Autodesk Inventor - Bentley interaction

First, i'm not sure where to post this as there is no mechanical subgroup.

I'm looking into Autodesk Inventor. The mechanical group at our firm is familiar with this product and wants to purchase some copies. Since this software has the ability to generate 2D plans from 3D models, i am curious as to how this software will interact with Microstation or even if there is a Bentley alternative to this software.

my main concern is generating 2D plans from any 3D data. Unfortunately i have NEVER used or even heard of this software before today, and i want to familiarize myself with how microstation will or even candle handle any 3d models generated form Inventor.

Anyone with any experience?