The Visual Digital Twin is an important element of the full Digital Twin, and it can be used on its own outside of a full Digital Twin process. A full Digital Twin is a digital replica of a physical asset or entity, it aims to integrate IoT, artificial intelligence, machine learning, analytics, and a real time network. It includes the physical item, processes, people, systems and devices that can be used for various purposes.
The Visual Digital Twin improves product understanding, by seeing your 3D digital design overlaid on top of the physical. By using the digital to disassemble or assemble the physical product it speeds up the service or build process
During pre-production runs of new parts, you can compare new parts from the production line to their 3D CAD design to identify missing items, welds, and drill holes etc., enabling production issues to be quickly located and fixed.
The Visual Digital Twin instantly informs a user of “differences” between the physical and digital, which is essential for quality inspection purposes. It is also essential to enable an operator to follow build or service instructions where by “assembling” or “disassembling” the digital, it quickly shows the operator what action has to be done on the physical item.
Understanding and interpreting large volumes of information in situ is greatly aided by the Visual Digital Twin. It saves time and improves quality in inspection, product assembly and service functions.