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Centro 7.8.1 Release Notes

Note: Centro WebApp requires .NET 4.7.2 or greater.


Centro 7.8.1 integrate newly supported file formats which includes:

  • Catia V5 V5-6 R2019 (R29)
  • Creo 6
  • Inventor 2020
  • Parasolid v31.1
  • NX 1847 Series
  • STEP XML (Import)

Note - This does not include conversions to ACT3D.

It is recommended that the CAD to SpinFire action is disabled for pipelines that process the above file type+versions.

Issues addressed:

  • 3D Search
    • Name search filtering not working after 3D Search Results with a Permission Warning
  • Admin Area
    •  Admin front end must check for both active and archived Projects for existing names
    • The table in the Application Settings tab is misaligned in admin area
  • Comments
    • Snapshot comment does not show pointer cursor on the entirety of the snapshot image on hove
    • SFW comments module is cut off at the bottom under FireFox
  • Catalog
    • Improve error handling when 2GB files are attempted to be uploaded by the CadToCadAction
    • Catalog breadcrumb trail shows wrong breadcrumb in Project view when navigating from Part View 
    • Table styling of Projects List sometimes becomes narrower than it should be, in Firefox
  • Installation
    • MaxConcurrentJobs value rewrites after upgrading build
    • German PipelineManager and PiplineHost Installers are missing "Company Name" in Add/Remove Programs
    • WebApp German Installation and Upgrade Issue
    • The installer resets all values in appSettings.config to blank when upgrading from 7.7.2 to 7.8.0
    • Pipeline Host Service installer uses an empty value when "Use SSL" is unchecked
  • Pipeline
    • Make use of recently added ignore_pmi options for PNG and SFW conversions
    • Add Random Colors importer option for STL, ProE, ACIS and STEP
    •  IfControl sub-actions are executed regardless of their Disabled state
    •  IfControl dynamic property not found in JobDictionary
  • Search
    • Consider adding default searches to the Search dropdown in Catalog 
    • Canned searches should no longer be loaded at the bottom of the Catalog Search page

Installation Notes

  • Centro WebApp requires .NET 4.7.2 or greater

Known Issues

Supported Environments

Centro Web / File Server EnvironmentMinimumRecommendedOptimum
Operating System

Windows 7 (64-bit)

Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)

Windows Server2012/2016 (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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