Elevate & Elevate Express

About Elevate

Elevate™ is software used by designers world-wide to select the number, size and speed of elevators for all types of new buildings. Elevate™ can also be used to demonstrate that modernizing an existing elevator installation will improve service for passengers.

Elevate’s features include

  • Analysis of elevator performance in offices, hotels, hospitals, shopping centres, residential buildings, car parks, mixed use buildings, airports, public buildings, sports and leisure complexes, schools and colleges.
  • This is achieved by techniques ranging from up peak round trip time calculations through to full dynamic simulation.
  • Dynamic simulation incorporating a graphical display of elevators responding to passenger calls. For your clients, this provides a convincing visual demonstration of your proposals.
  • An easy to use Windows interface. Enter basic information for a quick analysis or comprehensive data for a detailed model.
  • In addition to standard reports, transfer input data and results to Microsoft Excel at the click of a button. Excel reports also include extensive additional analysis results.
  • Supplied with a fully comprehensive help system and user support. 

    Elevate™ is also an excellent tool for developing, testing, and demonstrating your own control systems.

About Elevate Express

Not everyone needs the full features of Elevate™.  Elevate™ Express is the basic version of Elevate, but is still more advanced than most other elevator traffic analysis software!

Elevate Express’ features include

  • Analyze up peak traffic using both round trip time calculations and full dynamic simulation. 
  • Intended mainly for analysis of office buildings, but may be used for benchmark calculations for other types of building.
  • Calculates result for a range of sizes and speeds in a single run so you can find the optimum solution quickly.
  • Easy to use Windows interface.
  • For high rise building, elevator groups with express zones may be analyzed.
  • Provides comprehensive printable reports with your company name in the title for presentation of your design to clients.
  • Option to upgrade to the full version of Elevate.

Summary of Features


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
Unlimited entrance floors at any level
Single entrance floor at the lowest level in the building

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 pasengers, 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: 
Maintenance - upgrades issued to the software provided at no additional charge, from date of purchase for:
Option to renew maintenance and support with Peters Research Ltd at end of free period 
Option to purchase future upgrades from Elevator World
1 year
1 year

1 year
1 year

Available Formats
Software and manual available for download from internet
Software available via Internet download with printed manual

Activating Elevate
When you purchase, we provide a key to unlock the software on our computer (plugs into USB port)
When you have purchased, we provide an unlocking code which unlocks the software on your computer

* indicates for up peak only