CIMdata - PLM Glossary2022
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Digital Thread
    
    
The communication framework that allows a connected data flow and integrated view of an asset’s data (i.e., its Digital Twin) throughout its lifecycle across traditionally siloed functional perspectives.
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Authoritative Technical Data
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Digital Twin
    
    
A physics-based description of a system resulting from the generation, management, and application of data, models and information from authoritative sources across the system’s lifecycle.
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Digital Thread, Model, Data
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Digitalization
    
    
The process of moving from analog processes to digital processes, connecting data elements representing a product, managing configurations and their dependencies to transform business; moving to a digital business.
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Data, Product, Digitalization in Education
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