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SpinFire Ultimate 11.1.0 Release Notes


SpinFire Ultimate 11.1 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. Please see the SpinFire Matrix for more information.

Added Features

  • Import document
  • Add document
  • Transform by handles
  • Exploded assembly
  • Shattered assembly ACT3D files
  • Tube length bill of materials
  • Snapshots
  • Calculate the area, perimeter, and centroid of a section profile
  • CGM importer
  • TIFF importer
  • Additional language support
    • Chinese (simplified)
    • Chinese (traditional)
    • Czech
    • French
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Portuguese
    • Spanish

Improved Features

  • Export Part List in Excel file format
  • Auto Complete option for the tube length calculation
  • View files as thumbnails in the Library
  • "Copy to Clipboard" option on the Export > Image dialog
  • Add options to the Recent Documents context menu
  • Portrait/Landscape toggle in Print Preview
  • First selected surface remains highlighted for Minimum Distance Between Two Surfaces measurement
  • Materials list translated to other languages
  • Focus options added to context menu for 2D views.
  • Another part can be selected without having to close the Properties dialog 
  • Section plane distance displayed along the normal
  • Default CAD view added to the CAD views list

Bug Fixes

  • 2D file formats

    • The ohm symbol appears as a box in NX 2D files.
    • Foreign characters do not appear in CATDrawing file.
    • CATDrawing causes a crash in the SpinFire Viewer when opening.
    • Incorrect scale for DXF file.
    • Visibility control (hide/show) in 2D does not work.
    • Some Chinese characters do not appear even when the font is available.
    • Line Thickness of 2D dimension line and dimension extension line are too thick.
    • Incorrect displaying of CATIA drawing primitives.

    • CATIA V4 2D Drawing - Line width incorrect when Zoomed In or Out.

    • Symbol "β" exists not for all fonts.
    • Importing incorrect line thickness for 2D SLDDRW documents.
  • 3D file formats

    • An IGES file and does not zoom correctly using the navigation cube.
    • Imported NX file assembly tree selection is incorrect.
    • NX assembly crashes SpinFire when importing.
    • NX assembly takes 4 times longer to Import than 10.8.2.
    • NX File imports correctly in SpinFire 10.8.2 but Not in SpinFire Ultimate.

    • NX notes and die draw axis symbols are not importing.

    • A specific SolidWorks file fails to open.
    • SpinFire 10 file with an empty 3D work space and 2D drawing does not load.

    • Opening a specific .3D crashes SpinFire.
    • Load colors from SpinFire 10 user views.
  • 2D Measurements
    • 2D Notes lose the underline when adding a hyperlink.
  • 3D Measurements
    • Boundary Area By Edges measurement could be applied to Annotation plane.
    • Hide/show surface options don't change the label correctly in context menu in Markups tree for the Boundary Area by Edges measurement.
    • Status of the check mark is not updated after deletion or adding elements to any node of Markups tree.
    • Bounding box markups do not respect transforms.
    • Document crashes when click on markup if the markup contains incorrect hyperlink.
    • Document crashes when try to open context menu for the part which was measured by Boundary Area By Edges measurement.
    • The first surface selected on a Distance Between Two Surfaces measurement needs to remain highlighted until the second surface is selected.

    • Arc highlighting for Arc Diameter and Arc Radius remains when the measurements are disabled.
    • When performing "All Subassemblies" Auto Note, some notes are not pointing at the model.
    • Cannot add a hyperlink to a very long file for markup.
    • Bounding box measurement properties imported from SpinFire 10 are not applied in SpinFire Ultimate.
    • Chinese characters do not work in markups.
    • The first selected surface is not highlighted when the user select the second surface for Minimum Distance Between Two Surfaces measurement.
  • Assembly Tree

    • “Expand All” should expand to parts level, not solids.

    • Annotation plane is marked as indeterminate when all children are unchecked.
    • Impossible to apply highlighted view from Views tree.
  • Library

    • Implement saving of customized displaying of file list in Library after closing application.

    • Scroll option in library file list is not working with mouse wheel.

    • Header for file list in Library is scrolled with file list.

    • File search in library folder not releasing search parameter when switching folders.
    • Folders are duplicated in explorer after connection was added.
    • Files are duplicated in file list after connection was added.
  • Miscellaneous

    • Intermittent crash.
    • Settings.config is not removed during uninstall.
    • SFXI-460 If a file(s) fails in an assembly, SpinFire should still open the model without the failed files.
    • Current work is lost without warning if the updater runs.

    • Impossible to remove items from converter list

    • Allow a closing backslash on Custom Updates URL.
    • Floating license file data has an expiration date, but should not
  • Sectioning

    • Do not disable features when section dialog is enabled.

    • Section cut by Three points is incorrect.

    • Section cut by Two points is incorrect.

    • Selection fails after sectioning.
    • Unable to select surfaces after section cut is created.
    • Remove the need to "Enable Dragging".
    • Profile edges appear with user views with sections.
    • Attached NX assembly has strange sectioning behavior.
    • Apply" should be disabled in certain section dialog scenarios.
    • Measure section cut profile edges..
    • Document crashes when a section is enabled and a user tries to open context menu.
    • The state of the Project Mode command is not correct if disabling then re-enabling sectioning.
  • Selection

    • One cannot select parts after opening an assembly in Load Assembly Tree Only mode.

    • Unhighlight selected items after performing action.
    • View isn't highlighted immediately after selecting the view in drawing tree.
    • Highlighted model element is missing in Print Preview after the view is refreshed.
  • Transform
    • Zoom Fit doesn't work after transforming a part.
    • Transform dialog is displayed out of SpinFire Ultimate window.
    • Bounding box markups do not respect transforms.
  • UI
    • Message boxes should be dismissed via ESC key.
    • The "What's New" link on the Home page in German has an invalid link.
    • Information boxes and dialog windows for viewer don't block access to application.
    • Shift+right-click part selection in the graphic window does not allow to hide form the context menu.
    • Apply, Ok and Cancel buttons are not disabled during Preview on the Transform dialog.
    • Add Markup to All Views option is active after it was selected before.
    • Yellow polyline is visible in case user unticks a 'Stay on Top' functionality.
    • Hyperlink to a view during note creation does not work.

    • Hyperlink fields don't support files with long file name or path(>260).
    • Incorrect coordinate positions for new coordinate system.
    • Sorting doesn't work on 'Select document and User View' window.
    • Viewports button isn't highlighted after pressing on it as it is in SpinFire 10.
    • Assembly item is counted incorrectly in Parts List for specific model
    • Incorrect validation of Selected Color Palette value after apply in Color Palettes dialog.
    • Annotation plane is marked as indeterminate when all children are unchecked.


SpinFire Ultimate 11.1 can be installed side-by-side with previous versions of SpinFire, such as the 10.x release. 

Upgrading from 11.0.0 to 11.1.0

To upgrade SpinFire Ultimate from 11.0 to 11.1:

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

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)
Chinese (simplified)
Chinese (traditional)

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



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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