IoT and the Digital Twin

Hybrid Twin: Combining the Virtual and Digital Twin

Digital twin and virtual twin, or physics-based simulation model, are both valuable in the world of engineering. They help us identify novel design solutions and take proactive action to mitigate risks. These are two separate, disconnected entities. But, what would happen if they were used together, reinforcing each other’s work? Let’s find out. The Hybrid …

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How Do You Get A Digital Twin Running in the Cloud with ThingWorx?

How do you get a digital twin running in the cloud with ThingWorx? How do you set up an IoT-connected digital twin? And why would you want to do that? Let’s take a few minutes and talk about it.  Companies might be capturing sensor data off of a product in the field and applying AI/machine …

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Big Data and the Engineer

The Internet of Things (IoT) has unleashed a new wave of interconnected products. Almost every company is now switching from traditional, mechanical offerings to smart ones requiring a lot of software, electronics, and electrical systems. But design engineers must go further than simply integrating the right hardware and software into today’s products. As the world …

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Digital Twin vs. Digital Thread

Digital twin and digital thread are terms that are used a lot in the industry today. Why are the digital twin and digital thread so important for collaboration today? Our chief analyst defines digital twin and digital thread and the important role they play in product development

WHAT IS A DIGITAL TWIN OF A PRODUCTION SYSTEM AND WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO USE IT?

A digital twin of a production system feeds production line sensor data into a simulation of the production line. You can then measure virtual sensors and capture virtual sensor data off of the simulation. When you combine that with the physical sensor data, you have a richer view into what is actually happening in the production system overall. In this post, Chad Jackson discusses the value of running virtual and physical sensors together.

Altair 365: What Is It And Why Is It A Big Deal?

What is Altair 365? Why is it a big deal? Altair 365 is offered by Altair, which has simulation, design, and several product development solutions for smart connected products. Altair 365: Moving Solutions to the Cloud What’s the deal here? Altair has several different products including HyperWorks, Knowledge Works, Altair Embed, and Altair Activate. They …

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Onscale: What is Simulation-as-a-Service?

What are the benefits of OnScale’s Simulation-as-a-Service solution? In this video, Chad Jackson discusses its capabilities and how its’ unique licensing/pricing model enables innovation.

PTC’s Acquisition of Onshape: Implications for Vuforia

The acquisition implications might not be immediately obvious since Vuforia is already connected to the cloud and ThingWorx. However, being able to run Vuforia alongside Creo and Integrity would create some interesting capabilities. In this video, the last of a five part series, Chad Jackson discusses some of the potential with PTC’s acquisition of Onshape.

PTC’s Acquisition of Onshape: Implications for ThingWorx

Are there implications from PTC’s acquisition of Onshape for ThingWorx? Since ThingWorx is already a cloud-based IoT platform, it might not be directly affected. However, in this video, Chad Jackson shares where there are implications with PTC’s other apps running alongside ThingWorx in the cloud.