SUNNYVALE, CA — Trimble announced a mixed-reality solution for construction layout with the introduction of the FieldLink MR app. Built on the Trimble Connect® collaboration platform, Trimble FieldLink MR offers a new way to perform construction layout, enabling professionals to quickly navigate to tasks on the jobsite and get more done in less time. The app runs on the Trimble® XR10 with HoloLens 2, a hardhat-integrated mixed-reality device.
Trimble demonstrated this new innovation at the International Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigerating (AHR) Expo 2022 in Las Vegas, which took place Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2022.
With Trimble FieldLink MR, field crews can visualize construction data without relying on a handheld controller for step-by-step navigation to locate each point. Visual cues presented through the mixed-reality hardhat naturally leads workers directly to each point for them to physically lay out pertinent information on the construction site. Attracting and retaining skilled workers remains a key challenge for many contractors, reducing the complexity of layout in the field will be essential to enable less experienced staff to deliver quality work the first time.
"Trimble's FieldLink solution enables users to precisely position digital construction information in the physical world. FieldLink MR is an extension of this application, which seamlessly integrates cutting edge mixed-reality technology to help construction professionals be more effective on site," said Martin Holmgren, general manager for Trimble's building construction field solutions division. "This integration offers more efficient and intuitive workflows by making the layout process more natural and contextual."
Trimble's layout and mixed-reality solutions are part of the Trimble Connected Construction ecosystem, leveraging the Trimble Connect collaboration platform. Contractors from different trades and in all phases of the construction lifecycle can work together to enable more automated layout and fabrication. Field productivity solutions are driven directly by constructible data, reducing the need for data conversions and the potential for error. Using constructible data and real-time collaboration, project stakeholders can work together to optimize the design, build, and operate lifecycle.
Trimble FieldLink MR is expected to be available in the first half of 2022 from Trimble and BuildingPoint™ distribution partners and will be downloadable through the Microsoft Store. The Trimble XR10 with HoloLens 2 is available through Trimble and BuildingPoint distribution partners.