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Solid Edge ST8 - Maintenance Pack 5 Announcement

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Siemens Legend

February 22, 2016


Dear Solid Edge Customer:


Solid Edge ST8 Microsoft Installer (MSI) Maintenance Pack 5 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 MP3 or later 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.


Solid Edge SP - ST8 Solid Edge SP cannot support Windows 10 due to the following unresolved PR assigned to Microsoft: PR 7410688 - Win 10 does not show the SESP Preview/Properties Card or Edit Properties.



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.



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This Maintenance Pack addresses the following PRs:




PR 7617181: GetResourceSiteWebObject() call fails significantly impacting performance



PR 7618544: PMI text disappears and movement is not smooth

PR 7607058: Can’t delete assembly configurations in FOA files

PR 7559181: Erratic results using "project to sketch" with associative offset

PR 7586202: Simulation in Edge Bar for Beam analysis having multiple panes open at once

PR 7591893: Motor simulation fails for assembly, only two out of three motors are moving

PR 7595104: Constraint Solver in order to define relations correctly when parts inactive

PR 7600873: Solid Edge crashes while Updating Documents after deletion of CS

PR 7591296: Interference not detected where there is interference.

PR 7592446: Incorrect Piping route creation

PR 7612902: Problems with Data migration and Hole feature recognition for threaded holes

PR 7591540: Coordinate system display during subassembly placement

PR 7617312: Pattern by curve not working correctly with ST8 MP4

PR 7617460: Crosshair cursor is missing, when zooming in while clipping planes are active

PR 7618544: PMI text disappears and movement is not smooth

PR 7617043: LinkChecker.exe detected as infected by several antivirus

PR 7576083: the viewer failing to display an assembly

PR 7606424: Options "No" setting related Environment setting is ignored in customize dialog

PR 7625322: PAN and ZOOM AREA works only if selected twice

PR 7632365: Pattern fails when select set edited for first time



PR 7562992: Solid Edge Hangs on fill command - can now hit Esc key to cancel a fill operation in progress

PR 7581673: Dimensions detaching on file open.

PR 7598995: Crash when updating Excel object.

PR 8285997: Strange Block View creation when importing dwg files.

PR 7504491: Problem with SE not freeing memory and handles, when opening and closing models.

PR 7591240: Solid Edge ST8 becomes not responding on dragging a text box

PR 7615887: Model links still exist after converting drawing view to 2d

PR 7604064: text box disappears while changing the Font style to Bold/Italic

PR 7611855: Chamfer Dimension has no Dimension Line Endpoint Handle anymore - Extend problem

PR 7556171: RMB missing for drawing of active model

PR 7568833: Display issue on block manipulation, ends up in Solid Edge crash

PR 7582255: Impossible to reconnect handle of center arc.


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

PR 7617749: Unable to save a recorded video a second time in Win10

PR 7583861: Cannot select dimension using Dynamic Edit

PR 7585943: Flat Pattern of Loft flange sheet metal part is wrong

PR 7586539: Double clicking on "displacement" plot automatically takes you to stress results

PR 7590578: Normal cutout is not working properly between a surface and a face

PR 7599029: Sheet Metal file cannot be opened

PR 8290361: System Error occurred during the Undo command

PR 7574876: Customer can’t add a tab feature to a flattened sheet metal part

PR 7500583: Analyze and edit failed profiles with Profile Error Assistant not displaying

PR 7596846: Access Violation in Debugger when using "Move to synchronous"

PR 7565775: Flattening ST6 Lofted flange part closes session



PR 7570023: Undo component check-out with interpart links effects all other checked out components


===Insight Connect===

PR 7518220:"Revision Manager - Replace function destroys links to Excel cells"


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

PR 7458957: Save As in SESP Structure Editor takes too long

PR 7574789: Script error when accessing Preview/Property card via search

PR 7578970: Impossible to add SESP Properties containing German Umlaut to Report

PR 8289500: Release Workflow doesn't create a pdf after upgrade to ST8MP3

PR 7591789: Import Templates is not enabled with 2DDrafting M license

PR 7570327: No Title information for a Task in the SESP Workflow Initiation form

PR 8291031: Part Revision types not displayed for some Part Types

PR 7548055: Go-To Location command is not working for some Parts

PR 8288124: Report generation for non-assemblies not working

PR 8291525: Add to Solid Edge SP only handles a total path/filename length of 249 characters

PR 7603770: Read only assistant displays incorrect status and status icon


===Solid Edge Embedded Client===

PR 7589108: Very long time to replace part with Copy in Solid Edge

PR 7591923: NX part placed in ASM loses assembly relationships if modified

PR 7593678: No automatic Id Revision with Structure Editor

PR 7584591: Properties information are missing in the standard parts library for custom comp

PR 7593685: Structure Editor does not perform copy

PR 7595264: SESE "assign all" doesn't call "USER_validate_item_rev_id"

PR 7608212: SE writes JT incorrectly when Owner in MultiCAD session

PR 7623205: Error when doing a 'Save As'.



PR 7429781: Density and Mass not recognized by Solid Edge opening JT file


Fred White
Siemens PLM Software