“A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.”
Frank Lloyd Wright
AEC Exchange has been around for a little while now. I've been fortunate to watch it start taking hold within the last year or so, as resources like Autodesk Seek the resources created inside Autodesk Inventor available in a format easily used inside of Autodesk Revit.
Imagine taking Inventor model that you've designed for a building, and being able to easily send those models into Revit.
It's be a dream a long time coming.
Since a picture is worth a thousand words, here's a video of AEC exchange in action. A special thanks to the guys at Autodesk for providing the data set!