Well, I've been working with a general contractor company who does mostly interior metal stud walls. Using ootb styles, which would give
a) The most functionality for showing in 3d all stud components of a wall such as king studs, trimmers, headers, cripple studs, etc.
b) Have the most flexibility for scheduling the individual parts of the style for material take-off/estimating?
Based on what I explored it would seem that a curtain has the most functionality for modeling, yet terribly poor when it comes to pulling information for scheduling. Railings are great for scheduling yet I would have a nightmare of a day trying to get all of the stud components to show correctly in a railing.
Which leaves the stud itself modeled as either a structural member style or mass element style. That would open up a ton more of options for scheduling but placement of those objects in 3d would be a Royal PITA.
Any ideas would be most welcomed! Especially those from the legendary David Koch...