Genium unveils new website for study and testing of ASME's Y14.5 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Standard

April 19, 2002 - Genium Publishing Corporation announced today a new website devoted entirely to the study, understanding, and testing of the key technical concepts covered in ASME's Y14.5 standard, "geometric dimensioning and tolerancing". The new GD&T Study Zone, found at http://www.draftingzone.com/gdtzone, is a reference and teaching resource featuring an array of GD&T study and assessment tools, including Study Guides, Study Questions, and comprehensive on-line Practice Exams.

What makes the GD&T Study Zone unique is that it is the only GD&T learning and testing web site of its kind. Its Study Guides clearly explain the important concepts of ASME's complex Y14.5 standard, while its interactive Practice Exams test and analyze users' knowledge of the critical areas of the GD&T topics. Users taking the exam get complete explanations of the correct answer choices along with a helpful scoring summary, which illuminates any areas of weakness in preparation.

The new GD&T Study ZONE is excellent resource for candidates who are preparing for the Technologist-level exam of ASME's GDTP Certification Program. The Practice Exams are purposely configured to emulate the same topic mix encountered on the ASME Exam. Dick Button is the Standards Coordinator at Fisher Controls, International and an ASME Senior Level GD&T Professional. He served as one of the beta testers for the GD&T Practice Exams and had this to say, "The value of Genium's new GD&T Practice Exam is that it provides an opportunity to test yourself using questions like those found on the actual exam while feeling pressures similar to those experienced when taking the real test."

The expert behind the GD&T Study Zone's Practice Exams is David Madsen, Professor Emeritus and past chair of the Drafting Technology Department of Clackamas Community College in Oregon. Prof. Madsen has applied his knowledge of drafting in many areas, from producing drawings for a variety of manufacturing firms to working as an independent residential home designer. Professor Madsen is also known for some of the best-recognized texts on geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, as well as AutoCAD, civil, architectural, and engineering drafting, and print reading.

The new GD&T Study Zone is an excellent resource for companies who want their employees to be able to apply ASME's GD&T standard. It is also useful for instructors in college-level drafting and engineering curriculums who wish to expose their students to GD&T either as part of in-class work or on an independent study basis.

The GD&T Study Zone is an extension of Genium's popular Modern Drafting Practices and Standards Manual. "The Drafting Manual has been an invaluable mechanical and electrical drafting resource since its creation over seven decades ago," said Michael Cinquanti, President of Genium. Continued Cinquanti, "The employment of web-based study and testing tools for ASME's Y14.5 is a direct response to the widespread need for professionals to understand one of today's most critical topics in drafting."

Background:
The Drafting Manual has helped drafting professionals answer questions, avoid mistakes, and settle disputes for generations. Developed by the General Electric Company in1901, and updated continually ever since, it is the product of decades of experience by hundreds of draftsmen, engineers, and department managers. It covers and interprets American national drafting standards and practices and is the most comprehensive single source of drafting standards information on the market today. An annual Updating Service adds new and revised sections to the Drafting Manual each year.

Genium Publishing Corporation, a 1984 spin-off of the General Electric Company that publishes information products to help make the workplace safer and more productive. For additional information about Genium, visit http://www.genium.com or write or call Genium Publishing Corporation, 79 The Mall, PO Box 46, Amsterdam, NY 12010 USA. (518) 339-3506.

Contact:
Michael Cinquanti
Genium Publishing Corporation
(518) 842-4111
cinquantim@genium.com
http://www.genium.com


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