Model Library

I am relatively new to blender and so far i have had a great time. When I started out in the world of 3d design I was using sketchup. I like sketchup because it is so easy to do basic architectural and layout work.

However the lack of realistic rendering has driven me to blender. So far everything has gone well, with one exception. Sketchup has a really cool library of pre-designed components and you can create and add your own. This is very useful because you don’t have to model every object in the scene

Is it possible to do the same with blender? Create a library of pre-modeled objects, and then use a browser with thumbnails to select one?

Thanks,

You can find a ton of free blender objects here:

http://e2-productions.com/repository/index.php

And then you can have them all in seperate files and then just link them all together using this method.

http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Manual/Library_and_Data_System

Hope this helps!