Unveiling SmartShape: Revolutionizing Industry 4.0 with Digital Twins

Victor Bommelaer

Read : 3 min - 22 January 2024

In the ever-evolving landscape of Industry 4.0, Aerys proudly presents SmartShape, a cutting-edge, connected, programmable, and collaborative Digital Twin platform designed to transform the way industries operate. SmartShape is set to revolutionize the naval, military, energy, water treatment, and aerospace sectors, providing a unique solution to the challenges posed by the overwhelming complexity of industrial data.

The Birth of SmartShape:

Born out of the recognition that the industrial landscape was drowning in a sea of complex and fragmented data, SmartShape emerged as a visionary solution to consolidate data into a single, collaborative, and responsive space. The goal was simple yet transformative – to make data not only accessible but visually comprehensible through the creation of intelligent shapes.

The Essence of SmartShape:

SmartShape combines 2D models, 2D plans, photogrammetry, business data, code (including processes, instrumentation, data mining, machine learning, and AI), and collaboration tools in a single, intelligent form. Accessible via tablets and web streaming in 3D, SmartShape seamlessly integrates with all major CAD software, sources of data, and operates as an open API based on web standards.

Key Features of SmartShape:

  • Collaborative and offline modes
  • Integration of conversational AI
  • Compatibility with all CAD software
  • Connectivity with various data sources (PLM, PDM, MES, sensors, etc.)
  • Open API based on web standards
  • Availability on web browsers, tablets, and smartphones
  • Utilization of secure and sovereign hosting
  • Encryption of data for security
  • Compatibility with cloud computing
  • Fight against Digital Duplicates

Real-world Use Cases:

SmartShape has already demonstrated its transformative capabilities in diverse industries. From replacing 2D paper plans at the Chantier de l’Atlantique shipyard to creating a photogrammetric digital twin for Suez’s water treatment network, and assisting Bureau Veritas in transitioning from 2D PDF plans to a collaborative 4D digital twin – SmartShape has proven its versatility and impact.


Unveiling SmartShape in Action:

The recently released video encapsulates the essence of SmartShape in a dynamic and engaging presentation. Let’s delve into the highlights:

  1. Industry 4.0 Revolution: SmartShape is positioned as the connected, programmable, and collaborative Digital Twin platform for Industry 4.0, ushering in a new era of industrial efficiency.
  2. Field Accessibility: SmartShape facilitates defect checks, feedback provision, and assembly process reviews directly in the field using smartphones and tablets.
  3. Single Documentation Repository: A unique repository is created for all documents and 3D models, enabling the tracking of relevant data throughout the project lifecycle.
  4. M.E.P Engineering: SmartShape aids M.E.P engineers in monitoring asset networks, preparing maintenance operations, and planning procedures in Virtual Reality.
  5. Collaboration Hub: SmartShape serves as a collaborative platform shared among contractors, design offices, and other stakeholders, ensuring real-time collaboration.
  6. Single Source of Truth: Combining all data in one place, SmartShape connects 3D models to business data, creating a unified and intelligent product shape.
  7. Multi-screen Availability: Accessible on all screens, including Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, SmartShape fosters real-time collaboration, enhancing team agility.


SmartShape is not just a digital twin; it’s a revolutionary force that reshapes how industries perceive and utilize their data. Aerys’ commitment to the cause of advancing civilization through sustainable software solutions is embodied in SmartShape, a tool that empowers industries to thrive in the era of Industry 4.0.

Explore the transformative power of SmartShape – where innovation meets collaboration, and the digital twin evolves into an intelligent and indispensable asset for the industries of tomorrow. Visit our website and watch the video to witness SmartShape in action – a game-changer in the world of digital twins and industrial innovation.

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