No matter the size, industrial designers create beauty from function. Bernardi Impianti is an international company based outside of Milan, Italy that makes asphalt plants with gusto. With a 50-year heritage in designing large plants, Bernardi foresees customer needs and uses Creo to design stations that are not only functional but also aren’t eyesores on the horizon.
Talk about a large CAD assembly. Designing a car is one thing, but try rotating a huge asphalt manufacturing plant. Does it give you workstation crash nightmares?
According to Technical Director, Roberto Villani, his team uses Creo because the software allows them to “manage large and complex assemblies and respond quickly to customer’s requests and manufacturing requests in general.”
Check out Bernardi’s design team in action (and in Italian):
Especially with the newest Creo 2.0 release, which boasts the best stability and performance in a decade, rotating and working on large (ahem, enormous) assemblies becomes a reactive experience. Graphics cards from AMD and NVIDIA specifically designed for Creo also help the software interact with large assemblies so you aren’t spending half your day waiting for your system to catch up.
To respond quickly to customers, the Creo Advanced Assembly extension produces better design flexibility with top-down assembly design and keen assembly process planning.
Bernardi describes their plants as productive, reliable, industrial art that is a unique autonomy of expression. Perhaps we’ll look at asphalt plants with an artist’s eye from now on and notice the Bernardi name.