This is the download page for Elevate 7. 

Please download the latest version below - right click, and select save target as or similar to save the file to your computer - do not run the install directly from this web site.

Elevate 7 is no longer supported.


This is the download page for customers who have purchased Elevate 8.  Please bookmark and return to this page for updates.

The current version is 8.26.  (Windows XP is no longer supported; for Windows XP please use Version 8.15 available on history page.)

Single copy licenses: How do I unlock the software with a HASP key?

Company licenses and Elevate Express: How do I unlock the software with an unlocking code?

If you want to add your own dispatchers to Elevate, you will also need the current developer interface project:

Please note that the Elevate Developer Interface is an Microsoft Visual Studio Version 2008 project (the free Express version is sufficient) and you must have this software to create dispatchers for Elevate 8.  Technical support for this feature is only available on a consultancy basis; if you need support please ask for a quote.

Please report any problems found here

Elevate Version History



Elevate Express

Analysis Data



Up peak analysis - assumes all people arrive at the ground floor, calculates handling capacity and interval

Enhanced up peak analysis - like up peak, but you specify the target handling capacity

General analysis - people can arrive at any floor - calculate up peak, two way, basement service and more!


General analysis for double deck elevators – all traffic flows, but with double deck elevators


Simulation - models the whole process of people being transported by the elevators


Selection of control systems including conventional and destination dispatch


Use Elevate to implement, test and demonstrate your own dispatcher algorithms with simulation


Select Metric or U.S. (imperial) units

Building Data



Enter floor name and floor level, up to 100 floors served per group

Express zones

Elevator Data



Enter number of elevators, maximum 12 per group

Enter any capacity or select from standard sizes

Enter door times, or allow Elevate to choose automatically based on capacity

Enter any speed or select from standard speeds

Enter any acceleration and jerk rate or allow Elevate to choose based on speed

SELECT and SPECIFY features to help you analyse many different configurations in single run

Report options to automatically reject results that do not meet your criteria

Option for elevators in a group not to serve the same floors, e.g. basement service by only part of the group


Option for elevators to be specified individually, e.g. different sizes and speeds in the same group


Passenger Data



Enter passenger loading and unloading times

Enter passenger mass

Enter capacity factor

Enter length of simulation run

Enter stair factor

Enter floor population

Passengers may arrive at any floor


Passengers may arrive at ground (lowest) floor only


Option to mix traffic types, for example passengers, goods, porter with trolley


Option to change intensity of traffic by time of day


Tools to assist fast entry of common traffic flows


Option to provide Elevate with a list of passengers, and define each passenger individually


Printed Output



Summary of data entered and results calculated - includes your job titles, company name and logo

Select toolbar button to transfer the data and results to Excel (if installed on your computer)


Maintenance and support



Support - telephone, fax and email support included from date of purchase for:

1 year

1 year

Maintenance - upgrades issued to the software provided at no additional charge, from date of purchase for:

1 year

1 year

Option to renew maintenance and support with Peters Research Ltd at end of free period

Option to purchase future upgrades from Elevator World

Available Formats



Software and manual available for download from Internet

Software provided on CD with printed manual


Activating Elevate



When you purchase, we provide a key to unlock the software on your computer (plugs into USB port)


When you have purchased, we provide an unlocking code which unlocks the software on your computer


How can I be sure that Elevate gives the correct answers?

Elevate is written by Dr. Richard Peters, one of the worlds' leading experts in Elevator Traffic Analysis. Elevator Traffic Analysis software written by Dr. Peters has been in use and applied internationally since 1989. Elevate has been tested extensively by Peters Research Ltd. Furthermore, many of Elevate's users have tested the software against their old programs. If you compare Elevate's results with those from another reliable calculation program or method, you should get consistent results. If you want to do some of your own tests before purchasing the software, the manual includes examples, which you can run on your existing software.

Who else uses Elevate?

Elevate is the international standard for Elevator Traffic Analysis. It is used by consultants, elevator companies and academics worldwide.  Countries where Elevate is  used include: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, UAE, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA, Venezuela, Vietnam.

What user support is provided?

The price of Elevate includes one year's unlimited support by telephone, fax and e-mail. You can renew this if you want to, please refer to the price list for more details.

Can Elevate be used to analyze...?

Almost definitely yes. Elevate can be used to analyze any passenger traffic flow for any practical configuration of elevators - there is very little that cannot be analyzed with Elevate. A full description of the program is included in the manual which you can download. If you are unsure as to whether Elevate will be able to analyze a specific scenario, please contact us.

Will you run a example on the program using my data?

Examples are included in the manual which you can download. This provides a comprehensive set of inputs and outputs which can be used to test the program and to evaluate the software. To run a specific example, please contact us. A fee is charged for this service, which will be refunded if you subsequently purchase Elevate. We regret the need to charge a fee, which has been introduced to deter people using the service to check their design rather than to evaluate the software.

The Elevate Developer Interface provides a way of building your own dispatcher control systems into Elevate. Rather than spending years developing a new simulation package to test and develop your control systems, why not use ours?

The Developer Interface requires you to code your control system into a Dynamic Link Library (DLL) using Microsoft Visual C++. A sample project including a basic group control system is provided to get you started (you must own a copy of Microsoft Visual C++).

When you compile the new DLL, it is placed in the directory where Elevate is installed. Then within Elevate, select the dispatcher from the Custom options in Analysis Data. All of Elevate’s simulation and analysis options are then available to use with your dispatcher.

If you have purchased Elevate and require the Developer Interface project, please contact us.

Please note that assistance with the Developer Interface is not included in the Elevate Maintenance and Support package. Support for the Developer Interface is provided on a consultancy basis. For details of the services on offer, please contact us.