Hexagon’s HxDR Powers Reality Cloud Studio, Ushering Automated Digital Reality Into the Cloud

Fuelled by this innovative platform, Reality Cloud Studio not only simplifies the process but also makes digital twins accessible to all

June 16, 2023

Hexagon's HxDR Powers Reality Cloud Studio, Ushering Automated Digital Reality Into the Cloud

Hexagon AB, a global leader in digital reality solutions combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies, has announced the launch of Reality Cloud Studio, powered by HxDR.

HxDR, Hexagon’s digital reality platform, redefines the development of scalable digital reality applications. With a comprehensive suite of geospatial data services, including visualisation, collaboration tools and automated data processing, HxDR sets a new standard in the industry. This platform-as-a-service (PaaS) provides a robust API gateway for custom app creation, allowing Hexagon to create ready-made solutions or users to create their own industry-specific offerings.

Reality Cloud Studio, as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) application built on the HxDR platform, propels Hexagon’s commitment to democratising access to digital reality even further. Users can easily upload reality capture data to the cloud for automated processing, accelerating the creation of photorealistic digital twins. This data can be securely shared with others, enabling users to collaborate in real-time, offering immersive visualisation and immediate sharing of deliverables with zero training required.

“Digital twins provide the context needed to create real-world simulations. They provide survey-grade dimensions to massive datasets, so even the most inaccessible measurements are at the user’s fingertips. Instant access to up-to-date 3D visuals of construction progress allows project managers to react to as-built conditions in real time — without being onsite,” said Burkhard Boeckem, CTO, Hexagon. “Reality Cloud Studio combines multiple Hexagon technologies to deliver a digital reality experience where anyone can build digital twins in a centralised cloud application.”

Burkhard Boeckem, CTO, Hexagon

Project stakeholders can collaborate simultaneously using Reality Cloud Studio on any computer or mobile device equipped with a web browser. In-field users can also upload data directly from compatible Leica BLK sensors to create registered and meshed digital twins for on-site use, all with just a few taps on a smartphone or tablet.

Reality Cloud Studio marks a significant advancement in Hexagon’s platform approach to building a central source for digital reality data. With essential tasks already automated for simplicity and user-friendliness, users can anticipate additional functionalities and features to be added to the application in the future. Reality Cloud Studio is available for purchase in subscription tiers, billed monthly.


More Information

Hexagon AB

Related Articles

Latest Articles

  • Transforming Manufacturing Processes with AMRs: Boosting Efficiency and Adaptability

    October 2, 2023 In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, companies are constantly seeking innovative active solutions to optimize their manufacturing processes. One technology that has gained significant traction is the implementation of Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs). These versatile machines offer a wide range of benefits, empowering companies to transform their manufacturing operations and stay ahead… Read More…

  • How RFID Technology Is Expanding Manufacturers Traceability Capabilities

    October 2, 2023 Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)Technology has bee making great strides in expanding the capabilities that manufacturers have in Traceability. Due to its industry-proven, robust, short, and long-range design to identify, track, and trace products and carriers, RFID offers solutions beyond optical barcode reading. It can also be easily integrated into automation platforms using… Read More…

Featured Article

Guillevin Strategies and Solutions: Enhancing the Customer Experience With a Comprehensive Website

Guillevin Strategies and Solutions: Enhancing the Customer Experience

In today’s customer-centric business climate, creative solutions are needed to provide customers with the seamless experience they’re looking for. By offering a comprehensive, easy-to-use website that meets the diverse needs of its customers, Guillevin meets this challenge. 

With the aim of building lasting relationships with its customers, the website serves as a platform that not only simplifies the purchasing process, but also contributes to the success of both short- and long-term partnerships.

Read More


  • New Endress+Hauser Pulsed Radar Level Sensor from AutomationDirect

    October 2, 2023 AutomationDirect has added the Endress+Hauser Micropilot FMR10 series pulsed radar liquid level sensor to their growing lineup of liquid level sensors. This new sensor is a downward facing, non-contact sensor that emits electromagnetic pulses and determines the level based on the time it takes for the pulses to be reflected back to… Read More…

  • PBC Linear Shafts, Bearings, and Shaft Supports from AutomationDirect

    October 2, 2023 AutomationDirect has added PBC linear shafts, bearings, and shaft supports to their power transmission product category. PBC linear shafts are precision ground to provide an optimized surface for plain and ball bearings and are ideal for high-precision linear motion applications where tight tolerances are needed. The shafts are available in carbon or… Read More…