These days, it seems like everyone in our industry is talking about the benefits of digital twins--complete digital representations of ships.
As software developers and consultants with shipbuilding expertise, we agree that there are many advantages to be derived. In fact, every form of computer analysis, automation and application of technology requires enormous amounts of accurate and up-to-date data. Digital twins are crucial, and we are excited to see that shipbuilders are realizing this.
There are many steps that need to be taken before even a partially complete digital twin can be generated. It takes time. It is a journey, but the journey is worth taking.
At the 2018 Conference on Computer Applications and Information Technology in the Maritime Industries (COMPIT), in Pavone, Italy, 14-16 May, SSI President and CTO Denis Morais will present a paper he co-authored, showing practical steps on how to create a digital twin.