Digital twins have fast become the go-to for creating robust data models about all aspects of a building or city at the various stages of its lifecycle. But what’s the difference between a digital twin and Building Information Modeling (BIM) software?
Understandably there has been confusion within the industry about how to differentiate these two important technologies. The confusion in large part comes down to the emphasis of BIM software on physical space represented digitally and Digital Twin’s early definition, a digital replica of a physical object or space. The key difference lies in how each technology is used. Digital Twins are best used for building maintenance and operations while BIM is best used for construction and design.
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