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Digital modeling and simulation has become a key ingredient for organizations in this era of digital transformation.

However, as with most newer technologies, there’s considerable misunderstanding about digital modeling and simulation. The primary confusion often stems from the wayward belief that digital modeling and simulation is the same as digital twins.

They aren’t the same.

While digital twin technology and digital modeling and simulation both use virtual model-based simulations, they are different. This is due to the fact that, despite being ideal for product design applications, the simulation capabilities of traditional computer-aided design and engineering (CAD-CAE) offer less than digital twin.

Once a product or asset is created, the virtual model becomes a digital twin, with all of the additional capabilities this opens up through the use of the Internet of Things (IoT).

The fast transfer of data sets between the asset and the digital twin enables a user to see how the product is operating in real time, including through the application of additional features such as augmented reality.

Crucially, unlike simulation, the use of a digital twin allows you to drive business strategy to deliver improved operational efficiency, the automation of manual tasks, increased data analysis, training and validation.

Where digital modeling and simulation can help you to understand what may happen in the real world, digital twins allow you to compare and assess what may happen alongside what is actually happening.

This real-time view is presented in a clear 3D format making it easy to monitor and interpret the status of projects, equipment, assembly lines and even patients in hospital. This joined-up method of presenting real-time insights can prevent poor decision-making, assist with preventive maintenance and reduce accidents or costly downtimes.

Want to learn more? Tonex offers Digital Modeling and Simulation Training, a 2-day course that teaches the fundamentals of Digital Modeling & Simulation as well as understanding how Digital Simulation is a mix between discrete and continuous domains.

Additionally, participants learn how Digital Modeling and Simulation elaborates the behavior of a continuous system. Participants also investigate this real phenomena, processes, devices, or systems based on the study of mathematical models with the aid of digital computers.

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