MANAGING THE DIGITAL THREAD FOR SMART CONNECTED PRODUCTS
All companies are managing a digital thread today — whether you know it or not. It’s how you manage the digital thread that can make a huge difference in prototyping, developing, and launching a new product. In our series on managing the digital thread for smart, connected products, we are discussing the digital thread and related concepts and the solutions that help manage it.
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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? In this video, our chief analyst defines digital twin and digital thread and the important role they play in product development.
CROSS-DOMAIN COLLABORATION AND THE DIGITAL THREAD
As companies transition to smart, connected products, they are expanding their digital thread into new engineering domains. Some of these threads are interconnected. For example, software running on different boards need to communicate using one protocol. In this video, we talk about those interconnected domains and how that creates a digital fabric.
RISING PRODUCT COMPLEXITY AND THE DIGITAL THREAD
With traditional mechanical products, product development was complex, but manageable. A decision to manage product development manually or use a system like PDM was about personal productivity. With smart, connected products, this is simply not an option. It is too complex.
In this article, we share findings from our Engineering Executive’s Strategic Agenda 2020 research on the engineer’s view of the rising complexity of product development.
DIGITAL TWIN AND DIGITAL THREAD SOLUTION PROVIDER LANDSCAPE
The solution provider landscape shares insight on what solutions are working to manage the digital thread for smart, connected products.
We’ve reviewed many solutions for the digital twin and digital thread. We’ll be providing a quick overview of these solutions and linking to more in-depth coverage of their solutions.
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