Solid Edge ST8 - Maintenance Pack 8 Announcement

Siemens Legend Siemens Legend
Siemens Legend

Jun 13, 2016

 

Dear Solid Edge Customer:

  

Solid Edge ST8 Microsoft Installer (MSI) Maintenance Pack 8 is available for download.

 

Sincerely,

The Solid Edge Team

  

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Release Notes:

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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.

 

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.

 

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Download Location:

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ST8 Maintenance Packs can be downloaded from:

 

   https://download.industrysoftware.automation.siemens.com/solid_edge/ST8/Maintenance_Packs/

 

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Installation:

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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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E-mail Notification:

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To initiate your subscription, navigate to: http://support.industrysoftware.automation.siemens.com/general/email.shtml for the web interface.

 

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This Maintenance Pack addresses the following PRs:

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===API===

PR 7703875: API Draft Balloon.GetKeyPoint throws exception when the balloon has no text yet.

PR 7694037: Abort at JAnnotBase:Smiley FrustratedetBalloonText

PR 7690374: API, SaveAsJt Use_Simplified_Part argument no longer working in MP6

 

===General===

PR 7672376: Start of SE ST8 is slower than ST4 to ST7

PR 8294279: Solid edge hang-up when started on server with local administrator

PR 7723520: Lost tooltip titles in MP7

 

===Assembly===

PR 7648908: cannot place additional relations in specific assembly

PR 7661712: Solid Edge keeps memory after open / close - Low on Memory Error

PR 7692966: Configuration file is not getting saved out on a Read-only IPA'ed subassembly

PR 7697546: Impossible to save an assembly with features

PR 7711917: Loop message when updating assembly

PR 8302103: abort on drag component

PR 7724933: Solid Edge Stop working; crashlog for development review

PR 7691540: After feature was deleted, it would not go away and would display UnknownName

PR 7707516: Session does not respond anymore after saving a 'Relationship Colors' change

                                                                                                                                                          

===Draft===

PR 7651027: Solid Edge crashes when inserting a view using the display configuration

PR 7701563: change of text size via Smart select changes also the Weld symbol type

PR 7479842: No wires show up in nail board View

PR 7710726: Crash when opening draft file

PR 7697137: Placement point jumps to dimension terminator

PR 7721921: Mirror 2D geometry not continuing after releasing Ctrl key

 

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

PR 7678195: the geometric version was not always changing when computing a blank feature

PR 7692881: session crashes while repeating the Paste - Position Step

PR 7696875: Solid Edge crash

PR 7699159: Instance Table within Pattern by Table not usable for Display larger than 100%.

PR 7714983: Crash when using radial menu and finishing hole feature

 

===Insight===

PR 7658898: Can't make a mirror assembly.

PR 7694994: User is not able to IAC while in Insight

 

===Insight Connect===

PR 7695122: rotated parts of a mirrored asm not recognized for a rename in RevManager

 

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

PR 7666540: Signoff pdf files sporadic doesn't contain the Callout "Freigegeben" date

PR 7635429: SESP Preview/Property Card Display is very slow and hang up.

PR 8297317: Solid Edge downloads 2600 files when opening an IPC

PR 7707170: Error Message: Every Document can only be handled by one process / operation.

 

===Solid Edge Embedded Client===

PR 7581574: SE Assembly Reports and SE Reference not synching.

PR 7686643: %S causes Solid Edge crash when used in Item Name or mapped property

PR 7687543: Lasts about 15 sec. until system shows context menu, ( only foundation)

PR 7690626: Structure Editor Save as changes Top Assembly when Inter Part Links are used

PR 8302000: Opening assembly by double clicking on dataset in TC RAC takes 3 times longer

PR 7681928: Different BVR Find Number entries for a common Item

PR 7350311: Assembly file Upload causing assembly file to go to Read Only mode

PR 7660390: Cannot see variants name in open mask.

PR 7717871: AtTI; closes with error when trying to create a new session

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

Regards,
Fred White
Siemens PLM Software
11 REPLIES

Re: Solid Edge ST8 - Maintenance Pack 8 Announcement

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

Thanks @JFred,

 

I notice, while the text is actually within this post, the "Read Me" file is missing from the MP8 update folder.

 

Very teasing of you guys to have an ST9 folder in there too!  Robot wink

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Ltd
Solid Edge ST10 [MP2] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10 - Quadro P2000

Re: Solid Edge ST8 - Maintenance Pack 8 Announcement

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

@JFred,

 

I am repeatedly getting the attached error, when trying to download the MP8 file....using Chrome browser, with Chrono download manager.

 

ST8_MP08 Download Fail.png

 

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Ltd
Solid Edge ST10 [MP2] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10 - Quadro P2000

Re: Solid Edge ST8 - Maintenance Pack 8 Announcement

Siemens Legend Siemens Legend
Siemens Legend

I have posted the readme just now. It may take a bit to sync with both FTP servers, so if you hit the download now and don't see it, you probably landed on the other FTP server.

 

I knew the ST9 folder would peek some interest...

 

 

Regards,
Fred White
Siemens PLM Software

Re: Solid Edge ST8 - Maintenance Pack 8 Announcement

Siemens Legend Siemens Legend
Siemens Legend

We upgraded networks over the weekend, there have been various moments today when things like this have happened. But when I uploaded the MP all was well. Let me know if this continues and I will have the tools team have a look at the FTP servers.

 

Regards,
Fred White
Siemens PLM Software

Re: Solid Edge ST8 - Maintenance Pack 8 Announcement

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

@JFred,

 

Thanks....yes, it is still happening.....even to the newly loaded "Readme".

 

ST8_MP08 Download Fail[2].png

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Ltd
Solid Edge ST10 [MP2] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10 - Quadro P2000

Re: Solid Edge ST8 - Maintenance Pack 8 Announcement

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

@JFred,

 

I tried downloading it with Microsoft Edge browser, and it functioned as expected......so success! Robot Happy

 

ST8_MP08 Download [MS-Edge].png

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Ltd
Solid Edge ST10 [MP2] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10 - Quadro P2000

Re: Solid Edge ST8 - Maintenance Pack 8 Announcement

Legend
Legend
Foretelling? already have planned MP for ST9 before it is even released?

Re: Solid Edge ST8 - Maintenance Pack 8 Announcement

Siemens Legend Siemens Legend
Siemens Legend

The ST9 folder structure was actually created for the delivery of PLMXML files needed for compatibility with the current version of NX. However, since it’s no big secrete I will confirm that we do in fact plan MP releases before a new version is released. In fact after we release ST9, we will release an ST9 MP each month or as needed to over the course of 15 months or so to help keep users like yourself as productive as possible. Being able to plan and provide monthly MP releases is much better than the alternative of having to wait a year or so for a new release to get a fix for a critical problem. While I’m at it, I will go ahead and let everyone know that we will be planning MP releases for ST10 as well.

 

Regards,
Fred White
Siemens PLM Software

Re: Solid Edge ST8 - Maintenance Pack 8 Announcement

PLM World Member Phenom PLM World Member Phenom
PLM World Member Phenom

No word on ST11 yet?


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