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Our Mission

Core market-focused
functionality, regardless of device.

Our mission is to develop and offer a suite of Trimble mixed reality solutions to reduce cost, shorten schedules and improve the quality of our customer’s work by providing context-related information, improved data interpretation and collaboration through real 3D visualization.

We are building a platform of market-tailored solutions to offer software applications, implementation services, and custom development to bring one-click production-caliber mixed reality across the Trimble ecosystem.

Feature #1

Save time by efficiently visualizing, conveying and interacting with complex 3D data

Feature #2

Add context to structural data and geo-referenced assets by overlaying them onto the real-world

Feature #3

Collaborate with remote stakeholders to more effectively communicate design intent

Feature #4

Increase engagement and buy-in among diverse stakeholders

Mixed Reality Applications

Applications Intro

Trimble’s Mixed Reality team provides visionary consumers in Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Facility Operations, Mining, Geospatial and Natural Resources an opportunity to experience how mixed reality technology can transform the way they work.

SketchUp Viewer Learn More
Connected Mine Learn More
Trimble Connect Beta Learn More
Trimble Operations Beta Learn More
Trimble SiteVision Beta Learn More

SketchUp Viewer

The truer the experience of a design, the better you can understand and communicate it. SketchUp Viewer on Microsoft HoloLens brings you into your ideas, and allows you to experience them like never before.
Available today. Learn more

Connected Mine

With Trimble Visual Intelligence for Connected Mine, you can combine real-world transactional data with the virtual holographic mine. Trimble Connected Mine is available for your desktop, mobile device or now on mixed reality devices like the Microsoft HoloLens.
Available today. Learn more

Trimble Connect Beta

The Trimble Connect Mixed Reality extension utilizes MR technology to provide project stakeholders enhanced design review, collaboration, and project management processes.

The solution includes bi-directional communication between Trimble Connect and the Mixed Reality holographic environment, remote collaboration, and task assignment.
Available today via the Trimble Partnership Program

Trimble Operations Beta

Trimble Operations for Microsoft HoloLens and Google Tango bridges the gap between objects in the real-world and the data needed to manage them, providing users a new set of eyes capable of seeing the digital world.

Detailed information about the world you work in, the assets and the equipment it contains is just a tap away.
Available today via the Trimble Partnership Program

Trimble SiteVision Beta

Trimble SiteVision fuses cutting-edge augmented reality technology with Trimble Catalyst centimeter-precision GNSS to automatically bring your 3D designs off the screen and onto your site. From buried utilities and planned infrastructure to cut-fill maps and architectural designs, SiteVision is shifting the paradigm on how professionals interact with their 3D data.

Devices ship to members of our Trimble Partnership Program in Q1 2018. Interested in joining? Learn more

 

What is mixed reality?

Mixed Reality technology blends real-world objects with digital content, interactively, and in real-time. Together with holographic technology, it brings the models out of the screen and helps people efficiently interpret physical and digital information, and the spatial relations between them.

The projected holograms can appear life-likeĀ and can move, be shaped, and change according to interaction with the user or the physical environment. Gestures, gaze and voice commands can be used to navigate and control the presented content.

Why mixed reality?

Trimble has been researching the use of mixed reality since 1997 when our first patent for an outdoor augmented reality application was filed. Since then, Trimble has teamed up with over a dozen hardware and software providers to be among the first to bring relevant mixed reality software applications to the enterprise market.

Mixed Reality and holographic technology bring the models out of the screen and provide users the ability to engage and interact with design data more intuitively. Moreover, unleashing the 3D model democratizes the data by offering a natural way to experience and understand the design. While years of education and practice might train architects and structural engineers to visualize their designs in 3D, other stakeholders have a hard time deciphering them.

What’s the difference between virtual, augmented and mixed reality?

Virtual reality (think Oculus Rift and HTC Vive) is a fully immersive technology, secluding the user to visualize only digital content.

Augmented reality (think Google Glass) technology combines the physical and virtual worlds together by overlaying digital information into the user’s environment.

Mixed reality (think Microsoft HoloLens or Google Tango) technology can be thought of as a more advanced augmented reality; it recognizes its surroundings and allows the digital content to interact with the real-world.

What hardware is Trimble developing software for?

As of today, both of our commercially released apps are running on Microsoft HoloLens.

We have current projects underway on multiple different hardware platforms including Google Tango, DAQRI Smart Helmet, Meta 2, HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift.

Some of these are available for beta testing through our Trimble Partnership Program.

How are customers using mixed reality today?

Our customers in the AEC industry are using the technology to visualize 3D design earlier and more effectively than ever before, rapidly iterate on design ideas in 3D, collaborate with others (both collocated and remote) while immersed in the design, overlay designs on the real world for things such as clash detection and renovation visualization, and use models in the real world as an “instruction guide” for actual production.

In buildings operations and asset management, we can tie real-world assets, such as hot water tanks and thermostats, back to their records in a database to overlay metadata directly on the real world. Technicians can use this to understand what assets in a room might need maintenance, to pull up instruction manuals on how to perform that maintenance, or to assign work orders directly from the field.

In the mining industry, our customers are using mixed reality to visualize their open pit mines on a tabletop or immersively while sitting at their desks thousands of miles away. They can overlay important information such as stockpiles volumes, ore movements and grade, and near real-time locations of machinery and trucks.

We’ve just started to crack open the possibilities of this technology. Have an idea? Let us know!

Is this available today?

Yes! The hardware is available for purchase today (from the hardware manufacturers) and Trimble has four software products available.

Two are available commercially (SketchUp Viewer and Visual Intelligence for Connected Mine) and two are in beta and available as part of our Partnership Program (Trimble Connect for Microsoft HoloLens and Trimble Operations)

How can I learn more / get a demo?

Join us at an upcoming event or contact us for more information!

 
Trimble Partnership Program

Partnership Intro

Interested to see what mixed reality can do for you?

The Trimble Mixed Reality professional services team is inviting select partners to join us in bringing this cutting-edge technology to the world. As part of the Trimble Partnership Program, early adopters receive access to pre-release feature sets, hands-on consulting to scope use cases and structure workflows around the technology, and prioritized consideration for feature requests and custom development.

Industry-leading companies, such as Acciona, BP, Gensler, CSCEC, and Brookfield GIS are already reaping the benefits of this technology.

Would you like to be next?

Customer Spotlight
RIBA

World-famous architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha, recipient of the Royal Institute of British Architect’s 2017 Royal Gold Medal, sees his designs come to life with SketchUp Viewer for HoloLens.

Customer Spotlight
Cold Spring Construction

Cold Spring Construction’s Ryan Forrestel provides a glimpse into the augmented reality future of onsite construction visualization with Trimble SiteVision.

Customer Spotlight
Greg Lynn FORM

“Starchitect” Greg Lynn, Trimble, and Microsoft HoloLens team up to feature Greg’s work as part of the Architectural Imagination Exhibit at the 2016 Venice Biennale.

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Here are a few of our forward-thinking customers

 

In the news

The Economist | 04 February 2017

“The Promise of Augmented Reality”

BIM+ | 19 February 2017

“Moving Forward with Mixed Reality”

SPAR3D | 15 December 2016

“Trimble Takes Aim at Mixed Reality’s Biggest Problem”

 

Join us

AEM Annual Conference

West Palm Beach, Florida | November 1 – 3

Microsoft Tech Summit 2017

Tokyo, Japan | November 8 – 9

Civil Construction Continuum Conference 2017

Copenhagen, Denmark | November 13 – 14

 

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“Trimble mixed reality technology brings my design to life, bridging the gap between the digital and physical. Using this technology, I can make decisions at the moment of inception, shorten the design cycle, and improve communication with my clients.”
~ Greg Lynn | Owner, Greg Lynn FORM

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