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DigiPara introduces the first elevator plug-in for Autodesk Revit software

June 6, 2011

Frechen, Germany - DigiPara GmbH is announcing the release of Elevatorarchitect, the first
plug-in to create elevator models within Autodesk Revit software. The plug-in allows Revit
users to easily find the correct size and number of required elevators that are available for
their building in their region and import them into their Revit project. Elevatorarchitect,
available as a free download, greatly simplifies and enhances the design workflow as the
placing and adjustment of single Revit families are eliminated.

When adding an elevator model into a Revit project, many Revit users are unsure where to
begin and don’t know the corresponding requirements like the type or number of required
elevators. Many users also struggle with placing and adjusting the correct Revit families into
their building.

Elevatorarchitect was developed in close collaboration with Revit experts, architects and BIM
managers to enhance and standardize the design process for creating 3-D elevator models
inside Autodesk Revit software. Easy to use wizards support the Revit user in finding the
correct size elevators and professionally guiding them to the point of reaching an optimal 3-D
Revit model. Free optimized families, which include all types of elevators (hydraulic, ropedhydraulic
and traction, with and without machine room) allows Revit users to create complex
elevator groups within seconds. By exploring the key physical and functional BIM
characteristics, all elevator data are instantly illustrated in the Revit schedule.

The current manufacturer library includes common global, European and American elevator
series from Kone, Otis, Schindler and ThyssenKrupp. There are more than 100,000
combinations of car sizes, payloads, heights or speeds available. With the integrated update
service, Revit users who are linked to the internet can be sure that they always have the
latest elevator types and dimensions available.

More information:

Karin Klingenberg
DigiPara GmbH
Augustinusstraße 11 d
50226 Frechen, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)2234 999 448-23

About DigiPara

DigiPara in Germany is the worldwide leading software vendor for the elevator and escalator
industry with a sophisticated software product portfolio for modern CAD environments. As
experts for vertical transportation software DigiPara’s software products are used in 49
countries worldwide. The international success is based on overall coherent strategy:
Developing software in a customer oriented way. DigiPara is a specialist in configuration
software and has been an Autodesk Solution Partner for more than 20 years. For additional
information, please visit

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