One step closer to paperless? There is a 3D annotation tool on Autodesk Labs that works in Inventor 2012. This could be the next step to paperless manufacturing, but at a minimum will allow engineers and designers properly define a model prior to any 2D detail drawings being created. When it comes to design intent, this will allow a more collaborative design and detailing process.
Check out the latest utility here: http://labs.autodesk.com/utilities/inventor3da/