Sep 18, 2020  
2019-2020 Course Catalog 
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ECAD 2020 - Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 2 Lab 2
Course Description: This course provides in-depth coverage of form, orientation, runout, profile, and location tolerances. Topics include analyzing production drawings, investigating inspection procedures, and calculating and specifying tolerances. In the lab portion of this course, students will investigate tooling, machining and inspection aspects of GDT and use CAD to apply symbols to drawings.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): ECAD 1020  or instructor consent.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: ECAD 1070  and ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide, and calculate simple percentages with the use of a calculator.

Major Content
  1. Analyze production drawings
  2. Analyze production drawings
  3. Assembly design using GDT
  4. Calculate and specify geometric tolerances for assemblies
  5. Datums
  6. Form tolerances
  7. GDT using CAD
  8. Investigate inspection procedures
  9. Location tolerances
  10. Modifiers
  11. Orientation tolerances
  12. Position tolerances
  13. Profile tolerances
  14. Review symbols and terminology
  15. Runout tolerances
  16. Tool design considerations
  17. Tooling points and datums

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. draw GDT symbols using various CAD software.
  2. design an assembly using GDT.
  3. interpret geometric tolerances on production drawings.
  4. calculate tolerance values.
  5. select tooling points and clamp locations.
  6. define geometric characteristics.
  7. apply geometric tolerances on production drawings.
  8. calculate tolerances for 2 & 3 piece assemblies.
  9. describe inspection techniques for checking GDT parts.
  10. identify geometric dimensioning and tolerancing symbols.
  11. analyze complex production drawings.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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