Last year, Trimble announced that it is working with Microsoft to develop a new generation of tools, integrated with the HoloLens holographic platform on Windows 10, which are intended to improve quality, collaboration and efficiency in the design, construction and operation of buildings and structures. A proof of concept was demonstrated at Microsoft’s Build Conference in 2015.
Yesterday, Trimbleand CSCEC No. 1 Building Group Corporation Limited (CSCEC Group 1), one of the largest building contractors in China and a world-leading engineering and construction firm, announced that they are collaborating to explore the applications of mixed-reality technology in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry. As part of Trimble’s Mixed-Reality Pilot Program, CSCEC Group 1 is the first organization in China to use Microsoft HoloLens and Trimble Mixed-Reality solutions.
A new generation of mixed-reality tools from Trimble, integrated with the Microsoft HoloLens, focuses on improving the quality, collaboration and efficiency in the design, construction and operation of buildings and structures. When used by 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.
With HoloLens, design teams can review and interact with 3D models in the context of their physical environment and explore previously invisible aspects of a building’s performance. The technology improves communication by providing a natural, yet innovative way to interact with complex data and enables 3D-based remote collaboration between project stakeholders.