CAD Viewer : SpinFire Ultimate 11.7 General Release

Actify announced the release of SpinFire Ultimate 11.7 containing the latest improvements and updates for CAD visualization:

  • Performance improvements
  • UI Improvements
  • Part Properties Charts
  • Licensing & Activation - Ability to use floating license TIMEOUT and TIMEOUTALL options
  • New Importers and Importer Updates.
  • Importer Options - Random Color Generator import option to ACIS, ProEngineer & Creo Parametric, STEP, and STL files not containing colors.

Notable Changes

  • Part Properties Charts
  • Pick a coordinate system in for sectioning
  • Importers Added
    • Autodesk 3ds Max All Versions
    • Autodesk Revit 2015 to 2019 (3D)
    • COLLADA All Versions
    • FBX ASCII 7100 to 7400 and all binary versions
    • gITF 2.0
    • PDF (2D)
    • Wavefront OBJ All Versions
  • Importer Updates
    • Autodesk AutoCAD 2018 (2D and 3D)
      • Ability to open DWFx files
    • Autodesk Inventor 2019 (3D)
    • CATIA v5 R10 to R29 (V5-6R2019) (2D), Up to V5-6 R2018 (R28) (3D)
    • Catia v6 R2018x (2D and 3D)
    • JT 10.2
    • Parasolid 31.0
    • NX to NX 1847 Series (2D), V11.0 to NX 12.0 (3D)
    • Pro/Engineer & Creo Parametric Creo 5.0 (2D and 3D)
    • Solid Edge 2019 (2D and 3D)
    • SolidWorks 2019 (2D and 3D)

Additional Enhancements

  • Export Options
    • Option to set permissions in 3D PDF export
  • Licensing & Activation
    • Ability to use floating license TIMEOUT and TIMEOUTALL options
    • Remove detection and usage of existing SF10 license
    • Display Floating License Server status in a dedicated window instead of a message box
    • Prompt user for proxy credentials when registering and Proxy Authentication is Required
    • Ability to Copy or Export License Server Status
  • Importer Options
    • Add Random Colors import option for STL, ProE, ACIS and STEP files
    • Add Smooth option for TIFF
    • Add Assemblies Group in importer options
    • Override PMI Color should be enabled by default
    • Import wireframes option for Rhino files
    • Construction Entities import option
    • Rhino Rendered Mode Colors import option
    • Line Thickness and Black and White options for PDF
    • AutoCAD Model Layout to Paper Space View
  • Installation
    • Add \ProgramData folder and permissions during installation if the folder is missing
  • Measurements
    • Use B-rep for Minimum Distance Between Two Surfaces measurement
  • Settings
    • Add Front Rendered PMI to 3D Viewer Options
  • UI
    • Ability to customize viewer layout
    • Ability to dock the Shortcut Toolbar
    • Replace Event Log with Errors/Warnings and Output main menu items
    • Rotate model around corresponding screen axis when scrolling the mouse and Alt or Ctrl or Shift key is pressed
    • Display ACT3D file thumbnails in Windows Explorer
    • Close All added to File menu to close all open work spaces.

Minor Changes

  • Tables now appear with alternative row colors
  • Ability to select None, From View, or All for Annotations and Markups on Print Preview
  • Floating License usage columns have changed
  • ProgramData\Actify folder automatically added if it does not already exist on installation
  • Improved error message when attempting to open an invalid file in the template editor
  • User ability to change the layout in the template editor
  • Save the selected file type in the conversion dialog
  • ESC cancels moving an item in the assembly tree
  • Override PMI Color is enabled by default
  • Arc measurements have Draw Arc enabled by default
  • Errors / Warnings and Output moved to the View menu

Note: Due to issues with the assembly tree, dragging and dropping to move parts and sub assemblies is disabled for 11.7.0. This will be enabled in a future version.

Upgrading to 11.7

To upgrade SpinFire Ultimate to 11.7, launch and run the SpinFire.x64.msi (or the SpinFire.x64.exe) and follow the installation wizard instructions.

For more information on 11.7 including added improvements, all of the issues that were addressed in this release, and known issues, please visit the release notes.

Special Note regarding Floating Licenses: Clients must install the latest Floating License Manager to be able to use SpinFire 11.7.0. Simply follow the instructions here to upgrade the existing Floating License Manager.

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