Implementing the digital thread and digital twin with PLCS
The Digital Thread is a communication framework that connects traditionally siloed elements in manufacturing processes and provides an integrated view of an asset throughout the manufacturing lifecycle. The Digital Twin is a digital model of a particular asset that includes design specifications and engineering models, as well as as-built and operational data unique to the physical asset it represents.
Product Life Cycle Support (PLCS) is an ISO standard that provides the information model needed to support the life of complex products. It allows for the creation of an integrated view of the asset’s data covering its lifecycle across traditionally siloed functional perspectives, providing a Digital Thread from a Life Cycle Support viewpoint.
Implementing PLCS enables a Digital Thread capability, adding functionality to existing software and processes. It also allows for the extension of the Digital Thread across enterprises, incorporating information from different sources.
PLCS can meet the needs of the Digital Thread and work with Digital Twins, providing a comprehensive and integrated approach to product and process improvement.
Learn more about the benefits of implementing the Digital Thread and Digital Twin with PLCS and take the first step towards improving your business processes.