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Trimble Reveals The Future Of Engineering With Microsoft HoloLens

At an exclusive media event, Trimble revealed the future of engineering with Microsoft HoloLens running on their Trimble Connect software. This proof-of-concept demonstration was a result of their collaboration with Microsoft to showcase the potential of using holographic technology in the construction industry. Let’s check it out!


Trimble & Tekla Software Solutions

The Trimble Structures Division’s Director of Engineering, Barry Chapman, gave us a quick overview of Trimble, and the new advances in their Tekla software solutions.

Then he revealed the new emerging engineering technologies, including the use of drones and point cloud scanners to rapidly and more accurately map out structures. Finally, he revealed the future of engineering – mixed reality holographic technology using Microsoft HoloLens!


Microsoft HoloLens Demonstration

Now we get to see the actual demonstration of an actual Microsoft HoloLens running on a beta version of the Trimble Connect software. Check out how it works!


Tekla Structural Designer (TSD) 2016i

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Tekla Structural Designer is a revolutionary software that gives engineers the power to analyse and design buildings efficiently and profitably. Unlike traditional analysis software, TSD allows users to create physical, information-rich models that contain all the intelligence needed to fully automate the design and manage project changes.

TSD 2016i is the latest version of the product from Trimble to be launched and is now available in Malaysia. It is stable, efficient and a continuously improving software for structural engineering. The new version offers improved foundation design, enhanced seismic design and also numerous other improvements.

For Malaysia, this includes a new seismic design wizard to assist Malaysian engineers establish the seismic forces on a structure quickly and easily.


About Trimble

Trimble was founded in 1978 by ex-HP engineer, Charlie Trimble, with a focus on global positioning systems. Now headquartered in Silicon Valley, Trimble operates in over 150 countries with more than 8,000 employees.

In 2011, Trimble acquired Tekla, a Finnish developer of Building Information Modelling (BIM) software. They have since integrated Tekla’s BIM software with their project management and construction solutions.


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Microsoft Windows Holographic Now Open To Partners

TAIPEI, 1 June 2016 — Wednesday at Computex 2016, Microsoft Corp. invited its Windows 10 hardware partners to create virtual reality (VR) devices, augmented reality devices and everything in between with Windows Holographic, the platform that powers Microsoft HoloLens. In opening up Windows Holographic to partners, Microsoft shared its vision for mixed reality — a world where devices interact with each other to change the way people work, communicate, learn and play.

“With Windows 10, we’ve been on an incredible journey with our partners, and today we usher in the next frontier of computing — mixed reality,” said Terry Myerson, executive vice president, Windows and Devices.
Windows: The only holographic platform

With over 80 million virtual reality devices expected on the market, per year, by 2020, the business opportunity for virtual reality is vast. Yet, today’s devices are built with related but differing technologies — ranging from virtual to augmented reality. These devices and experiences do not work together today, because of different user interfaces, interaction models, input methods, peripherals and applications. Most virtual reality experiences can’t mix real people, objects and environments into the virtual world, making creation and collaboration difficult.


Windows Holographic

Windows Holographic unites these worlds and enables innovation across a range of devices. Windows Holographic offers a holographic shell and user interface, perception APIs, and Xbox Live services, enabling a familiar experience across apps and content. All Universal Windows apps can run on the Windows Holographic platform. Today there are nearly a thousand Universal Windows Apps that run on Windows Holographic.

In a mixed reality world, devices can offer experiences that extend beyond the virtual world. Imagine wearing a VR device and seeing your physical hands as you manipulate an object, working on the scanned 3-D image of a real object, or bringing a real-life holographic representation of another person into your virtual world so you can collaborate. In this world, devices can spatially map your environment wherever you are; manipulating digital content is as easy and natural as it is in the real world.

In addition to opening up Windows Holographic to its partner ecosystem for the future, Microsoft is working with Intel Corporation, AMD Inc., Qualcomm Inc., HTC Corp., Acer Inc., ASUS, Dell Inc., Falcon Northwest, HP, Lenovo Group Ltd., MSI and many others to build a hardware ecosystem supporting great virtual reality experiences on Windows 10.

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