Getting Started with VisualLive on your Microsoft HoloLens

March 25, 2022
Get Started 
In this tutorial we will get you up and running with VisualLive on your Microsoft HoloLens headset. We’ll first walk you through how to download and install VisualLive, how to upload, place and align your sample model using the standard VisualLive workflow, and cover the basics of VisualLive’s validation and visualization tools. 
Upload and Place your Models 
VisualLive is compatible with over 70 different model file formats and supports two distinct workflows for model placement, two-point placement or marker placement. Which one you select will usually depend on the type of mobile device you are using.  In the case of a HoloLens, two-point placement is recommended because it is easier and more accurate. To learn more about placement methods, read this. Refer to the following videos to get started. 
Tips for Sectioning your Models in VisualLive
Before uploading your model, you may want to consider sectioning it. BIM models often contain more information than is needed to survey a floor or single room, and large models can take time to load. Sectioning your models will ensure your device’s performance is never compromised, even with a complex model. Sectioning a model takes place within Revit and Navisworks before the model is uploaded to VisualLive. 
Introduction to Visualization Tools 
Explore the tools that will help you view, move, and measure your BIM models in AR while using the HoloLens. These tools are available to users with standard VisualLive or Trial licenses. 
Visit our full tutorial library for visualization tools  here
Introduction to Collaboration Tools 
Explore the tools that enhance your VDC workflows, enabling collaboration, issue capture, progress tracking and more. These tools are only available to those with VisualLive Pro licenses. 
View our full tutorial library for collaboration tools here
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Looking to get VisualLive running on your iOS or Android mobile device? Visit our MobiLive getting started guide here.
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