A thing bugging me at the moment is the lack of information on the possibility of finishing a point cloud based 3D model in a desktop software(e.g. Solidworks, Geomagic Design), exporting it in a measurable format (i.e. no meshes or point clouds, but solid bodies, so .sldprt is basically the only one I can export from Solidworks with the textures automatically included), and combining it with map information in WebGIS. For the establishment of my WebGIS, I plan on going the open source way, so a PostgreSQL database and GeoServer are in the picture.
Is there a possibility of including a finished solid model into a WebGIS using open source software?
I haven't found a way which enables me to combine my model with a location, e.g. using OpenStreetMap or a specific WMS service. I know Google Earth has this possibility by uploading a model to the 3D Warehouse, but I can't interact with the model the way I want to there, e.g. measure it. Of course I can do all this in 2D, divide the data into layers and overlap it with map information, but I am really interested in doing it in 3D. To get a more specific idea, I have a gas station model made based on a point cloud, with a lot of pipes, boxes, tiles, stairs, etc., which I would like to place to its real spatial position.