Training courses

Our training courses are geared towards all parties that are interested in using our products in new contexts or are already doing so. They are held by experienced instructors and offer a detailed overview of the functionalities included in our software solutions from the CarMaker product family. In addition, many valuable tips and tricks will be shared. The CarMaker product family also includes the solutions TruckMaker and MotorcycleMaker which are built similarly to CarMaker. Therefore, the training courses are suitable for all three software solutions.

Do you want to get to know our software solutions first? Attend our free workshops.

You are interested in a training course? Take a look at our different course options and register now.

Beginner level training courses

Note:

This training course is designed for first-time users of the CarMaker product family or users who work in new contexts. Beginners receive an overview of the features and instructions for the first steps in the simulation environment. These basics can be used to work with CarMaker, TruckMaker as well as MotorcycleMaker. Interested in a preview? Take a look at our online tutorials.

Requirements:

None

Course outline:

  • Introduction to the simulation software CarMaker
  • Visualization with IPGMovie
  • Data analysis with IPGControl and post-processing
  • Scenario generation for virtual test driving
  • Introduction to the driver model IPGDriver
  • Introduction to vehicle model parameterization
  • Controller development with CarMaker: CarMaker for Simulink
  • CarMaker as an integration platform: Getting acquainted with model integration options in CarMaker (FMU, Simulink Coder Interface, and more)
  • Test automation basics with CarMaker
  • Other elements and properties of CarMaker

 

Target audience:

Engineers working on vehicle simulation, ECU development and validation as well as development of control algorithms and system integration in the fields of

  • Vehicle dynamics
  • ADAS
  • Powertrain simulations

Location:

IPG Automotive in Karlsruhe or at your premises

Duration:

1 day

 

Registration

Requirements:

Knowledge of CarMaker is an asset

Course outline:

  • Configuring real-time systems
  • Generating a restbus simulation
  • Running HIL simulations using CarMaker

Target audience:

Engineers in the fields of

  • ECU development and validation
  • Hardware-in-the-loop simulation

Location:

IPG Automotive in Karlsruhe or at your premises

Duration:

1 day

 

Registration

Requirements:

None

Course outline:

Efficiently use the CarMaker Add-on IPGKinematics and the virtual K&C test bench for the development and optimization of suspensions:

  • Introduction to IPGKinematics
  • Basics of existing models and templates for vehicle axles
  • Suspension parameterization and simulation
  • Result analysis and use in CarMaker
  • FAQs

Target audience:

Simulation specialists in the field of vehicle dynamics

Location:

IPG Automotive in Karlsruhe or at your premises

This training course is also available as an online training.

Duration:

1 day

 

Registration

Advanced level training courses

Requirements:

Prior participation in a CarMaker User Training or, at a minimum, relevant experience with CarMaker

Course outline:

  • Generation of complex test cases
  • Use of different sensor model classes for environment recognition
  • Adjustment of IPGDriver
  • CarMaker features for simulation-based development
  • Ideal sensors in CarMaker: Object Sensor, Free Space Sensor, Free Space Sensor Plus, Traffic Sign Sensor, Line Sensor, Road Property Sensor, Collision Detection Sensor
  • Scenario Editor for the generation of ROAD5 road networks and environments
  • Import of road networks using the ADASRP plug-in
  • Use and configuration of IPGTraffic
  • High-fidelity sensor models: Radar Sensor, GNSS Sensor
  • Use of an electronic horizon in CarMaker
  • Raw Signal Interface sensors: Camera RSI, Radar RSI, Ultrasonic RSI
  • Integration of control algorithms

Target audience:

Simulation engineers

  • Working on the development of advanced driver assistance systems and automated driving functions
  • Interested in the use of sensor models in simulation
  • Who develop functions and need to run functionality tests

Location:

IPG Automotive in Karlsruhe or at your premises

This training course is also available as an online training.

Duration:

2 days

 

      Registration

      Requirements:

      Prior participation in a CarMaker User Training or, at a minimum, relevant experience with CarMaker

      Course outline:

      • Overview of setup of powertrain models and interactions of their components in CarMaker
      • Parameterization of existing and integration of own component models
      • Buildup of own operating strategies for hybrid and electric vehicles
      • Interplay of ADAS with hybrid and electric powertrains

      Target audience:

      Simulation engineers in the field of hybrid and electric vehicles

      • Designing powertrain components
      • Developing operating strategies
      • Who want to conduct concept studies for new powertrains

      Location:

      IPG Automotive in Karlsruhe or at your premises

      This training course is also available as an online training.

      Duration:

      1 day

       

        Registration

        Note: This course is also available as “TruckMaker for Vehicle Dynamics and Virtual Prototypes” which explicitly covers the vehicle model of TruckMaker and its heavy-duty vehicle-specific models. For more information, please contact us at info@ipg-automotive.com.

        Requirements:

        Prior participation in a CarMaker User Training or, at a minimum, relevant experience with CarMaker

        Course outline:

        • Use of CarMaker to develop and test chassis, vehicle systems as well as suspension control systems
        • Generation of (scenario-based) test cases for vehicle dynamics applications
        • Parameterizing and validating the vehicle model for your particular use case – focus: components and models for suspension including MBS axles and tires
        • Introduction to use of virtual prototypes
        • Generation of test cases for vehicle dynamics applications: Generation of ROAD5 road models and the environment using the Scenario Editor and maneuver definition
        • Basics of IPGDriver functionalities that are specific to vehicle dynamics applications
        • Virtual prototype validation methods

        Target audience:

        Simulation engineers in the field of vehicle development

        • Working on the optimization of suspension and chassis
        • Who develop and tune vehicle control systems
        • Responsible for the (central) validation and supply of vehicle models
        • Analyzing the influence of ADAS on full vehicle handling 

        Location:

        IPG Automotive in Karlsruhe or at your premises

        This training course is also available as an online training.

        Duration:

        1 day

        Registration

        Requirements:

        Prior participation in a CarMaker User Training or, at a minimum, relevant experience with CarMaker

        Course outline:

        • Illustration of the test automation tools of the CarMaker product family
        • Generation of automated test scenarios using the different tools in CarMaker
        • Manipulation of maneuver definitions in simulation
        • Post-processing
        • Generation of simulation reports
        • CarMaker APIs
        • Calculation of characteristics; criteria definition and evaluation

        Target audience:

        Simulation specialists

        • Looking into the automation of their simulation workflow
        • Wanting to modify their test runs (series) online

        Or

        • HIL users addressing automation requirements

        Location:

        IPG Automotive in Karlsruhe or at your premises

        This training course is also available as an online training.

        Duration:

        1 day

        Registration

        Requirements:

        Prior participation in a CarMaker User Training or, at a minimum, relevant experience with CarMaker

        Course outline:

        • Detailed insight into the driver model
        • Parameterization of the driver model
        • Adjustment of the driver parameterization for special driving maneuvers
        • Fine-tuning of the course and the speed

        Target audience:

        Simulation specialists interested in optimally using the driver model

        Location:

        IPG Automotive in Karlsruhe or at your premises

        This training course is also available as an online training.

        Duration:

        1 day

         

        Registration

        Requirements:

        Prior participation in a CarMaker User Training or, at a minimum, relevant experience with CarMaker

        Course outline:

        • Integration of C-programmed models of components and controllers in CarMaker
        • Overview of compilers and debugging methods used
        • Expansion of the Data Dictionary with own quantities
        • Management and access to parameters
        • Simulink Coder Interfaces including use of “tunable parameters”
        • Integration of Functional Mock-up Units

        Target audience:

        Simulation engineers

         

        • Who would like to expand or replace existing models of CarMaker
        • Interested in integrating models developed with Simulink after validation into the CarMaker library

        Location:

        IPG Automotive in Karlsruhe or at your premises

        This training course is also available as an online training.

        Duration:

        1 day

         

        Registration

        Note: The CarMaker release training course focuses on the respective new product features of a CarMaker major release: What’s new? What has changed? How can you benefit from these features in your development process? Throughout this course, you will learn about the new features in detail, enabling you to rapidly master the new possibilities and polish up your knowledge to continue working efficiently with our software. This training course is available from major release 6.0.

        Requirements:

        Relevant experience with CarMaker

        Course outline:

        • Information on new features of the corresponding CarMaker major release
        • Topics covered are tailored to the respective release

         

        Target audience:

        CarMaker users interested in a detailed overview and illustration of new features

        Location:

        IPG Automotive in Karlsruhe or at your premises

        This training course is also available as an online training.

        Duration:

        1 day

         

        Registration