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ALUPROF S.A. is the largest Polish distributor of architectural aluminum systems, which offers a full range of solutions for producing windows, doors, facades, roller blinds, and rolling gates. Two of its most prestigious projects in Warsaw include Atrium City, which was awarded the European Commission’s GreenBuilding certificate, and the Hilton Hotel.
The biggest challenge for ALUPROF is keeping up with architects’ increasing requirements as they create more daring and modern projects. Creating tailor-made systems requires the company to have tools that allow for fast execution of day-to-day tasks and advanced solutions for various analyses. AutoCAD® Mechanical and Autodesk® Inventor® software enable ALUPROF to:
“Tailor-made systems are a growing part of our business,” says Monika Sobczak, marketing manager at ALUPROF. “Suppliers of technical solutions like ours have to continuously keep pace with the dynamic nature of modern architecture.”
This work is never done in isolation, so being able to collaborate with architects, specialist design firms, and building and assembly contractors―as well as several other external partners―is mandatory.
ALUPROF produces all its designs using AutoCAD Mechanical and Autodesk Inventor. AutoCAD Mechanical is the efficient 2D tool that automates day-to-day mechanical engineering tasks, while Autodesk Inventor is used in cases of more advanced mechanisms or when stress analysis is required.
“We decided to equip several workstations with 3D design software,” says Andrzej Żurawski, development manager at ALUPROF. “It allows us to validate a larger number of possible solutions and to simulate motion. At the same time, thanks to interoperability with analytical software, we can analyze the performance of the structure under different assumed loads.”
The development of a new product requires extensive data sharing between ALUPROF’s designers and its partners. This applies both to designing standard general-purpose architectural systems for use in the building industry, as well as developing solutions tailored to individual sites. Collaboration with architects’ bureaus results in the adaptation of system solutions to specific site requirements or the development of entirely new products that will satisfy the individual visions of the construction engineers.
“Sharing building documentation is commonplace for us,” says Żurawski.
Thanks to a design process based around Autodesk software, ALUPROF is able to meet the ever-changing needs of its dynamic customers as well as facilitate effective collaboration with external partners.
“We simply must have access to the latest technology,” says Żurawski. “It enables us to be flexible in today’s marketplace.”
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