Co ordinate tolerancing vs Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing - T slot example

Difference between Co ordinate tolerancing and Geometric tolerancing with example. Why GD&T is better ?

Difference between Co ordinate tolerancing and Geometric tolerancing with T slot  example

The T part slides to and fro on the brown part .

Drawing with conventional dimensioning and tolerancing

Drawing with GD&T :


Differences and why GD&T drawing is better :

  1. There are no Datums applied , which makes I difficult to relate the features and establish relative geometric control.
  2. All dimensions indicate size and there is no differentiation between Size and position control
  3. The orientation - perpendicularity is key to application. In the first drawing there is an implied 90 degree angle but there is no explicit mention of perpendicularity control , whereas the GD&T drawing explicitly mentions that perpendicularity should be controlled with a tolerance zone of 0.2 .
  4. The Flatness controls the form of the sliding faces.
  5. The position of width 50 is controlled and ensured symmetric to the datum B



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