Before we dive into virtual sensors, we need to cover some foundational concepts around the Digital Twin. With this technology, you have sensory data that you’re capturing from a product, and you’re feeding it into a simulation. The simulation will be running very fast, and will often be a systems simulation; a 1D simulation that …
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The IoT-less Digital Twin: A Reality with MSC Software
Most folks pair up the concepts of Digital Twins and the Internet of Things. But are they truly exclusively together? In this post, we find they’re not by looking at an MSC Software offering applied to drilling heads.
Are Digital Twins Really New?
People have been feeding sensor data to simulations for years. How are Digital Twins different? This post explains the key difference between the two scenarios and where companies
Disambiguating the Digital Twin
There’s lots of confusion around the Digital Twin. In this post and video, provide an overview of the three definitions used in the industry and highlight the one we use.
ThingWorx Review: Ditching the Duct Tape
Many companies are going through the transition from developing mechanically oriented products to smart, connected ones. Overall, that transition includes a sea of changes, many of them challenging. This includes adding the organizational capability to develop embedded code, electrical systems, or rigid-flex electronics. One of the easier adjustments, however, is implementing an Internet of Things …
Digital Prototyping with the PTC Digital Twin
This article reviews how the PTC Digital Twin, created with Integrity Modeler, SySim, and Thingworx, can digitally prototype a smart, connected product and its IoT platform during the design cycle.
ANSYS Twin Builder: Connecting IoT Data to Simulations
ANSYS’ Twin Builder can set up Digital Twins by connecting IoT sensor data to simulations. This post reviews its functionality and value to manufacturers.
What’s Your IoT Strategy?
This article looks at two approaches that companies can take as their first steps with an IoT initiative: exploring in R&D or testing a ‘hypothesis.’