We have decided to phase out the Mixed Reality Forums over the next few months in favor of other ways to connect with us.
The first way we want to connect with you is our mixed reality developer program, which you can sign up for at https://aka.ms/IWantMR.
The plan between now and the beginning of May is to clean up old, unanswered questions that are no longer relevant. The forums will remain open and usable.
On May 1st we will be locking the forums to new posts and replies. They will remain available for another three months for the purposes of searching them, and then they will be closed altogether on August 1st.
So, where does that leave our awesome community to ask questions? Well, there are a few places we want to engage with you. For technical questions, please use Stack Overflow, and tag your questions using either hololens or windows-mixed-reality. If you want to join in discussions, please do so in the HoloDevelopers Slack, which you can join by going to https://aka.ms/holodevelopers. And always feel free to hit us up on Twitter @MxdRealityDev.
Use for University research/engineering
I am a student researcher with the University of California, Davis - at our Biological and Agricultural Engineering department. I have long been interested in tools that could aid students and our staff/professors in doing what we do, which is building devices that aid in the biological and agricultural processes. As we do things through engineering, we use CAD everyday, for almost everything. Are there apps that could aid in building things drawn in CAD? For example, my lab is currently building a walnut drying system, which requires hundreds of pieces. Is there an app or experience on the HoloLens that could take a CAD drawing, recognize real world pieces (like a block of wood), recognize shop machines (like a drill press, or Ellis cutting machine), and aid researchers in cutting or building precisely (or even building 3D models to print)?
If so, is there a place to request Microsoft for a case study with our University?
If not, are there developers looking in to this?