What is a digital twin?
A digital twin is a dynamic virtual copy of a physical asset, process, system or environment that looks like and behaves identically to its real-world counterpart. A digital twin ingests data and replicates processes so you can predict possible performance outcomes and issues that the real-world product might undergo.
How do they work?
The power of digital twins comes from connecting real-world assets with real-world data, so you can better visualise them. Digital twins enable cross-functional teams to collaboratively design, build, test, deploy and operate complex systems in interactive and immersive ways. They help companies understand the past, view present conditions, and prevent future problems. They inform decision-making through insight, analysis, simulation and prediction.
Digital twins are created by importing conceptual models (via BIM, CAD, or GIS) or scanning physical entities in the real world to visualise and analyse them in combination with enterprise and Internet of Things (IoT) data. A digital twin that is powered by realtime 3D, a computer graphics technology that generates interactive content faster than human perception, can also curate, organise and present multiple sources of data (both information and models) as lifelike, interactive visualisations.Download Digital Reality Solutions Brochure