Question in a nutshell: Is there a better way to create sub categories of materials?
My work flow process - when I begin creating an interior scene, starting with the construction materials - I meticulously name all of my materials with a code which reflects the later used code for the drawings.
I then place models from libraries.
The "in model"category then becomes increasingly less useful as it is populated with hundreds of other materials.
Grouping the important listed materials I will use later involves:
creating a directory. individually saving each of the materials to that directory (sketchup doesn’t allow selection of multiple materials when performing this operation)
Scrolling through all the categories including the numerous default ones (brick, wood etc) each time I need to find my custom group
is there a better way of doing this? all I need really is for the materials “in model” to be visually presented more easily. Any directories I create are virtually redundant at the end of the project and my computer’s windows filing system doesn’t seem to be the right way to deal with organizing in-app information.