IoT and the Digital Twin

What is the Xcelerator Platform from Siemens PLM?

Siemens PLM, or Siemens Digital Industries, as they’re now known. They announced the availability of something called the Xcelerator Platform. So what’s the deal? What is this thing about? Well, there’s several layers to understand about this platform. Let’s talk about the lowest layer first. Xcelerator Platform: Web Services That lowest layer is taking all …

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Digital Twins: Why? What’s the Application? What’s the Value?

So what is the value behind a digital twin?

When I am talking about digital twin, I’m talking about feeding virtual sensor data from simulations to your IoT platform. So you have a real-time mimic of your physical product.

The PTC and Microsoft Partnership: What’s involved?

About a year ago, PTC and Microsoft announced a close partnership, focusing on Azure, Thingworx and Vuforia. In this video, we offer some insight into what exactly is involved in the partnership and the value behind it.

Integrity and Windchill Integration

PTC recently announced the integration between Integrity and Windchill. Chad Jackson is here to talk about why this is so important.

Prototyping Your IoT Platform

Can you virtually prototype an #IoT platform for a smart, connected product with a #DigitalTwin? That’s the topic Chad Jackson takes on in our latest video.

PTC and Hexagon: Diverging Views of IoT

PTC and Hexagon both talked a lot about IoT in their conferences. But how they talked about them were dramatically different. This post provides a quick summary of how different they were and a little advice on how to apply IoT to your company.

What is a Virtual Sensor?

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