DigiPara Knowledge

Lift Dimensions

Figuring out the correct Lift dimensions and perfect Lift Shaft for your building design can be challenging.

  • We provide you a general overview of ISO standards
  • Lift configurators that are worth to have a look at
  • Links to VT-Consultants for more complex buildings
  • Links to BIM models for escalators
lift drawing, GAD

Leading global lift companies rely on DigiPara software

Otis Elevator
Schindler Logo
TK Elevator (ThyssenKrupp)
Cibes Lift Logo
MP LIfts
Schmitt und Sohn Aufzüge

Are you an Architect?

Below please find different options

  • to obtain lift shaft sizes
  • to download Revit lift families
  • to download models as IFC

DIN ISO 8100-30

  • Standard that describes typical lift shaft dimensions for different cases
  • Unfortunately this standard is NOT available for free

Available e.g. at: www.iso.org

Most tools and manufacturers below will have standard lift sizes according to DIN ISO 8100-30

 

DIN ISO 8100 contain standard lift dimensions

Do you use Autodesk Revit?

In case you use Autodesk Revit you will usually want a free Lift Revit Family.

  • Check the websites of local lift suppliers
  • Check the websites of Multinational lift companies

 

Other Resources for free Revit Lift Families:

Elevatorarchitect for Revit

  • Free Add-In for Autodesk Revit
  • Certified supplier product data
  • More than 40,000 downloads
  • 100,000 valid combinations of car sizes, shaft size, door sizes, car and door heights

Automated up-to-date downloads from tke, Schindler & Otis Servers:

  • High detailed lift families for tke-Evolution
  • High detailed lift families for Otis-Gen2
  • High detailed escalator for Schindler

bimobject

  • Free download of Revit Families
  • Large number of families from all branches
  • LOD different for each supplier
  • Customization options for Revit families differ strong
  • Partially legacy models

Elevatorarchitect Online

  • Freemium Packages available
  • Available Online
  • To be released Nov 2022

What is a Passenger Lift?

There are several online configurators of the multinational manufacturers.
For all manufacturers you can customise their standard lift dimensions.

Schindler Plan & Design

  • Technical Online Configurator
  • Quote on request
  • DWG & PDF after registration
  • RFA & IFC after registration

tke DWG Tool

  • Perfect Lift Shaft Dimenions of tke (former Thyssenkrupp) lifts
  • Evolution 100, Evolution 200, Evolution 300
  • No registration required
  • Download DWG lift drawing
  • Download IFC, RFA and LDBIM file
  • Supports Cobie, IFC 4.0 and vdi 2552 BIM properties

Otis Elevator Planning (U.S. only)

  • Technical Online Configurator
  • Quote on request
  • DWG & PDF can be downloaded
  • RFA & IFC on request

Leading global companies rely on DigiPara software

Otis Elevator
Schindler Logo
TK Elevator (ThyssenKrupp)
Cibes Lift Logo
MP LIfts
Schmitt und Sohn Aufzüge

Do you need a Platform lift?

What is a typical platform lift?

  • Transport for a single wheelchair
  • Allows disabled person to seamless reach other floors
  • Frequently also called Homelifts
  • Easy to install into existing buildings
  • Alternative to stairlifts

Aritco

  • Online Design Configurator
  • Quote on request
  • DWG & BIM models for "Aritco Publiclift Access" immediately available

Cibes Lift

  • Online Design Configurator
  • Quote on request
  • DWG & BIM models on request

tk Elevator (Thyssenkrupp)

  • Online Design Configurator
  • Quote on request
  • DWG & BIM models on request

Leading global platform lift companies rely on DigiPara software

Aritco Homelift is a DigiPara client
Cibes Lift Logo
TK Elevator (ThyssenKrupp)

What is a Service or Goods Lift?

What is a typical Servicelift or Goodslift?

  • Goods lifts transport pallets
  • Kitchen lifts transport hot plates
  • Car lifts allow transportation of cars
  • Range is from 50 kg to 10.000 kg

Do you need a VT-Consultant?

VT or Vertical Transportation Consultants are lift shaft experts.

They have a very high knowledege about lifts and can help you with:

  • Making a buiding traffic analysis.
    They use special elevator traffic analysis software, e.g. from Peters Research.
  • Calculate the number of lifts
  • Define Speed and Payload
  • Suggest manufacturer neutral dimensions.
    This is important in early BIM phases, where the lift manufacturer is not yet defined.
  • Highrise Buildings require special considerations for vertical transport

Leading global VT Consultants proofed by DigiPara

How to find a Vertical Transportation Consultant?

There are different VT-Consultants to help you:

  • Click on one of the logos above for DigiPara proofed VT Consultants
  • Google "Vertical Transportation Consultant"
  • Big elevator companies also have their own VT Experts you may.
    These Experts will usually suggest "their lift shaft sizes", and that means that probably other manufacturers can not offer a matching size
  • Highrise Buildings require special considerations for vertical transport

What is a Lift Installation Company?

  • Check the websites of local lift suppliers
  • Check the websites of Multinational lift companies

Do you need an Escalator?

There are several providers of escalatorsin the market. All manufacturers show their offered escaltor dimensions.

Schindler Escalator

  • Online Escalator Configurator
  • Quote on request
  • DWG & BIM models will be sent on request

tke Escalator

  • Online Dimensional Slider
  • Models: velino series, tugela, victoria, orinoco, iwalk
  • Quote on request
  • DWG & BIM models on request

Schindler Escalator Revit Add-In

  • Escalator Families immediately available
  • High detailed escalators for Schindler
  • Schindler escalator, ramp & moving walk
  • Free Add-In for Autodesk Revit
  • More than 40,000 downloads

Unlimited possibilities for your elevator planning

For new installation and modernization

The DigiPara Liftdesigner support you in lift projects for new buildings and modernization. Easily adjust to existing shaft dimensions.

Manufacturer-neutral planning

Stay flexible in your planning. With our Common Components, you do not have to commit to any manufacturer or supplier.

Use your own CAD models

Use your own 3D CAD models from Autodesk® Inventor®, PTC® Creo® and SolidWorks® and benefit from a smooth data exchange.

100 % error-free drawings

The automated drawing creation process eliminates manual working steps. This guarantees error-free drawings.

For any shaft size

Define shaft width, shaft depth and other parameters individually for your project.

Configure shaft groups

Create entire lift groups: It supports a single bank and face to face groups.

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