Digital twins are becoming a standard for architects and building engineers across the construction spectrum. Digital Twins are 3D virtual replicas of physical buildings and infrastructure connected to the data in and around them, and are widely used to optimize their design, construction, and performance over the entire lifecycle. Building information modeling, otherwise known as BIM, provides much of the data, connecting the design to the future building and its ongoing maintenance.
One popular digital twin software system, SmartWorldPro from Cityzenith, is now being updated with the Beta release of SmartWorldPro2, an operational management tool for architects, contractors, and asset managers around the world. Cityzenith sees the digital twin market, worth $3.8 billion worldwide in 2019, growing by 45.4% annually to $35 billion by 2025.
The new product adds new user-friendly digital twin-specific features and functions; dramatically expands and upgrades data import and integration capabilities; and extends the backend to include both SaaS and on-premise implementation options.
Cityzenith will soon be used on a $500 million landmark development, Orlando Sports + Entertainment District. The first project fully delivered on SmartWorldPro2, this new complex is planned opposite the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., –home to the Orlando Magic basketball team—and will include a 300-room hotel, 420,000-sq.ft., of offices, 80,000-sq.ft. of event space, more than 100,000-sq.ft., of retail, plus an open-air plaza. The Orlando project will be a fully interconnected Smart District, harnessing state-of-the-art IoT (Internet of Things), Digital Twin, and AI (artificial intelligence) technologies to transform the four-block, dense urban core just west of the I-4 Highway.
Integrating with many widely used design and engineering systems, including BIM importing through Revit, Rhino, Bentley, and SketchUp, SmartWorldPro2 features basic 3D modeling, custom visualization, 3D slides, point-of-view analysis, and 3rd party software API integration.
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