Yes, MOTU call this ‘chunks’. ALL other DAWS insist on one linear ruler /one project (with however many cues along this single timeline), PITA, given potentially shifting film edits, locations, sigs, tempos - anything earlier in the timeline can effect later, depending on a host of matters …
DP8 allows for multiple sequences /projects within the one ‘Session’. i.e. ‘Chunks’. These can be all set independently to start at their own timecode start locations, meter, length etc etc - completely without effecting each other. When all the cues are finished, these can be ‘flattened’ into one contiguous sequence via ‘Song’ mode - if you wish, though not necessary.
Elsewhere, DP8 also mimics this kind of ‘independent’ operation, within a virtual ‘Studio’ if you like, independent from the ‘songs’ /instruments. i.e., Multiple mixers, a ‘Virtual Rack’, that is VIs and effects etc can be located within on a master rack, then which all sequences /songs may access (or not).
DP8 is made for film - nothing like it, and for live performance for that matter, chaining songs, FX cues, lighting cues etc. Be warned, it is quite quirky though, and the small font size /busy screen a bit annoying. Has other features very unlike the standard DAW - MOTU goes way back to the 80s; while Steinberg & Emagic were doing their thing in Hamburg, this was what was happening in Cambridge, MA. The history & approach has stuck a little. Can see why people may use another more recognisable DAW like Cubase to prepare & fly things in. Ableton Live or Reason & rewire also works very well.
Al of that is briefly explained at http://www.motu.com/products/software/dp/features.html e.g., ‘multiple sequences’, and ‘V-Racks’ http://www.motu.com/products/software/dp/features.html MOTUNATION is an excellent independent forum thats been running for a very long time. Really nice, helpful people. Worth dropping in, asking questions, looking around. http://www.motunation.com/forum/index.php
PS, also has a rather unique ‘hit point’ feature w/ pre-roll warnings etc