Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

Interpretation and application

Form and position tolerances lead to specific application and interpretation problems in every product set. The standardised system of form and position tolerances – if correctly used – invariably offers a solution. This course is often used in-company to arrive at harmonisation in the application and interpretation of form and position tolerances within the company.

Course Objective
  • To be able to apply form and position tolerance functionally in the formulation of product specifications and while making drawings.
  • To be able to interpret form and position tolerance correctly.
Target group

Constructors and technical draughtsmen, planning engineers and craftsmen, as well as metrological workers. The best result is achieved if the course is organised in-company with these various target groups represented!

Entry Level

Secondary Professional with work experience, Higher Professional.


Three day sessions, each from 9.00 till 16.30r, once a week.

Certificate of Participation

On completion of the course each participant will receive a Certificate of Participation

Module I
  • Introduction
  • Concepts, principles, rules and symbols
    • Independancy principle, feature principle
    • Envelope requirement
    • Rigid workpiece principle
    • Rules, symbols, form and size of the tolerance zones 
  • Modifying symbols
    • Maximal material requirement
    • Minimal material requirement
    • Projected tolerance zone
    • Free state condition


Module II (all FOS tolerances both dependant and independant of size)
  • Tolerances of form
    • Straightness, roundness, flatness, cylindricity
  • Datum system
    • Datums
    • Simulated datums, datum targets
    • Datum system, degrees of freedom
  • Tolerances of orientation
    • Parallelism, perpendicularity and angularity


Module III (all FOS tolerances both dependant and independant of size)
  • Position
  • Tolerances of location (remaining)
    • Coaxiality / concentricity
    • Symmetry
  • Tolerances of profile
    • Profile any line
    • Profile any surface
  • Run-out
    • Radial and axial circulair run-out
    • Radial and axial total run-out


  • Smartphone apps

Would you like to know more about the possibilities for organizing this course in-house at your company?


We visit you free of obligation, so that we obtain a clear view of your organization, the target group and your objectives.


A good adjustment to your company-specific situation and the deployment of very experienced teachers who have earned their spurs in practice. Mikrocentrum is CEDEO-accredited.


Organizing an in-house course for multiple people often offers an interesting price advantage.


In the end, it is the result that counts. Our personal and flexible approach, the practice-oriented approach and most of all our experienced and specialized teachers all contribute to this success.

For more information, please contact:
Mart Mijnsbergen, or by phone at +31 (0) 40 296 99 33
Register City Start date Start time End time Price Sessions
Veldhoven 06-06-2019 9:00 16:30 € 1095 3
Veldhoven 27-11-2019 9:00 16:30 € 1095 3

Mikrocentrum uses all-inclusive rates. All mentioned rates are exclusive of VAT and include course materials and package costs.

Members of the Mikrocentrum High Tech Platform get a 10% discount.

The day package consists of unlimited use of coffee, tea, water and an extensive lunch, and soft drinks in the afternoon.

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Precisiebeurs 2019
13 november 2019 t/m 14 november 2019
NH Conference Centre Koningshof, Veldhoven
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