Microsoft Layout

Bring designs from concept to completion with confidence and speed. Import 3D models to easily create room layouts in real-world scale. Experience designs as high-quality holograms in physical space or virtual reality and edit with stakeholders in real time. With Microsoft Layout, see ideas in context, saving valuable time and money.

Device options and technical requirements

Below are the device options, and technical requirements, to use and deploy Microsoft Layout throughout your organization.

Device options

Microsoft Layout works with a HoloLens, or with a Windows Mixed Reality headset with motion controllers.

HoloLens requirements

OS requirements Details
Build 10.0.17134.77 or above See Update HoloLens for instructions on upgrading to this build.

Windows Mixed Reality headset requirements

Requirements Details
Windows 10 PC with build 16299.0 or higher The Windows 10 PC hardware must be able to support the headset. See Windows Mixed Reality PC hardware guidelines for specific hardware requirements. We recommend following the Windows Mixed Reality Ultra hardware guidelines.
Motion controllers Motion controllers are hardware accessories that allow users to take action in mixed reality. See Motion controllers to learn more.

Technical requirements

Have the following technical requirements in place to start using Microsoft Layout.

Requirement Details Learn more
Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) Required for app distribution through the Microsoft Store for Business. If you choose not to distribute the app through the Microsoft Store for Business, users can also install Layout on a HoloLens or PC from the Microsoft Store. Get started with Azure AD
Network connectivity Internet access is required to download the app, and utilize all of its features. There are no bandwidth requirements.
Apps for sharing Video calling or screen sharing requires a separate app, such as Microsoft Remote Assist on HoloLens, or Skype or Skype for Business on Windows Mixed Reality headsets.

A Windows 10 PC that meets the Windows Mixed Reality Ultra specifications is also required for video calling or screen sharing when using Layout with a Windows Mixed Reality headset.
Remote Assist

Windows Mixed Reality PC hardware guidelines
Import Tool for Microsoft Layout The Import Tool for Microsoft Layout is a companion app for Layout that makes model optimization and management easy. The Import Tool runs on Windows 10 PCs, and is required to transfer existing 3D models from your PC to Microsoft Layout, so they can be viewed and edited from the HoloLens or mixed reality headset. The Import Tool is also required to transfer Visio space dimensions to the HoloLens or Windows Mixed Reality headset. Import Tool for Microsoft Layout

Get and deploy Microsoft Layout

Microsoft Layout is available from the Microsoft Store for Business for free for a limited time:

  1. Go to the Microsoft Layout app in the Microsoft Store for Business.
  2. Click Get the app. Microsoft Layout is added to the Products and Services tab for your private store.
  3. Users can open the Products and Services tab to install the app to their device, or you can deploy the app throughout your organization using MDM. See Install apps on HoloLens for further instructions on deploying apps.

For a limited time, users can also Get Microsoft Layout from the Microsoft Store for free.

Get and deploy the Import Tool for Microsoft Layout

The Import Tool for Microsoft Layout is a companion app for Layout that makes model optimization and management easy. The Import Tool runs on Windows 10 PCs, and is required to transfer existing 3D models from your PC to Microsoft Layout, for viewing and editing on Microsoft HoloLens or a Windows Mixed Reality headset.

The companion app is available in both the Microsoft Store for Business, and the Microsoft Store, for free for a limited time:

Use Microsoft Layout

For guidance on using the features of the Microsoft Layout app, please see Set up and use Microsoft Layout.

Questions and support

You can ask questions and engage with our team in the Mixed Reality Tech Community.