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Solid Edge ST8 - Maintenance Pack 7 Announcement

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Siemens Legend

May 4, 2016


Dear Solid Edge Customer:


Solid Edge ST8 Microsoft Installer (MSI) Maintenance Pack 7 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 7683315: Some characters are missing curve data for inner curves

PR 7691159: Heap corruption on View Manager Panel open after call to ViewSaveCurrentView



PR 7618553: parts moving unexpectedly when running a motor simulation

PR 7646626: Solid Edge Premium will checkout a Classic license when starting KeyShot

PR 7660150: LinkMgmt.txt mapping not working properly

PR 7660645: Cannot create an assembly feature through a part

PR 7602782: Creates incorrect XpresRoute Path while IPA

PR 7684903: Linked faces with Chinese names are missing reference/Termination placing Weld

PR 7666368: User defined 'Displayed Names' are lost when user templates are not accessible

PR 7689860: Floating license behavior change from ST8MP5 to ST8MP6

PR 7439751: Customers experiencing serious issue with Center of Gravity moving without cause



PR 7650221: SE crashes when user performs Break Links on an XLS file in Draft

PR 7659437: RMB menu is not available in callout dialogue

PR 7661572: It is more difficult to select blocks with ST8 than with ST5

PR 7675842: constrain on modify of line keypoint to center keypoint of circle not working

PR 7525585: Centerlines should not connect to other objects

PR 7650431: Strange behavior when replacing a Dimension Style

PR 7670608: Chamfer dimension will not move after placement

PR 7680558: Only one sheet is imported from a DXF multi-sheet

PR 7679210: dimensions along 3D Sketch appear / disappear

PR 7679709: Wrong values in SE-LimitsAndFitsTableISO.txt for M6 & M7, diameters 1601 to 2000

PR 7688732: adding a title to a technical requirement list changes the type of reference

PR 7689656: abort after updating views when dim tracker displayed


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

PR 7369622: Trim causes sketch error

PR 7624637: Countersink type holes with Head clearance box checked not working well

PR 7668168: Each restart adds another pair of curly brackets to the recent document filename

PR 8297046: Move/rotate plus CTRL-key causes Copy option to be deactivated

PR 7503486: Bad performance when modifying thickness using a custom Gage Table

PR 7684150: Select command leads to instabilities due to GDIs greater than 9500



PR 7648067: Insight Search lists also folder and not only files


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

PR 7673267: Impossible to overwrite existing BOM Report Template

PR 7478351: Structure Editor Save as incorrect Content type and two Revisions

PR 8296423: Cannot generate reports with Part or Part-Revision title values

PR 7667046: Content Browser empty for one user

PR 7672865: Address copy paste in CPD cause incorrect Data


===Solid Edge Embedded Client===

PR 7616240: Save AS and manual entry of Item ID does not create unique names for drafts

PR 7669823: AddToTeamcenter modified files produces multiple 3D Datasets

PR 8298025: Previous versions of a dataset Solid Edge cannot be opened from TC

PR 8298189: Opening SE draft file in SESE hangs session

PR 7679781: During revise the edits to the model properties are not being propagated to

PR 7667884: ATTI can't overwrite draft

PR 7672827: SEEC login error after upgrading

PR 7682439: SEEC Save As from some drafts not saved into TC

PR 7683172: One user’s edits are being overwritten with another users edits.

PR 7685977: Preview window in SEEC Upload dialog is always over OK/Cancel buttons

PR 7693895: SEEC ST8MP6 Assembly revise results in Solid Edge Crash

PR 8298452: SESE can't use existing item that does not match the naming rules.

PR 8298455: SEEC can't use existing item that does not match naming rules.

PR 7669623: ATTI can't import part and draft together on a Multi-Site environment.

PR 7697609: Property Manager: Row is not read-only when Doc is read-only



PR 7680341: JT-Export with PMI data runs on an error

PR 7659359: Not able to import STEP files since upgrading to ST8

Fred White
Siemens PLM Software