Digital Twin- Everything You Need to Know
Why a Digital Twin?
What is a Digital Twin?
Questions like these may sound familiar to you. They often involve the interaction of different areas of a company. The excessively long communication path is therefore a hurdle. A digital twin can intervene here and form a unified platform for the community.
Divided into three important components, a digital twin is as follows:
- the virtual image
- the networking of information sources
- the extension to an IoT system
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What does a Digital Twin consist of?
“Pictures say more than a thousand words!”
A digital twin contains three components and the first is the virtual image of a real existing object. This real object is then digitized using 3D Surveying. The captured 3D models are then mapped in platform-independent systems. In this sense, platform-independent means that it does not matter from which end device (cell phone, laptop, tablet, etc.) you want to access the digital twin.
Varied information about the real object can be visually displayed and viewed. This facilitates both the search for relevant data and information processing. External information that was not recorded with 3D surveying can be added with Points of Interests (PoIs) and integrated into the model. A digital twin thus offers you an efficient information platform for your buildings and can be used by everyone involved in the project.
“Information is good. Networked information is better!”
To use and manage buildings efficiently, a lot of information is created and used. Different stakeholders involved in different phases of the building use different systems (such as CAFM, SAP, CAD, or PLM systems) and thus generate important data of the building. This immense amount of different information and data can quickly make things complicated. A Digital Twin can help!
The first component of the Digital Twin is the virtual image. In this virtual image, all the different systems and their data can be compressed. So all information is combined in one object and a common platform is created from different systems. This networks all existing sources of information.
Digital Twin - Why is it Important for Your Company?
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How is a Digital Twin Created?
Digital Twin - What are the Requirements?
The most important thing when creating a digital twin is motivation. Why do you need it and what do you expect from it? It is crucial to determine this beforehand, as the production of the Digital Twin will be guided by this. The appropriate tools are selected based on this information. Once the motivation is defined and passed on to us, the first step is done.
In short, effective goal setting is the first step towards the Digital Twin. So make sure that your goal is not too superficial, but S.M.A.R.T.
Apart from that, you should be able to adapt flexibly to digitization in your company. Agile planning plays a decisive role here. We, therefore, advise you to use planning methods that increase efficiency, such as “Scrum”. One of the next prerequisites is process analysis. Here you can find out which existing processes need to be optimized or removed.
Access to the property is, of course, one of the other requirements. We need to get into your building with our measuring instruments to measure it. In addition to the access to the building, it should ideally be empty. Ideally, there should be no employees on-site so that the scan can be carried out quickly and cleanly. After all, a finished digital twin should not depict any employees. Incidentally, no special device is required to see the final result. A digital twin can easily be viewed on any device on the desktop, tablet, or smartphone.
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