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Trimble Connect for HoloLens

Trimble Connect for HoloLens utilizes mixed reality for site productivity by providing precise alignment of holographic data on the job site, enabling workers to review their models overlaid in the context of the physical environment.

With two-way communication to the Trimble Connect cloud, users always have the most up-to-date data on their site, literally.

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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 suite of mixed-reality software provides enterprise customers in architecture, engineering, construction, mining and utilities the ability to transform their work with spatial computing technologies. 

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Trimble Connect

Trimble Connect for HoloLens utilizes mixed-reality technology to take your 3D content off the screen and into the real-world, providing project stakeholders with enhanced 3D design review, coordination, collaboration, and project management processes.

Built on the cloud-hosted Trimble Connect collaboration platform, Trimble Connect for HoloLens is going to change how you think about 3D.

Available for free trial in the HoloLens App Store.

Check out the datasheet, then download for free.

SketchUp Viewer

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

Available today on HoloLens, iOS, and Android. 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, and Microsoft HoloLens.
Available today. Learn more

Trimble SiteVision

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.

The Trimble SiteVision Early Engagement Program is now at capacity, but please register your interest to keep up-to-date with future SiteVision news. Learn More

Trimble PULSE Remote Expert

Trimble PULSE® Remote Expert is an Augmented Reality collaboration tool which improves the productivity of field service technicians by connecting them with subject matter experts via video, audio and spatial annotations in real-time.

This powerful application improves first-time fix rates, productivity, and overall customer service experience by providing technicians real-time assistance when faced with complex or unfamiliar situations.

Available today on iOS. 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-like 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 deploying mixed reality in our products 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 products to the enterprise market.

Mixed reality and spatial computing brings the model out of the screen and provide users the ability to engage and interact with data more intuitively. Moreover, unleashing the 3D model democratizes the data to a diverse group of stakeholders, offering a more natural way to experience and understand the work to be done.

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 (see: Trimble SiteVision) technology combines the physical and virtual worlds together by overlaying digital information into the user’s environment, typically via a two-dimensional display.

Mixed reality (think Microsoft HoloLens) 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 in three dimensions.

How are customers using mixed reality today?

Our customers in AEC are using apps like SketchUp Viewer and Trimble Connect 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. This is significantly improving data communication and interpretation to reduce rework, increase productivity, and improve overall job quality.

In the Civil and Utilities spaces, customers can use a tool like SiteVision to locate buried utilities or visualize their design before undertaking their daily work. If they get stuck, they can use Trimble PULSE to call in an expert to remotely guide their work.

In the mining industry, our customers are using Visual Intelligence to interact with digital twins of 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! Mixed reality technology is being used every day by tens of thousands of enterprise customers.

At Trimble, we’re currently selling a variety of different software solutions targeting different industries. See the ‘Applications’ section of our webpage to learn more about each.

In addition, we also offer specialized hardware enabling our customers to put mixed reality to use out in the field; the Trimble XR10 with HoloLens 2 (indoor and semi-indoor mixed reality) and Trimble SiteVision (outdoor GNSS-enabled augmented reality).

Is HoloLens safe to use on a jobsite?

The Trimble XR10 with HoloLens 2 is a mixed-reality device purpose-built for integration into an industry-standard hardhat for use in safety-controlled environments. Enabling front-line workers in the construction, oil and gas, manufacturing and mining industries, the Trimble XR10 is internationally certified for impact and electrical protection regulations in most major markets. The device includes all of the new functionality of HoloLens 2, including a flip-up-visor, wider field-of-view and more instinctual interaction enabled by state-of-the-art hand-tracking technology. The XR10 introduces all of these advanced features to front-line workers without compromising on safety or compatibility with standard safety glasses, hearing protection, gloves, or other personal protective equipment (PPE). For detailed safety information, download the datasheet here.

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 provides training, workflow guidance and implementation support on the full suite of Trimble’s mixed-reality solutions. As part of the program, customers 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 AccionaBP, Consolis, AECOM, Gensler, and CSCEC, are already reaping the benefits of mixed reality.

Would you like to be next?

Customer Spotlight

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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Fill out the form below and a member of the Trimble Mixed Reality team will be in touch as soon as possible

Here are a few of our forward-thinking customers


In the news

AEC Magazine | 12 July 2018

“Mixed Reality: HoloLens on a construction site”

Trimble Community | 4 April 2018

“Trimble Connect for HoloLens – Finalist for Commercial Innovator of the Year”

Engineering.com | 5 February 2018

“Trimble Connect for HoloLens Goes Live On-Site Under a New ANSI-Approved Hard Hat”

VRScout | 31 January 2018

“This Is What A Mixed Reality Hard Hat Looks Like”

Constructible | 13 September 2017

“Mixed Reality for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction”

The Economist | 04 February 2017

“The Promise of Augmented Reality”

Civil + Structural Engineer | 29 June 2016

“How Mixed Reality Will Change the AEC Industry”


Join us

BIM World Paris

Paris, France | April 2-3

AGC National Convention

Denver, CO | April 2-4


Munich, Germany | April 8-14

Microsoft Inspire

Las Vegas, NV | July 14-18

Trimble MEP Basecamp

San Diego, CA | August 7-9


Melbourne, Australia | August 22-23

NECA 2019

Las Vegas, NV | September 14-17

Microsoft Ignite

Orlando, FL | November 4-8


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“Using Trimble’s mixed-reality solutions for near real-time quality control, the onsite team was able to quickly identify and resolve potential issues, avoiding significant schedule delays and cost overruns.”
~ Rémi Visiere | Head of R&D and Innovation, GA Smart Building

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