In this series of videos, I’ll introduce you to many of the powerful 3D conceptual design tools in AutoCAD 2011. I’ll cover 3D workspaces, visual styles, the ViewCube and the Navigation bar. I’ll show you how you can increase productivity with object selection and object isolation tools. Then, I’ll cover the 3D gizmos, which are key to editing objects in 3D space. From there I’ll focus on the powerful surface modeling functionality that enables you to create 3D surfaces, which are associated with their defining geometry. I’ll describe extruded, lofted, swept, and patch surfaces and then I’ll show you how you can offset, blend and fillet those surfaces. Finally, we’ll take a quick look at planar surfaces before wrapping up with surface trimming.