Digital Twins2018-12-06T14:58:58+00:00

Digital Twins

Digital representations of real-world assets to enable informed decision-making to achieve best value, optimisation and risk reduction throughout the asset lifecycle.

Simulating virtual assets, systems and networks to ensure understanding and effective decision resolution.

SERVICE AREAS

CASE STUDIES

Simulation models help visualise and simplify processes and can deliver time and cost savings. As the digitalisation of the construction value chain continues, simulation models are being used in more and more areas.

All our simulation models share the same remarkably realistic visual effects, extremely high performance and software independence. Our high-quality visual effects are created automatically by our digital object library, which we have grown over many years and contains materials, textures and digital representations of real-world objects, equipment and products.

We deliver the models either in our own 3D-Rocket data viewer or in any common CAD format, so that the models can be edited and used for design and construction. We can also deploy the simulation models via the Geoconnect+ platform, enabling easy integration to other data sources including BIM, mapping and sensor data. It is also possible to kinetically link sensor data to the models to create a “real time” digital twin.

Our planning simulations allow the user to move freely through a virtual 3D model, so they can experience each individual viewpoint. The model is interactive and can be amended so the user can compare different design options and scenarios, for example a change in materials or the height of noise barriers as specified by planning regulations or moving signals or street furniture. All user interactions are “rules based” enabling effective implementation of building regulations and health and safety constraints.

Further simulations and animations are available, such as daylight and weather simulation or noise and shadow mapping. This helps decision makers and stakeholders to better understand the planning and its impact. We make use of biotic and abiotic, kinematic and inverse kinematic animations.

Our 3D models can be accessed from tablets and other mobile devices. In just one click the user receives information about building components, products or technical equipment directly from the original source system, through the integration functions of GeoConnect+ . Use of the model is so intuitive that maintenance processes, such as training, finding faults on site, error reporting, etc, become considerably easier and more efficient.

Through the geospatial capabilities of Geoconnect+ we can locate assets and components both virtually and physically through the application. We can also integrate with wider asset management systems such as SAP and Maximo/Trirega.

Learning should be as easy and quick as possible, but it should be fun at the same time. This also applies in professional life, such as training for maintenance and repair work on buildings and assets. The combination of immersive photorealistic 3D models and virtual reality brings a new dimension to training and learning – safe, fun, motivating.

Using our Virtual Training we can reduce training time on site and dramatically make onsite training more effective, enabling potentially safety-critical situations to be drastically reduced. This saves time and cost and improves safety.

Data Integration - GeoConnect+

Every business has been generating data for the last few decades which is often held in a variety of legacy systems. As a result, users are often unable to access critical business information due to a lack of software or training, and the situation is likely to become worse and more complex in the future.

Managing Existing Structures (LocLab)

Simulating real-world virtual assets, systems and networks to enable improved understanding of asset geoinformation and access asset-tagged data quickly to make project and operational critical decisions.

LocLab City Modelling

Simulating virtual buildings and infrastructure, to better understand and manage information relating to towns and cities.

Model Auditing, Quality Control and Improved Accuracy using Point Clouds (LocLab)

Using advanced survey methods to deliver and control real-world digital models

Loc Lab Simulation and Gaming

Simulating virtual assets, systems and networks to ensure effective communication, understanding and informed decision-making