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Solid Edge ST8 - Maintenance Pack 2 Announcement

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Note: The Solid Edge ST8 Maintenance Pack format and process has changed





October 13, 2015


Dear Solid Edge Customer:


Solid Edge ST8 Microsoft Installer (MSI) Maintenance Pack 2 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.



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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To initiate your subscription, navigate to: for the web interface.



This Maintenance Pack addresses the following PRs:




PR 7464695: SE crashes in call to GetCharStrokedCurveData

PR 7491510: the API ModelMember.FillStyleName (put) does not work

PR 7481541: API Regression since ST 7 MP7 concerning Revision manager



PR 1989085: Setting subassembly as adjustable and assemble it cause that patterned parts be

PR 7448459: newly created animations will not animate the parts

PR 7459832: Informing User about existence of IPNs and Tubes for SaveCopyAs Operation

PR 7463722: "Display in Higher Level" setting will not affect physical properties calculations

PR 7477302: Edit Fillet Weld issue

PR 7478836: Solid Edge Physical Properties not matching results from API

PR 7472711: On Win10, SE locks up after hovering over the close buttons

PR 7481269: White color scheme on Win10: QAT Customize and Undo/Redo buttons are not shown

PR 7477110: Title value is not being written to the XLS file during the the Modify process

PR 7383011: femap running in background, locking up my assembly

PR 7458855: No graphical representation for joints in Motion

PR 8506449: Japanese text on Select button overlapping the separator

PR 7399012: Unable to select component when creates a mate relation on adjustable assembly

PR 7453978: Hole Feature recompute Fails in certain cases

PR 7472384: Save As an image of a simulation in ST8 doesn't export details of simulation

PR 7475687: Interpart Project with offset giving incorrect result

PR 7508150: Wrong part position on pattern placement



PR 7438446: Dimension connection handles can't be selected

PR 7454662: a custom property named "Positionsnummer" does not work anymore since ST6

PR 7481474: Parts List item numbers are N/A on file open when file is opened inactive

PR 8275721: Feature Control Frame height changed if subscript letter appended

PR 7460592: If there is not 3D model, the dimensions of the Dft file move

PR 7467096: Problem with dimension placement

PR 7476472: Dimensions disappear when they open the Dft file in "Inactive"

PR 7479182: When there is not 3D model/ open Inactive, Feature Control Frame becomes longer

PR 7467106: a drawing view does not display after undo workflow

PR 7488330: Linear dimension moves if draft file opened without 3D data /Inactivate dwg view

PR 7494666: When there is not 3D model, the dimension moves

PR 8510182: Linear dimension moves if draft file opened without 3D data /Inactivate dwg view

PR 7479711: arrowhead and extension line become disconnected on iso view

PR 7495622: Parts List is not displaying frame items

PR 7499575: Hitting Ctrl key during sketch move command to copy geometry is not working

PR 7507414: Drawing Views cannot update

PR 7509688: Hole origin dimension displays ribbon bar since ST8

PR 7512036: Paste special via Option "Link" where text contains symbols, will not work

PR 7514959: No dimension is aligned in case of "Maintain Alignment Set" is "OFF


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

PR 1975028: Selecting overlapping/crossing elements for Etch

PR 7448157: sheet metal part can no longer be edited

PR 7467633: Simulation optimize not giving any options on assembly study

PR 7470238: Optimize will not allow me to pick up peer variable in selection

PR 7477580: "Print using Microsoft 3D Builder" command does not show in Windows 10

PR 7406647: Fillet and Groove weld commands should be disabled in empty part file

PR 7461711: Synchronous Extrude/Revolved commands behave slightly differently in ST8

PR 7501927: Not able to add Common Views while in Profile/Sketch

PR 7434537: Capture preview image for thumbnails is only coming up as a black box

PR 7468031: Unable to Print Sketch and Dimensions in Sketch mode

PR 7493868: Optimize gives a strange error message when attempting to solve optimization

PR 7507406: Poor GUI interface performance/lag with imported models



PR 7450577: Sporadic error message when creating a copy of a dft file with Revision Manager


===Solid Edge SP, Server, Standalone Client, Solid Edge Client===

PR 7408925: Client performance slow on Address -> Select Folder dialogue

PR 7443067: SP2013-E-mail for workflow is not in correct format.

PR 7453121: BOM Report does not include the assembly as first line

PR 7453862: SP Search Properties incorrect after deleting/recreating Lookup column

PR 7462115: Signoff PDF does not open if executed after 3DPDF translation

PR 7462767: The customer can create two documents with the same number in SESP ST8.

PR 8275334: Property Sync for Custom property doesn't work when StdParts is generated

PR 8278004: German Structure Editor Property Preview shows "Elementinhaltstyp"

PR 8277856: Structure editor Save As result is incorrect -old Objectprops partially stored

PR 7438937: Solid Edge SP wrong value "Sandbox" displayed for own Status "Prototype"

PR 7498366: Show last search result on pressing Enter button

PR 8278454: Create Package File from a revision via a Cart will include old revisions

PR 7438937: Solid Edge SP wrong value "Sandbox" displayed for own Status "Proto

PR 7462078: Custom Properties can't be added to the BOM Report


===Solid Edge Embedded Client===

PR 7279958: Teamcenter server assignment retained when Login fails due to FMS

PR 7416789: Teamcenter Administrator support for Tc 11.2 needed

PR 7464998: Win10 saving MFK sheet metal & draft from separate items to the same item

PR 1996834: Document Name formula problem within API, window will not update

PR 7429671: SEEC: Initial value required attribute not available in ATT Interactive

PR 6971928: Save As- PDF for draft does not exist under new item revision

PR 7428885: Create a new part returns a TC error

PR 7506099: Teamcenter Error trying to SaveAs an MFK Asm

PR 7514314: type SE_assembly_hasAsmCopy will not export



PR 7441090: heavy text shift using base view scale with rotated callouts

PR 7428388: On some parts of the assembly SE in sync mode cannot recognize holes

PR 7465071: Save As Flat: Etch Text alignment (Centered) exported as left justified

PR 7510468: Add Meta/Properties to IFC files


Fred White
Siemens PLM Software

Re: Solid Edge ST8 - Maintenance Pack 2 Announcement

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Gears Phenom

Hi Fred,


I see some references to Windows 10 in the update descriptions.  Does that mean ST8 is Windows 10 certified or is the update tackling some of the issues reported by early adopters of Windows 10 and ST8?




Kyle Joiner
ST10 MP1

Re: Solid Edge ST8 - Maintenance Pack 2 Announcement

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Siemens Legend

Hi Kyle,


While the Solid Edge team has been working toward our Win10 certification, the process will not be complete until Solid Edge ST8 MP3 or higher. The primary item holding us up right now is the delayed release of the “Threshold 2” Win 10 Update – pushed to November. If Microsoft doesn’t release the Win 10 Update in November, we will need to push out further because this update contains fixes for a few key problems.



Fred White
Siemens PLM Software

Re: Solid Edge ST8 - Maintenance Pack 2 Announcement

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Gears Phenom



Thanks for the information.  I've got Windows 10 on my Surface and am running ST8, but I don't have enough run time on it to see if there are any issues.  I was just curious.





Kyle Joiner
ST10 MP1

Re: Solid Edge ST8 - Maintenance Pack 2 Announcement

Solid_Edge_MSI_MP2 seems to be corrupt. I cannot install it.


Daniël Schuiling
Solid Edge ST7
Teamcenter 10

Re: Solid Edge ST8 - Maintenance Pack 2 Announcement

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Gears Phenom

No problem here

Solid Edge 2019 & AutoCAD 2019 user

Re: Solid Edge ST8 - Maintenance Pack 2 Announcement

It was a %temp% problem, for some reason it was full....
Daniël Schuiling
Solid Edge ST7
Teamcenter 10

Re: ST8 - MP2 Announcement: UNABLE TO DOWNLOAD


I really just started to use ST8 for the first time since I downloaded a few weeks ago.  I'm experiencing a lot of strange behavior in addition to the MOVE/COPY issue reported below. I suspect that it is related and corrected by MP2. So I'm adding to this thread because my difficulties are more directly related to MP2 and my failure in trying to download it.







My initial reaction these responses was "What is MP2".  A little research made me realize that I didn't receive the email notification. 


In any case, I followed the download link to get MP2 that was contained within the 10/13 notification and got a popup for user name and password.  I filled in the required info using my free SE data.  I did so repeately and the popup kept poping up and not accepting my info.  The popup screen capture looks like this:


Please advise.





Re: ST8 - MP2 Announcement: UNABLE TO DOWNLOAD

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The free 2D product does not include maintenance packs.

Therefore, if you are using the free 2D Drafting product you will not be able access the GTAC download area for maintenance packs.  This area is for maintenance paying customers.  


So this is why your account info cannot be validated the login screen for the downloads.


Thank you and regards,



Re: ST8 - MP2 Announcement: UNABLE TO DOWNLOAD


Dave, sorry. I realized that I posted the MOVE/COPY thread on the wrong site. For some reason, I'm getting the pay version email also.


However, your answer tells me that as a free 2D user, I will have to live with the problems I’ve encounter with ST8. If so, I want to go back to ST7. But as this afternoon, I will be on a new Windows 10 (now on 7) PC. So is ST7 compatible with Windows 10?