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GD&T and MBD Open Training Coming August 13-15, 2019

Jun 19, 2019 2:43:46 PM

DCS is Hosting an Open GD&T Training Class Open to All Interested Professionals in Collaboration with Action Engineering

DCS and Action Engineering are collaborating to provide a 3 Day Open Training Class in August from Tuesday the 13th to Thursday the 15th. 

Add your name to the registration if you are interested; no commitment or payment required until July!

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When: August 13-15, 2019

Where: DCS HQ; 5750 New King Dr, Ste 330, Troy, Michigan, USA

Cost: $1500 per person (multi-person discounts available)

Hotel Rooms: Click Here to use the local Troy Hampton Inn with the DCS Discount Code


MBD Using Modern GD&T Course

AUGUST 13 @ 8:30 AM - AUGUST 15 @ 4:30 PM EST


For good MBD, you need proper GD&T. Drawings are okay, but MBD is better. If you’ve dipped your toes into Model-Based Definition, then you know the devil is in the details. GD&T and MBD experts will guide you through the What, Why, and How of Model-Based Definition and the right way to apply GD&T for MBD.



  • The What, Why, and How of Model-Based Definition
  • GD&T the Right Way for Model-Based Definition – how to implement the latest offerings of the ASME Y14.5-2009 standard


3 days with hands-on practical exercises. Bring your own laptop! Our experts will guide you through building MBD examples in your preferred 3D CAD software program. The “pick-and-click” steps for applying annotations in your preferred CAD system(s) will not be taught during the course. Prior to the course, we highly recommend that you review the “pick-and-click” training modules for MBD & PMI in your preferred CAD system. Want to get started now? Click here.

Day #1 – August 13, 2019

8:30 am to 4:30 pm

What is MBD/MBE?

MBD. DPD. MBE. TDP. Confused already? We will review basic nomenclature to ground everyone’s language around this topic, to facilitate meaningful discussion throughout the course. Watch Action Engineering’s on-demand video courses to get a head start before the course.

  • Model-Based Definition and Model-Based Enterprise definitions
  • MBD’s four parts
  • What it means to leverage a closed loop digital manufacturing technique
  • Minimally vs. fully annotated
  • Why CAD is the fundamental foundation

Not Your Grandparents’ GD&T (aka GD&T for the Modern World)

You may be familiar with GD&T, but are you stuck in the ‘olden times’? The tolerancing definitions in ASME Y14.5 haven’t changed much in recent years, but the way we apply geometric tolerancing has improved! The move away from plus/minus tolerancing into full position and profile tolerances on features is needed for a simpler and clearer design intent. Join us in the modern age to learn how to implement the latest methods of using the GD&T standards. We’ll demonstrate unambiguous product definition with GD&T through a variety of examples.

  • Quick review of GD&T principles
  • Why plus/minus tolerancing cannot be trusted
  • Full GD&T is necessary for better MBD
  • Hands-on exercise

Getting Started with MBD

Learn what it takes to move MBE forward. Leverage your rich 3D data by understanding how to bundle data together for Design, Manufacturing, and Inspection.

  • Understand how to apply ASME Y14 series standards to construct “complete” digital product definition
  • Learn variations between model+drawing and model-only MBD
  • Learn a methodical approach to applying MBD in any 3D CAD system

Hands-on Exercises

Putting pencil to paper is the best way to learn proper GT (and we don’t mean D) for MBD. Work through examples together, both on paper and using 3D CAD software, with the focus on functional design requirements.

Day #2 – August 14, 2019

8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Why MBE?

Understand the purpose and benefits of MBE for organizations leveraging 3D annotated models. Spoiler: MBE is not one size fits all.

  • Enterprise-wide business value
  • Standards adoption – why and which ones
  • Model-based philosophies 

A More Functional Datum Reference Plane

Learn the differences between Datums and Datum Features through examples. Simpler and more functional Datum Reference Frames are the key to better part control.

  • Datum Reference Frame created from actual Datum Features
  • Learn how to differentiate Design, Manufacturing, and Inspection requirements using 3D digital data documentation.

Hands-on Exercises

Work through more examples together, both on paper and using 3D CAD software. These examples focus on understanding the Datum Reference Frame and how they constrain the 3D model in 3D space.

Data Packages: Flavors, Buckets, and Bundles

Understand the importance and functionality of Data Packages throughout the product lifecycle to capture Design, Manufacturing, and Quality (Inspection) intent. Expand Product Information into a unique 3-plan system.

  • G&T for Design (modeling), Manufacturing (work instructions), and Inspection (plans)
  • Technical Data Package components
  • Data Package interoperability

Hands-on Exercises

Work through more examples together. Walk through examples from design authoring to manufacturing work instructions to automated inspection.

Day #3 – August 15, 2019

8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Work with complex model examples to understand the functional relationships of geometric tolerancing authoring requirements in the context of the assembly and mating parts.

  • Visualize tolerance zones in 3D
  • Learn how assembly constraints interplay with GT definition

Hands-on Practice to Move Towards Practitioner Level Expertise

Continue working through examples together, both on paper and using 3D CAD software. Work through an entire assembly.


$1,495 per person includes:


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