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Centro 7.7.0 Release Notes


Centro 7.7.0 makes improvements in the following areas.

Note: Do not update the ArangoDb instance beyond ArangoDB v3.3.11. This may cause search feature to stop functioning.


Fixes were issued for:

  • Admin

    • The roles section of Project permissions modal makes usage difficult with lot of roles

    • The Admin page throws exception (using Internet Explorer)

  • API

    • Possible to create the Project Custom Properties/Property Sets with an empty name field via API.

    • Possible to create a project with an empty name via API

    • Endpoint GET /api/catalog/part/unique does not work

  • BOM Manager

    • BOM Manager: selecting checkbox of attribute section does not select all sub attributes

    • BOM Compare inconsistencies

  • Catalog

    • Catalog Parts created with the "Create" button or web API have a modified date that is earlier than creation date

    • Errors in console on PartView page when Resource does not have generate options

    • The renamed Catalog Part Name with <> shows in assembly tree only after reloading page

    • Centro Control status information is not updated in Assembly Resource Manager

    • User is able to edit Catalog Part name despite having only Read access to the part

    • User with Read only permissions can add and remove a Catalog part from a project.

    • The caret of the Tags filter in Part View is displayed on a new line with Firefox

  • Check In/Check Out

    • It's impossible to check in a file with % in name.

    • CheckOut errors in Centro Catalog and in Pipelines

    • No activity recorded when a Resource is restored through an upload/check-in operation

  • Installation

    • SMTP settings are re-writing after upgrading versions.
  • Jobs Explorer

    • Job report modal does not display all the jobs selected by the filter in Jobs Explorer

    • Error thrown in JobsExplorer breaks UI

  • Pipelines

    • When a Trigger fails to deploy, the Pipeline deployment should fail

    • Pipeline with polling directory watcher on inaccessible network drive cannot be unstaged

    • Unique constraint violated for "CatalogId" in "Cad to Catalog" Action

    • Jobs Explorer's Pipeline selection displays the list of all available Pipelines

  • Projects

    • Exception in console when the Project Custom Properties description value contains percentage

    • Project permission setting button highlighting incorrect

    • The Edit Project button in the AdminArea is disabled erroneously

    • Percentage in the custom property name doesn't allow showing label on the Edit Project window

    • Location panels in Project page expands/collapses only when clicking on the name

    • The count of a Project's Catalog Parts should be singular when it is 1

    • Datepicker windows overlap each other on Projects page

  • Resources

    • A part first detected as 'with-geometry' cannot not be set as 'no-geometry' in the future

    • 'Derived from an older version of CAD file' icon overlaps the filter field

    • The resource generation with a special Catalog ID throws exception

    • Deleting a 3D search removes the last item in Current Searches

    • 3DSearch: Resources are removed from ShapeSearch when deleted causing problems if they are restored

    • Missing translation of alert message for deleting 3D search

    • Advanced Search tile result display breaks when the time wraps

  • SpinFire Web

    • SpinFire Web Assembly Tree does not reflect proper part hidden state when first opening a model

    • Scroll at the bottom of tree is overlapped with some element and can't be selected

    • A CATProduct assemblies that reference JT files do not show the JT model in SFW.

  • Upload

    • Web app does not log error when uploading Resource fail unexpectedly

    • The '+' character is removed from the filename when uploading a resource or checking in a resource.

    • It's impossible to upload a NX type parts

  • Users

    • Updating an LDAP role will remove it's external link and properties.

    • FullUser email is shown for all canned search results

    • Locked user unable to log in after lock time has expired

Installation Notes

If you have picked up the previously issued 7.6.3 and/or have had your instance manually patched by Actify support or engineering, it is unnecessary to install 7.7.0.

Important Notes

  • Organizations using LDAP and upgrading to Centro 7.7.0 may run into an issue where the LDAP.ActiveDirectory.rootURL key may be duplicated in the appSettings.config file.
    • This may cause issues and confusion when trying to run the WebApp and when importing LDAP users.
    • Work Around:
      1. Edit C:\inetpub\wwwroot\Centro\Configuration\appSettings.config.
      2. Find and remove the duplicate LDAP.ActiveDirectory.rootURL value.
      3. Save.
      4. Restart the web app.

  • Centro 7.7.0 has new permissions that govern deleting resources, changing a catalog part's project, and allowing users to manually create a catalog part.
    • In previous versions, catalog users could perform these functions.
    • In Centro 7.7.0, these permissions are defaulted as disabled; in other words, users who used these related features will not be able to use them unless their permissions have been changed accordingly.
    • Please review your organization's permissions policy surround Centro and set these accordingly.
    • See Centro 7.7.0: Additional Permissions.

Known Issues

Supported Environments

Centro Web / File Server EnvironmentMinimumRecommendedOptimum
Operating System

Windows 7 (64-bit)
Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)
Windows Server 2012/2016 (64-bit)

Windows 7 (64-bit) 

Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)

Windows Server 2012/2016 (64-bit)

Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)

Windows Server 2012/2016 (64-bit)


CPU/Processor *

Intel i7 8 Core 4 GHz (or equivalent)

Intel i7 8 Core 4 GHz (or equivalent)


Memory16 GB32 GB32 GB
Disk Space 10 GB free50 GB free100 GB free

It's recommended to have n+1 core processors where n is the number of total concurrent jobs running.

The amount of available free space is dependent on the amount and size of files and revisions uploaded as resources to the Catalog.


Database EnvironmentMinimumRecommendedOptimum
Operating System

Ubuntu Linux v12.04 / v14.10 / v15.04

Debian Linux v7.0 or v8.0

Debian Linux v8.0

Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)

Windows Server 2012/2016 (64-bit)

Debian Linux v8.0

Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)

Windows Server 2012/2016 (64-bit)

Memory8 GB16 GB32 GB
Disk Space

10 GB free

20 GB free

50 GB free

Client EnvironmentMinimumRecommendedOptimum

WebGL Compatible Browser

  • FireFox
  • Chrome
  • Internet Explorer 11+
  • Edge 




Memory2 GB4 GB8 GB

Prerequisite Installations



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