More the connection speed, more the reaction time, so interoperability plays a vital role in our day-to-day design collaboration that helps with flexible production lines and reduced integration costs. Many industrial machinery and manufacturing industries have realized the benefits of using both 2D and 3D CAD software together and the list of reasons is long, including better collaboration, increased efficiency and to name a few. In those cases, it’s important that your data remains fully associative. In all such scenarios, AutoCAD Mechanical provides a feature called "Inventor link" that enables you to link Autodesk Inventor assembly (.iam) and part (.ipt) documents to a drawing file and display the 3D model in model space. After that, you can generate 2D drawings of the 3D model in paper space and annotate them. This class aims to show how well you can make use of the Inventor link feature in AutoCAD Mechanical for increased efficiency, reduced time, and better collaboration.