I was just made aware of a very cool new plugin for Sketchup called "View Parts" Put simply, it takes an assembly of parts and lays them out in scene tabs. This is something I've done manually over the years to show how an assembly of parts will look. I'll let the video below do the explaining:
You can find this plugin right inside Sketchup 2013's Extension Warehouse. It's free, and absolutely worth checking out.