I’m working on a theory…I’m working with a millwork company that has a very diverse product offering and I would like to be able to build a sketchup library for design presentation that would allow me to export a report that shows each product and all its data points. This report will be used to build that project in production software like Cabinet Vision for cabinets, AlphaCAM for CAD/CAM, and similar.
I have been batting this around in my head for a bit. I don’t want the Sketchup library to be objects that are detailed down to screws and dowels. I just want enough detail for decent 2D drawings and 3D models for rendering. Where I do want the detail is in attributes and classifications.
I have a bit of experience in working with attributes and can see that as the path forward but in playing around with parts, groups and components I have seen this “Type” drop down in the Entity info box. There I learned about classification systems like IFC and that is intriguing to me in that I can ID every part.
My question is which system fits what I’m doing? Are classifications worth the time for an internal system that won’t be shared with outside contractors/designers/architects? Additionally has anyone ever created a classification system for millwork, furniture and cabinets?