I sell Hi End Outdoor Furniture to designers and architects. To do this I provide detail Sketchup Models for the clients. I import (mostly 3Ds. files) from the furniture vendors I represent and import their fabrics to put on the furniture. This processes is very detailed, I import different fabrics for all the decorative pillows too.
My problem is that I am creating many different types of furniture with all different finishes and once I put a lot of this furniture into place is is slowing down my model significantly. So much it is freezing and I can do anything. I have make all the furniture groups so I can move them around easily and placed them on layers so I can turn them off when I am working on other things but it does not help.
I also don’t think making these groups into components will make it quicker because I am not using that furniture more than one in a model. I would like to eventually get a full layout done (like image attached) then some how reduce the file size so that I can open the model when I have a client and show them the layout with it freezing every time.