Fundamentals of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

Fundamentals of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

FUNDAMENTALS OF GEOMETRIC DIMENSIONING AND TOLERANCING 3E is a unique book that meets the needs of readers studying industrial technology, CAD, engineering technology, or manufacturing technology. This book clearly organizes geometric dimensioning and tolerancing fundamentals into small, logical units for step-by-step understanding. Measurable performance objectives help readers assess their progress. Discussion questions promote interaction and higher-order thinking, and practice problems ensure thorough understanding of the concepts presented. FUNDAMENTALS OF GEOMETRIC DIMENSIONING AND TOLERANCING 3E defines and fully encompasses the revised ANSI/ASME Y14.5M-2009 to keep readers current on these important industry standards. This book is cited by top industry professionals as meeting the highest GD&T “standards”!


  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 3 edition (May 9, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1111129827
  • ISBN-13: 978-1111129828
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
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  1. This book is an excellent resource for GD&T because it provides ample examples, is highly technical, is clear, and is concise.

    The author of the book assumes that you are capable of reading at a college level, so if you’re looking for a colorful guide that mixes fun and facts, or a simpleton’s guide to GD&T, this is not the book for you.

    This is the foremost guide on GD&T that I have found. I was a complete beginner at GD&T and already after two months of reading this I feel safe and secure that my knowledge will lead to accurate practice, knowing that if I have a question, I can consult this book and find a cogent and technically accurate answer to any question about GD&T.

  2. The book maybe the best on its subject, but I dare people to write a better more common-sensical book. Bottomline. explanations could be better. Don’t believe the charts. A lot of them have misinformation. Probably due the copying the pasting of the C.A.R.E flow charts, they are inaccurate.

  3. I bought this book because we’re changing over to 2009, but no formal training yet. Paused after reading some of the comments, but my friend told me to buy this one. Glad I did. It’s the unvarnished facts, told in a direct, logical (not cutesie) and easy to understand way. It’s getting the job done for me, so 5 stars.

  4. I read some of the other reviews and feel they’re way off the mark. This book is the “fundamentals” of GD&T. Not advanced and with zero intention of making you an engineer. The book is well thought out and logical in both sequence and approach. This text provides the inspector and calibration technician the necessary skills and competence to interpret drawings/prints for accurate measurements. I would recommend this textbook to anyone who is new to the field and/or those needing to brush up on the fundamentals. The price did seem a little steep in my opinion, which is the only reason I rated a 4/5 stars versus a 5/5.

  5. This book will build the foundation you need to master GD&T. A great self study book if you are willing to put in time. This book has good examples and the practice questions at the end of each section really helpfull. Alex Krulikowski and ETI are all you will need.

  6. This is one of the most poorly written and edited books I have ever seen–updated from the authors previous books which was even worse. For this price it’s inexcusable. Save your money and buy any of the other GD&T options at half the cost.

  7. This book was my first introduction to GD&T. The examples were poorly done, vague, and ultimatly not helpful. The text was even worse. Confusing and frustrating. If you are a visual hands-on learner, find a different book. If you can learn from a wall of text then this book is perfect for you.

  8. It is very clear that this book was not completely edited before publication. There are numerous references to color coding yet the book is completely in black and white. Topics are brought up in chapters yet not covered until later chapters. A good example is “The datum system is one of the major components of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing”. This is finally covered in chapter 13.

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