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Interactive Design with Augmented Reality

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    Soon after the successful launch of PokEmon GO, Royal HaskoningDHV started exploring the applicability of Augmented Reality in engineering consultancy. Early 2017 we presented our first HoloLens Showcase of Heerlen Railway Station in the Netherlands. Initially intended as a new way to present our deliverables to customers, our showcase drew curiosity from a much wider audience: ranging from residents living nearby the railway station to customers new to our business. HoloLens Experience: Virtual Tour: Further inspired by the gaming industry, we identified various promising and valuable AR applications for the AEC industry. This led to a development agenda to allow for more integrated design and engineering as well as virtually-guided construction and maintenance. Moreover, we believe that AR will allow us to fully engage both clients and users in a truly co-creative design process. In short, interactive design and engineering with Augmented Reality. Together with various launching customers and in partnership with Cadac Group, we are now developing a suite of applications to allow both engineering consultants and relevant stakeholders to truly interact with holograms including shared view solutions to work from different locations, holographic libraries to select objects and solutions from, and synchronisation solutions to push designs back to Revit. These and similar developments and closely tied to the emergence of Digital Twins for the Built Environment in which Royal HaskoningDHV is seeking to take a leading role. At Royal HaskoningDHV, we believe Augmented Reality will disrupt the AEC industry and will play a pivotal role in realising Digital Twins. We are eagerly looking forward to share our AR development endeavour and deliverables at Autodesk University to a broad audience.

    Key Learnings

    • Showing best practices regarding Augmented Reality in engineering consultancy
    • Discussing the future of the AEC industry and the role of AR and Digital Twins
    • Sharing valuable lessons from our AR applications development processes
    • Understand a strategy for the use of families for complex interior fit out elements within apartment model