Digital twin means different things to people with different backgrounds. But, a common understanding, is that it replicates the characteristics of a physical, or existing object, in a digital form. This concept was called the digital twin by John Vickers of NASA in a 2010 Roadmap Report. Typically, a digital twin is not only a visual model, but it also has functional elements embedded to it. In some cases, it means that simulator data is connected to the visual part of the environment. A traditional way of achieving this, is by making a detailed 3D model of the environment and hooking it up to a simulator. But, 3D modelling is often pricey and requires heavy workload. Especially in the cases where there is no good drawings or limited data of the facilities.  

“eSite solutions capture the reality, and what we see on site, is what our customers get – a digital twin, as it is.” 

Digital twin for different industries
Digital twin – eSiteview for different industries

Reality capture (RC) is one of eSite’s core competences. With the newest and best tools out there today, creating a digital twin is now easier than ever before. We capture the reality, and what we see on site, is what our customers get – a digital twin, as it is. eSiteview brings the site to our customers browsers by using IoT or connections to their sites’ processes signals. Our users have a digital twin, with an accurate visual representation, and dynamic functionalities. eSiteview users can also upload different kinds of media to their instances, and/or connect to data sources from other systems.  Check our News & Insights, to read more about eSiteview use cases.

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