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/
Inventor Fusion is most commonly associated with solid geometry editing and working in a complementary nature with Autodesk Inventor. What most people don’t know is that Fusion can work with AutoCAD as well as with surface geometry. In this example we take a look at starting a surface model in AutoCAD, refining the design in Fusion, stitching together as a solid, and then returning the design to AutoCAD.