Looking for a bit of advice here. I have been using sketchup for a decade as a fun way for building furniture and hobby modeling.
I have now upgraded to pro as I am using it more and more in my work. I am now working with a supplier who is designing light gauge steel framing for residential housing. I asked them to share their model with me as I want to import it to my master model of the house we are working on. It is a .wrl file.
I had them send me a sample before to see if I could do it, and I did. I used a file converter, ctrlview, and changed it to a .dxf file and it worked perfectly. I now have the first draft of their model and this converter is not working. I suspect because the file size is much bigger. I spent the day looking for anything to open this file but to no avail. I tried freecad, meshlab, blender, and nothing worked. I suspected the file maybe bad, but then SAP visual enterprise viewer opened it and there was the model in all its glory. The viewer unfortunately does not give you the ability to save as another file format. I am curious if anyone has any experience or advice to help me. Please be patient as I am a construction worker and not a computer expert. I’m pretty sure there is an easy way to do this but it eludes me.
The designers are using Framecad detailer, if this helps.