Almost a year ago, I posted PLM and BIM – Common Roots Or Common Future. I think these two domains will have very interesting trajectories in the future. I’m continuously coming back in my thinking about the potential of PLM and BIM together.
Last week, I read Solidsmack post – Design Buildings Using SolidWorks? Maybe with SolidWorks V6 or V7. It also included a very fascinating Dassault’s video posted by Deelip:
So, what is my current take a on this? PLM and BIM industries are definitely presenting some trends in closing gaps. Both, BIM and PLM are looking with a huge interest on the opposite market and thinking that “the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence”. With past acquisitions made by Bentley and their interplay in enterprise data, thrilling future of SolidWorks presented by SolidSmack, we can get up one day in the consolidated world – PLM and BIM will be merged. Hm.. not so fast. I think there is some distance that hardly can be visible on YouTube. Just my thoughts..