Elevator simulations

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Elevator simulator (or Lift simulator) is a program that emulate lifts/elevators. There are several such programs, they are:

Beno Building Creator

Beno Building Creator (BBC) is an online building creator developed by Beno and it is written in Javascript (with HTML5 script). It has a feature which new users can copy the script generated by this creator that doesn't require any installing or setting up. BBC has pre-loaded with 10 hand-coded buildings created by Beno, as well as the original Skyscrapersim buildings (see Skyscraper Simulator section below).

Gooper1 Building Creator

Gooper1 Building Creator (G1BC) is a revolutionary new building creator designed to be a step up from Beno Building Creator (BBC). Developed by Gooper1 and Visualblocks, it has several features, such as graphical user interface (GUI), multiple fixtures you can selected, offline building creating, non-moving escalators, stairwells and more textures options. It also support more functions and more floors you can build. Currently, G1BC is still on beta mode release.

Hydroware Hydroelite Elevator Simulator

This simulator simulates a 8 story Hydraulic lift plus it also simulates the control unit and tests functions and logic (in the Programmable Logic Controllers) virtually. It also allows you to configure the virtual elevator by yourself.

When you first start the program, only 1-7 is active. If you change the settings yourself you can enable the 8th floor.

Elevator Sim

This is a simulator that was developed by the Danish elevator filmer ATTITANIC1992. It is hosted by Unity Web Player.

Ladder Logic Editor and Programmable Logic Controller Simulator

Also known as LADSIM, this simple program can programmed traffic lights, annunciator, car park, etc., including lift/elevator. This program will drive the elevator from one floor to the other on a signal from the call button. This software doesn't support 64-bit computers.


LiftSim is a program developed by mrmattandmrchay.  It is written in QBasic, and could be called the MS-DOS version of Skyscraper.  The program accurately simulates 4 elevators in a 4 to 35 story building.  The elevators are customizable and the game also simulates passengers which ride the elevators and move about the building. This program was also developed many years before Skyscraper, but within the last few years was brought back to life. As of today, this program is currently being updated.

Lift Simulator by Kristoffer Paro

Not to be confused with LiftSim

This program is made by Kristoffer Paro. It is an exercise in designing and implementing safe controller software for an electromechanical system. The program simulates a lift in a three-storey building, where the elevator and the doors are operated by motor actuators and button presses are detected by sensors.

The program is written in C++ and uses wxWidgets for the GUI part. The elevator's controller system is implemented separately from the simulated environment as a state machine, and it interacts with the sensors and actuators through events and signals. The system is designed to be fail safe; if it receives an aberrant signal or a sensor fails to produce a signal within the expected time frame it will retry three times whereupon it will enter a safe failure mode.

Sim Lift

Sim Lift is a program which demonstrates the complexities involved in what seems like such a simple process.

Skyscraper Simulator

Skyscraper Simulator (also known as Skyscrapersim or Skyscraper) is a free and open-source 3D building simulator created by Ryan Thoryk, currently utilizing the OGRE graphics rendering engine, and formerly using Crystal Space.

Skyscraper aims to be a fully-featured, modular, 3D realtime building simulator, powered by the Scalable Building Simulator (SBS) engine. The main feature SBS provides is a very robust elevator simulator, but also simulates general building features such as walls, floors, stairs, shaftwork and more. Many more things are planned, including gaming support (single and network multiplayer), and a graphical building designer. Skyscraper is written in C++ and uses the OGRE graphics engine, Bullet for collisions and physics, FMOD for sound, the wxWidgets GUI library, and is multiplatform. The current versions aim for a future 2.0 release.

Unity 3D Elevator, Escalator and Motor Simulator

The simulations that will be of most interest to everyone here are the elevator, escalator, and motor simulations. The motor simulator simulates a geared traction elevator motor. The elevator and escalator simulators can be run on Windows or Mac OS X, while the motor can be run only on Windows.


The Hydroware Hydroelite Elevator Simulator28:06

The Hydroware Hydroelite Elevator Simulator

The Hydroware Hydroelite Elevator Simulator

Sensei Tower Tour03:42

Sensei Tower Tour

A Skyscraper Simulator building. This is from my YouTube channel. I was testing a building that was full of "parasprites". I managed to get them all out though.. "^_^ SQUEE!"

Introducing LiftSim (now works in Windows at last!)04:47

Introducing LiftSim (now works in Windows at last!)

Video about LiftSim.

External links

Schindler lifts (Dewhurst fixtures 2) "This elevator only serves two floors."
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