You can get a draft copy of ASME Y14.5 free and mailed to you. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is completing their overhaul of ASME Y14.5 standard for Dimensioning and Tolerancing. If you want a draft copy, you can request it by emailing your name and address to:

Mayra at

They will in turn send out a preliminary hardcopy by mail.

Note: This is not the final revision of the standard, but should serve as a very close copy for those that are either not required to adhere to the standard strictly, or those that want to be part of the review process.

ASME Y14.5 free

The deadline for requests is 23 Feb 2016. After that they will close the public review process, and you will have to pay $200 to get the official version (which many of us will have to do anyway).

ASME Y14.5 Free Draft

Official Link to buy old ASME Y14.5-2009 Dimensioning and Tolerancing at ASME Site