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Trimble Partners With Microsoft To Bring Holographic Mixed Reality To Building Construction

Friday, 01 May 2015, 05:29 Hrs

Yesterday at the Microsoft’s Build Developer’s Conference in San Francisco, Trimble announced that it is working with Microsoft to develop a new generation of tools, integrated with the HoloLens holographic platform on Windows 10.  These future solutions are intended to improve quality, collaboration and efficiency in the design, construction and operation of buildings and structures.  A proof of concept was demonstrated onstage at the Conference. 

The news release and an image are attached.  For additional details, you may visit http://buildings.trimble.com/hololens, which will contain a link to the recording of Microsoft’s keynote and a Trimble/Microsoft joint video. 

·         WHAT IT IS:  Microsoft HoloLens is a head-mounted, holographic computer that provides a mixed-reality experience for a range of commercial and consumer applications. When used by architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) professionals, the HoloLens device extends interaction with 3D models beyond the confines of a 2D computer screen, creating new ways for the many stakeholders of complex, multi-phase construction projects to visualize, collaborate, share ideas and manage change. 

·         WHAT WAS DEMONSTRATED.  Trimble’s proof of concept demonstration included the integration of HoloLens with SketchUp, Trimble Connect, and V10 Imaging Rover—although final decisions on eventual product integrations have not been made