Awesome post, thanks for making this chalugadp! I'll be sure to add this to the DIY FAQ.
I've spent quite a bit of time drawing in SU and I'll add a few tips I've learned along the way. Youtube is blocked here at work so forgive me if I'm duplicating what is in the video. I will watch tonight though.
I had not used or seen the volume calculator yet, so a big thanks for that!
-For anyone looking to export a design to CNC or to a cut sheet list, creating components for each panel or brace is a MUST. Keep in mind this is different than simply 'grouping.' Naming convention is not so important, but creating a component for each piece you would like to cut is. For anyone using Vectric Aspire, one can directly import sketchup files and create cutsheets from them.
-Layers: Adding each component to a layer gives you an easy way to hide/display each panel as your a building and checking for fitment, interference, etc. This is nice if you just want to hide the side or front panels to build bracing
-The move/copy function is super handy for creating equal spacing guide lines for creating bracing
-Creating circle tip: You may noticed creating a circle is a bit choppy and not a smooth circle. Right click, properties and change number of segments to 150 - this really helps clear it up.
-LEARN THE SHORTCUTS. Example: T for tape measure, P for push pull, R for rectangle, center mouse button to orbit, shift + center mouse button to pan. This saves a LOT of time when done repetitively.
This is also where I started - another great resource: (This is great for learning dados, joinery, and dimensioning)
Full enclosure with nothing hidden and dimensions
Inside view (hide outside baffles)
Exported directly into Aspire
I will also add more if you guys find this useful.