My basic point is to reduce the file size of some complex 3d models. Sometimes i just need to show these models inside an arrangement, or i just need a render but considering a full-detailed machine, motor, or anything that is modelled for production has many unnecessary surfaces and block instances inside them.
So when i do not change anything and need to use many of these complex models together, naturally fluency of rhinoceros is decreasing dramatically.
Also i am facing this issue mostly when i need to import these models to rhinoceros (e.g. as a step file). After importing mostly i find all surface components defined inside a single “default” layer, which doesn’t allow me to just close unnecessary layers, do my job and live a happy life.
Doing this “clean inside” thing manually consumes a lot of time and requires carefulness, so i am looking for a fast way to simply extract only the outer shell of a complex and full-detailed model.
- I have tried using drape command, which resulted in funny scenarios.
- I have tried to use _SelVisible from all 6 angles and again ended up with a result which requires manual deleting/selecting/hiding process. Also there were many small missing surfaces compared to original model.
So i would appreciate any advice/solutions. Also if there is a way that Grasshopper might be useful, im excited to hear about it.
(I am using Rhinoceros 6)