The digital twin process has recently gained a lot of momentum, becoming an integral part of the AECO industry. However, the digital twin, a living, breathing 3D replica of the site can be complemented perfectly by the equally useful visual twin, its 360° reality capture equivalent.
While the visual twin and the digital twin are similar, both rely on different forms of data, playing different roles and bringing different utility to a construction project. The visual twin relies on 360° data, whereas the digital twin focuses on 3D point cloud data. Despite their differences, the two processes can work together flawlessly in a symbiotic relationship when executed efficiently using the right tools.
With both these processes in place, teams can achieve a perfect balance between speed and precision, made possible through tools such as FARO’s suite of technologies.