Check out the most recent update to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Guides! With the July release of Guides, authors can now create guides to anchor faster and with more accuracy through markerless technology enabled by integration of Azure Object Anchors. Based on customer feedback, we have introduced an easier and more seamless way for you to anchor holograms to objects in the physical world using object anchoring.
Using Object Anchors, operators can easily move from one workstream to the next as HoloLens’ spatial insight detects anchors and seamlessly launches overlaid digital content. Learn more about how this new feature improves on-the-job guidance with Dynamics 365 Guides.
Object anchors enable users to automatically align digital content with physical objects, eliminating the need for QR-code markers while improving alignment accuracy.
Object Anchors is an Azure service which enables the detection of specific objects in the real-world environment. It uses sensing and processing on a HoloLens to detect and align a digital model to a physical object. To detect the object, it requires a converted 3D model of the real-world object through AOA’s conversion service.
Once the 3D model has been converted, Azure Object Anchors primarily uses the depth sensor on the device to match the geometry of the real-world object and the converted model. When it finds the object, it overlays it with a mesh to indicate the object and visualizes the required and pre-authored Guides.
When considering potential use cases, keep in mind the following:
Step 1 - Convert your 3D model to a detectable format:
Step 2 - Assign an anchor: Leverage the object model generated in the first workflow to assign it to a guide as its Object Anchor. Use the PowerPoint-style authoring experience to simply drag and assign the object as an anchor.
Step 3 - Author/ operate:
Try it out! Download the latest release of Guides here.
Instructions on how to upgrade your Guides solution are here.
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