Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Font – GD&T Keyboard Shortcuts

To insert GD&T symbols into Word, take note of the codes in the table below.

There are two types of symbols below. Some are alt codes (ALT+248) and some are Unicode characters (25B1 then ALT+X). Alt codes are entered by holding the ALT key and pressing the number code. Unicode characters are entered by typing the code and then holding the ALT key and pressing X.

How to insert GD&T symbols into a Microsoft Excel document

Not all the codes work in Excel. The ALT codes (ALT+248 style) work but the Unicode characters (25B1 then ALT+X style) do not. The best way to insert the GD&T symbols into Excel is to copy and paste the symbols.

GD&T Symbols Alt Codes

Symbol Name

Symbol

Code

Straightness

ALT+22

Flatness

25B1 - ALT+X

Circularity

25EF – ALT+X

Cylindricity

232D – ALT+X

Profile of a Line

ALT+239

Profile of a Surface

2313 – ALT+X

Angularity

2220 – ALT+X

Perpendicularity

ALT+8869

Parallelism

//

2225 – ALT+X

True Position

2316 – ALT+X

Concentricity

ALT + 10686

Symmetry

232F – ALT+X

Circular Runout

↗

2197 – ALT+X

Total Runout

2330 – ALT+X

Free state

ALT + 9403

Least material condition

ALT + 9409

Maximum material condition

Ⓜ

ALT + 9410

Projected tolerance zone

ALT + 9413

Regardless of feature size (RFS)

ALT + 9416

Tangent plane

ALT + 9417

Unequally disposed tolerance

ALT + 9418

Common Blueprint Symbol Alt Codes

Symbol Name

Symbol

Code

Degree

°

ALT + 248

Plus or Minus

±

ALT+241

Diameter

Ø

ALT+0216

Depth

ALT + 8615

Greater Than or Equal To

ALT+242

Less Than or Equal To

ALT+243

Counterbore

ALT+9012

Countersink

ALT+9013

Micro

µ

ALT+230

Surface Finish

2713 - ALT+X

Centerline

ALT + 8452

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12 thoughts on “Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Font – GD&T Keyboard Shortcuts”

    • Hi Jeffery,
      Thanks for pointing this one out. Unfortunately, there isn’t a perfect match available. However, I did add a check mark along with the micro symbol to bridge the gap. Close enough for government work I hope.

      Cheers,
      Brandon

      Reply
    • Adam,
      I added that one to the list. Thanks for pointing it out. The symbol looks a little different so if you want something a little closer, you could also try 25EO – ALT+X. I prefer to use the regular alt codes myself whenever I can.
      Thanks again,
      Brandon

      Reply
    • Dave,
      Added it just for you! I also updated some of the other codes so that more of them use the standard alt codes which I find easier to use.

      Hope this helps,
      Brandon

      Reply
    • Kay,
      Added it. That is not one that I have often used. Just not as common in my industry I suppose. Thanks for pointing it out.

      Brandon

      Reply

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