KOTEM’s 25 Years of GD&T Experience

For over 25 years, the engineers at KOTEM have made the science of Metrology and the study of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing their passion and life’s work. Today, GD&T has become the worldwide standard for design dimensioning, and its correct application enables precision manufacturers to reduce costs and improve quality day-in and day-out.

Company Kotem TeamIn today’s increasingly complex global manufacturing environment, GD&T is the universal language of precision manufacturing. A clear understanding of dimensions and tolerances enables suppliers and customers around the world to do business efficiently. KOTEM dimensional analysis software is essential tools that leverage the power of GD&T. KOTEM’s EVOLVE software enables manufacturers to shorten new product development time by quickly integrating dimensional measurement feedback into the design and manufacturing workflow.

KOTEM is a leading supplier of advanced software for evaluation and fitting of measurement data, functional GD&T evaluation, and 3D best fitting solutions. Kotem products are used by a wide range of manufacturers to design, fabricate and verify precision components tolerances.

KOTEM’s headquarters is located in Budapest, Hungary. Founded in 1992, KOTEM has become a world-leading expert in the GD&T evaluation, best fitting, and assembly analysis. Besides developing software for precision manufacturing, Kotem employees serve as members of the ISO/TC213 GPS and ASME B89.7 committees which establish worldwide standards for dimensioning and tolerancing.

Headquarters: 79-B Fehérvári str., Budapest H-1119, Hungary, +36 (1) 780-9962

KOTEM History

KOTEM started in 1992 as a small software company that specialized in metrology. Over the first several years the company won several contracts with measurement machine manufacturer to develop metrologically correct software under private labels (OEM) and also sold their software direct to manufacturers in which high tolerance parts demanded the best software tools.

“We always built our software for the highest demanding appliactions and like to solve hard metrological problems.” – Kostadin Doytchinov

As the business grew, we grew with it expanding our team from the original four founders to over 30 people.


KOTEM has always been a company that demanded the highest expertise and cross disciplines.  Today our people expertise in metrology, mathematics, and computer sciences. With over 95% of our employees having either MSc or Ph.D.

Major Markets

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Medical Devices
  • Consumer
  • Heavy Equipment

Became part of QVI

In 2005 KOTEM became a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Vision International Inc. (QVI). Quality Vision International Inc. is a 72 years old private company with headquarters in Rochester, New York USA and is a leader in multi-sensor CMMs.

KOTEM under QVI leadership has expanded our development in Budapest Hungary and a worldwide sales and support team.


In 2007 we began selling through QVI’s divisions its SmartProfile product that focused on GD&T and dimensional evaluation software for the manufacturing Quality Control and Analysis. SmartProfile is a hardware independent and easy to use set of tools for Quality departments to be able to automate and may quick go or no-go decisions.


In 2016 we announced at CONTROL in Stuttgart, Germany the EVOLVE Suite a set of software products for the various users in the design to the manufacturing process to allow everyone to use and communicate the tolerances of a part consistently.