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Best options to use BIM with Hololens?

Hello,
My company just received a set of 2 Hololens's to play around with for a couple of months. We weren't sure if or how this technology would help us with our business, but after a few days, we're seriously thinking about purchasing one or two sets to aid in our services.

We are a mechanical contractor/engineer who is in charge of full coordination on many projects. Over the past few years, we've also invested a lot of time and money into the laser scanning world. We use it quite often to capture existing conditions.

The biggest selling point of what the Hololens can do for us, is the fact that we can build our models from or laser scans, upload them to the Hololens, and bring those 1:1 models into the actual environment where it will be built.

So my task is to figure out the best workflow to make these sets work for us. As of now, we do our laser scan, and we use that scan in Revit to model the conditions. We also use Navisworks for viewing and coordination purposes. I'd like to add the augmented/immersed reality aspect to our services, but I'm not sure of the best way to do it.

So far, I've downloaded a trial version of Visualive3D. That seemed to be the program of choice from the very little research I've done. What I really like about that program is the ability to create a point in our model, bring that same point into the real environment, and have the model show up exactly where it is supposed to be. Is there any other program right now that can do that same thing? Is there any way Revit or Navis files can be uploaded directly to the headset, then be able to be placed at a certain coordinate in the real world.

Any information would help me a great deal.

Thanks,
Eric

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