Holo-Light AR workspace can ‘sustainably’ influence almost any business

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Germany-based Holo-Light is aiming to deliver an end-to-end AR solution for engineers and industrial designers, and is presenting a compelling use case for HMDs such as HoloLens

Quick read

➨ Holo-Light’s ARES enables engineers and industrial designers to visualise, edit and share CAD data
➨ The software is used with an HMD such as HoloLens 2
➨ ARES is compatible with other Holo-Light AR software and hardware

The story

A new AR workspace from Germany-based Holo-Light can “sustainably” influence almost any business, according chief executive officer and co-founder Florian Haspinger.

Released this month, Holo-Light’s ARES (Augmented Reality Engineering Space) enables engineers and industrial designers to visualise, edit and share computer-aided design (CAD) data as 3D holograms in a real environment.

Used in conjunction with an HMD such as Microsoft’s HoloLens 2, engineers and designers can drag and drop CAD files into ARES, where they can view intermediate results, possible variants or final concepts in 3D and their original specifications.

Asset interaction capabilities include size, position and angle, and users are able to create a sectional image for the examination of internal structures.

ARES is compatible with other Holo-Light AR software and hardware, including ISAR (Interactive Streaming for Augmented Reality), a remote rendering technology for visualising large amounts of 3D data, and Stylus XR, a high-precision AR input device.

Haspinger, who founded the 40 employee-strong Holo-Light in 2015, commented: “Almost every business can be influenced sustainably with ARES. The augmented reality software overcomes barriers between people and technology.”

“It renders workflows collaborative. Engineers or industrial designers have the means to visualise, edit and present their development together in the AR workspace, regardless of location.”

Main image: Holo-Light’s ARES enables engineers and industrial designers to visualise, edit and share CAD data as 3D holograms in a real environment