Digital Twins vs. Building Information Modeling (BIM)

IoT For All
February 24, 2023
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Dispel the confusion surrounding these terms by understanding how they differentiate. Sharing a virtual world is where most of the similarities end. Understand the key uses for both these technologies once and for all with this definitive overview.

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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