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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?