Running the Analysis
When you have finished entering data, you can start the analysis by selecting Analysis, Run, or by pressing the or button on the Toolbar. You can stop the analysis before it is finished by selecting Analysis, Stop or by pressing on the Toolbar. However, if you Stop the analysis before it is finished, Elevate will not display any results. A pause button is also available. The Pause and look option allows you to view a complete list of the passengers during a simulation and their current status. The status of each elevator, hall calls, car calls, and destination floors is also available.
You can zoom in and out of the Analysis display screen by selecting View, Zoom In or View, Zoom Out. Alternatively, press the and buttons on the Toolbar.
When an Up peak, Enhanced up peak, General Analysis or Double Deck General Analysis calculation is being performed, details of the configuration being analysed (number of elevators, capacity and speed) are displayed.
Figure 13 RTT Calculation Display
When a simulation is running, you are given a full visual display of the elevators’ operation.
Figure 14 Simulation Display
Indicates the number of people waiting at each landing at the current time.
Elevators are displayed according to their current position and door status:
Indicates that the elevator’s doors are fully closed.
Indicates that the elevator’s doors are opening or closing.
Indicates that the elevator’s doors are fully open.
Rear door status is also displayed, for example, in the following picture the front doors are opening and the rear doors are fully open:
Hall and car calls are displayed according to their status:
Indicates up and down hall calls have been registered by waiting passengers.
Indicates one or more destination calls have been registered. Calls are aligned with the floors on which they are registered.
Indicates car calls registered by the passengers travelling in each elevator. Car calls are aligned with the floors for which they are registered.
Indicates the current time of the simulation in the format, hours : minutes : seconds.
Indicates the current direction of the elevator, as is normally indicated at landings using directional arrows above elevator doors.
Indicates the absolute vertical position of the elevator, in metres, at the current simulation time. This is calculated from the floor levels, taking into account the distance travelled on any particular journey.
Indicates the absolute speed of the elevator, in metres per second, at the current simulation time.
Indicates the total load of passengers in the elevator, in kilograms, at the current simulation time.