Digital thread

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A digital thread describes the framework which connects data flows and produces a holistic view of an asset's data across its product lifecycle.[1] This framework addresses protocols, security, and standards. Typically, the digital thread connects digital twins, digital models of physical assets, or groups of assets.

The term digital thread is also used to describe the traceability of the digital twin back to the requirements, parts and control systems that make up the physical asset.[2]


  1. ^ Leiva, Conrad (2016-12-23). "What is the Digital Thread?". iBASEt. Retrieved 2018-11-22.
  2. ^ Gould, Lawrence S. "What Are Digital Twins and Digital Threads?". Automotive Design & Production. Retrieved 2018-11-22.