It is easy to imagine how industrial companies harnessing the power of the massive computing abilities created by the leading technology companies are going to dominate their respective industries in the decade to come. Industrial organizations have amassed years of data in their ERP systems while becoming adept at collecting real-time operational data from sensors, CNC equipment, and Auto-ID technologies.

With every layer of new information, there is a greater level of resolution that drives logistics efficiency, production optimizations, and favorable outcomes. When creating a Digital Twin Solution, scalability and synchronization are important aspects to consider.

Add clarity to the details you collect. Bring context to the data you connect. Scale smart. Here’s how.

Step 1: Start Where You Are

Properly deployed, Digital Twin capabilities will form a closed loop system of accelerated learning which compresses the time to value for all future decisions and investments.


Drawing on decades of experience in architectural surveys, modeling, and visualization services in the AEC industry, we offer a straightforward way to tackle technical planning, cost/risk projects, system integration, and verification/validation. With our “Scan & Map” reality capture techniques and flexible deliverable options, our team ensures you have a firm foundation to build your Digital Twin.

From there, the collected data, connectivity, and software integration combine into a single view to help forecast potential issues or find possible ways to enhance the efficiency of operations with further steps towards a full factory transformation.


As you look at the interaction required between physical and digital manufacturing components and digital feedback loops, remember the building and environment provides essential context for your Digital Twin Solution. We cross the gamut of data collection in the industrial space. Sometimes it’s simple excel files or CAD drawings that are imported into other systems; other times our work is a more complex reality-capture or 3D model.  Most often, however, we give our clients a customized mix of both the intricate “digital twin” details and the information that is simply time-consuming for your team to collect.

As part of the Digital Twin, these details provide a concise and accurate picture of the building, its infrastructure, and machine placement which serves as the foundation for all future improvement considerations.

Step 2: Use What You’ve Got

Properly deployed, Digital Twin capabilities will form a closed-loop system of accelerated learning which compresses the time to value for all future decisions and investments.

IoT Devices

Sensors, software, and other technologies enabled by the Internet of Things (IoT). Built for the purpose of connecting and exchanging data with other devices and systems over the internet, it’s a must-have integration for your Digital Twin Solution.

Tracking Technology

Indoor Positioning Systems (IPS) use network devices located within the geometry of the building to wirelessly locate objects or people inside (similar to the way GPS uses satellites). Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) use embedded tags and a reader that receives a wireless signal. These tracking systems work on technologies like GPS, ultra-wideband (UWB), Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and RFID to track the location of objects and can easily integrate with your Digital Twin.

API Enabled Applications

Middleware that bridges operating systems, databases, and applications; Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software that manages the lifecycle of a product; Operations Technology (OT) and Human-Machine Interfaces (HMI); they all have one important thing in common. They all leverage an Application Programming Interface (API). It’s a set of programming instructions and standards for accessing a web-based software application or web tool like your Digital Twin.

Static Data

Don’t forget your static data!  Those technical manuals, best-practice guides, instruction videos, and reference links can be put to work inside your Digital Twin Solution.

Step 3: Go Further

We believe that to expedite transformation, manufacturers can embrace an ecosystem of multiple solutions and technologies that work in harmony, rather than seek a one-stop technology solution.


with Disruptive Technologies

Featuring tiny wireless sensors you can place anywhere.

Simple to install and the size of a quarter these energy-efficient sensors boast a 15-year battery life. With high-level security encryption, it’s a complete sensing solution that just makes sense.  Bring insights from the real world to where they are needed most.


with Siemens

Connect to shop floor devices out of the box.

Send data from the Operational Technology (OT) network to the cloud via secure transfer. It’s an integrated ‘Edge to Cloud’ solution featuring best practice implementation of cold/warm storage and database configuration ready to go. Siemens/MindSphere® is the leading industrial IoT as a service solution that uses advanced analytics and AI to power IoT solutions from the edge to the cloud.


with Innovative 3D

Create photo-realistic 3d Models and Animations.

Modeling is fast and simple. Using point cloud data, AutoCAD, or even PDF drawings, Innovative 3D creates visuals that can accurately represent what the final plant will look like and to easily share them. Ultimately, this leads to better, more innovative designs.

Starting your Industry 4.0, Manufacturing IoT, Logistics Improvement, or Facility Optimization project? Build a strong foundation using Reality Capture.