The Digital Prototyping Autodesk® Inventor® system allows you to design the best control rooms, advancing to the production component with the utmost definition of every detail.
A high-performance control room is a concentrate of technology, knowledge and experience. Each element must be well thought out and designed in the best possible way before being built following the most stringent quality standards so as to guarantee the user high-level functionality and system stability, even for round-the-clock usage.
Hence why it is important to start off on the right foot from the very first step. The planning phase is fundamental in order to guarantee the quality of the result. Hence, we start with listening to the customer and their needs along with analysing how the control room will be utilised. We then move on to the design phase followed by 3D modelling, so that the initial idea may take on a concrete form. Finally, what existed merely on paper comes to life thanks to a tailor-made production, able to satisfy the specific needs of each customer. The endpoint is the installation, which must be carried out to standard. At this point, the system is fully operational. Ordinary and extraordinary maintenance will then serve to maintain the performance level over time.
However, let’s take a closer look at one of the most delicate phases of this whole process – the 3D modelling. This is when the project really begins to take shape, even if only digitally. The Elemaint staff will then oversee the production of all that has been designed and its ultimate implementation. The control room is now complete, having passed from the initial conception phase to handover to the customer.
The production of control rooms designed using Autodesk® Inventor®
Digital Prototyping is the ideal technology for designing complex and effective control rooms, whether it be work tables or racks that need to take shape. Thanks to these IT tools, it is possible not only to design down to the smallest detail but even to visualise and simulate the functioning of the furnishings and equipment foreseen in each environment.
For this phase of the design, Elemaint relies on Autodesk® Inventor® which, amongst other things, also allows the integration of AutoCAD® drawings and 3D data in a single digital model. In this way, it is possible to rely on a virtual representation of the final product. Inventor® permits a truly complete combination of various design features and is able to interact with any CAD system.
Running the program in the cloud, complete with project review feedback, even allows everyone involved in the production cycle to actively contribute to the process, from wherever they may be. An efficient, complete, shared and yet fluid flow that not only speeds up design times but also renders each step more participatory and able to achieve more precise, customised and effective results. Such superior benefits have meant that Elemaint has chosen to use this cutting-edge technology in the production of its bespoke control rooms.
Why is it important to choose the right control room design tools?
One might think that good design comes merely from the knowledge and skills of the professionals behind it. Whilst these aspects are certainly important – indeed, they form the very foundation of every project, with there being no technology able to replace a lack of such knowledge and skill – the choice of the right design tools is nonetheless an essential component for the end quality. For this reason, we at Elemaint are convinced that we must start out with excellent projects in order to produce excellent control rooms.
A good design not only impacts the timing and precision of what can be achieved but also allows the levels of safety and ergonomics for the proposed solutions to be raised, whilst also guaranteeing flexibility in use, durability over time and a great stability for the system that must be entirely reliable.
From the customer’s perspective, the ability to view the final result before it is put into operation is a huge advantage, as is the ability to convert any object or detail into a 3D digital file complete with measurements. Or, conversely, to create a three-dimensional file to be created with the latest-generation 3D printers.
Hence why we can guarantee the best design, the most painstaking level of manufacturing and the highest performance for even the most complex and challenging control rooms, no matter the industry.
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