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The Digital Twin and Visual Twin: Key Site Processes

Feb 15, 2023 | Construction, HoloBuilder, Progress Tracking, White Paper

Learn about the concept of digital and visual twin, and the symbiotic relationship between 360° and 3D point cloud data.

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. 

Download the White Paper by Kipp Ivey, Senior Business Development Manager at FARO Technologies to learn about the concept of digital and visual twin, and the symbiotic relationship between 360° and 3D point cloud data.

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