Recently, Microsoft announced its partnership with Volvo Cars for the HoloLens. Today, the company announced its partnership with Autodesk Fusion 360 to change how we work in the product development fields. Using the HoloLens for designing things could be game changing, to be honest. The AR headset is pretty impressive which will allow designers to interact with a product at the same time, and get an idea of how a product would look in real-life.
In a blog post, Microsoft HoloLens’ Studio Manager, Ben Sugden stated:
Fusion 360 is the ultimate cloud-based 3D design collaboration tool for product designers and engineers. A natural partner for HoloLens–which we think is the best 3D content visualizer on the planet. Unlike any other technology, HoloLens uses mixed reality to bring holographic, 3D content into the real world, allowing designers to view 3D content in high-definition, at true size and scale relative to other real world objects–with the ability to move freely around it. This solution also allows non-designers to provide design feedback visually, and more easily, tightening the feedback loop between design and engineering disciplines.
The company released a video showing off the feature in-action, which you can watch below:
Obviously, this isn’t ready for primetime just yet. In a blog post, AutoDesk’s Garin Gardiner stated that the HoloLens and Fusion 360 project is still in development. Nonetheless, the feature is looking pretty amazing.