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SpinFire Ultimate 11.6.0 Release Notes


SpinFire Ultimate 11.6.0 adds new features and enhancements such as 3D scaling and rule-based coloring to manipulate and analyze your 3D models. Additionally included are productivity enhancements such as 3D part copy on transform, print preview document scaling, and undo/redo on assembly items. 11.6.0 also comes with many additional bug fixes.

Notable Changes

Bug Fixes 

  • 2D Models
    • Drawing hatchings do not take into account line pattern and thickness
    • When opening CGM file an empty polygon primitive segment key for elliptical arc is created
    • Geometric tolerance symbols are not rotated correctly
    • CATDrawing has overlapping Korean characters
    • CATDrawing is missing numerical & shading entities
    • CATDrawing has wrong text color
    • CATDrawing symbol does not fit inside annotation
    • CATIA V4 drawing has incorrect views transformations
    • The position of a superscript character is incorrect in an NX 2D file
    • The text is too large and/or wide on 2D NX files
    • CATDrawing is out of frame with erroneous chinese characters
    • Extra drawings along with additional lines appear when opening
    • The spacing between the number and the degree symbol is too close in CATDrawing
    • TIFF bottom left corner is not aligned with the origin
    • Crash when selecting tabs in TIFF file
  • 2D Measurements
    • Only first and last polyline points are selectable for 2D measurements
  • 2D Tools
    • Crash occurs when using Area tools on SampleLBSI.hgl file
    • Extra line appears in shape with dashed pattern and large width
    • Crash occurs when creating curve shape for 2D model
  • Annotations
    • Annotations export does not support Roughness PMI
    • Annotations file is empty after exporting annotations from specific model
  • Assembly Tree
    • Show All Parts doesn’t work in specific case
    • Product Occurrence icons aren’t updated when deleting missing part
  • Axis Aligned Bounding Box
    • Bounding Box calculated Volume does not match the manual calculation using DX, DY, DZ
  • CAD Views
    • Filters aren’t applied until the Filters window is reopened
    • Color of selection becomes grey when Filters field is not in focus in Filters dialog
    • CATIA V5 – Imported PMI and Geometry Data Not Being Assigned to the Imported Views Correctly
    • Incorrect camera location for CAD Views in specific model
  • Conversion
    • Conversion fails in specific case
    • STEP file converted from sldprt is faulty
    • Reset to Default option for importer in Converter dialog reset options for ACT3D and vice versa
  • Curvature Analysis
    • Analyze does not update canvas when colors are changed in Curvature Analysis
  • Delete Part
    • Error occurs when delete parent item of Polyline
    • Styles are missing after second selection of CAD view after assembly item was deleted
  • Draft Angle Analysis
    • Bottom border is missing from NumericUpDown controls in Draft Angle Analysis
    • Big model crashes if close it immediately after Draft Angle Analysis dialog was closed
    • Select Set is cleared after Analyze was ended in Draft Angle Analysis dialog
  • Email Workspace
    • E-mail ACT3D does not work in specific cases
  • Export CAD
    • PMIs are not connected to surfaces after 3D PDF export
    • Remove Ability to Export to 3D PDF and HSF from 2D Snapshot Workspace
    • Text has wrong scale when exporting CATDrawing to a DXF file
    • Text is incorrectly scaled when exporting drawing to AutoCAD
    • Incorrect transformations for exported files
    • Default convert and export paths are wrong for 3MF
    • Only Visible flag does not seem to work with specific file on export to CAD
    • Export Only Visible does not work correctly with Open Shells
    • Exporting only one part to STL or 3D PDF is not working
    • Exporting an ACT3D file with Visible Only enabled does not work for IGES, SAT and Parasolid
    • Second model in the assembly tree is not loaded when opening a multi-model exported file
  • Grids
    • Make 3D grid size a multiple of 10
  • Import Document
    • Error occurs when import specific ACT3D file second time
    • Importing a 2D TIFF document fails
    • The tooltip text for the Hidden Objects importer option is incorrect
  • Markups
    • Tube export replaces Export Markup Dimension
    • Markups are highlighted while border selection is in progress for user view
    • Surface Point to Edge measurement is not highlighted in the Markups Tree
  • Minimum Bounding Box
    • Minimum Bounding Box is incorrect
  • Misc
    • Error log created when starting SpinFire
    • CATProduct does not open
    • Wrong volume for SolidWorks file
    • Incorrect Physical Properties for SolidWorks file
    • CATPart version R24 opens empty
    • Missing part from STEP file
    • Crash when calculating weight and rotating model
    • Navigation Cube transformation does not match custom Coordinate System
    • The Caps Lock button has no effect when creating notes
  • Model Compare
    • Exception is thrown when closing file with Model Compare result window open
    • Reverse labels positions in Model Compare slider window
    • Incorrect fill of assembly items in User View after Model Compare when type was set Visual
    • Color fill should be reset after closing model compare dialog
    • Impossible to stop model comparison
  • News
    • Links on News page are broken intermittently
  • Office Integration
    • Impossible to insert model to PowerPoint
    • In place edit mode stays active after deactivating it in PowerPoint
    • In place edit mode does not run in even times
    • Show Viewer button isn’t hidden after deactivating in place edit mode
    • Error appears in SF log after closing MS Excel, PowerPoint or Word with interactive image
    • Incorrect menu item name in context menu for interactive image
    • Nothing happens when selecting Open context menu item for interactive image in PowerPoint
    • Only Graphics button isn’t moved up after closing one of two documents in viewer
    • Screenshot for interactive image isn’t updated in specific case
    • Error occurs when trying to insert SF object in Excel diagram object in specific case
    • Show Viewer button stays selected when pressing mouse button down and dragging mouse cursor
    • Interactive image is filled with white color after deactivating it
    • Impossible to run interactive image after applying Layout property
    • Error is displayed when insert SF object in another Office object
    • White band is displayed in screenshot in in place edit mode
    • Changes aren’t saved after deactivating the ActiveX control in specific case
  • Open .3D
    • Labels for 2D distance measurements are displaced when the measurements was created in SF10 and opened in SF11
  • Open File
    • Cannot import the same .3D or .ACT3D more than one time
  • Partial Loading
    • Avoid loading of already found items from another location when assembly item is selected with missed parts
  • Performance
    • Working with CATIA V5 file with many PMI is slow
  • Print
    • Print Document dialog is opened instead of Print Region when selecting Print in specific case
    • Cannot print A3 format on A4 printer
  • Print Preview
    • The Print Preview text gets cut off when in French
    • Apply button is not enabled after using Fit Model to Page and changing an image setting in the print preview
    • The same image is displayed in Print Preview after applying template with several different images
    • Template labels are misplaced in Print Preview
    • The Fit Model To Page should not take hidden parts into account
    • Horizontal scroll bar isn’t displayed when minimizing Print Preview window
    • Apply button isn’t disabled in Print Preview when reverting changes
    • Impossible to check Apply Template option in Print Preview when path is absent
    • The model isn’t updated after applying Scale feature and closing Print Preview dialog
  • Rulers
    • Error log created when switching between views and ruler is enabled
    • Ruler does not use the active coordinate system
    • Scale Bar overlaps with Ruler in some cases
  • Scale Bar
    • Scale bar rectangle is not fitting neatly to its content
    • Model Size label is cropped in Scale bar in specific cases
  • Sectioning
    • Section cut artifacts while moving the section plane for IGES file
    • Show Cut Material is on by default for 11.2.0 and .3D files
    • Incorrect initial Section location for specific models
    • Show Cut Material for a part shows all parts instead of selected in specific model
  • Selection
    • Unexpected line is displayed when hiding surface and selecting owning part
  • Shattered Assemblies
    • Importing shattered sub-assemblies takes a very long time
  • Templates Editor
    • Italic typeface is not applied to labels in the Templates Editor
    • Impossible to drag element from not initial page block in Templates Editor
    • Templates Editor save dialog does not remember last used path
  • Transformations
    • Transformation is not applied to CAD model when performing Transform with Copy
    • Performing a Transform Move with Copy on the top product occurrence causes a crash
    • Copied part name is incorrect when performing transform with copy
    • Transform with Copy crashes with Catia V4 file
    • Assembly tree is not refreshed when transforming solids with a copy
    • Transforming with Copy top level parts causes a crash
    • Random crash when performing a transformation
  • Tube Length
    • New export Tubing data file overlaps previous with the same name without any notification
  • UI
    • Tooltips are not dynamically translated in settings
    • Tooltip for Static Model is missing in 3D Viewer Settings
    • Text color is almost the same as background color in Filters dialog in specific case
    • Incorrect checkstate of parent item in Reset Settings dialog when it contains only one child
    • The workspace tab is not wide enough for the some translations
    • Hyperlink property field doesn’t support files with long file name or path (>260)
    • Several items of Export menu have incorrect position on some Windows versions
    • Show on Load text in the Shortcut Toolbar settings window gets cut off when in Italian
    • Sliders behavior in Color dialog isn’t consistent with other sliders
    • Tooltip is missing for Ruler Enabled option
    • Red frame is displayed in single viewport in specific case
    • Red frame is displayed in viewer after disabling 4 Viewports mode when any changes have been made
    • Preview image is not always removed from user folder when file does not exist anymore
    • Importers link is hidden in modern theme after minimizing the window size by height
    • Importers link is hidden in Home when decreasing the application window
  • Undo/Redo
    • Incorrect background color in Undo/Redo list when application theme is modern dark
    • Error occurs when reloading subassembly after changing visibility and try to Undo the action
    • Extra space is displayed in Undo/Redo lists when scroll bar is available
    • “Computer ID” has been incorrectly translated to “Customer ID” in Japanese
    • Fix some Italian translations
    • Some French translations are incorrect
  • Updater
    • SpinFire does not run after updating
  • Volume, Surface Area and Center of Mass
    • Crash when calculating volume a few times for different items
    • Pick a Point message is displayed in Measurement dialog when calculating Physical Properties
  • Wall Thickness
    • Menu for hidden part is displayed after Wall Thickness Analysis

Upgrading from 11.5.1 to 11.6.0

To upgrade SpinFire Ultimate from 11.5.1 to 11.6.0

  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 or greater.

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 7 (64-bit)
Windows 8 (64-bit) 
Windows 10 (64-bit)
Windows 10 (64-bit)
OS Language Supported

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

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

English (US)


Intel i3 4 Core 3.8 GHz (or equivalent)

Intel i5 4 Core 3.8 GHz (or equivalent)

Intel i7 8 Core 4 GHz (or equivalent)

Memory4 GB8 GB16 GB

DirectX 11 capable
graphics card, 1GB VRAM

DirectX 11/12 capable
graphics card, 2GB VRAM

DirectX 12 capable
graphics card, 3GB VRAM


Prerequisite Installations


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