Version History

Customers with who subscribe to Elevate's maintenance and support program automatically receive free upgrades when new version are issued. Otherwise, individual upgrades are available from our shop.

The main new features in Elevate Version 8 (September 2010) were

  • Create a PDF of your Elevate report with a single click
  • Record a video of your simulation to playback in PowerPoint or on the web
  • Select graphs to be plotted in black/white or colour
  • More design templates based on our traffic studies in actual office buildings
  • Enhancements to the destination control algorithm including an option for destination input on selected floors only
  • Extended facilities for software developers implementing their own dispatchers in Elevate
  • Improved tools to assist modelling of elevator kinematics and energy consumption
  • Improved simulation modelling of double deck elevators removing the restriction of odd to odd and even to even floor traffic only
  • Elevate Live Features

The main new features in Elevate Version 7 (April 2007) were

  • Double Deck Simulation
  • Improved Passenger Generator
  • Improved Graphics
  • Graph Data
  • Motion
  • Count
  • XML Interface
  • Facility for multiple external (custom) dispatcher libraries
  • Pause and Look feature

The main new features in Elevate Version 6 (May 2004) were

  • Vastly improved speed of simulation
  • Enhanced graphical results
  • User defined reports
  • Proforma traffic templates
  • Archive feature
  • Improved graphics during simulation
  • More advanced options for dispatcher algorithms
  • Batch mode
  • More details about this upgrade

The main new features in Elevate Version 5 (October 2002) were

  • Additional Dispatch Algorithms including ETA and Destination Dispatch.
  • Import your own logo for on-screen presentations and reports.
  • Windows XP compatible.
  • Improvements in speed due to enhanced memory management.
  • Next and Back buttons for faster data entry.
  • Custom speed fill function for building data.
  • Simulation pause button.
  • Run multiple simulations.
  • Simple definition of mixed traffic flows, e.g. total 15%, split 40% up, 40% down, 20% interfloor.
  • Kinematics Tools.
  • Additional results in spreadsheet output.

The main new features in Elevate Version 4 (May 2001) were

  • Double deck elevator calculation (using General Analysis round trip time model).
  • Transfer input data and results to a spreadsheet at the click of a button.
  • In simulation, facility to specify which elevators serves which floors
    (e.g. not all elevators may serve the basement).
  • In standard Elevator Data mode, facility for user to edit the list of "standard" elevator speeds and sizes.
  • Full set of "remote monitoring" results including system response time and dispatch interval.
  • Ability to insert your company name on Elevate presentations prepared for your customers.

The main new features of Elevate Version 3 were

  • Specify whether Elevate works in metric or US (imperial) units.
  • Choose between entering floor level or floor height.
  • Specify any speed and any capacity (previously you were limited to pre-set values).
  • Stair Factor allows a quick and easy way of making an allowance for stair usage.
  • Passenger Data File mode allows you the option to bypass the passenger generator and specify a file containing a list of passengers to be transported.
  • If you are using the General Analysis, you can now enter Passenger Data in Standard and Advanced mode (previously, only Standard mode was available).
  • If you are using the Enhanced up peak analysis type, you will find the analysis runs much faster.
  • In earlier versions of Elevate, if you were analyzing more than one elevator configuration, you could skip between results by pressing the "Next Results" and "Previous Results" buttons on the toolbar. Now you can view and print a summary of all your results - just press the new "Summary Results" button.
  • Simulation results now include an analysis of Motor Starts.