The technologies of virtual reality and augmented reality have in the field of multimedia represented a transition from viewing 3D object on computer screens to a more natural viewing of 3D objects in virtual or real space. In the field of architecture, engineering, and construction these technologies enable the transition from exploring buildings on computer screens to exploring buildings in their real size through actual walkthroughs.
In the scope of this diploma, an application was developed, that enables the viewing of a building information model in augmented reality on the Microsoft HoloLens smart glasses. The application gives the user the ability to translate, rotate and scale the model of the building, enables the highlighting of different rooms within the building and the viewing of a chosen room.
The technologies and tools used in the development of the application are presented along with the advantages and disadvantages of their use. Potential approaches and technologies for upgrading the application and bolstering its use are described in the conclusion.