Training

We offer standard and customized Aimsun Next training, ranging from basic use to advanced programming for research.

Most of our standard courses are delivered either at our offices or in training facilities in major cities around the world. We run regular courses all over Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific Area, North America, and South America.

We are also happy to schedule on-site training and to customize course content to suit your particular requirements. We currently have the course material available in English, French and Spanish.

Course Calendar

For registration and more details on our upcoming standard courses, please visit the specific course pages. Please contact us at info@aimsun.com to schedule on-site training or to customize a course to suit your needs.

Standard Aimsun Next training courses

Most of our standard courses are delivered either at our offices or in training facilities in major cities around the world. We run regular courses all over Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific Area, North America, and South America.

Simulating with Aimsun Next

3 Days

Our most popular training pack, this course is aimed at new users of Aimsun Next Professional edition who want to learn about simulation at the microscopic and mesoscopic level. This course will take you all the way through the workflow of a typical project, from editing to traffic management, scenarios, outputs and calibration. There are hands-on exercises every step of the way to make sure you have mastered the basic concepts and you should finish this course ready to start experimenting with Aimsun software.

Day 1

Editing a model

Geometry

Traffic demand

Signal plans

Public transport

Managing scenarios

Dynamic scenarios, experiments and replications

Geometry configurations

Day 2

Outputs

Output calculation

Time series, thematic maps

Scenario comparison

Traffic management

Traffic management actions

Modeling incidents and mitigation strategies

Modeling turn restrictions, reversible lanes, and other scheduled events

Dynamic traffic assignment

Dynamic traffic assignment framework

Cost functions

Day 3

Dynamic traffic assignment (cont.)

Stochastic route choice algorithm and parameters

Dynamic user equilibrium algorithm and parameters

Practical applications

Microscopic network loading

Microscopic vehicle behavior

Calibration of a microscopic model

Mesoscopic and hybrid network loading

Mesoscopic vehicle behaviour

Calibration of a mesoscopic model

Hybrid microscopic-mesoscopic simulation

Aimsun Next Advanced A-Z

4 Days

A course for new users of Aimsun Next Advanced edition who want to learn about modeling at the microscopic, mesoscopic and macroscopic level. This course walks you all the way through the workflow of a typical project, from editing to traffic management, scenarios, outputs and calibration, with hands-on exercises to make sure you have mastered the basic concepts. After this course, you should be ready to start experimenting with Aimsun software.

Day 1

Editing a model

Geometry

Traffic demand

Signal plans

Public transport

Managing scenarios

Dynamic scenarios, microscopic experiments and replications

Attribute overrides and geometry configurations

Day 2

Outputs

Output calculation

Time series, thematic maps

Scenario comparison

Traffic management

Traffic management actions

Modeling incidents and mitigation strategies

Modeling turn restrictions, reversible lanes, and other scheduled events

Day 3

Dynamic traffic assignment

Dynamic traffic assignment framework

Cost functions

Stochastic route choice algorithm and parameters

Dynamic user equilibrium algorithm and parameters

Practical applications

Microscopic network loading

Microscopic vehicle behavior

Calibration of a microscopic model

Day 4

Mesoscopic and hybrid network loading

Mesoscopic vehicle behavior

Calibration of a mesoscopic model

Hybrid microscopic-mesoscopic simulation

Macroscopic modeling

Static assignment

Traversal demand calculation

Demand adjustment

Aimsun Next Expert A-Z

4 Days

This course is for new users of Aimsun Next Expert edition and shows you a fully integrated vision of modeling: it covers modeling at the microscopic, mesoscopic, macroscopic level as well as travel demand modeling. This course will take you all the way through the workflow of a typical project, from editing to traffic management, scenarios, outputs and calibration, with hands-on exercises to make sure you have mastered the basic concepts. After this course, you should be ready to start experimenting with Aimsun software.

Day 1

Editing a model

Geometry

Traffic demand

Signal plans

Public transport

Managing scenarios

Dynamic scenarios, microscopic experiments and replications

Attribute overrides and geometry configurations

Day 2

Outputs

Output calculation

Time series, thematic maps

Scenario comparison

Traffic management

Traffic management actions

Modeling incidents and mitigation strategies

Modeling turn restrictions, reversible lanes, and other scheduled events

Dynamic traffic assignment

Dynamic traffic assignment framework

Cost functions

Day 3

Dynamic traffic assignment (cont.)

Stochastic route choice algorithm and parameters

Dynamic user equilibrium algorithm and parameters

Practical applications

Microscopic network loading

Microscopic vehicle behavior

Calibration of a microscopic model

Mesoscopic and hybrid network loading

Mesoscopic vehicle behaviour

Calibration of a mesoscopic model

Hybrid microscopic-mesoscopic simulation

Day 4 – Macroscopic and travel demand modeling

Travel demand modeling – 4-step model

Trip generation

Trip distribution and modal split

Static public transport assignment

Macroscopic modeling

Static assignment

Traversal demand calculation

Demand adjustment

Multi-resolution modeling and calibration

2 Days

This is a more advanced course designed for modelers who already have some practical experience. If you are ready to start building more complex models that are on a larger scale and/or that integrate micro, meso and macro levels, then this is the course for you.

We’ll take you on a detailed walk-through of the methodology and workflow for complex projects with exhaustive tuition on calibration techniques, covering behavior parameters and route calculation, as well as real data comparison techniques.

Multi-resolution modeling

Macroscopic, mesoscopic and microscopic modeling approach

Hybrid simulation

Static and dynamic cost functions

Path calculation techniques

Demand preparation

Multi-resolution modeling project workflow

Exercise

Advanced calibration of mesoscopic and microscopic models

Calibration workflow

Procedures to estimate calibration parameters from real data

Tips and techniques to troubleshoot calibration issues

Validation criteria

Importing real data

Statistic indicators to compare simulation outputs with real data

General Information

While there is no need for prior experience with Aimsun Next software for these courses, we do strongly recommend that you take the time beforehand to familiarize yourself with the software and run through the tutorials in the Aimsun Next installer. This will ensure that you get the most out of the training.

Registration fees depend on the course content and location. They include instruction, training materials and refreshments. For the hands-on exercises, we advise participants to bring their own laptops. Registrations are subject to availability and payment must be received in full in advance of the course. Maximum class sizes apply.