Data’s New Dimension: 3D Dashboards and Digital Twins

Data’s New Dimension: 3D Dashboards and Digital Twins
Oct 5, 2023

Our modern world is shaped by the power of data. Knowing how to effectively harness this resource is crucial.

Leading the charge in this data-driven revolution is the art of data visualisation, which is projected to reach a staggering $19.2 billion by 2027.

As data complexity continues to grow, traditional 2D dashboards are no longer sufficient. Here enter Digital Twins, a transformative technology poised to reshape the way we interact with data and streamline processes.

In this blog post, we’ll explore the game-changing potential of Digital Twins as 3D dashboards and the substantial return on investment they offer to forward-thinking companies in the Industry 4.0 landscape.

Digital twins: A Multidimensional Approach

Digital Twins bring data to life by replicating real spaces and assets, offering dynamic and immersive experiences for data visualisation and process understanding. Unlike traditional 2D dashboards, these 3D replicas infuse data with new dynamism, making it more comprehensible and actionable.

In fact, the International Data Corporation (IDC) predicts that by 2027, a remarkable 60% of new physical assets and processes will be modeled as digital twins, reshaping entire industries.

Empowering Industries

With 72% of manufacturing companies aiming to achieve advanced digitisation levels by 2023 (a significant leap from 33% in 2018), Digital Twins play a pivotal role..

They are essential tools for helping manufacturing companies transition to advanced levels of digitisation by improving connectivity, visibility, and efficiency throughout their operations.

Digital Twins establish a digital thread, seamlessly connecting multiple systems, processes, and stakeholders both within and beyond organisational boundaries.

Enhancing Stakeholder Communication

Digital Twins extend beyond enhanced data visualisation; they revolutionise communication with stakeholders.

These 3D models effortlessly manage complex data from multiple sources, rendering it in a user-friendly format. Project managers can export various data types, promoting seamless collaboration and keeping all stakeholders informed of the latest developments.

The Role of IoT

Digital Twins, when combined with the Internet of Things (IoT), usher in a new era of sharing and collaboration.

This combination eliminates data silos, facilitates dynamic visual communication, and enhances engagement both internally and externally. It results in pervasive data access, promoting information sharing across communities and organizations.

Digitising SOPs

Digital Twins’ scope extends beyond data visualisation; they excel at digitising standard operating procedures (SOPs) and workflows. Continuously fed with real time data, Digital Twins allow you to overlay SOPs onto them, creating an immersive experience where you can monitor performance in real-time, identify deviations, and simulate different scenarios to predict outcomes.

Digital Twins then also become a powerful tool for training new employees and enabling remote collaboration, ultimately improving efficiency and reducing training time.

Sustainability Benefits

Digital Twins significantly contribute to meeting sustainability goals.

They reduce on-site time by a staggering 70% through virtual site inspections and coordination. They also cut carbon emissions by an impressive 16% by eliminating the need for travel to physical locations.

Treedis: The Future of Digital Twins

Meet Treedis, an innovative platform that leverages Digital Twin technology to create 3D replicas of real-world environments and assets.

These Digital Twins serve as dynamic, interactive dashboards that empower users to engage with data in entirely new ways.

IoT Integration with Treedis

Treedis takes Digital Twins a step further by seamlessly integrating IoT sensors into these digital replicas. This synergy bridges the gap between the physical and digital worlds, enabling real-time data collection and analysis.

Treedis’ integration with AWS Twinmaker guarantees the smooth incorporation of AWS-compatible IoT devices, while Grafana elevates data visualisation within the Digital Twin environment.

Treedis Experience Creator

The Treedis Experience Creator empowers users to craft dynamic, conditional journeys within the Digital Twin.

It guides employees and stakeholders along diverse workflows, enhancing their comprehension of intricate processes and procedures.

It also offers the flexibility to seamlessly integrate various media elements, like games, videos, presentations, and more, ensuring a comprehensive and data-enriched exploration.

The Experience Creator is compatible in both VR and AR mode, ensuring a multidimensional approach to interacting with data and SOPs.

Remote Collaboration

In an interconnected world, collaboration is key. Treedis recognises this need and addresses it through its Hub and upcoming ‘Threads’ feature.

The Hub facilitates remote collaboration and video calls directly within the Digital Twin. Stakeholders from around the globe can convene, share insights, and make data-driven decisions without the constraints of physical distance.

‘Threads’ empowers users to place tags and attach audio, text, or media messages to specific points of interest.

This functionality is accessible through desktop, VR, and AR modes, facilitating effortless collaboration between on-site and remote team members. Notifications are promptly dispatched to ensure that all relevant personnel stay informed of the latest updates and contributions.

3D Editor: Taking Visualization to the Next Level

For those seeking even more advanced visualization, Treedis offers a 3D editor.

This tool allows users to fine-tune their Digital Twins, adding layers of detail and precision to their data representations.

It's a game-changer for industries where intricate visualization can make all the difference.

AR and Desktop Capability

Treedis ensures that both on-site and off-site personnel can interact with data simultaneously and in an immersive manner through its AR and desktop capability.

This synchronized approach not only enhances collaboration but also streamlines decision-making processes.

Navigation Through AR

Tangible ROI With Treedis

Embracing Treedis and its Digital Twin technology offers organisations substantial ROI opportunities.

Predictive maintenance optimises operations, leading to cost savings by proactively identifying and resolving issues, curtailing downtime. Improving communication and collaboration among stakeholders result in faster decision-making and streamlined workflows, boosting efficiency and productivity. Furthermore, the eco-friendly nature of Digital Twins, which encompass reduced travel and resource consumption, not only align with sustainability objectives but also contribute to cost savings.

The ability to harness data within an immersive 3D environment culminates in heightened insights and tangible financial gains, making 3D dashboards with Digital Twins a strategic and financially sound investment for forward-thinking organisations.

In Conclusion

As we journey further into Industry 4.0, the adoption of 3D dashboards with Digital Twins is no longer a choice but the imperative step forward.

These technologies unlock new dimensions of data interaction, enhance communication, bridge the physical and digital worlds, and offer a tangible return on investment.

By embracing the future of data visualisation with Treedis and Digital Twins, your organisation is not just keeping pace with innovation; it’s leading the charge in shaping the Industry 4.0 landscape.

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