How to Spell GD&T A New Way to Learn GD&T. Thomas Allsup. G eometric D imensioning & T olerancing. How Do You Spell GD&T?. Lecture Over! Whew! Have a Good Day!. Why Are We Here?.
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We can cheat and see that there must be three orientation controls.
Since the ground is our reference, let’s call it a datum. Datums are very important to GD&T communication and represent an entire chapter of the standard. SolidWorks users like datums and accept this mathematical concept easily.
We can cheat and see that there must be two profile controls.
Don’t turn that frown upside down!
We can cheat and see that there must be two runout controls as well.
You getting tired of 2D-3D? Last time I use it, promise.
How many location controls are there?
I have never placed a symmetric tolerance on a drawing or checked a drawing that had it (correct). Centerlines are another matter. Having said that, this is a powerful sketch constraint in SolidWorks – keep using it!
To make matters worse, this is the assembly constraint in SolidWorks for revolved elements!