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Solid Edge ST8 - Maintenance Pack 12 Announcement

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Siemens Legend

February 1, 2017

Dear Solid Edge Customer:

Solid Edge ST8 Microsoft Installer (MSI) Maintenance Pack 12 is available for download.


The Solid Edge Team



Release Notes:


Microsoft Installer (MSI) Maintenance Packs – Beginning with Solid Edge ST8, Maintenance Packs are delivered as and installed using Microsoft Installer (MSI) technology. Solid Edge MSI based Maintenance Packs are installed and tracked as Product Updates. 

  • MSI Product Updates can be applied on top of the base release and or existing Product Update with a lesser version. 
  • MSI Product Updates are all inclusive, i.e. fixes delivered in MP3 include all fixes delivered in MP1 and MP2. 
  • MSI Product Updates calculate free disk space before installing. Please note that there have been cases where the Disk Space Computation takes several minutes to complete. Please be patient. 
  • MSI Product Updates can be uninstalled without having to remove the base Solid Edge product. 
  • Uninstalling a MSI Product Update will restore the installation to the state before the Product Update was applied. 
  • PLEASE NOTE: When uninstalling a MSI Product Update, the original source media and the previous Product Update package, if any, must be available to allow the recovery of previous file versions. 
  • The current MSI Product Update will be the only Update listed and available for uninstallation. After the current Update is uninstalled, the previous Update will become the current Update, if there were multiple Updates installed. 
  • MSI Product Updates are uninstalled via the Control Panel (Uninstall a program –> View installed updates -> Uninstall). 

Solid Edge Maintenance Packs are released for CRITICAL items only. Maintenance Packs are available up to 15 months following the release date of the English version. The release date for Solid Edge ST8 English was 06/05/15, making the Maintenance Pack cutoff date 09/05/16.

Solid Edge - Solid Edge ST8 supports Windows 10 if the Windows 10 “November Refresh” version 1511 (OS Build 10586.0) or later is installed.  Solid Edge does not support the new Windows 10 browser, Microsoft Edge.

Solid Edge Integration to Teamcenter - The Solid Edge integration to Teamcenter 10.1.5 and later have been tested on Windows 10 connected to Teamcenter 10.1 and 11.2 servers and there are no known issues.  Teamcenter plans to announce support of Windows 10 with Teamcenter 10.1.6 and 11.2.2.



Download Location:



ST8 Maintenance Packs can be downloaded from:





Maintenance Pack Executables (.exe files) deliver updated versions of existing product dlls.

Maintenance Pack Installs (.zip files) are complete product setups. Therefore, existing versions must be uninstalled using Uninstall a program from the Control Panel.


E-mail Notification:


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This Maintenance Pack addresses the following PRs:



PR 7802414: Pattern occurrence entries not highlighting when pattern first expanded

PR 7804080: Geometry is not highlighted correctly when IPA in the wire harness environment


PR 7781203: Exporting to DXF moves Tables to layer 0

PR 7781877: All balloons become NA when opening this ST6 file in ST8

PR 7808285: Problem moving a smart dimension

PR 7821095: Dimension rendering problem when opened as Activate drawing views for edit

PR 7852597: There is a difference in active view and inactivate view in ST8

PR 7869690: Crash when changing selection color to green

PR 8314032: Wrong Sheet number position on Printout (Sheet number / Number of Sheets)

PR 7890502: Handle in projection line in dimensions doesn't work properly

PR 7883816: Drawing view (hatch/fill) rendering problem while zooming IN/OUT

PR 7897801: When importing DXF, background of A2-sheet is always used

PR 7909444: Draft Balloon issue in MP3

===Part/Profile/Sheet Metal===

PR 7782245: The 3D Sketch still shows the rollback sign

PR 7799635: Solid Edge crashes, when you try to save sketch


PR 7808341: Insight/SharePoint mismatch with cfg file

PR 7874100: Cache is not updating and causing loss of work

PR 7858933: Having problems with the Revise function from Solid Edge

PR 7883052: Parts missing when opening an asm deactivated/simplified and switching to design

PR 7882183: Parts not displayed when asm will be loaded as simplified and then as designed

PR 8325252: Parts missing when opening an asm deactivated/simplified and switching to design

PR 8320655: Files not found when opening inactive and switching to active

===Solid Edge Embedded Client===

PR 7852179: Structure editor appends a "_1" to the filename after an item-id paste operation

PR 7857989: New Find number generating while duplicating the existing child line in assembly


Fred White
Siemens PLM Software