Blueprint Reading

Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) – Blueprint Reading

Who Should Attend

This seminar is designed for Quality Inspectors, On-line Operators, Product Engineers, Purchasers and APQP project team members.

Seminar Content

Engineering drawings are the basis for communicating the requirements for a part from design to manufacturing to inspection. This one-day seminar focuses on the skills needed to interpret the views, notes, tolerances and symbols found on a print per ASME Y14.5 and ISO1101 and GB/T 1182. The course is intended for those at any level, from beginners to those requiring a refresher of design and drafting concepts.

Seminar Goals

• Understand the basic blueprint format and symbols.
• Learn to read basic blueprints.
• Learn to apply the basic GD&T tolerance to the blueprint.
• Learn to use the basic mechanical print for production, purchasing or marketing purposes.


This course is offered in a dynamic and practical way with minamal lecture and more focus on student workshop breakouts and discussion.

Seminar Outline

• Drawing Conventions
• Reading Multi-view Drawings
• Dimensioning
• Standard Features
• Tolerancing Methods

Seminar Materials

Each participant will receive a seminar manual with case studies.

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