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Nextspace SaaS solution makes digital twin technology easily accessible to all

WorldsView has introduced the Bruce Digital Twin Operating System (bOS) from value-added partner Nextspace. A SaaS (on-demand software) solution, bOS is a complete digital ontology management system designed to create a digital twin that is understandable to both humans and computers. Its software creates a workflow for digital twin creation and digital twin management by providing a universal spatial user experience, which enables users to visualise and manage both assets and infrastructure. It is a low-cost and low-barrier-to-entry solution with enormous functionality and competitive pricing when compared with other similar platforms.

An advantage is the system’s ability to integrate multiple types of 2D and 3D spatial and non-spatial data to create a common viewing, collaboration, editing, and management experience. This results in a 30% reduction in the amount of time operators spend looking for validation documentation and information required to keep a process or plant running. It enables them to draw quick conclusions as to what remedial actions may be required, if any. This data-driven and rapid decision-making saves a facility an enormous amount of time, effort and money, and enhances productivity.

The system’s data integrate-ability helps operators realise their digital twin aspirations and offers an immediate return on investment. Another benefit is the system’s modern digital version of Method of Loci (memory palace), which makes visual data navigation and ‘thing’ management available to everyone.

As it is an open data platform with more flexibility than siloed software applications, bOS is the ideal solution to manage the various data complexities, the multiple sources of data, and the data structures found in the digital twin industry. The advantage of this is that it overcomes the challenges experienced when process and plant data are siloed or locked up in software applications. It is the only open-source platform where users can make use of a wide range of plant asset information systems such as Aveva, Smartplant, PDS, AutoCAD Plant 3D and Autodesk’s 2D and 3D drawing software, as well as a wide range of scanning, BIM and GIS and MRO data formats.

Considered the ideal value-adding tool that helps to operate and maintain facilities, the System integrates CAD, BIM, GIS, IoT, Point Clouds/LIDAR, documents, and multimedia for use in facilities and asset management. As the software is open, cloud-based, and independent of client user interface, it can be used across mobile, web and games’ engines.

Available from WorldsView, bOS incorporates the following features:

• Multiple Basemaps
• High Res Print
• 1-Click 2D to 3D
• Shadow Analysis
• 3D Virtual Tours
• Schema Mapping
• Configure and bookmark scenes
• 3D Stacking
• Walk Fly Mode
• Mark Up Tools
• Attach Files
• Cesium Tilesets
• Spatial Search


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