Aquis workshop

Course Description

The Aquis 7 Fundamentals course is a 3-day, instructor-led class designed to provide a fundamental understanding of the features and functionality of the Aquis software. The course provides lectures and hands-on activities to supply and reinforce the knowledge necessary to use Aquis to model hydraulic networks, including online modeling capabilities. The course covers how to configure boundary conditions at model objects, scenario creation, events definition, conditions, measurements, and other design features.


Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Create a model and define boundary conditions (hydraulic requirements)

  • Add object types (nodes, pipes, sources, and so on)

  • Edit data using the generic object editor

  • Import external data (such as GIS and CAD files)

  • Add units (physical types)

  • Validate a model and run a simulation

  • Apply measurements

  • Work with flow-control zones

  • Define conditions

  • Close an area or a connection

  • Create and configure new object attributes

  • Define calculation formulas on attributes

  • Apply themes

  • View results using graphic elements such as a profile

  • Use consumer data and update the data

  • Use dashboards

  • Create pipe tables and pipe dimensioning

  • Apply triggers and timers

  • Create reports


Engineers, Specialist solution providers, consultants, and other individuals who are new to Aquis or have acquired some knowledge through self-study, but need more information on best practices, modeling processes, and sequences, including online modeling capabilities



  • Fundamental understanding and knowledge of hydraulics

  • Previous experience in hydraulic modeling would be helpful

Course Outline

Module 1 – Introduction

Section 1 – Course Introduction

This section describes the objectives of the course and provides the course outline. It explains the philosophy behind Aquis and discusses goals and the benefits that can be obtained with the system.

Section 2 – General User Interface

This section is a general introduction to the Aquis user interface: menus, status line, timeline, dashboards, and multiple editing options.

Section 3 – Layers Menu

This section explains how to use the main Layers menu to properly handle the different layers that can make up the model: Background and Topology, Scenario, and Customer layers.

Section 4 – Editing Capabilities

This section explains how to edit data in the model and create new object attributes and model parameters to be adapted to particular customer/project needs.

Section 5 – Test Data Folder and Start-Up Folder

This section explains the sample model and basic template users will use when starting a new project.

Module 2 – Hydraulics

Section 1 – Boundary Conditions

This section describes how to correctly define boundary conditions for simulating a model. It explains the boundary conditions needed for nodes, sources, and reservoirs.

Section 2 – Other Object Attributes

This section goes through the rest of the parameters needed to configure an object, but which are not used as boundary conditions in nodes, pipes, sources, and reservoirs.

Section 3 – How to Define Boundary Conditions

This section describes the different ways to add boundary conditions to objects, including linking to SCADA measurements, calculating by a formula, and defined by a time series.

Section 4 – Units of Measurements

This section shows how to configure different system units and how to create a new unit.

Section 5 – Simulation Options

This section describes the simulation menu and how to view results.

Module 3 – Background Information and Model

Section 1 – Import Background layers

This section describes how to import GIS shapefiles and CAD dxf files to be used as background layer information in the model.

Section 2 – Background Maps 

This section explains how background maps can be added to the model. It describes the map transformation process using the known coordinates of three points.

Section 3 – From Model to Scenario

This section explains how to create a 1:1 Scenario layer from the Model and Consumer layers.

Section 4 – Adjusting the View

This section describes the tools and parameters to adjust to view zones of the model and objects. These include predefined views’ bookmarks, zoom tools, and display and hide limits.

Module 4 –  Edit and Find Objects

Section 1 – Selection

This section explains the different ways to select elements in the model. It reviews Topology and Hydraulic selection.

Section 2 – Edit

This section describes the different tools available in the Edit All menu, such as filter, sort, find and replace, copy and paste, and change all values in bulk.

Section 3 – Find 

This section explains the Find window (Ctrl+F).

Module 5 – Pumps and Valves

Section 1 – Boundary Conditions

This section describes how to properly configure boundary conditions for pumps and valves and the different options available. These options include Q-P curve, pump speed (definition and actual), downstream pressure, upstream pressure, flow, dP, and NRV.

Section 2 – How to Define Boundary Conditions

This section describes the different ways of adding boundary conditions to pumps and valves, including static values, linking to SCADA measurements, calculating by a formula, defining using time series, and applying conditional control.

Section 3 – Convert Valves

This section explains how to convert valves from the Valve category to the Shutoff category and vice versa.

Section 4 – Closing Elements

This section describes the differences and tools used for closing a connection, an area, and elements using work orders. 

Module 6 –  Other Objects and Configuration of Objects

Section 1 – Other Objects

This section explains how to configure reservoirs, ACVs, and hydrants.

Section 2 – Object Editor Configuration Menu

This section describes the Object Editor Configuration menu and explains how to modify the attributes associated with an object, and define new ones. It discusses the high-level revision available for the list of functions (CALC).

Module 7 –  Results

Section 1 – Themes

This section describes a theme and how it is created and modified. It explains how to add legends and discusses the different visualization options included in the Layers and Show menus.

Section 2 – Paths and Profiles

This section explains a path and how it is used. It discusses how to create profiles.

Section 3 – Scenario Comparison

This section describes how to compare two different scenarios in the model.

Section 4 – Export Options

This section describes how to export model information to different formats, such as shapefile, dxf, and Excel.

Module 8 –  Consumers

Section 1 – Data

This section describes the minimum information needed in a Consumers layer. It explains how consumer information can be imported into the model, and the suitable formats for importing the information.

Section 2 – Affiliation 

This section explains in detail how to affiliate consumer demands to model nodes.

Module 9 –  Model Configuration

Section 1 – Pipe Table

This section describes how to create a pipe catalog and use it by applying the look-up function.

Section 2 – Pipe Dimensioning

This section explains the different criteria that can be used in Aquis for pipeline design using the auto-dimensioning tool.

Module 10 –  Advance Simulation Data

Section 1 – Using Time Series

This section describes the two main purposes of using time series in the model: visualization and control. It explains the different ways of creating time series, including manually, by reference, by using a measurement, copying an existing time series, or by calculation.

Section 2 – Flow Control Zones

This section explains the Flow Control Zone (FCZ) object. It discusses how to create the object and the benefits of having FCZ in the model.

Module 11 –  Dashboards

Section 1 – General Overview

This section describes the Edit/Dashboards menu. It explains how dashboards can be exported and imported, and how the different user levels are used to manage access.

Section 2 – Working with Dashboards

This section explains the most relevant elements that can be configured in a model. It presents and discusses the default model dashboards.

Module 12 –  Advanced Features     

Section 1 – Conditional Controls

This section further explores conditional controls, including global and local, 7Flow conditions, how to define conditional controls, and how they are used.

Section 2 – Timers and Triggers

This section explains how timers and triggers work and how they are used in combination to automatic reports.

Section 3 – Reports

This section describes how to work with reports, including default reports, custom definition, and storing folders.


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