Getting Started with 2D Files
Opening Files
SpinFire Ultimate opens many types of 2D file formats.
To open a 2D file,
 Click the Open File button (or use the File > Open menu item).
 Browse to find your CAD file or SpinFire .ACT3D file
 Note: For a list of the file format versions supported navigate to Options > Importers
 Click Open.
2D Tool Bar
Use buttons on the 2D tool bar to change views of the model or analyze the model.
Title  Description 
Hide/Show Browser Pane  Controls the visibility of the browser pane located on the left side of window. 
Background Color Menu  Use the SpinFire Color dialog box to override the default Workspace background color. 
Display  Choose to hide/show Notes, Dimensions, stamps, Shapes, or the Scale Bar. 
Zoom Fit  Select to Zoom Fit, Zoom Window, or Focus on View 
2D Notes  Contains commands for inserting a note markup label. 
Linear Menu  Contains commands for measuring lengths, coordinates, edges, and areas. 
Radial Menu  Contains commands for measuring arcs and circles. 
Angular Menu  Contains commands for measuring angles. 
Smart Edge Dimension  Simply mouse over a drawing to highlight an edge, and with one click quickly determine its length. 
Length Units Menu  Enables you to override default length/distance measurement units. 
Angular Units Menu  Enables you to override default angular measurement units. 
Shapes  Create rectangles, rounded rectangles, and ovals within the 2D document. 
Callouts  Create right and left callouts as well as a cloud callout in a 2D document. 
Line Tools  Create lines, polylines, curves, and closed polylines within the 2D document. 
Stamps  Mark the 2D document with a predefined stamp. 
2D Viewer Settings  Opens an Options dialog box that allows you to change 3D Viewer settings. 
2D Markups & Measurements
Utilize SpinFire Ultimate 2D mark ups and measurements to label drawings, provide notes for colleagues, and perform important measurements.
To create a 2D note, mark up, or measurement,
 Choose the type of 2D note, mark up, or measurement from the 3D tool bar.
 Follow the instructions provided by the SpinFire Ultimate interface.
 Set the mark up in the location desired.
To further edit the mark up,
 Navigate to the Markups panel by clicking on Markups.
 Right mouse click on the mark up desired in the list on the markups panel or on the physical markup itself within the graphical area.
 The context menu differs depending on the note, markup, or measurement selected. View and select the operation desired.
2D Notes
Apply 2D notes to your work space to describe an item, jot down a though, or leave a note for a colleague.
Type  Description 
2D Point Note  A 2D Point Note is attached to a selected point in a drawing. 
2D Edge Note  A 2D Edge Note is attached to a selected edge in the drawing. 
Drawing Note  A Drawing Note is attached to a selected spot in the drawing and moves with drawing as you pan. 
2D Note  A 2D Note “floats” above the drawing and remains in place as you pan—it does not move with the drawing. 
2D Linear
Use 2d linear markups and measurements to perform calculations and place notes with points and lines.
Type  Description 
Point Coordinates  Determines the X, Y, and Z coordinates of a point in the drawing. Crosshairs indicate a selectable point. 
Arc Center Coordinates  Determines the X, Y, and Z coordinates of the center of an arc in the drawing. The arc is highlighted when the pointer is properly positioned. 
Two Edge Intersection Point Coordinates  Finds the project intersecting point of two nonparallel edges. 
Edge Length  Measures an existing straight edge in the drawing. The edge is highlighted when the pointer is properly positioned. 
Point to Point  Measures the distance between two selected points in the drawing. 
Point to Edge  Measures the distance between a selected point and an edge on the model. 
Arc Center to Edge  Measures the distance between the center of a selected arc and an edge in the drawing. 
Arc Center to Arc Center  Measures the distance between the centers of two selected arcs in the drawing. 
Sum of Connected Edges  Calculates the sum of any number of connected edges selected by the user. 
Minimum Distance Between Edges  Calculates the shortest distance between two selected edges. 
Boundary Center by Edges  Determines the center point of a boundary defined by connected edges. SpinFire Ultimate will automatically find the connected edges that form the boundary and then determine the center point. 
Boundary Area by Edges  Calculates the area of a boundary defined by connected edges. SpinFire Ultimate will automatically find the connected edges that form the boundary and then determine the boundary area. 
Boundary Area by Points  Calculates the area of a boundary defined by three or more selected points. 
2D Radial
SpinFire Ultimate 2D Radial measurements enables users to perform measurements surrounding arcs and circles.
Type  Description 
Arc Diameter  Measures the diameter of a circle derived from a selected arc in the drawing. 
Arc Radius  Measures the radius of a circle derived from a selected arc in the drawing. 
Circle by Three Points  Draws a visible circle that passes through three selected points in the drawing and determines the diameter of the circle.

2D Angular
2D angular measurements find the angle between points and edges.
Type  Description 
Three Points Angle  Measures an angle defined by two segments with a common point. 
Four Points Angle  Measures an angle defined by two segments with a common point. 
Two Edge Angle  Measures an angle defined by two connected straight edges. 
2D Shapes
2D shapes in the 2D work space mark and draw attention to specific portions of your document.
Type  Description 
Rectangle  Draws a rectangle based on two points. 
Rounded Rectangle  Draws a rectangle with rounded corners based on two points. 
Oval  Draws an oval based on two points. 
2D lines
2D lines in the 2D work space mark and draw attention to specific portions of your document
Type  Description 
Line  Draws a line based on two points. 
Polyline  Draws a multiple segmented line. 
Curve  Draws a multiple curved line. 
Closed Polyline  Draws a multiple segmented line and finishes it as a closed polygon. 
2D Stamps
Use Stamps on 2D documents to provide reviewing or status feedback
Type  Description 
Stamp  There are none predefined types; Accepted, Approved, Confidential, Draft, Final, For Review, Preliminary, Received, Rejected 
TIP: Navigate to Options > Settings > 2D Viewer > Stamps to create your own personalized stamps.