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Holographic BIM visualization

With HoloLens, you can now visualize holographic BIM models on an actual construction site, automatically aligned to its true location. Needless to say this brings a lot of benefits. Let’s take a look at the most significant ones.  

Spatial anchors for construction - HoloLens

Visualization true to location

Thanks to spatial anchors or QR-code markers, you can place 3D BIM models in your real life environment at a 1:1 scale and perfectly aligned to its true location. The position of those models can be stored in the cloud if desired. This enables users to see the objects in the exact same position every time they put on the HoloLens. Even when the device has been turned off, or it’s been a while since you’ve opened the app.

Want to find out more on how spatial anchors work? Go check out our blog “How holograms are visualized in your real life environment“.

Real scale visualization

As the HoloLens visualizes your 3D models on a 1:1 scale and perfectly aligned, the digital models become part of your physical reality, which implies you can walk through your site, or building, while seeing a virtual representation of the layers beneath and the layers yet to come. Together with the Magic Leap smartglasses, the HoloLens are the only ‘mixed reality’ smartglasses that can make this happen. 

Quality control

Thanks to the spatial awareness of the HoloLens, you can easily review your plans and detect possible errors. Did they leave enough space for doors and windows? Is the size of a certain room or hallway correct? By placing your digital model on the actual site, you avoid delay by eliminating rework at the construction site.

Work together

Stakeholders no longer need to make on-site visits to see the construction progress live in action. Thanks to HoloLens, you can create a shared experience with anyone, from anywhere around the world. The HoloLens user can share what he sees, both the real life environment as the holograms projected on it.

Mr Watts | HoloLens Remote Assist
HoloLens meets construction: Building planning

Improved efficiency

With the HoloLens, you can follow up every layer of your building during each stage of the building process. Not only can you visualize your 3D BIM models as holograms, you can also place your models on a timeframe, and see what you’re building is supposed to look like at a certain stage. This gives you a clear view of what you’re working towards, but also gives an indication of possible delay in the current situation.

Convenient integration

As we build your custom HoloLens application, we make sure that the app supports all industry standard software, such as Revit and AutoCAD, and all file formats, like IFC, RVT, and DWG. This means you don’t have to create new file formats in order to visualize your existing 3D models on the HoloLens.

Niels Leunen

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