How and where do you use this term?
“Any file with direct, systemic linkage to 1 or more other files, wherein 1 or more parts of the whole constitutes a Record, the aggregated whole shall be considered a Record. Retention shall be determined as the longest applicable to any of the parts.”
A “digital twin” is the ultimate compound record, that’s not only the foundation of a design of a product, but remains the central, or top context of the then built design throughout its life cycle, compounding all related records by linking all its performance models, business models, maintenance models, and any other related models as well as records at all levels, from the smallest component to the digital twin itself.
A digital twin is a spatial 3D image, composed of its subordinate digital twins of component parts, stitched (fastened) together in a coordinated location matric recording complete structure. Currently, records are fragmented across all a business’s departments, replicating and parsing the central source records in styles and applications favored by those various departments.Some call this decentralization and fragmenting of the “design truth”, causing delays and nonconformance in record keeping.
Alternately, a digital twin is adopted by all departments as the central design truth, available throughout the company on a publish-and-subscribe basis of update throughout product lifecycle. Cloud storage as well as data lakes are becoming more and affordable, allowing companies to have their own secure per-system product digital twin compound record.
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Thanks a lot for your answer.
Is it possible to bring the source of explanation like dictionary ?
Digital Twin is not my invention. You may wish to gather background from Digital twin – Wikipedia. The formality lies in the design truth, based on either customer contracted criteria or observed market demand trend criteria. Early design arises through creative collaboration evolving a 3D spatial image of not only product appearance but subjecting that image to the various models of performance, costs, and trade offs to fine tune against evolving detail. The goal is to refine the digital twin into its components for not only manufacturing build processes, but logistics procurement, sustainment, maintenance, and operation planning. These are all traditional and familiar business decisions using the not-so-familiar but innovative spatial imaging capabilities now at our disposal. One evolving database for digital twin development and life cycle evolution, using digital linkages of relevant descriptive and procedural data associated with each and every component in the design. There is an example of a jet engine digital twin produced by Microsoft and Japan Air Lines (JAL) and demonstrated onstage awhile back, viewable in a short YouTube presentation (search “hololens jal”). Enjoy.
Northrop Grumman Corporation
I figure out that in some cases this term is used as equivalent to “case file” term, especially when people ” belong” to EDCM’s generation only.
Another situation is when final document is a combination of different layers of information pulled from different sources and data has been generated by different programs. One example is “the same map” with different information placed on it, that constantly changes its view, depends on requirements, or bank information regarding currency exchanges, highway map with information about problematic spots. However, I’m looking for professional definitions.
In some ECMs a Compound Document is a container that stores multiple documents in sequential order. You can use it for chapters of a book, articles in a publication, or a collection of your policies that form your IM governance framework, i.e. any time your collection forms a single deliverable unit while the constituent parts can also stand on their own. The best use case – I believe – is for collaborative works, where the different parts might be produced by different departments or different people.
Each item you add to a Compound Document is numbered sequentially, based on the order in which it is added. However, you can change the order of items at any time, and have them automatically renumbered to remove any gaps in the sequence. In addition, a Compound Document can include a master document, which you can designate when you reorganize the items in the Compound Document. The master document could be the table of contents of the book, the index page of the Web site, or the cover letter of a report. The master document is always the first element of a Compound Document and the topmost element of its structure. You can create a release or revision easily, you can view and print and in general manage the whole compound document together as one unit.