When our customers are designing elevators, Schindler’s Plan and Design tool helps them do it faster and easier.
There are a lot of decisions and information to keep track of when planning an elevator. That’s where Schindler's Plan & Design tool for elevators and escalators comes in.
Our customers used to have to spend many hours studying manuals and instructions on elevator design. That’s in the past. Now, with our Plan and Design tool, we’ve made it easy for our customers to get the full picture and jump in and start designing straight away.
Let’s start with a quick overview of the tool. It’s divided into three modules - Planning, Design and the Project cloud.
The first part of the tool is the planning module. This is where a customer selects the type of elevator that’s right for their project. By adding some basic building information, such as the type of building, the number of users, travel height and floors, they receive a recommendation for the number and type of elevators required for the project. And, they can edit the results if they already know exactly what they need.
Once a customer has selected the specifications for their elevator, they move into the design module to create the interior "look and feel". Some of the options available for our customers in the design module include:
Packages: There are different packages available, for example Office and Moving, that can be used to enhance an elevator and make sure it meets the needs of the end user.
Decoration lines: When a customer is designing the interior of an elevator, they can choose from different styles, like Navona - a design focusing on the functional and durable, or Times Square - that offers a modern and versatile feel.
The design line a customer selects will influence other options such as the colors available for the walls, ceiling, etc.
The final part of the Plan and Design tool is the Project cloud - where our customers can save and store their projects for easy access anytime.
By saving a project in the cloud, they save a lot of time and re-work. The drawings and other files are always at their fingertips, and they can edit or copy them for later projects. Customers need to register to have access to the cloud, but it’s really worth it.