The virtual design platform for large mine elevators was established by using the informationization unit technology of manufacturing industry in this paper. On the basis of the virtual design and manufacture platform, 3D digital design, computer-aided analysis and computer-aided process planning under the support of network system were carried out. The informationization standard system for the design and manufacturing of the mine elevator equipments was established. The information classification code of the whole procedure of product design and manufacturing was normalized and unified. A type of multirope friction mine elevator, numbered as JKM-4.5×6, has been developed and put into practice. By means of the virtual design and manufacturing technology, the product design quality could be enhanced. Meanwhile, the manufacturing procedures of prototypes were simplified and cancelled, so that reducing the cycle and cost of the product development. This study results may be helpful for the development of large-sized equipments.