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1) SpinFire Ultimate 11.4.1 Release Notes
2) SpinFire Ultimate 11.4.0 Release Notes
3) SpinFire Ultimate 11.3.2 Release Notes
4) SpinFire Ultimate 11.3.1 Release Notes
5) SpinFire Ultimate 11.3.0 Release Notes

Whats new in ULTIMATE 11 - read here

1) SpinFire Ultimate 11.4.1 Release Notes

SpinFire Ultimate 11.4.1 is an interim release to update importers notably NX, SolidEdge, and SolidWorks..

Notable Changes

  • NX 11 supported
  • SolidEdge ST9 supported
  • SolidWorks 2017 supported
  • Catia V6 2016x 2D supported
  • AutoCAD 2017


Note: The ACT3D file format has slightly changed in 11.4.1. ACT3D files created in 11.4.1 are not compatible with previous versions of SpinFire Ultimate (.e.g. - 11.4.0).

Previous versions of SpinFire Ultimate ACT3D files will however open in 11.4.1.


Bug Fixes 

  • Importers

    • ACT3D

      • SpinFire is crashing when opening CAD files
    • Catia

      • CATIA V4 file causes SpinFire to hang
      • CATIA V4 file takes a very long time to load
      • CATIA V4 .model file fails to import both 3D and 2D data
      • Large CATIA V5 assembly crashes unexpectedly
      • CATProduct with PMI crashes when opened
      • Specific CATPart does not open
      • Extra text entity appears in CATDrawing
    • JT

      • Export to JT creates a file that opens empty in JT2GO
    • NX

      • NX file crashes

    • STEP
      • STEP file has some bad surfaces when imported
      • Geometry is missing from STEP file
      • STEP colored machining surfaces are not displayed correctly
  • Installation - Floating License Server
    • FlexLM x86 installation is missing several files on some OSs
  • Mark Ups
    • Setting markup text font to bold has no visible effect
  • Sectioning
    • Cross-section view is missing from Standard Views

Upgrading from 11.4.0 to 11.4.1

To upgrade SpinFire Ultimate from 11.4.0 to 11.4.1

  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.

Supported Environments

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 7 (32-bit)
Windows 8 (64-bit) 
Windows 8 (32-bit)
Windows 10 (64-bit)
Windows 8 (64-bit) 
Windows 8 (32-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)

Memory 4 GB 8 GB 16 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




2) Overview release 11.4

SpinFire Ultimate 11.4.0 introduces connectivity to an organization's Centro catalog allowing users to download and open CAD files through the SpinFire Ultimate. In addition, there are improvements to printing, the 2D workspace, and a number of bug fixes.

Added Features 

  • 2D Tools

    • 2D Rectangular tool 

    • 2D Rounded Rectangle tool

    • 2D Oval tool

  • Export to 2D and 3D DXF

  • Connection to a Centro instance

    • Open Centro catalog parts from the SpinFire Ultimate library

  • Radius Curvature Analysis

  • Add ability to edit the names of the Standard Views

  • Application to lock ACT3D files when opened
  • In Print Preview, the ability to turn off: 
    • header, 
    • footer, 
    • background, 
    • notes, 
    • dimensions, 
    • coordinate systems, 
    • annotations, 
    • axis triad, 
    • navigation cube, 
    • grid, and 
    • scale bar

Notable Changes

  • Ability to disable Check for Updates menu item.
  • Associate .3D files on double click.
  • Undo/redo mark up properties.
  • Add option to right-mouse-button locate and load the missing part.
  • Add entry for SpinFire Professional files on the Importers page.
  • Ctrl-C in 3D work space copies image to the clipboard.
  • Ability to Search in the Part Properties dialog.
  • Add Volume and Surface Area to Parts List Export.
  • Import Settings.
    • Added Sew (heal 3D models).
    • Added Front Facing PMI.
    • Added Embedded Tessellation (for Inventor).

Bug Fixes 

  • 2D Models

    • CATDrawing does not open.

    • NX file xxxxxxxxx.prt does not open.

    • 2D NX file is stuck during loading.

    • Unreadable tiny text in CATDrawing.

    • NX assembly does not load.

    • Parse HPGL Default Values instruction.

    • Two HPGL files do not draw correctly.

    • The orientation of "circles" is incorrect.

    • Parse HPGL Line Attributes instruction.

    • Parse HPGL Initialize instruction.

    • Parse HPGL Define Label Terminator instruction.

  • 3D Models

    • Fix ignoring alpha values messages for AutoCAD files.

    • Cannot open ACT3D file from large STEP file.

    • SpinFire Ultimate hangs when opening specific model.

    • Confirmation dialog is missing after missing part was loaded.

    • Extra items appear by default in CATIA V5 assembly.

    • Search sub directories during import does not work.

    • Crash when trying to open files on specific machines.

  • Add/Delete Part

    • Add New Part should make the parent an Assembly.

    • Improve Add Part performance.

    • New part isn't added at first time in specific model.

    • Error occurs when trying to add a new part.

    • Cannot calculate physical property on instanced solid after deleting one instance.

    • Annotation Planes aren't displayed after deleting solid.

    • Only one solid is deleted instead of several selected which have one parent.

    • Deleted model appears after reopening ACT3D file.

    • Parts are missing when delete items from big assembly.

    • Impossible to delete parent Set after several children deletions.

    • Deleted part is displayed in viewer when deleting part from .3D file.

    • All annotations disappear in viewer when delete only one solid.

    • Impossible to enable section after solid was deleted when part contains several solids.

    • Extra solid is deleted in specific model.

    • Annotation planes aren't deleted with deleted part in specific case.

    • Confirmation dialog is missing when closing document after deleting assembly item.

  • Annotations

    • Annotations are missing after loading missing part.

    • Annotations aren't displayed in Annotations tree after loading missing parts.

  • Application Settings

    • Language in Application Settings gets out of sync when using Language shortcut.

    • Impossible to change application theme.

    • Changing Theme freezes the application.

  • Assembly Tree

    • Assembly tree isn't updated after loading missing part.

    • Impossible to collapse assembly tree with mouse in specific case.

    • Part name isn't changed in context menu dynamically after renaming.

    • Impossible to hide a part after loading missing part in specific model.

    • Column stretches independently in assembly and annotation trees in specific case.

  • AutoSpin

    • Models disappear randomly with AutoSpin and section changes.

  • Boundary Volume by Surfaces

    • Boundary Volume by Surfaces crashes when open  measurement dialog if Scene was hidden.

  • Color Picker

    •  A-channel is missing in some Color dialog boxes.

    • Box for color channel is stretched a lot when entering big value.

  • Conversion

    • Annotations are missing when converting JT to 3D PDF.

    • PMI option should be disabled for AP 203 and AP 214 STEP export.

    • Incorrect highlight color for Conversion button in Library in classic theme after changing modern theme to classic.

  • Curvature Analysis

    • Show smallest non-zero Radius in Curvature Analysis.

    • Impossible to change Zero color when Curvature Type is Radius.

    • Use Radius instead of Minimum/Maximum Radius in Curvature Analysis.

    • Add Curvature Analysis option to display Radius instead of Curvature.

    • Wall Thickness and Curvature Analysis are always applied to the first selection.

    • Improve curvature method for files with B-Rep data.

    • An unspecified color appears in the curvature analysis results.

  • Draft Angle Analysis

    • Ability to use Section with Draft Angle Analysis.

    • Draft Angle Analysis does not work correctly with .ACT3D file.

    • Show cut material option is reset after Draft Angle Analysis. 

    • Draft Angle analysis has a slightly different measurement between SpinFire Professional and SpinFire Ultimate.

  • Export CAD

    • Exporting CATProduct to STEP is missing some PMI.

  • Library

    • Incorrect documents stay selected in Library after window selection in tiles mode. 

    • Two items can be selected in Library in specific case.

    • Selected element isn't highlighted in Library.

    • Slider for tiles contains unexpected tick. 

    • Tiles aren't scrolled with mouse wheel in Library. 

    • All selected files are opened when double click on any selected file in Library.

  • Licensing

    • Floating License not working on specific machine.

    • Floating license is working with SpinFire Professional but not with SpinFire Ultimate.

  • Markups

    • Comments aren't displayed for Bounding Box markup. 

    • Last Modified date isn't changed for Pasted markup. 

    • Markup create-delete-undo sequence crashes.

    • Markups are added incorrectly when sorting was applied to markups tree. 

    • Status of root check boxes isn't updated in Markups tree after importing models with markups/notes/coordinate systems. 

    • When editing markups they highlight in yellow and cannot be seen. 

    • Markup label is bound to point of coordinate origin in Minimum Thickness measurement. 

    • Comments are displayed in unexpected place for markups. 

    • Ability to copy/paste.

    • Tool-tip is cropped in Markups tree.

    • Tool-tip isn't updated in Markups tree.

  • Minimum Bounding Box

    • Add Minimum Bounding Box to Parts List.
  • Minimum Distance

    • Measurement dialog doesn't contain axis for selection for  Minimum Distance Between Two Surfaces.
  • Model Compare

    • Measuring Surface Area of Model Compare results causes hang.

    • Colored buttons are flashing in Model Compare dialog after Color dialog was closed.

    • Model compare color changes do not work when the slider dialog is open.

  • News

    • Permanent crash when using empty custom news channel.
  • Open SpinFire Professional .3D Files

    • SpinFire Professional .3D vectored TIFF files are displayed flipped.

    • SpinFire Professional file does not open.

    • Vectorized TIFF .3D file loads upside-down and has misplaced 2D rectangle markups.

    • Load 2D Oval tool markups from SpinFire Professional files.

    • Text isn't loaded for rectangle markup from specific files created in SpinFire Professional.

    • Line width isn't imported from SpinFire Professional for rectangle markup.

    • .3D file with imported files is not loaded correctly.

  • Parts List

    • Incorrect Parts List table background color with dark theme while physical properties are calculated.

    • Incorrect volume is displayed in Parts List for specific model.

    • Cancel button is disabled when physical properties are loaded in Parts List dialog. 

    • Rows are misplaced when disable physical properties in Parts List.

    • Add volume and surface area to Parts List export.

  • Print

    • Orientation in Print Properties doesn't work.

    • Ability to print in printer supported paper sizes.

    • Header and footer information get clipped or are missing on print.

  • Print Preview

    • Impossible to apply template in Print Preview dialog.

    • Implement changing zoom with the mouse wheel in Print Preview dialog.

    • White band is displayed in Paper Size list in Print Preview. 

    • Markers are displayed larger in Print Preview for ACT3D model.

    • Custom margins may need to be updated after device selection.

    • Hidden annotations become visible after opening Print Preview.

    • Print Preview hangs when removing the template which is used in it.

    • Empty tool-tip is displayed in Print Preview.

    • Document crashes after closing print preview in specific case.

    • Print Preview of a single view in quad layout is incorrect.

    • Page orientation isn't inherited from Print Options to Print Preview.

    • Selected assembly disappears in Print Preview. 

    • Print Region clip rectangle should be preserved when scaling.

    • ESC should cancel print preview.

    • Incorrect rounding of number inputted in Scale field Print Preview dialog.

    • Restart a search from the beginning of document in Print Preview.

  • Print Region

    • Printing 1:1 Scale not working for Print Region.

    • Print Region image loses its shape when any changes are made.

  • Rotate

    • Dramatic slow down when selecting items.
  • Section Profile

    • Cannot sort profiles by perimeter or area.

    • Add busy indicator with cancel option when calculating section profiles.

    • Change section profiles top left checkbox to a three state one.

    • Copy and Export Section Profile should be disabled when none selected.

    • Unexpected section profile is displayed for big model.

  • Sectioning

    • Incorrect relative coordinate system specified in Define Section dialog .

    • Section cut for ACT3D from 11.2.0 and custom Coordinate System is not working.

    • Document crashes when try to enable section after deleting part in specific model.

    • Section Align and Place By options no longer work.

    • All planes when doing more than one section cut do not use the current coordinate system.

    • Default section cut not using current coordinate system.

    • Document crashes occasionally when section is enabled.

    • Removing profile faces on the xxxxxxxxx.CATPart does not work correctly.

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

  • Stamps

    • Highlight color for stamps and shapes is taken from 3D viewer settings.
  • Standard Views

    • Style of Layouts button is not the same with the style of other buttons in modern theme.
  • Surface Normal

    • Hard to recognize normal to  surface for some models.
  • Thickness measurement

    • New part isn't added after calculating Thickness.

    • Model crashes when apply Thickness measurement after part was deleted.

  • Transformations

    • Transformation is applied to open shell in specific case.

    • SpinFire Ultimate crashes or works slowly when try to transform a part in specific model when 4 viewports mode was enabled.

  • Tube Length

    • Ignore hidden geometry when using Auto Complete in Tube Length.

    • NaN result of Tube Length calculation. 

    • Units and decimal places are missing in Tube Length context menu.

    • Auto complete in Tube Length measurement freezes working with model.

    • Tube length markup context menu is missing Units and Decimal Places sub-menus.

    • NaN result of Tube Length calculation happens in specific case when turn off Auto complete. 

    • NaN result of Tube length calculation when select specific arcs.

    • Incorrect ACT3D auto completed Tube Length.

    • Tube length measurement results are different for the same item when measuring direction is changed and file is ACT3D. 

    • Tube Length measurement isn't working between arcs which are located on the same plane.

    • Tube Length is measured in different way for the same part of model in STEP and ACT3D.

  • UI

    • Un-select parts after context-menu actions.

    • Incorrect color of Password field in Centro settings during testing server connection in modern theme.

    • Cross button isn't highlighted when pressed.

    • Progress indicator is missing while missing parts are loaded.

    • Busy Indicator does not enable Cancel when launched from a modal window.

    • ESC should only cancel one level.

    • The properties button does not behave the same as the right-mouse-button > Properties command on multiple selections.

    • Labels are clipped in analysis dialog boxes when the theme of application is classic.

    • Busy indicator window is wider than the size of main window in specific case.

    • Drop down menu is displayed incorrectly for some toolbar items when open it with keyboard for the first time.

    • Make sliders behavior consistent.

    • Zoom window on a thin sliver of select region causes view to be stuck.
    • Print region of four view ports displays cross-layers instead of selected region of defined view.
  • Undo

    • Undo color in view ports is inconsistent.
  • User Views

    • Expanding a User View should not activate it.

    • User Views and markups trees are sorted by Created/Last modified fields in unusual way.

  • Volume Calculation

    • Volume markup is placed incorrectly after second time.

    • When calculating volume, markup shows up behind part.

  • Wall Thickness

    • Use isotropic re-meshing for flat surfaces in Wall Thickness.

    • Wall thickness analysis fails to calculate for specific model.

    • Wall thickness analysis create user view is disabled.

    • Wall thickness selection of parts shows remnants of previous selections.

    • Impossible to analyze wall thickness second time after part was selected at the first time.

  • Weight Calculator

    • Selected material combo box isn't updated after updating materials list.

    • SpinFire Ultimate version is displayed instead of material in selected material field when shared settings enabled.

    • Viewer crashes when opening file after all materials were deleted from materials dialog.

    • Application crashes using volume and weight calculator.

Upgrading from 11.3.0/11.3.1 to 11.4.0

To upgrade SpinFire Ultimate from 11.3.0/11.3.1 to 11.4.0

  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


Link to Spinfire 11 - help and whats new.


Overview NEW 11.3.2

SpinFire Ultimate 11.3.2 fixes the .NET 4.6.2 issues preventing SpinFire Ultimate from opening files.

Bug Fix

  • On August 2, 2016, Microsoft released .NET 4.6.2 which broke many applications including SpinFire Ultimate. This update was included in the Windows 10 Anniversary update.

    This issue prevented SpinFire Ultimate from opening files. Actify has created the 11.3.2 release to code around this issue.

Upgrading from 11.3.0 or 11.3.1 to 11.3.2

To upgrade SpinFire Ultimate from 11.3.0 or 11.3.1 to 11.3.2:

  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 or greater.

See SpinFire Ultimate Known Issues

Supported Environments

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)

Memory 4 GB 8 GB 16 GB

DirectX 11 capable
graphics card, 1GB VRAM

DirectX 11 capable
graphics card, 2GB VRAM

DirectX 11 capable
graphics card, 3GB VRAM


Prerequisite Installations


2) Overview 11.3.1

SpinFire Ultimate 11.3.1 improves on the 11.3.0 release with the addition of adding and deleting parts in the assembly tree.

Added Features 

  • Delete an assembly tree item.

  • Add a new assembly item.

Bug Fixes 

  • Cannot import [specific] .3D files.

  • Annotations and planes disappear when change rendering mode for surface.

  • Application hangs when run model compare and section is enabled.
  • NX Coordinate Systems are not importing.
  • Document crashes after selecting restored Markup with Undo/Redo
  • Support markups undo/redo Units and Decimal Places.

Upgrading from 11.3.0 to 11.3.1

To upgrade SpinFire Ultimate from 11.3.0 to 11.3.1:

  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

3) SpinFire Ultimate 11.3.0 Release Notes

OVERVIEW 11.3.0 below

SpinFire Ultimate 11.3.0 improves on the 11.2.0 release with the addition of several new features, a set of smaller enhancements as well as a number of fixes.

Added Features 

  • Wall Thickness analysis by Color
  • Curvature analysis
  • Undo/redo measurements and markups
  • 2D line tools
  • Export notes and markups
  • Add custom metadata in Properties
  • HPGL Importer
  • Re-tessellate models in the current work space
  • Surface Point to Circle Tangent Angle
  • Create new 3D document
  • Print Region

  • Print options for print preview

  • Align models

Additional Improvements

  • The Draft Angle Analysis minimum and maximum color values are incorrect.
  • Add the ability to create a new coordinate system in the exploded assembly tool.
  • Implement importing imported models from ACT3D files.

  • Implement importing markups from ACT3D files.

  • Implement importing user views from ACT3D files.

  • Implement importing transformations from ACT3D files.

  • Export section profile to a 2D document.
  • Ability to Reload and Unload subassemblies.
  • Add exporting of  Stamps and Materials to an Excel format.

  • Limit the number of undo/redo steps.
  • Support CATIA 3DXML 2014x, 2015x and 2016x. (2D models are not supported yet).

  • Make the nav cube enabled by default.


An internal review of the add/delete function for parts from the assembly tree determined the feature is not ready for this version of SpinFire Ultimate. We know this feature is important and are actively working on the integrity. Actify plans to make it available in an interim release before 11.4.0.

Bug Fixes 

  • 2D Models

    • Embedded EMF file is misplaced.

  • 3D Notes

    • 3D Note getting extra space in text after letter "e" in some cases.

    • Markup and note comments are misplaced when Windows text size is larger.
  • Add Document

    • A confirmation dialog is missing when adding a document for a model and closing it.

  • AutoCAD

    • A DXF file is not importing correctly.

  • AutoNote

    • Solid names are displayed after applying Auto Note instead of Parts names.

  • Boundary Volume by Surfaces

    • It is possible to add the same surface many times in list in Boundary Volume by Surfaces dialog.

    • An error occurs when selecting the same surfaces for Seed and Blocking sets in Boundary Volume by Surfaces.

    • Canceling Boundary Volume by Surfaces before completing leaves the part translucent.

  • CAD Views

    • The Default CAD View causes the Show Cut Material check box to be out of sync.

    • Severe slowdown switching Between Standard Views and CAD Views.

    • Transparency is displayed incorrectly after applying Default CAD View.

  • Color Palette

    • Reset to Default button is enabled in Color Palettes dialog when there are no changes.

  • Conversion

    • Reset To Default button overlaps Convert button in Convert dialog after decreasing size of the dialog to minimum.

    • Converted file could be replaced with the same file without a notification.

    • Conversion process isn't removed from Task Manager after uncompleted conversion was removed from the list.

    • 2D .3D read failure for CGM/TIFF files converted from SpinFire 8.

  • Coordinate Systems

    • Standard views with user defined coordinate systems are wrong.

    • Standard View does not use current Coordinate System.

  • Draft Angle Analysis

    • Fields are filled with grey color while Draft Angle Analysis in progress in Dark theme.

    • Viewer hangs after closing Draft Angle Analysis dialog when Analyze was made for a big model.

    • Impossible to cancel Analyze of Draft Angle.

  • Exploded Assemblies

    • Unable to apply transformations on some files.

    • Incorrect method name in combo box for Exploded Assembly.

    • Close button is missing for Exploded Assembly dialog.
  • Export CAD

    • Crash occurs exporting a SolidWorks file that was loaded as the assembly tree only.

    • Export to HSF does not work.

    • Fix export of imported models.

    • Exporting to STEP from an open "Shattered Assembly" file results in empty exported files.
  • Import Document

    • Error occurs when try to import ACT3D file with Bounding Box measurements.

    • Occasionally two similar markups are imported instead of one.

    • Importing .ACT3D does not import styles and markups.

    • Import Inventor part attribute data.

  • Importer Page

    • When using Recursive Search Exchange does not use the current folder

    • PMI does not respect color specified in settings.

    • Incorrect loading only assembly tree when Importers Option Construction and References is Import and Show.

  • Library
    • Import and Add Document are available on the Library context menu when a file is not selected.

    • The copy context menu item is enabled when no file has been selected in library.

    • Shift works as Ctrl in Library files list.

    • Background of a pasted item is white instead gray in Library context menu in specific case.

    • Changing themes more than two times causes library files to be not selectable.

  • Licensing

    • Cannot delete license server data.

  • Markup Page

    • An icon is missing in Markups tree for Surface Point to Circle Tangent Angle.

    • Context menu for the root nodes in Markups tree does not work.

  • Markups

    • Markup comments can remain on the screen.

    • Export of markups and notes is missing in 2D models.

    • Markup label is bound to point of coordinate origin in Minimum Thickness measurement.

    • Markup dialog boxes appear on wrong monitor.

    • Notification is missing after exporting Markups or Notes when saved file have the same name as existed.

    • File is overwritten without notification when Export Markups or Notes.

  • Measurements

    • The Surface point to Circle Tangent Angle Measurement ends abruptly after selecting an arc on a specific model.

    • Incorrect highlighting of the first selected edge for Two Edges Angle measurement.

    • Impossible to select a measurement using keyboard.

    • Impossible to find the midpoint on line in 2D SolidWorks model in a specific case.

    • Boundary Area: null pointer crash occurs.

    • The edge of the previous measurement is highlighted instead of model edge for Two Edges Angle measurement.

    • Minimum bounding box is not correct.

  • Model Compare

    • SFXI-3989 Tolerance is filled with grey color in Model Compare dialog when Type is Visual and the theme is Dark

    • SFXI-4428 Models disappear after importing model with Model Compare user view

    • SFXI-3987 Support of Palette Colors feature is missing for Model Compare

    • SFXI-3980 No space between check box and label in Model Compare dialog when theme is Classic

  • Open File

    • ACT3D file fails to open with an empty 3D document.

    • SF10 items are misplaced when loading into SF11.

    • Crash opening ACT3D model.

    • Exception on Abort of opening document.

    • "Load only assembly tree" is slow.

  • Orthographic Views

    • Parts disappear when 4 View ports is enabled and select a part in any view.

  • Part List

    • Incorrect Parts List is being generated on some files.

  • Partial Loading

    • After importing sub assemblies no geometry is displayed.

    • Unload sub assembly hangs.

    • All identical parts are unloaded when only one was selected if model was loaded as Only Assembly Tree.

    • Only Assembly tree loads incorrectly when Hidden objects Importers option was enabled.

    • Sub assemblies are not displayed after importing non-loaded parts.

  • PMI

    • Extra annotation planes are displayed when selecting a defined view.

  • Print

    • Error occurs when pressing the Print button several times successively in Parts List dialog.

    • Printing Landscape on Canon Printer misplaces image.

    • Vertical printouts are being chopped.

  • Print Preview

    • Context menu commands "Copy" and "Find" do not work in Print Preview.

    • Template settings from Section Profile Export Options aren't applied to Print Preview.

  • Projection Area

    • Calculation of Projection Area seems incorrect and getting different values when section cut is not outside part.

  • Render Mode

    • The line color of the model is lost in triangle mesh or wire frame render modes when sectioning is enabled.

    • The asterisk is not displayed when change Render Mode from toolbar.

    • The Smooth With Edges rendering mode does not consider specific color of some edges.

  • Save/Load

    • Add a close confirmation dialog when closing a file after transformation.

    • Changes are not saved when closing a work space after adding model.

    • Asterisk is displayed when changes aren't applied to model.

    • Confirmation Save As dialog shows up after file was deleted.

    • EMF file fails to load while stuck in loading prompt.

    • Support for direct opening of EMF files.

    • Error occurs when saving a model with a markup.

    • Prompt for unsaved changes to a view.
  • Sectioning

    • Default CAD View causes Show Cut Material item to become out of sync.

    • Z-fighting can occur with 3 plane sectioning.

    • STEP file crashes when sectioning.
  • Selection

    • Implement arc center point selection.

    • Cannot detect and measure some arcs in NX file.

    • Selection for transforming and exploded assembly is not correct.

  • Snapshots

    • Snapshot icon is enabled while new model is loading.

    • Snapshot icon is disabled for 3D model after loading 2D model.

  • Standard Views

    • Standard view view port name gets corrupt for Asian languages.

  • Transformations

    • Transform graphic stays on-screen.

    • SpinFire crashes or works slower when try to transform some part in specific model when 4 View ports mode was enabled

    • The transformation bounding box and grips appear in the original location of a transformed model.

    • Transform menu item disappears from context menu for parts.

  • Translations

    • Labels of selected sets are not translated dynamically.

    • Buttons overlap each other in Translations dialog when application language is German.

  • Tube Length

    • SFXI-4448 Tube centerline length not calculating correctly

    • SFXI-3359 A tube length measurement doesn't finish on the CFL part

  • UI

    • Sort order ignored for Copy/Export.

    • Menu application items are not highlighted with grey color in Dark theme when mouse hover on them.

    • Highlighting of menu items is incorrect after changing themes.

    • Impossible to recognize numbers in disabled position fields for global coordinates when application theme is Dark.

    • Selection color is incorrect in Modern themes when select tool bar menu item.

    • Incorrect color of selection for window command buttons in Classic theme.

    • The measurement dialog is stretched a lot when long path was set as hyperlink.

    • Incorrect size of viewer busy indicator when size of text is Medium.

    • Progress bar is missing when model is saved after closing the model with Close menu item

  • Undo

    • Copy" throws off the undo/redo counter.

    • Gray vertical band is displayed in Undo/Redo list for Classic theme.

  • User Views

    • User View becomes the Startup view automatically.

  • Void Volume

    • Void volume fails to calculate on a specific model.


Supported Environments 11.3.1 spec

Client Environment
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)

Memory 4 GB 8 GB 16 GB

DirectX 11 capable
graphics card, 1GB VRAM

DirectX 11 capable
graphics card, 2GB VRAM

DirectX 11 capable
graphics card, 3GB VRAM


Prerequisite Installations



Added Features from 11 => 11.2

  • 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.


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