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Solid Edge ST8 - Maintenance Pack 6 Announcement

Siemens Legend Siemens Legend
Siemens Legend

March 28, 2016


Dear Solid Edge Customer:


Solid Edge ST8 Microsoft Installer (MSI) Maintenance Pack 6 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.



E-mail Notification:



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This Maintenance Pack addresses the following PRs:




PR 7542164: Unable to modify command image and other UI data for an add-in

PR 7649025: GetCharStrokedCurveData API doesn't return info about inner curves in text profile

PR 7649288: View::ApplyNamedView does not update named view if it already exists



PR 7525326: After running Physical Properties Manager and save, they are out of date

PR 7631249: Mass shown for a subassembly is not correct, shows mass of top level assembly instead

PR 7645018: Incorrect displaying of perpendicular sketch after 'Save As Image'

PR 7617043: LinkChecker.exe flagged as infected by antivirus tool

PR 7619676: Frame in a sub-assembly will not update automatically

PR 7645052: XpresRoute doesn't accept the use of an Insight managed Pipe Part

PR 7642590: crashing when patterning a part

PR 7613204: Random crashes associated with ToolTips enabled

PR 7641920: Replacing a Sub with its copy was causing parts to not be placed correctly



PR 7591435: Thread size annotation or dimension is blank after copy / paste Drawing View

PR 7606710: Drawing fits to center of large arc after ANSI Smart Dimension is placed

PR 7623031: a specific text box shows a word wrap after pasting text from the clipboard

PR 7631026: Dimension tolerance precision not applied on import

PR 7626525: Callout annotation text entry is flickering with Hebrew characters

PR 7639222: Parts List balloons duplicated when view contains break lines

PR 7648008: Dimension Text (Feature Callout) change the value when view will be converted

PR 1951522: Some AutoCAD Block References are imported with a wrong position

PR 7633409: Impossible to create a nail board in assembly

PR 7651742: Create 3D will not attach all dimension since ST8MP5


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

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

PR 7624314: PZL-Calculation for a contour flange is completely wrong

PR 7650576: Dimension of an assembly sketch multiples in size when selected

PR 7430008: a horizontal relationship to a midpoint (created in ST2) is not properly updated

PR 7659930: Arc creation loses start point when going from line to arc



PR 7592877: Error messages that texture file can't be found


===Insight Connect===

PR 7446802: Revision Manager reporting duplicate file when a divided part used


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

PR 8291829: Signoff 2D PDF contains wrong Status-SESP after Generate Signoff PDF step

PR 8295423: WorkFlow 'Translate File' deletes Cart but still shows in 'workflows in progress

PR 7459435: File Open dialog seen two three times and Divide part is not replaced

PR 7616936: Select large No of objects, it takes long time to show WF selection page


===Solid Edge Embedded Client===

PR 7633315: SEEC ST8 MP4 Error while revising Released SE Part and SE draft

PR 7578388: open a JT file, material and density applied but physical props not calculated

PR 7634806: Cannot show the display name for mapped custom status

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

PR 7654617: UOM mapping is not successful

PR 7635415: Solid Edge crashed using "Transfer to assembly level"

PR 7665327: Tc error shown on saving part file without assigning value for 'SE_Logical' prop

PR 7640266: SESE "USER_EXIT" doesn't work correctly for second new item



PR 7308448: Textures missing in exported JT File

PR 7608957: Assembly will not save as Step with new ST8 Converter

PR 7610760: Incorrect font used in the translation of an ACAD dimension

PR 7624145: 2d model View Block is not exported to dxf

PR 7643265: ECAD originated STEP file won’t open

PR 8294168: STEP file can't be imported

PR 7631475: 2D geometry in draw in view causes AutoCAD Export Issue


Fred White
Siemens PLM Software

Re: Solid Edge ST8 - Maintenance Pack 6 Announcement



i think the maintenance packs are resetting my template settings since ST8. Is this possible?

I set the template path for the local machine via registry key. After installing a maintenace pack in ST8 this setting is set back to the default path.


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Unigraphics Solutions\Solid Edge\Version 108\TemplatePath]
@="P:\\Solid Edge Vorlagen"


Greetings from Germany
Christian Kunkel

Re: Solid Edge ST8 - Maintenance Pack 6 Announcement


"PR 7430008: a horizontal relationship to a midpoint (created in ST2) is not properly updated"


Bow down Smiley Very Happy


Time to leave ST6 and move on, my reqeust to get the fix from ST9 ported to ST8 was faster then expected.




The Netherlands
i7-7700K CPU @ 4.20 GHz / Quadro P4000
Solid Edge ST10 MP7 / Windows 10 Pro - Build 1803

Re: Solid Edge ST8 - Maintenance Pack 6 Announcement

Siemens Legend Siemens Legend
Siemens Legend

Hi Christian,


One of our Support Engineers confirmed this is in fact happening, PR#7679375 is tracking the problem.


Fred White
Siemens PLM Software

Re: Solid Edge ST8 - Maintenance Pack 6 Announcement


.Thank you for the feedback

Greetings from Germany
Christian Kunkel