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Mechanical Simulation schedules basic courses for using our software that are open to all companies. To sign up for a course at our location, or to schedule a course at yours, please contact Sherry Walker: (734) 668-2930, ext. 201 or e-mail Sherry.

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Training Schedule

One of the main advantages of CarSim is that it is so much simpler to use than most people expect. However, you may be able to speed the learning process by attending a training course. Mechanical Simulation is pleased to offer classes at the introductory and advanced levels. CarSim and TruckSim are very similar in structure, so CarSim training is therefore applicable to using TruckSim.

Training at Mechanical Simulation (Ann Arbor)

Date Course
Tuesday, October 10 Introduction to CarSim
Tuesday, November 14 Introduction to CarSim
Tuesday, December 12 Introduction to CarSim

*Mechanical Simulation can change or cancel these dates at any time.

Cost & Location

Training is free!

Mechanical Simulation is located at 755 Phoenix Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Attendees are required to bring a Windows-based laptop computer. We will provide a CarSim or TruckSim license for the day if you do not have one. Class each day goes from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Lunch is provided during the class.

Mechanical Simulation reserves the right to change course dates and prices at any time without prior notice.

Introduction to CarSim: One-day course

This course will teach new and prospective CarSim users the basic Graphical User Interface (GUI), CarSim plotter, and animator. Upon completion of this course the user will be able to modify vehicle design, road surfaces and animations as well as assemble models. Attendees should bring a laptop with CarSim installed for hands-on training.


Familiarize student with the function of the CarSim simulation            
Demonstrate the uses of the GUI, plotter and animator. Outline
  • Introduction: What is CarSim?
  • Parts of CarSim
    • The main browser
    • Libraries and Datasets
  • Viewing animations and plots
  • Help and Documentation
  • Parameters
    • Vehicle Coordinate System
    • CarSim Tables and Non-Linear Properties
  • 3D Roads
  • Animation Shapes
  • Saving Animations
    • Animations in Powerpoint
  • Parsfiles and File Structure
    • Sharing Data
  • Driver Control options
  • Main Modeling Objectives
    • System Level Modeling
    • Suspension Concept
    • Tires
    • Steering
    • Brakes
    • Powertrain
  • Advanced Techniques
  • Events
  • Batch Run and Matrix
  • Simulink
  • VS Commands
  • File Utility
  • Web Resources

CarSim Advanced (Custom One Day Course)

Our advanced topics course is arranged on a per customer basis. Please contact your account manager or Sherry Walker to arrange this course.

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