Overview

SpinFire 11.10.0 adds a number of new feature, enhancements and addresses issues. Included are features to more accurately control the measurements of 2D drawings, 3D models, more robust functions for Actify Centro connections, and plenty more.

SpinFire for Office

SpinFire Ultimate 11.10.0 will be the last version that supports SpinFire for Office.

In future versions, SpinFire for Office will no longer be installed.

Notable Changes

Importer

Supported Versions

Autodesk Navisworks

2012 to 2022

Pro/Engineer & Creo Parametric

2000i to Creo 9.0 (2D)
Pro/Engineer 19.0 to Creo 9.0 (3D)

NX

NX to NX 2027 Series (2D)
V11.0 to NX 2206 Series (3D)


Minor Changes

Bug Fixes 

  • 2D Drawing Compare

    • Don't allow (global) undo when performing a 2D drawnig compare

    • SpinFire freezes when closing the document while having the Drawing compare result visible

    • Zoom fit gives different results during a 2D drawing compare

  • 2D Models

    • Crash when attempting to change tree visibility after deleting an item in the tree

    • Zoom Fit for 2D drawings should do nothing if nothing is selected in the tree

    • DWG file does not open correctly in SpinFire

    • AutoCad DWF file never stops loading

    • Opening DWF File failed without error message

    • Scale is incorrect on DWFx 3D file

    • Specific model is displayed as 2D instead of 3D when Render Model Type is Auto

    • CATDrawing glyphs appear too large when zoomed-in

    • Missing Diameter Symbol From NX File

    • The pieces of the EMF model get drawn in strange places when selected

  • 3D Models

    • Display of freeform surfaces in SFU

    • JT file has incorrect geometry

    • NX assembly is stuck during loading

    • JT File Imports with Missing PMI Point Data

    • Potential Customer: HTI (NX) data causes error with 2D enabled

  • 3D Notes

  • Advanced Selection

  • Analysis

    • Draft Angle Analysis

      • Using an analysis tool and the transform tool can generate corrupted files

      • The scale of values is the same for all user views after different Draft Angle Analysis

    • Model Compare

      • Impossible to stop model comparison

      • Incorrect model coloring after switching to Standard views from a Model Compare user view

    • Part Properties Charts

      • Selection Flickers When Toggling Part Properties Charts

      • Chart series cannot be displayed after resetting all changes to default

      • Parts Properties Charts values not showing when switching chart type

      • Several Part Properties Charts windows can be opened at the same time

      • Stacked chart number are clipped when the column is too short

    • Wall Thickness

      • Cancel button freezes during the Wall Thickness Analysis with the highest refinement level

      • Viewer crashes when switching User Views after Wall Thickness Analysis

      • Wall Thickness Analysis with the highest refinement level consumes all available memory and freezes the application

  • Assembly Tree

    • Dimensions are not deleted when multiple dimensions are selected at the same time in the assembly tree

    • Reloading / unloading subassemblies freezes

  • Conversion

    • Convert a file to Wavefront OBJ doesn't create a mtl file

    • Convert button is inactive if the ACT3D type is unchecked after resetting the conversion type settings

    • Convert menu doesn't allow export to Waverfront OBJ

    • Converting a CAD file to GITF fails to create the bin file.

    • Inconsistent file types are not disabled in Conversion dialog

  • Export

    • Crash occurs after opening an ACT3D file after exporting to 3DPDF.

    • Crash when exporting an empty model to PRC

    • FBX files created by SFU's export feature no longer load.

    • Export to hardcopy offsets certain geometry and markups

  • Measurements

    • 3D Notes

      • Surface3DNote crashes on opening

    • Boundary by Surfaces

      • Crash occurs selecting a surface draft angle on Boundary Volume by Surface result.

    • Thickness

      • Impossible to calculate Thickness when Load Surfaces on Demand is enabled

      • Unusual text appears at the bottom of the Thickness Measurement info dialog window.

      • Thickness measurement after running Wall Thickness is incorrect

    • Volume, Surface Area, Center of Mass

      • Surface area is wrong when imported into another model

  • Partial Loading

    • Cancel button is missing for Import Subassemblies progress bar

    • Crash occurs opening "extra" filters after assembly load.

    • Load only assembly tree models will not display the icon representing that a part is empty

    • Memory isn't released after unloading subassemblies

    • Progress bar is going backwards during partial loading

    • Load surfaces on Demand - measurement problems working with assemblies

  • Scripting

    • Scripting Tool doesn't use the current selected length or angular unit

    • The same script is in another tab after saving the script

    • The script is inserted incorrectly in the Script Editor after copying from the Python console

    • Using input() in the python console results in an EOFError

  • Settings

    • Resetting Font in Viewer Settings shows incorrect default

    • The Display Grid setting in the 2D Viewer Settings does not work.

    • The Zoom Fit on Each Import is not disabled when unchecked

    • Workspace 3D Viewer Settings for "Save ACT3D"

    • Incorrect instruction left on the Information Panel during Advanced Selection calculation

    • Library crashes when starting Spinfire after deleting the user settings

    • Language Dropdowns Not Updating Correctly

    • The Shared Settings Path is being checked even when the Shared Settings Enabled box is unchecked

    • Error message with part of the code when trying to save a ACT3D file when the "Lock ACT3D Files When Opened" setting is enabled

    • The Reset to Default button is active and some values are not in the default state after the reset to default and restart of SpinFire

    • Error message entering a bad password or username is a bit cryptic for the end user.

    • Stamps and palettes changes are not reverted after pressing cancel

    • Color palettes Cancel button doesn't change to Close

    • Color palettes reset button is always active

    • Remove the transparency slider for the Color Dialog

    • Pressing OK or Cancel in Define Materials does the same thing

  • Transformations

    • Transform by Handles adds transactions to top of list but focuses on bottom

    • Transform Handle Not Disappearing

    • Transformations Not Saved After Analysis

    • Transforms lost after saving and loading multiple imported models

Recommended Environments

Client Environment

Minimum

Recommended

Optimum

Operating System

Windows 10 (64-bit)
Windows 11 (64-bit)
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2019 
Windows Server 2022

Windows 10 (64-bit) 

Windows 11

Windows 10 (64-bit)

Windows 11

OS Language Supported

English (US)

German
French
Italian
Spanish
Portuguese
Czech
Japanese
Chinese (simplified)
Chinese (traditional)
Korean
 

English (US)

German
French
Italian
Spanish
Portuguese
Czech
Japanese
Chinese (simplified)
Chinese (traditional)
Korean

English (US)

German

CPU/Processor

Intel i3 4 Core 3.8 GHz (or equivalent)

Intel i5 4 Cores 3.9 GHz (or equivalent)

Intel i7 8 Cores 4 GHz (or equivalent)

Memory

8 GB DDR4

16 GB DDRR for Windows 11

16 GB DDR4

32 GB DDR4

Graphics

DirectX 12 capable graphics card, 2GB VRAM

DirectX 12 capable graphics card, 4GB VRAM

DirectX 12 capable graphics card, 6GB VRAM

Installation Notes

SpinFire Ultimate News Panel

The SpinFire Ultimate News panel requires Microsoft’s webview2 runtime software to display the latest in SpinFire news.

Download the executable from Microsoft to install.

Note: If your system is up to date on Windows 11, your system will already have this installed.

Print Preview

In many cases, Microsoft updates have prevented the rendering of the model in Print Preview.

Microsoft provides a workaound to correct this.

On the system in question,

  1. Open a PowerShell in admininistration mode.

  2. Run the following:

reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\.NETFramework\Windows Presentation Foundation\XPSAllowedTypes" /v "DisableDec2022Patch" /t REG_SZ /d "*" /reg:64

For more information see, https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/topic/kb5022083-change-in-how-wpf-based-applications-render-xps-documents-a4ae4fa4-bc58-4c37-acdd-5eebc4e34556