SpinFire Ultimate 11.6.1
Find and show parts of a certain material, or greater than a specified weight, or compare surface area using the rule-based coloring. Create completely custom rules to visually analyze and dissect your assemblies.
Command Line Options
A variety of operations provide more control when starting SpinFire Ultimate and loading files from the command line.
Scale 3D Parts
Scale 3D parts and assemblies uniformly or by axis by a specified factor.
Print Preview Improvements
Automatically scale documents to fit the print preview page
Scale images to fit the print preview page in an instance.
Moving the CAD model image inside Print Preview
Move or nudge previews in any direction to frame your print out just right.
Importer Options Additions
Open .3D Files
Open older .3D SpinFire Professional files that can be opened in SpinFire 10 by providing the path of the SpinFire executable.
Added black and white option for 2D importers
For 2D formats, import drawings in black and white.
Ignore line weight in drawings
For 2D formats, ignore line weight to help make drawing more presentable/readable.
SpinFire Ultimate 11.5.1
Microsoft Office Integration
Embed ACT3D files, 3D data and measurement information into 2013 or 2016 Office documents (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Use 2D callouts in the 2D work space to make comments on the document.
2D and 3D Grid and Rulers
Enable grid and rulers in 2D and 3D workspaces to view lengths and alignments in an instance.
Personalize and use the shortcut toolbar in a 2D or a 3D workspace to find frequently used measurements.
Export to 3MF
Export 3D models to the 3MF file format which can be used for 3D printing.
SpinFire Ultimate 11.4.1
More 2D Tools
Highlight your 2D documents with rectangle, rounded rectangle, and oval tools.
Standard View Editing
Edit the SpinFire Ultimate standard views as well as adding your own and customizing the view port layouts.
Print Preview Changes
Turn off the background color, notes, dimensions, coordinate systems, annotations, axis triad, navigation cube, grid, labels, scale bar, page header text, and page footer text instantly in the Print Preview window.
Open Centro Catalog Files
Create a connection to your Centro 7 Catalog to view files from projects and favorites available for direct download and editing.
Export 2D & 3D to AutoCAD (DXF)
Lock ACT3D Opened Files
Set the Lock ACT3D Files when Opened in the Application Settings to prevent other users from writing to the same file while you are editing it.
SpinFire Ultimate 11.3.2
Delete Assembly Tree Items
Remove assemblies, sub assemblies, parts, solids, and sets from the assembly tree.
Add Assembly Tree Items
Add new nodes to the assembly tree to create new assemblies and sub assemblies. Once added, existing parts and models can be dragged to define the new assemblies.
SpinFire Ultimate 11.3.0
Wall thickness by Color
Analyze a part's walls with color mapping based on thickness. Set the analytical range, edit mapping colors, select parts, and save into user defined views.
Utilize the new curvature analysis feature to generate a color mapping based on the positive and negative curvatures of a part.
Select the printer, printer properties, orientation, and template all from the print preview page.
The align tool helps to align parts by points or by arc & points.
Re-tessellate models currently in the active work space without having to reload the model.
Arc Tangent measurements
Measure surface points to a circle tangent angle to measure pressure angles on gear teeth for example with the Surface Point to Point Angle,
Add additional metadata on the new External tab of the properties dialog box. Add and save information for each part of an assembly.
2D line tools
2D line tools are available now in 2D work spaces. Create lines, poly lines, curved lines, closed poly lines as well as editing the placement, width, length, style, color, and end caps.
Export Notes and Markups
Use the default format or apply a template to export mark up and notes to .CSV, .XML, . XLS, or .XLSX.
An HPGL files (.hpgl, .hpg, . hpl, .plt, .hg2, hp2, .gl2) can now imported into SpinFire Ultimate.
SpinFire Ultimate 11.2.0
SpinFire Ultimate v. 11.2.0 adds model compare, draft angle analysis, 3D auto-spin, section profile, 2D stamps plus additional functionality.
Takes two similar parts, analyze, and display what is the same and different through the use of coloring the parts. In addition, a slider control is available to exhibit various states between what was added and what was removed.
Draft Angle Analysis
SpinFire Ultimate reintroduces the Draft Angle Analysis tool, providing users the ability to graphical view draft angles.
Section Profile (known in SpinFire 10 as X Section Plus) provides a means to calculate cross section profiles areas, centroids, and perimeter lengths individual or in combination.
3D Mouse support
Use a 3Dconnexion mouse or Spaceball with SpinFire Ultimate similar to SpinFire 10.
Undo and redo actions in SpinFire Ultimate. Undo changing camera actions (rotate, pan, zoom) in 3D and 2D viewers and undo color changes in 3D mode.
More undo actions will be scheduled with future versions.
Section 3D models with an offset or stepped section cut to observe and display different section levels of the model. The type offset section is strictly defined by the user and can be adjusted after the initial configuration.
Calculate Void Volume improvement
When calculating the volume of a 3D void, SpinFire Ultimate now provides better feedback to help the users determine how to find blocking surfaces. Follow the blue, blocking-surfaces hint to locate additional blocking surfaces.
Two Edge Intersection Point Measurement
Find the projected point of intersection of two edges with this new 2D and 3D measurement.
The SpinFire Ultimate version of 2D Stamps allows you to stamp your reviewed 2D documents, import stamps found in SpinFire 10 .3D files, and edit and add your own stamps.
SpinFire Ultimate 11.1.0
SpinFire Ultimate v. 11.1.0 improves on v. 11.0.0 by adding new functionality, restoring SpinFire 10 features, and enhancing existing features. Also, SpinFire now supports nine additional languages.
Transform by Handles
Back by popular demand is the ability to transform parts and assemblies by handles. Drag along any axis or rotate to graphically move parts. The Transform dialog box also allows you to undo each of the steps.
The exploded assembly function from SpinFire 10 has been improved with a WYSIWYG slider that allows you to view the exploded transformations in real-time. You can adjust them to your liking and try out each of the different types.
Creating a new snapshot adds the model image as a 2D document directly into the workspace.
Calculate Area, Perimeter, and Centroid of the Section Profile
New sectioning capabilities allow you to calculate the area, perimeter, and centroid of the section profile.
New Language Support
In addition to English (US) and German, nine languages are now supported by SpinFire Ultimate, including Spanish and Portuguese.
Auto Complete Option for Tube Length
In previous versions of SpinFire, tube length measurement required that you select sequential, continuous arcs to determine the length of the tube. For small models this is fine, but for more complicated models this can be extremely tedious. SpinFire Ultimate attempts to auto complete the selection by traversing the tube to the end once the beginning arc has been selected. Manual selection remains available.
Copy an Image to the Clipboard
A new export option is available on the Export Image dialog box: Copy to Clipboard.
Recent Documents Context Menu
A right-click an item on the Home page Recent Documents list to reveal a context menu, which allows you to add the file path as a library connection, import the model, convert the model to ACT3D, open a file explorer at the file location, or show the file properties.
Portrait/Landscape toggle in Print Preview
Click the Portrait/Landscape button to quickly toggle between the two layout orientations.
View Thumbnails in the Library
In some cases it's easier to identify a file by an image than by a name. The Library now allows you to view thumbnail images of .3D and .ACT3D files. Use the accompanying slider to size the thumbnails to your liking.
SpinFire Ultimate 11.0.0
SpinFire Ultimate sports an all new, modern user interface that reflects the many innovations and improvements over previous versions of SpinFire. Streamlined installation, increased performance, and enhanced functional capabilities—including partial loading, smart dimensioning, and easy access to metadata—place SpinFIre Ultimate at the forefront of CAD product visualization tools.
As a standalone product, SpinFire Ultimate installation is now easier than ever. Importers for all supported file types and many of the plug-ins found in SpinFire Professional are included in one single installation file. See Installation and Configuration for detailed information.
An All New User Interface
We have reorganized our user interface, placing like functions together to provide a more efficient work environment that will benefit even the most sophisticated SpinFire user.
In addition, you can choose to customize the color and layout of your work area: select a light or dark modern theme or opt for the classic SpinFire Professional look.
Partial Loading enables you to quickly access only specific components rather than having to load the entire assembly. When a component is modified, only that component is updated—instead of the entire assembly—hence considerable processing time is saved.
Instead of having to utilize a series of dimensioning tools, Smart Dimensioning enables you to simply mouse over geometric entities to retrieve results. This feature effortlessly provides part dimensions—productivity and efficiency will be greatly improved.
See Smart Dimensions for more information.
A 3D previews are included in .ACT3D files, and allow you to zoom and rotate your model within the Open file dialog box.
A navigation cube enables you to determine the orientation of the active model with just a glance; you can also rotate the model by clicking on the cube faces.
See Controlling the View for further details.
Boundary Area by Edges
With just a few clicks of the mouse, SpinFire Ultimate can quickly estimate the area of an opening in a 3D model.
Boundary Volume by Surfaces
SpinFire Ultimate can estimate the shape of empty spaces (voids) contained in a 3D model and then calculate the volume of those empty spaces.
See Advanced Measurement for more details about boundary edge and volume measurements.