I have a vrml file which was created from the 3D scan of a historical monument ([url removed, login to view]). The file is very large (220 MB) and very hard to work with. I would like someone to make the model more simplified and smaller. I would like to be able to import the model into AutoCAD as a solid model which I could then easily slice. If I could get the file into Sketchup, that would be great as well.
The ultimate goal is to create a simplified 3D model for structural analysis. So small details are not very important. What is important is that the main features of the structure are preserved. If you look at the picture, you will see that it is a Roman temple. So what I would like to do is make sure that the fluting is preserved as much as possible and that I could read the actual dimensions of the blocks (along with their weight and centroid) properly from the simplified model.
This work is being done for a master's thesis so there is no budget for it and it has no real commercial value. The municipality wants to preserve the structure for the next millennium but don't want to spend money on the engineering work. I already have a structural model, but would like to be as accurate as possible.
I will provide the VRML file. I will provide two files with horizontal and transverse sections. I will also provide my solid block model which I am using for the analysis. I am thinking for someone with the right experience and the right equipment this should be very quick.