Standard Under Development
This standard establishes the IPC Digital Twin, which is comprised of the Digital Twin Product, Digital Twin Manufacturing and Digital Twin Lifecycle frameworks. Within the Digital Twin Architecture, this standard stipulates and defines Digital Twin properties, types, complexities and readiness levels. The IPC Digital Twin includes historical information about a product, including the history of design in terms of revision and engineering changes, and manufacturing information, that many refer to as the Digital Thread. This standard, together with the sectional standards referenced, enables any manufacturer, design organization or solution provider to achieve full application interoperability to create smart value chains, as well as the mechanism to assess their current IPC Digital Twin readiness level. This standard provides all manufacturers with the information and guidance necessary to understand a full Digital Twin, Digital Twin Product, Digital Twin Manufacturing and Digital Twin Lifecycle. This standard also provides information and guidance on how manufacturers can benefit from Digital Twins, how to assess Digital Twin readiness level and how to prepare a factory of any size or production volume to implement a full Digital Twin approach to its factory and/or products.