Autodesk Inc., San Rafael, Calif., is shipping Autodesk Inventor 5, the latest version of its award-winning 3D mechanical design software. Autodesk Inventor 5 offers manufacturing companies a path from 2D to 3D and has the ability to maximize the value of existing AutoCAD and Autodesk Mechanical Desktop data. Autodesk Inventor 5 includes more than 200 new enhancements such as enhanced drawing annotation, innovative Adaptive Technology, large assembly performance, single-day productivity and integration with the Autodesk Streamline service.