Here’s something I’ve talked with Dave R about, however I’m still not happy with what I want to do yet, how do you designers deal with this in Sketchup?:
In a room where there are cabinets against a back wall with a drywall finish say, and each side wall has for example a 2" brick finish. When placing cabinets in this example against the back drywall wall, the dimension of the back wall width has to be exact to fit the cabinets between. In the case where each side wall has 2” brick for example as an interior finish, I have to remember to hold my cabinet away 2” from that wall if I don’t draw my internal finish brick as a 3d thickness against the side stud walls. I need my interior and exterior walls to be the thickness of stud framing so that I can dimension off stud framing in my plan drawings. @Sonder in his book, paints his finishes on as textures directly on the stud walls. Painting a brick texture on a 3.5 inch stud wall does not represent the stud wall plus the 2” brick, so when I place my cabinets, I have to remember to hold the cabinets back 2” and than I’m left with a gap between the cabinet and wall in my interior elevation view, which most likely looks odd. Therefore I found it better to draw all my finish layers on the inside of the wall studs. To save time, if there was multiple layers on the interior wall I would still draw that all as one big thickenss against the studs and the outside face I knew would be my finish face dimension. How do you get around this by following nick saunders method where he just paints on his interior wall finishes. My fear of doing this is having gaps etc in interior elevation views, especially when it comes to renderings. Wondering the best way to approach this and how you guys do it?