The whole idea of a Digital Twin implies having an actual 3D/CAD model in the first place. How does the Digital Twin apply to existing assets with no 3D/CAD model, or even no blueprint?

The solution is to capture 3D data - using different technologies such as 3D scan and photogrammetry.

In the following video, you will discover how Semeru, a Fayat group company, captured an hyper-realistic 3D model of the sewers of Paris, France, to be used in SmartShape to perform virtual tours and prepare on-site interventions.

In the upcoming part 2, you’ll learn how such hyper-realistic 3D models are explored in SmartShape to perform collaborative virtual tours of major infrastructure assets.