This article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject.(November 2018)
The digital thread is a term for the lowest level design and specification for a digital representation of a physical item. The digital thread is a critical capability in model-based systems engineering (MBSE) and the foundation for a digital twin.
- Gould, Lawrence S. "What Are Digital Twins and Digital Threads?". Automotive Design & Production. Retrieved 2018-11-22.