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SpinFire Ultimate Preview 2 Release Notes

Welcome to SpinFire Ultimate (v.11.0.0)

Welcome to the SpinFire Ultimate Preview 2 Release. During this period before General Release, your use of the product and feedback is important to us.

Please use the SpinFire Ultimate Feedback page to let us know which features and revisions (to previous releases) you like and dislike.

Because this is beta software, you may experience anomalies in features and product stability. We are actively fixing issues and polishing up the remaining pieces of the product. Please use the SpinFire Ultimate Issues page to let us know if you run into any problems.

To avoid report duplication, you may refer to the following list of known issues.

Known Issues

2D Models

SFXI-2548: Visibility control in 2D does not work. 

SFXI-2456: Extra drawings along with additional lines appear when opening 032.001.CATDrawing 

SFXI-2455: S01-0079-80-A CPP-192-A.CATDrawing causes a crash in the SpinFire Viewer when opening

SFXI-2454: SF11 cannot open Catia v5 2D file, 793.055.V2.CATDrawing. 

SFXI-2117: Importing incorrect line thickness for 2D SLDDRW documents 

SFXI-2078: Unexpected rectangle element in CATIA drawing 

SFXI-2076: Incorrect displaying of CATIA drawing primitives 

SFXI-2035: CATIA V4 2D Drawing - Line with incorrect when Zoomed In or Out 

SFXI-1422: Catia 2D: The spacing between the number and the degree symbol is too close 

SFXI-1857: Import of NX Assembly Hangs when trying to Import Both 2D and 3D Data. 

SFXI-1756 Missing or incorrect lines in certain SolidWorks drawings 

2D Measurements

SFXI-2479: Line Thickness of 2D dimension line and dimension extension line are too thick.

SFXI-2429: Size of markup arrows in 2D document isn't changed when user zooms-in/out

3D Measurements

SFXI-2473: Frame is stayed highlighted after selection 

SFXI-2033 Iges file has incorrect volume calculation In Progress Volume, Surface Area, and Center of Mass

SFXI-1980: Void Area Creates Surfaces that Protrude the Boundary Area

SFXI-1731: Sum of Connected Edges should recognize closure.

SFXI-1212 Tesselation level does not change measurements Open Volume, Surface Area, and Center of Mass

3D Models

SFXI-2444: Colours are missing from this STP file in SFU only

SFXI-2217: Highlighting performance is slow 

SFXI-2086: NX File Imports Correctly in SF 10.8.2 but Not in SF11 

SFXI-1851: NENTITY.IGS file can't be opened 

SFXI-1766: Incorrect model displaying 

SFXI-1370: EllipseKit line color is not applied 

SFXI-661: IGES file, 1230surf.igs, renders with extra surfaces. 

SFXI-529: NX Notes and Die Draw Axis Symbols Not Importing

SFXI-489: Solidworks assembly does not show any geometry in SFXI but does in SF10.x 

SFXI-438: The Rhino file, headphone.3dm, opens but doesn't show any geometry. 

SFXI-402: Tablet: Some PMI text is too large on the Surface Tablet 

SFXI-364: SpinFire 11 does not import the same items as SpinFire 10.x on IGES file, Afact7.igs. 

SFXI-361: An IGES file fails to open in SF 11. 


3D Note

SFXI-2438: 3D Note getting "space" in text after letter "e" in some cases 

3D Viewer Settings

SFXI-2525: Crash on mouse-over 3D Viewer Settings "Selection Mode" 

SFXI-1986: Frame rate combo box is not disabled when Enable Frame Rate option is disabled 

SFXI-1689: Select Box list moves with scrolling 

SFXI-1642: Part Highlight Color for Yellow Parts should be Other Color, such as Red 

SFXI-1625: Missing style for selectbox on 3D Viewer Settings 



SFXI-2077: Document Explorer "Name" column auto resizes to first level icons and not to the item labels

SFXI-2342: Annotation "View by Plane" not working for JT File 

SFXI-1347: Model disappears after selection View by Plane menu point 

SFXI-1711: Bloom Effect is applied to annotations and measurements 

SFXI-808: Annotations are duplicated in the Ideas AIRBAG DOOR REINFORCEMENT ASSY(1107220A_PIA) model

Application Settings

SFXI-2318: The Theme Accent Color not being reset when Reset to Default is applied

Arc Diameter/Radius

SFXI-2308: Arc measurement not working on V5 catpart, JT, STEP files

SFXI-1519: Radius markup options missing when modifying

Assembly Tree

SFXI-2522: Context menu could not be opened by RMC on the right space after the the assembly tree item's name 

SFXI-2354: Missing part does not appear in the assembly tree list for TestAssembly.CATProduct 

SFXI-2311: Document crashes after renaming the first scene's subnode in Assemble Tree with very long name (>260) 

SFXI-2203: Assembly Tree items and title is not translated dynamically after changing the language option 

SFXI-1303: Properties Dialog Should Allow to select another Part without having to close first 

SFXI-1915: AutoNote All Parts/All Subassemblies selection is not working 

SFXI-626: When dragging and dropping nodes in the assembly tree, a duplicate image appears 


SFXI-1644: SolidWorks Importing with too many subassembly levels

Axis Triad

SFXI-2467: Axis triad does not have fixed position in the corner 

SFXI-2433: Axis Triad Location option does not appear in viewer after changing it with ellipsis button 

Bounding Box

SFXI-2277: Stop button doesn't work for Minimum Boundary Box measurement

SFXI-1791: The measurement dialogs for the Minimum Bounding Box measurement have features that are not functional

Boundary Area by Edges

SFXI-2001: Yellow polyline is visible in case user untick a 'Stay on Top' functionality

CAD Views

SFXI-2497: Incorrect annotations are displayed for selected CAD view



SFXI-1628: Null Reference Exception on closing multiple configuration file

Color Palette

SFXI-2492: Palette Color repeats twice after setting Selected Color Palette option in 3D Viewer Settings to None 


SFXI-2545: Incorrect highlight color for Conversion button in Library in classic theme 

SFXI-2524: Files with long path could not be selected for conversion 

SFXI-2523: Reset to Default option works incorrectly in Converter dialog for Importers with PMI Font option 

SFXI-2505: Original file is opened by double click on it's name in conversion list instead converted 

SFXI-2500: Red fill is missed for failed status of conversion 

SFXI-2498: Converter settings for ACT3D file impact to 3D Viewer settings Save ACT3D 

SFXI-2491: 3D Preview is missing for ACT3D file after conversion of .3D file 

SFXI-2447: Missing progress indication of model format check and license check on conversion 

SFXI-2436: Reset To Default button overlaps Convert button in Convert dialog after decreasing size of the dialog to minimum 


Coordinate Systems

SFXI-2324: Incorrect coordinate positions for new coordinate system

SFXI-1125: Direction of coordinate system is not the same as focused coordinate system

Event Log

SFXI-2272: SF11 crashes after Save As with long path or file name for Event Log

Export CAD

SFXI-2237: Invalid validation for long network path in Export dialogs 

SFXI-1862: Some PMI items are duplicated when exported (Catia > JT)

SFXI-721 : Save file path field doesn't save entered path

Export Hard Copy

SFXI-1984: Export to Image or Hard Copy Creating Very Large Unusable Files

Export Image

SFXI-1108: Impossible to resize pop-up export window

SFXI-474 : WMF format is the PNG format with a .WMF extension when using the Export Image

Extended CAD

SFXI-1649: The Properties dialog does not indicate PRC as a file format for PRC files


SFXI-2440: Focus on Surface Normal not Working as Expected 

Importer Page

SFXI-2230: Importer options for disabled/unlicensed importers can still be reached via the Importer Options pull down

SFXI-464 :When the Catia v5 importer option Attributes is unchecked, attributes still are brought in to the Properties dialog


SFXI-2345: During the install I have to type in the pathname to the external drive I'm using for Spinfire

SFXI-1910: Update SF11 License Manager Server Installations to Support CMD Line Directory Arguments 


SFXI-2431: The Export button doesn't appear on the export dialog default width when in German


SFXI-2287: Incorrect folder validation with long path in Add Connection dialog of Library

SFXI-1693: No tooltips on Library page 

SFXI-1508: Library "Import and Add Document" Not Yet Implemented

SFXI-774 : If NX files are the only CAD files that you don't want to see (i.e. filter turned off) they still appear in the Library


SFXI-2466: Markup is dragged by mouse incorrectly when Stay on Top option is turned off

SFXI-2465: Stay on Top option for markup is missing 

SFXI-2452: Incorrect size of 2D markups 

SFXI-2428: Incorrect markup background size in 2D document after changing Font Size and zoom-in zoom-out 

SFXI-2329: Hyperlink to a view during note creation does not work. 

SFXI-1839: Sorting doesn't work on 'Select document and User View' window 


SFXI-2445: Vertex Markers Remain Visible After Measurement 

SFXI-2033: Iges file has incorrect volume calculation

Navigation Cube

SFXI-2073: Navigation Cube Named Faces do not Match the Correct View 

SFXI-2032: IGES File and functionality navigation cube 

SFXI-1997: The text on the navigation cube should be in the translation table 

SFXI-1996: Choppy rotation occurs when using the Navigation Cube esp. on specific models 

SFXI-1989: 'Navigation Cube' rotates too slowly if user changes viewport mode to Four-viewports 

SFXI-1852: Zooming too far in breaks 'Axis Triad' and 'Navigation Cube'. 

Open .3D

SFXI-2494: Bounding box measurement properties imported from SF10 aren't applied in SF11 

SFXI-2421: Incorrect import of .3D files with 2D models 

SFXI-2270: Markup text imported from SF10 overlaps markup line in 2D model 

SFXI-2080: Incorrect import of text elements in CATIA drawing 

SFXI-1933: Loading Polygonal Area measurements from SF10 has issues with color and position 

Open File

SFXI-2546: 3D preview isn't loaded for SpinFire models in Window 8 x86 

SFXI-2536: 2D PDF Files Fail to Import 

SFXI-2510: Drag and drop file onto workspace even if workspace is empty. 

SFXI-2176: Stream of exceptions from multi-config file. 

SFXI-2013: Check For Missing Files on Import Is not Always Correct 

SFXI-1995: Taking Way Too Long to Import Small Assembly 


Orthographic Views

SFXI-2244: Grid does not disappear for Default view after using viewports

SFXI-2242: Incorrect highlighting of selected View when 2 or more viewports are selected

Part Color Changing

SFXI-2376: Changing the color of part causes issues Hidden Lines Removed and Smooth with Edges render modes

Part List

SFXI-2532: File->Export->Parts List Single Level Not showing Parts Correctly 

SFXI-2229: Part List has empty tooltips

Partial Loading

SFXI-2534: Partial Loading - If File is Saved with Unloaded Parts, then they can no longer be Loaded when the .ACT3D is reopened 

SFXI-2389: Avoid loading of already found items from another location when assembly item is selected with missed parts

SFXI-2352: Load Only Assembly Tree - Not working with JT Files

SFXI-2196: TestAssembly.CATProduct behaves and renders differently when rotating after a partial load

SFXI-2096: An extra part was loaded when using partial loading and import sub assembly on an NX assembly

SFXI-2094: Partially loaded ProE assemblies adds ",prt" to the part name in the assembly tree when import subassembly is selected


SFXI-2353: SF11 does not handle open files well when memory becomes scarce 

SFXI-2163: Model with edges will continue to refresh until focus is put on another window

SFXI-1948: NX Assembly takes 4 times longer to Import than 10.8.2

SFXI-1849: Dimensions of a .catpart with ~13000 surfaces nearly impossible

SFXI-1810: Improve file load performance

SFXI-1571: Performance suffers with all Effects turned on using simple models.


SFXI-1704: Cannot print A3 format on A4 printer

Print Preview

SFXI-2364: Model doesn't appear in the Print Preview after highlighting and moving

SFXI-2189: Highlighted model element is missing in Print preview after the view is refreshed

SFXI-2128: Context menu commands "Copy" and "Find" do not work in Print Preview

SFXI-2118: Print Preview title should display name of the document

Render Mode

SFXI-1658: Reflective and metallic render modes do not retain colors like they did in SF10

Rendering Effects

SFXI-1779: The shadow effect disappears when the model is transformed. 

SFXI-1570: Some PMI elements are not reflected when using Simple Reflections

SFXI-958: Bloom effect is not applied to OpenGL 2 driver



SFXI-2450: Document crashes after opening ACT3D file saved with hidden objects 

SFXI-2340: Can't open .3D model saved by long path (>260)


SFXI-2515: Attached NX Assembly Has Strange Sectioning Behavior

SFXI-2471: Can't select an arc in ACT3D file

SFXI-2453: "Apply" should be disabled in certain Section dialog scenarios. 

SFXI-2320: The state of the Project Mode command is correct if disabling then re-enabling sectioning

SFXI-2208: Very few points that located at the intersection of model lines and two/three sections

SFXI-2178: Projected Surface Area Results Showing Hidden Parts

SFXI-2162: Z-fighting can occur with 3 plane sectioning

SFXI-1754: Measurements not trimmed to multiple section planes


SFXI-2490:Can't select arc radius/diameter of the threaded joint of waterbottle model 

SFXI-2474: Document crashes after adding Edge to Point measurement with Smart Edge Dimension 

SFXI-2473: Frame is stayed highlighted after selection 

SFXI-2430: View isn't highlighted immediately after selecting the view in drawing tree 

SFXI-2253: Unhighlight selected items after performing action. 

SFXI-2172: Checking of Section menu items does not match SF10 

Template Editor

SFXI-2372: Missing boundary check on placing template elements

SFXI-2011: Missing ability to keep image proportions on resize

SFXI-2010: Add support of Text Block element to Template Editor

SFXI-2002: Cursor displays incorrect when element is rotated

SFXI-1952: Incorrect alignment of elements

SFXI-1947: Template save dialog does not remember last used path

SFXI-1945: “Auto hide” option can't be checked

SFXI-1941: Selected template element is not marked on the page


SFXI-2325: Angle value is not saved for Coordinate system

SFXI-2338: Apply, Ok and Cancel buttons are not disabled during Preview

Translations Editor

SFXI-2278: SF crashes after Export file with long path or file name for Translations Editor


SFXI-2531: Tooltip for filters file in Open dialog isn't wrapped 

SFXI-2496: Incorrect alignment of Flip Plane menu item of Section context menu 

SFXI-2495: Several section context menu items could be highlighted at once 
SFXI-2478: Chinese characters do not work for markups 

SFXI-2472: Frame of SF isn't removed after closing 

SFXI-2448: Incorrect progress indication of loading process 

SFXI-2435: Incorrect tooltip for preview to Font and Background color in 3D/2D Viewer Settings 

SFXI-2432: Scroll is slow in Viewer Settings 

SFXI-2416: Default buttons are not highlighted for Modern theme 

SFXI-2409: New Value disappears in Reset Settings dialog for Classic Theme 

SFXI-2307: Missing vertical scroll bar for Description and Comment fields for markups 

SFXI-2306: Very long descriptions or comments do not fit screen or can't be scrolled 

SFXI-2305: Displaying of resize cursor for windows with fixed size 

SFXI-2304: Hyperlink property field doesn't support files with long file name or path(>260) 

SFXI-2303: Can't save Assembly item properties to a file with long file name or path (>260) 

SFXI-2302: Hyperlink fields don't support files with long file name or path(>260) 

SFXI-2264: Add support of very long paths and file names to Convert 

SFXI-2263: Incorrect extension after changing Save File Path 

SFXI-2238: Previously used file name input is lost in open path dialog after selecting invalid path 

SFXI-2236: Open file dialog displays warning message instead of preview for file with long path 

SFXI-2202: Filters context menu item misses ellipsis at the end 

SFXI-2200: Transform dialog is displayed out of SF11 window 

SFXI-2180: Viewports button isn't highlighted after pressing on it as it is in SF10 

SFXI-2173: Display drop down menu is hidden after selecting or deselecting any item from it 

SFXI-2168: Selected Preset View notification is not displayed 

SFXI-2125: Several items of Export menu have incorrect position on Windows 8 x86 

SFXI-1969: Graphics Area Hangs if Session is left open, and PC put in Hibernation 

SFXI-1938: Enable middle mouse panning from context menu 

SFXI-1854: Axis Triad is still visible when user turns it off 

SFXI-1694: Extend Registration info box like on Activation page 

SFXI-1670: Value alignments in NumericUpDown control are different in several places 

SFXI-1381: Add material icon 

SFXI-1213: There's a line under the 3D toolbar that doesn't redraw/update 

SFXI-1138: Symbol "β" exists not for all fonts 

SFXI-1021: App toolbar on right side of title bar is too obscure. 

User Views

SFXI-2184: Dialog for New User view nags about the name

SFXI-1676: Different width of the context menu point

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