I was wondering how people tend to organize their building projects from start.
What i have found out is that i tend to start drawing something, lets say a building project. It starts small then ends up becomming complex and hard to keep track of. Either from to many layers etc.
What i then found out doing is to lets say have 1 model/skechup file for each room. Since each room may have a lot of layers. I wish there could be a “sub layer” divission to keep track of stuff. But in that one room i have structure layers in detail, then added gypsum, lists etc. It ends up heavy and complex. And to have all this in 1 model might get to much?
I really like to model everything down to smallest detail before i start renovating each room in this case. So i know where all the structures, beams etc are, where i should put pipes etc. Find problems before they become a problem in real life.
In this link you can see my entrance hall how i draw it. its starts small and ends up like a mess. And the file itself is almost 25mb by itself.
Maybe i should have several models/sketchup files of each room? for different stuff. But then again one change in structure and i would have to change in another model too…
So how do you guys do it?
Like one model for outside of house with faces etc an empty shell?
One model of structures beams?
I tried reading around but can’t seem to find some ideas to how i should do it, and i can also see that everyone has their own way of doing it. So thats why im asking. How do you do it?