all individuals who create or interpret engineering drawings. The fundamentals course is the perfect basic training in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing. Students should have completed ETI's Engineering Drawings Requirements course or use drawings regularly on the job.   

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Program Topics
The course contains 28 lessons that explain the terms, symbols, modifiers, rules, and basic concepts of geometric tolerancing as prescribed in ASME Y14.5M-1994. Program topics include:
• Dimensions and Drawings
• Key Terms
• Modifiers and Symbols
• GD&T Rules
• GD&T Concepts
• Flatness
• Straightness
• Circularity
• Cylindricity
• Planar Datums
• Datum Targets
• Size Datums (RFS)
• Size Datums (MMC)
• Orientation Controls
• Perpendicularity
• Angularity
• Parallelism
• Position - Introduction
• Position - RFS/MMC/LMC
• Position - Special Applications
• Fastener Formulas
• Concentricity
• Symmetry
• Circular Runout
• Total Runout
• Introduction to Profile
• Profile of a Surface
• Profile of a Line

For a more detailed view of the lesson objectives and goals, click here.

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Screenshots and Animations
The GD&T Trainer: Fundamentals 1994 features detailed, colorful lesson screens, with full color animations that demonstrate concepts and help students visualize important topics. To see sample screenshots and animations from the GD&T Trainer: Fundamentals 1994, click here

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Course Administration Tools
The GD&T Trainer also contains newly updated course administration tools that help track student progress. The Course Administrator allows changes to course options and assignment of student passwords. When a student works a lesson, a record of his/her performance is saved in a log file that lets administrators monitor student progress. The Course Reporter allows you to print and export various reports on student progress.

  • Student/course records stored in MS Access database
  • Holds up to 2,000 students
  • Additional fields can be added to log-in screen
  • Set automatic time-out feature for lessons
  • Simultaneous record access for multiple admins
  • Additional student/company info storage
  • Limit student access when more than 1 course
  • Report generator tracks students and courses
  • Set min. passing scores for lesson quizzes/final
  • Password protect student records
  • Over 90 different report types 

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Course Tutorial 
The GD&T Trainer: Fundamentals 1994 contains a complete, narrated course tutorial. To view a the tutorial (demo is non-interactive), click here.

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Certificate of Achievement  
Students who complete the Fundamentals of GD&T class course with the minimum set passing score will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

A Certificate of Completion is awarded to students who finish the seminar course.

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The GD&T Trainer: Fundamentals 1994 lets you choose from the following courses: 

The Fundamentals of GD&T Class Course – is a complete course in the fundamentals of GD&T based on ASME Y14.5M-1994. The course includes 28 lessons, numerous exercises, 28 quizzes and a final exam. Each quiz must be successfully completed in order to progress to the next lesson. The minimum passing score for the quizzes and final exam can be set through the Course Administrator. A certificate of achievement may be printed upon completion. 

The Fundamentals of GD&T Seminar Course – has the same lesson content as the class course without the quizzes or final exam. Lessons can be viewed in any order. When the course is finished, a certificate of completion may be printed. 

The GD&T Overview Course is a 10-lesson course that provides a general overview of the symbols, modifiers, rules and concepts used in geometric tolerancing. The course includes quizzes, and the approximate completion time is 5 hours. (Only available in LAN, corporate and site versions.)

The GD&T Trainer: Fundamentals 1994 can also be used for internal company certification. . .

The GD&T Certification Test – is a 150-question test that covers the fundamentals of GD&T and verifies the student’s mastery of the topic. A certificate may be printed upon receiving a score of 90% or higher. 

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Money-Saving Benefits of CBT
No matter which course type you choose, computer-based training is the most cost-effective way to train one student or a 1000 employees. To see a chart illustrating the cost-benefits of CBT, click here.

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The GD&T Trainer is available in the following platforms: 

The GD&T Trainer: Fundamentals 1994 – Single-User
Designed for use by one person on a stand-alone PC, the single-user is ideal for anyone who wants convenient, affordable GD&T training at home. The software can be used to learn the fundamentals or improve upon GD&T skills. It can also be used for certification and as a resource when training is done.

Registration is limited to one user on a single PC. The software cannot be transferred to a different PC or reregistered to a second user. This software will not function on a LAN system. Companies wishing to train multiple employees should see our multi-user or LAN versions.
Part PD025073 - GD&T Trainer: Fundamentals 1994 - Single User - ASME Y14.5M-1994
- ordering info  

The GD&T Trainer: Fundamentals 1994 – Multi-User
Designed for one or more users on a stand-alone PC, the multi-user is ideal for companies who want affordable, consistent, onsite GD&T training. Register and set up a training schedule for multiple users on one non-networked computer, allowing them to train at different times of day. An administrator can track individual results. The software can be used to learn GD&T, brush up on skills, for GD&T certification, and as a resource when training is done.

This multi-user version allows registration and training by multiple users on a single PC. It cannot be loaded onto a LAN system.
Part PD025074 -
GD&T Trainer: Fundamentals 1994 - Multi User - ASME Y14.5M-1994
- ordering info

The GD&T Trainer: Fundamentals 1994 – LAN (Local Area Network)
For companies who want to maximize employee time, the LAN version is the most productive. It allows multiple professionals to train concurrently, right from their desktops. The administrator can register students and track individual results, but there is no need to create training schedules, since this version allows employees to train simultaneously at their own workstations. The software can be used to learn GD&T, brush up on skills, for certification, and as a resource when training is done.

This version allows registration and training by multiple users on a LAN system, depending upon amount of seats purchased.
Part PD025075 -
GD&T Trainer: Fundamentals 1994 - LAN Version - ASME Y14.5M-1994 – call for pricing

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System and Software Requirements

The recommended system requirements are: 

  • Pentium 4-based computer with a 2GHz or higher CPU
  • 512 MB RAM minimum, 1024MB or higher recommended
  • 500 MB or more of free hard drive space
  • Sound card and speakers for audio narration
  • Video card capable of displaying 24-bit color at a resolution of 1024x768
  • XP (all versions w/ Service Pack 3 or higher installed), XP Professional 64-bit, Windows Vista (all versions), Windows 7 (all versions)
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.0 or higher
  • Visual Basic 6 Runtime (Admin and Reporter only)
  • .NET Framework 2.0

Note: Windows 3.x/98/ME are not supported.

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To order by telephone, contact SAE International Customer Service at 1.877.606.7323 (U.S. and Canada only) or 1.724.776.4970 (Outside U.S. and Canada).
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