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SpinFire Ultimate 11.2.0 Release Notes


SpinFire Ultimate 11.2 contains additional features found in 10.0 that were not included in 11.0 along with a number of bug fixes.

SpinFire Ultimate will contain all the features of SpinFire 10.0 but in a phased release approach.

Added Features

  • Model Compare
  • Draft Angle Analysis
  • Offset Sectioning (stepped sectioning)
  • 3D Mouse support
  • Two Edge Intersection Point measurement
  • 2D Stamps
  • Camera rotation undo/redo
  • Color change undo/redo
  • Section Proflie (formerly known as X Section Plus)
  • 3D Auto-Spinning

Improved Features

  • More automated method of selecting surfaces of a void.
  • Improved performance loading 2D AutoCAD files.
  • Improved scaling for CGM files.
  • Improved handling long paths and file names.
  • Implement keyboard navigation on the Assembly tree.
  • Convert models to more file types (3D PDF, ACIS, HSF, IGES, JT, Parasolid, PRC, STEP, STL, U3D and VRML).
  • Allow selection of tube axis points and edges for subsequent markup.
  • Allow user to select 'Apply to all' option when multiple files are missing on load.
  • Add option to bypass all missing parts when importing sub-assemblies.
  • Show native CAD thumbnails in the Library.
  • Added CAD file header information option for Catia and SolidWorks files in the Library.
  • Add a new connection from folder search results in the Library.
  • Missing ability to drag-and-drop two or more files in the Library
  • Allow user to start conversion from the Library.
  • Support for direct opening of EMF files.
  • Import multiple document files.
  • Support of templates to export data from Parts List to an Excel file.
  • Focus on Plane.
  • Move the application toolbar from the right side of title bar to the left.
  • Starting SpinFire Ultimate-Reader with a command line parameter (-r).
  • Reflective and metallic render modes retain colors.
  • Email sends ACT3D file format.
  • Improved color palette support.
  • Allow user to select 'Apply to all' option when multiple files are missing on load.

  • Add option to bypass all missing parts when importing sub-assemblies.

  • Change the About dialog to make the build number more obvious to end users.

  • New Culling and Depth Peeling settings to the Workspace settings.

  • Additional colors for out-of-range faces in Draft Angle Analysis.

  • Import of multiple document files.

  • Allow activation from the installation program.

  • Ability to reset translations to default in the translation editor.

Bug Fixes 

  • Assembly Tree

    • Extra nodes in the assembly tree need to be clean up/removed.

    • SolidWorks importing with too many sub-assembly levels.
    • Impossible to select surface using assembly tree for Minimum Distance Between Two Surfaces measurement.

    • Assembly tree items and title is not translated dynamically after changing the language option.
    • The entire assembly becomes visible after deleting a mark up.
    • Assembly tree in parts list contains empty assembly items when parts list was opened after import sub-assemblies.
    • Chinese symbols are displayed incorrectly in assembly properties.
    • Spaces are missing in assembly tree context menu.
    • Unexpected item is selected in assembly tree with END button in specific case.
    • Assembly tree disappears from parts list when hide assembly and reopen the dialog.
    • Check marks are flashing while sub-assemblies are reloaded.
  • CAD Filters

    • Impossible to use filters without CAD views.
    • Label “Filters” in context menu for CAD views disappears when change the theme to dark.
    • Label color is not changed to white after selection in Filter dialog.
    • Filters are not applied if Filters dialog was opened for not selected CAD view.
    • Spaces are missing for layers list in Filters dialog.
  • Color Dialog

    • Import and export of color palettes don't support long path (>260 symbols).
    • Colors are missing when changing render modes on parts from Hidden Lines Removed.
    • Color Palettes dialog crashes after removing all color palettes.
    • Scroll is displayed in Color dialog in modern theme.
    • Impossible to remove color in new palette in Color Palettes dialog.
    • Custom color palettes aren't saved after the application is closed.
  • Conversion

    • Red fill is missed for failed status of conversion.
    • Original file is opened by double click on it's name in conversion list instead converted.
    • Add file filter to converter's open file dialog.
    • Conversion process does not stop when SpinFire was closed after conversion is failed.
    • Error message is displayed if conversion process tries to overwrite existing file which is blocked.
    • Converter process isn't ended in task manager when remove item from conversion list while conversion is in progress.
    • Convert button is enabled when no file type is checked.
    • Conversion dialog is closed when press NO button in confirmation dialog.
    • Add support of very long paths and file names to convert.
    • Incorrect message in confirmation dialog for converter.
    • Item is deleted from conversion list when close confirmation dialog using cross button.
    • Impossible to convert model with annotation to 3D PDF.
    • Incorrect indexes appear in conversion list.
  • Coordinate Systems

    • Activate coordinate system with double-click.
    • Dialog stretches when input big name for new coordinate system.
    • Coordinate system icon is blackout in markup label.
    • Creating new coordinate system leaves ghost circle.
  • Exploded Assembly

    • Incorrect distance changing when Exploded Assembly option is applied.
    • Select button isn't pressed by default for select part option in Exploded Assembly.
    • Parts are not highlighted after explode.
  • Export

    • Document crashes when export to 3D PDF was started.
    • 3D PDF Export is not correct.
    • Impossible to export file when file is exported to long network path.
    • Confirmation is duplicated for export file dialog in any file type.
    • Export to Image or Hard Copy creates very large files.

  • Import
    • Implement importing user views from ACT3D files.
    • Proceed” button isn't disabled when all Actions are set as None in Import Files dialog.
    • Import in 2D model does not work.
    • Spaces are missing in Import Files dialog when there are lots of files in list.
    • Horizontal scroll bar is displayed for import files dialog when the theme of application is classic.
    • Nothing happens when drag-and-drop document from explorer to viewer where 2D document is active.
    • Failed to import AutoCAD files with import option from file application menu.
  • Library
    • Key in alphanumeric to go to corresponding folder in the Library.
    • File list isn't displayed after selecting folder in the Library with keyboard.
    • Incorrect sorting of File list in the Library.
    • Error occurs when trying to drag-and-drop files to a parent folder in the Library.
    • Impossible to deselect files with CTRL+Left-Mouse-Button combination in the Library files list.
    • Scroll isn't focused on found item in the Library.
    • Missing support of long network file path in the Library for folder tree.
    • Cannot drag-and-drop file to folder with long network folder path in the Library.
    • Application crashes when toggle to tiles display in the Library for folder with long path.
    • Library Tab is opened after pressing NO in confirmation dialog related to conversion.
    • Selection isn't cleared in the Library files list after scrolling and re-selection.
    • Document is opened with double click from Library when CTRL or SHIFT keyboard button is pressed.
    • Files are not displayed for network connection with long file path.
  • Markups
    • Missing vertical scroll bar for description and comment fields for markups.
    • Markups load incorrectly.
    • Mark ups are not associated with created user views if a user view is first saved without any.
    • View is reset after deleting a markup.
    • Possible to add a markup to user view several times in specific case.
    • Add context menu item to draw edge lines in intersection point markup.
    • Possible to incorrectly display hidden markup geometry.
  • Measurements
    • 2D Measurements
      • 2D Boundary Center by Edges measurement allows user to select the same edge twice.
      • Incorrect option name in context menu for Boundary Area by Edges measurement for 2D model.
      • Unexpected calculation of Boundary Area by Points measurement for 2D model in specific case.
      • 2D document crashes after adding a markup.
    • 3D Measurements
      • No longer able to select axis center point for dimensioning.
      • Thickness measurement results appear incorrect.
      • Infinity calculations on non flat surfaces for axis-aligned bounding box.
      • Bounding box of selected surfaces does not work.
      • Bounding box color should be defaulted to grey, not white, as in 10.8.
      • Minimum bounding box doesn't work on a surface.
      • Boundary Center by Edges measurement starts to work incorrectly after several uses.
      • Varying angle measurements based on function used.
      • Deleted bounding box reappears when creating a new user view.
      • Axis aligned bounding box for a surface is not working.
      • Boundary Volume by Area dialog crashes on selection.
      • Boundary Volume by Area dialog Crashes on calculate.
      • Stop selection button for blocking surfaces does not function in the Boundary Volume by Surfaces dialog.
      • Make Boundary Volume by Surfaces (voids) work for holes with planar regions.
      • Boundary Volume by Surfaces (voids) display problem.
      • Midpoint text is not visible.
      • Unable to select edges under Boundary Center by Edges and Sum of Connected Edges.
      • AutoNote does not take into account parts that have been moved (transformed).
      • Incorrect measuring of Tube Length for arcs (circles) located in the same plane.
      • Calculate surface area in a user defined view.
  • Misc.
    • SpinFire Ultimate install issue on Windows 7 32-Bit.
    • SpinFire crashes after Save As with long path or file name for Event Log.

    • Import and export of Materials don't support long path (>260 symbols).
    • Symbol '~' replaces part of path for Print Preview option when path to template is long (>260 symbols).
    • Keep Viewer Aspect Ratio option doesn't consider model proportions.
    • Incorrect view by plane after part was transformed.
    • Profile color option does not work.
    • Drag-and-drop into the same document is missing.
    • File isn't opened after drag-and- drop file from explorer to SpinFire viewer.
    • Incorrect keyboard navigation in the viewer with arrow buttons.
    • Transparent part is not transparent when is changed transparency of neighboring part.
    • View is not applied to model after selection with keyboard.
    • Templates Editor crashes in specific case.
    • Transparency is not applied to scene dynamically.
    • SpinFire crashes when changing Page Type.
    • Window commands menu stops working for SpinFire after the menu was used for another dialog.
    • Columns are not saved in Parts List.
    • Focus on Plane is tied to YZ axis.
  • Opening .3D Files
    • .3D files with 2D circles and ellipses show up blank.
    • .3D file with polygonal shapes rendered poorly.
    • .3D file with curve-cornered rectangle renders poorly.
    • .3D file with different 2D line strokes renders poorly.
    • SpinFire 10.9 .3D file fails to open.
    • 2D .3D read failure for CGM/TIFF files converted from SpinFire 8.
    • SpinFire Ultimate has an issue opening converted Old .3D files converted to SpinFire 10 .3D files.
    • SpinFire 10 markup text colors are importing as Transparent in SpinFire Ultimate.
    • Imported 3D models from multi-document files do not appear in the graphics area after reloading a saved ACT3D file.
    • .3D file converted from SpinFire 8 to SpinFire 10 fails to open.
    • Import .3D file is missing.
    • Cannot open .3D model saved by long path (>260).
    • Impossible to open .3D file where Impact font is applied to a markup.
    • Old .3D file causes "Object reference not set" error.
    • Centro 6 created .3D files with no color background always black.
    • Back color for model item imported from SpinFire 10 is not applied in SpinFire Ultimate.
    • Render mode imported from SpinFire 10 is not applied in SpinFire Ultimate.
    • Back color from SpinFire 10 isn't loaded correctly for startup view in SpinFire Ultimate.
    • Support Tube Length bend center points for SpinFire 10 files.
  • Opening ACT3D files
    • Cannot open .ACT3D with imported files.
  • Opening CAD *
    • Taking way too long to open a small assembly.
    • More than one search path is not possible in Importer options.
    • Allow user to select 'Apply to all' option when multiple files are missing on load.
    • AutoCAD
      • Notification is missing after exporting section cut geometry as a DXF file.
      • Section "Export to DXF" must transform to the Z plane.
      • AutoDesk DWF takes a really long time to load.
      • 14Mb DWG file takes a very long time to load.
      • Large DWG file takes a very long time to load.
      • Poor view of DWG extents and tabs.
      • Improve the way to determine if a model layout in an AutoCAD file should be drawn in 2D or 3D.
      • Update normal calculations for AutoCAD models.

      • Add support of color palette to Profile Edges Color and Profile Faces Color in section settings.

      • Add support of color palette to Background Color for Export 3D PDF.

      • Support raster images in AutoCAD files.

    • CATIA
      • CATIA V5 - Imported PMI data and section cuts not being assigned to the imported views correctly.
      • Unexpected rectangle element in CATIA drawing.
      • Vertically listed text is not underlined and surround by "<u>".
    • CGM
      • CGM file is not displayed correctly.
    • NX
      • NX is missing wire frames.
      • NX - Imported PMI data and section cuts not being assigned to the imported views correctly.
      • There is extra geometry appearing in NX 2D files.
      • Missing lines on NX 2D file.
    • STEP
      • STEP AP242 with GDT (PMI) support.
      • STEP file takes a very long time to load.
  • Sectioning

    • Section cut incorrect after turning cut material off and back on.

    • Incorrect view by plane after part was transformed.

    • Section planes appear after switching to default view.
    • Sectioning part colors are missing.
    • Section planes do not appear after partial loading an assembly.
    • Cross-section view not updated correctly after layout change.
    • Multi-plane section cut geometry is not selectable.
    • Switching into cross-section View is turning off section plane.
    • Cross section dynamic update is missing.
    • The grid appears in part of the cross-section view, sometimes.
    • 3D files don't appear with sectioning when a starting user view has sectioning on.
    • Snap radius seems too big on section cut.
    • Section profile color during dynamic move is different.
    • Transparent parts behind section plane are not visible.
    • Cross section view is incorrect with multiple views enabled.
    • Move section does not work after doing a zoom or pan.
    • Dynamic move of section without section plane.
    • Profile face color isn't applied dynamically to section.
    • Crash when using section with load only assembly tree.
    • Cutting section area markup missing some capping geometry.
  • Translations
    • Tool-tip is cut in Translations dialog.
    • Convert button for ACT3D options in Converter dialog overlaps with reset to default button when language is Deutsch.
    • Converting status name is cropped for Deutsch language.
    • SpinFire crashes when try to Save model if Application language is German.
    • Import of Translation does not work when imported file is located on long file path.
    • Translate suffixes for shattered files.
    • SpinFire crashes after Export file with long path or file name for Translations Editor.
    • Accent option is not translated dynamically after changing Language option.
    • Translation is missing for table font style in templates editor.
    • Part of assembly context menu is not translated dynamically after language was changed.
    • None isn't translated in selected color palette dynamically after language was changed.
    • Exception occurs when add place holder for non-existent variable in translations editor.
    • Viewer context menu is not translated dynamically after language was changed.
    • Changes in the translation editor are lost after switching languages.
    • Translations required for installation activation dialog and responses.
    • SpinFire crashes when work with dialog where separator “|” was deleted from translation by user.
    • SpinFire crashes when open dialog window with translation which contains double '{' symbol.
    • Localization is missing for exported tube data file.
    • The license file text does not change to the correct language.
  • UI
    • Rename "Look" menu items to "Focus".
    • Importer options cancel button is cut off.
    • Check markers are reversed in classic theme on Windows 8.
    • There is a line under the 3D toolbar that doesn't redraw/update.
    • Conversion panel could overlap the Library toolbar.
    • Zooming too far in breaks 'Axis Triad' and 'Navigation Cube'.
    • Tool-tip is not changed for hide/show explorer button.
    • Document Explorer "Name" column auto re-sizes to first level icons and not to the item labels.
    • Displaying of re-size cursor for windows with fixed size.
    • Impossible to work with SpinFire after all options dialog was collapsed.
    • Change server parameters dialog window opens as separate window.
    • Scroll does not follow actions in Transform dialog handles tab.
    • Impossible to close error message in specific case.
    • Default selected button isn't changed in message box.
    • Asterisk is not displayed after color and render mode was changed.
    • Focus is lost after opening dialog windows with keyboard.
    • Save, E-mail and Help commands are not focused with keyboard.
    • Part properties dialog not showing all the lines.
    • Double confirmation dialog appears when is saved TXT file with existing name in parts list.
    • The build number incorrectly appears as 0000 when SpinFire Ultimate does not have an active license.
    • Border selection is available when mouse cursor on scroll bar.
    • Error message is displayed when opening document which contains two (or more) models with equal names.
    • Opened document does not become active in specific case.
    • Incorrect file path is displayed for files with long file path on Home page and tooltips.
    • Tab is stretched a lot when file has long file name.
    • Focus on PMI annotation and annotation plane.
    • Style is missing for window commands menu in modern theme.
    • Line artifacts when changing views.
    • Error message contains YES/NO buttons instead OK.
    • Multi-selection in viewer works incorrectly.
    • Warning message is missing in About window when theme of app is modern light.
    • Shadow is not disappeared after drag&drop model tabs in specific case.
    • Properties window could be decreased a lot.
    • Incorrect color of text in parts list.
    • Focus is returned incorrectly.
    • Impossible to un-check documents from the list in add workspace document.
    • OK button is not disabled when all models are not checked in Add Workspace Documents dialog.
    • Graphics rendering is missing pieces of the file when in zoom fit.
    • Gradient background is not stretched under application menu.
    • Improve tool-tips on new rendering settings.


SpinFire Ultimate 11.2 can be installed side-by-side with previous versions of SpinFire, such as the 10.x release. 

Upgrading from 11.0.0 to 11.2.0

To upgrade SpinFire Ultimate from 11.0 or 11.1 to 11.2:

  1. Launch and run the SpinFire.x64.msi (or the SpinFire.x64.exe) and follow the installation wizard instructions. 

  2. Select Check for Updates from the Help menu if you have an Internet connection and are upgrading form 11.1.

Known Issues

See SpinFire Ultimate Known Issues

Supported Environments

Client EnvironmentMinimumRecommendedOptimum
Operating System

Windows 7 (64-bit)
Windows 7 (32-bit)
Windows 8 (64-bit) 
Windows 8 (32-bit)
Windows 10 (64-bit)
Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)
Windows Server 2012

Windows 8 (64-bit)
Windows 7 (64-bit) 
Windows 8 (64-bit)
OS Language Supported

English (US)
Chinese (simplified)
Chinese (traditional)

English (US)

English (US)



Intel i3 4 Core 4 GHz (or equivalent)

Intel i5 4 Core 4 GHz (or equivalent)

Intel i7 8 Core 4 GHz (or equivalent)

Memory4 GB8 GB16 GB

DirectX 11 capable
graphics card, 1GB VRAM

DirectX 11 capable
graphics card, 2GB VRAM

DirectX 11 capable
graphics card, 3GB VRAM


Prerequisite Installations


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