Digital twin technologies help simulate processes, workflows and timelines, thereby allowing contractors to better understand bottlenecks and challenges in their supply chain.
But digital twins are less a technology than they are the application of multiple technologies to duplicate, plan and simulate the real life version of a system, said Mark Driscoll, senior director at Waltham, Massachusetts-based AMC Bridge, an engineering software development firm, including those for building, manufacturing or mechanical processes.
"Some of the benefits are predicting issues in a system long before they occur. This would allow the user to avoid costly shut downs and better plan for modifications," said Driscoll. "Digital twins can also be useful in testing different system parameters, environments and conditions that could impact the performance of the system. Again, saving time and money in the process."
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