Originally Posted by imashination
Keep in mind you can have as many projects open at the same time as you like. A simple workflow is to model up each item and component you need in a new scene, then just copy and paste it into your master project. This way you get a nice clean object manager and can work in the centre of the project.
This. It is the killer feature of C4D to have several scene open at the same time and copy and paste as you like.
Most times Null objects are fine for grouping specific objects.
Not to forget the selection object which when double clicked on the icon in the OM selects all objects in its list. Really great.
Nitroman's solo plugin is a must I think. Once you have integrated it into your workflow you wonder how you could work without it before.