I’ve been using Sketchup for long enough to build things fairly efficiently, but I’m wondering if there’s a feature for component building that I’m missing. Specifically:
I’m restoring an old Victorian (our house) and am building components to match existing features on the house. I’m building doors, windows, etc. from scratch. I’m even modeling old lumber that doesn’t meet today’s nominal dimensions, so I can’t use Warehouse for this stuff.
To build a component, I typically scroll away from the house, build stuff in an empty part of the drawing space, and then move them onto the house. It works fine, but after a while, the drawing space gets cluttered with components (that I’ll need somewhere else eventually). It gets harder to build components with the clutter as time goes by. Is there some kind of separate workspace I can set up apart from where the house is? I guess it would be like a “workshop” area for building components (just like I do when I actually build stuff). I’m imagining a separate workspace “underneath” the primary one, that I can toggle back and forth to/from. Is there such a feature in Sketchup?