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Solid Edge ST8 Microsoft Installer (MSI) Maintenance Pack 1



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Aug 27, 2015


Dear Solid Edge Customer:


Solid Edge ST8 Microsoft Installer (MSI) Maintenance Pack 1 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.



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This Maintenance Pack addresses the following PRs:




PR 7400571: SEPreviewLib control crashes in .NET

PR 7418372: CommandInfo::Icon returns HICON of image list instead of a command icon bitmap

PR 7410611: Added Display Dimension control to the Occurrence API

PR 7415571: ModelNode::GetCutLength returns 0

PR 7418550: ST9: getTCSessionInfo is resulting in access violation with TC11.2

PR 7437107: The API 'ThreadDataByDescription' does not work in ST7

PR 7320262: SE crashes while using GetCharStrokedCurveData API

PR 7457728: constraint.GetGeometries API does not return the correct geometry



PR 7350355: unloaded parts being graphically visible when IPA in a subassembly

PR 7405944: ASM ribbon bar remain displayed even after part is fully constrained

PR 7406072: Coordinate systems remaining visible when exiting out of part placement

PR 7404095: SE locks up exiting Motor Simulation

PR 7382761: Performance issue opening an assembly file

PR 7408174: Assembly-driven part features (or create features) modifies the RO part if IPA first

PR 7404734: Wrong behavior when placing pipes in XpresRoute

PR 8264755: "Save Simplified Assembly As" is failing

PR 7433665: Interpart copy/locate of peer edges do not work when IPA for a frame

PR 7444416: Cannot select faces of frame when assembling components

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

PR 8273873: Crash on deleting simplify enclosure

PR 7438350: Explode configurations not showing in Display Configuration dialog drop list

PR 7408174: Change in behavior with ADPF holes through Read Only parts

PR 8506060: Break links does not exist on the edit links dialog in ST7

PR 1928569: Wrong Amount in "Atomic Parts List" (Reports and Draft)

PR 7423057: the user unable to copy sketch into opened subassembly

PR 7432598: Updating all Open documents on each Peer Variable Table record update

PR 7459332: Unable to drag component with specific workflow

PR 7462671: Inactive simplified subassemblies not being included in physical properties calculations

PR 7468199: Frame creation with wrong miter connections



PR 7404984: Existing Balloon changes during File Open

PR 7402651: Hatch scale not calculated correctly when applied to a DV

PR 7408204: Midpoint indicator on a linear dimension is not showing

PR 7384379: Unusual semi-circles appear in some dual dimensions

PR 1928569: Wrong Amount in "Atomic Parts List" in Draft

PR 7415256: Grid disappears when switching sheets

PR 7415586: Parts List changed unacceptable after update views

PR 7419279: Editing an old v20 part profile in ST8 terminates Solid Edge

PR 7407307: Blocks on background sheets not exported to DXF

PR 7428904: coordinate dimension position incorrect when it contains a jog

PR 7432084: Solid Edge crashed while reading entities

PR 7440042: Drawing View Properties / Style page shows the wrong style

PR 7440211: Prefix menu> Tab Key will not focus to next Textbox, regression

PR 7363506: Loop test does not include spreadsheet

PR 7450540: Dimension placed between centers of threaded holes are detached


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

PR 7408236: White Theme Breaks when 3Dcontrol add-in is enabled

PR 7403670: Incorrect Live Rules showing in Design Intent dialog when editing pattern

PR 7407000: Unable to suppress an instance

PR 7407190: System error appears and assembly document get closed on Undo

PR 7408180: Random ATP failure due to an uninitialized variable

PR 7407825: The "XYZ Point" key point doesn't work for Helical Curve

PR 7416207: OK button on Groove weld properties dialog is not working

PR 7418433: C-Diameter dim does not line up with face after face edit

PR 7421230: Crash when inserting feature library

PR 7397463: Pattern by table - does not erase pattern if excel file not found

PR 7429158: Hole options change when ST8 MP1 is installed

PR 7395319: New list names are not created in sequential manner

PR 7400876: Animation editor does not work

PR 7405986: Solid Edge closes with 'System is Low on Memory' error

PR 8272500: Fail to copy sync hole if 'Auto Solution Manager' is enabled

PR 7392093: Driving dimensions do not accept decimal values

PR 7433315: Save as flat dxf -> Etch incomplete exported

PR 7436107: Cone Apex selection doesn't work in the Assembly Environment

PR 7437087: Smart Dimension locks 2 files up - Please repair in ST7

PR 7441752: Transfer from styles via material.mtl doesn't work correctly

PR 7444567: Unusual semi-circles appear in some dual dimensions

PR 7247507: Problem of changing geometry in Sheet Metal Assembly

PR 7414055: Reorder group features doesn't work

PR 7433934: Cannot edit counter bore depth dimension using hole edit control box

PR 7448157: sheet metal part can no longer be edited

PR 8505679: Direction of displacement is reversed in the saved image

PR 7474865: Can't enter Solution Manager on ST8MP1


===Mold Tooling===

PR 7426124: Cannot create Injection Gates.



PR 7398888: Difference in assembly contents and relationship when opened with different user

PR 7143583: Revise via Solid Edge is changing the author property

PR 7361387: Unit Tolerance for Insight Managed files doesn't work - Dot / Comma problem

PR 7443315: Insight Internet Explorer Where Used fails when document name contains a blank


===Insight Connect===

PR 7400477: Rubber Stamp command added in Markup-> Preference-> 2D Markup dialog

PR 7401565: Default option is set wrong for background color in 2D Loader Preference

PR 7400445: Image file is not inserted correctly when inserting jpeg created in SE into V&M

PR 7401203: Files opened from Explorer are not captured in MRU

PR 7400406: With markup selected, switching between documents displays unintended warning

PR 7409723: V&M- Unable to save the added markups

PR 7401565: Default option is set wrong for background color in 2D Loader Preference

PR 7401184: Insight Connect standalone V&M crashes upon opening

PR 7401388: During open of some files, a lot of flashing is seen, a bit slower


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

PR 7397074: IE crashes while performing Where Used on this particular Part Item

PR 7408640: Execute WF on ECO having linked ECR, permissions are not modified for ECR

PR 7226783: Modify 'Sandbox' site name and configure, parts are assigned In-Working status

PR 7246130: Few properties are not available in SESPSystemTask content type

PR 7256346: Toggle between 'Restore Down' and 'Maximize', CB/RB size does not change

PR 7423338: Signoff information is not updated in case of specific template

PR 7387776: Crash seen on sending part to RB which saved under a folder that has "," in name

PR 7404507: Reviewed By property is not updated on executing signoff pdf Workflow

PR 7405928: Create site exe crashes while upgrading server from ST7 to ST8

PR 7413615: All SESP action handlers are not listed under 'SESP Actions' section

PR 7405928: Create site exe crashes while upgrading server from ST7 to ST8

PR 7417889: Traverse Workflow>Assign Status (Projects), object linked to project not released

PR 7351571: Selections made inside the LOD Project tab are not preserved

PR 7402064: Data Prep Modify Tool does not create .tmp file for image files

PR 7391599: Deleting BOM Reports or PDF files from a Part Revision show relations of ASM

PR 7431109: Select Folder dialog for New Document is incomplete if Windows Display is 150%

PR 7417889: Traverse Workflow >Assign Status (Projects), object linked to project not release

PR 7409935: Crash seen on using Export command through RB


===Solid Edge Embedded Client===

PR 7415427: Login dialog has wrong group when connecting to different servers

PR 7408247: Change Ownership on SE Assembly doesn't change attached Form

PR 8271312: Material property sync causes doubled Edge.exe process

PR 2247249: Group name in Cache Assistant is in English, when its localized in RAC

PR 7412957: Multiple scenarios where SESE will either crash or freeze

PR 7427649: Doing a Save As of part with part copy to an existing item gives unknown Teamcenter error

PR 7427816: Selection 'No Folder' in CPD does not clear the folder selection

PR 8263114: AddToTeamcenter interactive doesn't honor the preference SEEC_property_item_name

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

PR 7436413: Problems with SE non-graphical parts in Teamcenter if the BOM is edited in Structure Mananager



PR 7406697: Drawing views not imported from AutoCAD files

PR 7404129: Callout text shift in AutoCAD causes overlap with FCF below

PR 7418217: Save as DXF fails with error messages due to sesmf.ini file being copied incorrect

PR 7404314: Callout text shifts by length of text in this case

PR 7406372: Large shift in the X axis to Callout Text in a Draft 2D view

PR 7402240: Callout text shifts in the Y-axis with Base view scale option

PR 7363506: DXF loop test does not include spreadsheet

PR 8505242: The dimension changes when open the dwg file in SE ST7

PR 7405353: Bad DXF Property Text data produced using this workflow

PR 7426671: Solid Works files won't open in Solid Edge

PR 7428887: export to 3D pdf, KeyShot, SEV creates several instances of the same part copy

PR 7458795: Revise all of a complex structure assembly does not finish

Fred White
Siemens PLM Software

Re: Solid Edge ST8 Microsoft Installer (MSI) Maintenance Pack 1

[ Edited ]

Nice surprise for my birthday.....thanks team!

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP0] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10

Re: Solid Edge ST8 Microsoft Installer (MSI) Maintenance Pack 1

Today is a happy day.
 Thanks to the efforts given developers and staff.

Re: Solid Edge ST8 Microsoft Installer (MSI) Maintenance Pack 1

Happy Birthday Sean... and thanks for sharing your Birthday Present with us.


Hey Fred... I have a question for you.  Why does Siemens place a copy of Solid Edge Viewer on a system when installing the full Software?


To me this is asinine... it should be an option. The reason is it takes over my machine. I NEVER EVER USE Viewer to look at ant CAD data.  I realize to those who have no use for the full package think this is a good idea, but... 95% of us who use Solid Edge are inconvenienced by this.


Can you please tell Development that the Viewer is NOT a tool for the user... all the marketing folks who want to play, are welcome to load it separately.


The problem is everytime I want to open a file the stupid viewer muscles in... It's especially STUPID when I already have ST8 running. So I have to sit there and wait for another software package to load... and then I have to then use a different GUI to even use it.


So please in the NEXT MP... get someone to root out the 10 year old viewer...


Thank you!

Re: Solid Edge ST8 Microsoft Installer (MSI) Maintenance Pack 1

So how do we install this silently?  The standard MSI switches of "/qn" do not work.  It's not "quiet" as it still prompts at the "Update>" button and at the "Finish" dialog, and it's definetely still displaying all the dialogs even though the "n" switch means "No dialogs".


I also tried the generic setup switch of "-s" and it also failed with similar results.


Production: ST9 MP7
Testing: ST10

Re: Solid Edge ST8 Microsoft Installer (MSI) Maintenance Pack 1

Solid_Edge_MSI_MP1.exe /v"/qn" /v"/l*v c:\temp\mysilentupdate.log"


The /v option is used to send the quoted options following it to the Microsoft Windows Installer. Note that the quotes are required. Also, if a file path contains spaces, it must be back-slash-quoted between the containing quotes, for example: /v"/l*v \"c:\temp\my silent update.log\""

Fred White
Siemens PLM Software

Re: Solid Edge ST8 Microsoft Installer (MSI) Maintenance Pack 1

I will get an IR open for your request Bob.

Fred White
Siemens PLM Software

Re: Solid Edge ST8 Microsoft Installer (MSI) Maintenance Pack 1

Thanks Fred, that worked to install automated but the MSI "n" switch still does not hide the intial dialog which I assume belongs to whatever package authoring tool your using to wrap the MSI into an EXE.


I found that I also have to use the InstallShield (assuming that's your packaging tool) switch of "/s" to make the initial form nonvisible/silent, and then use the "/v" switch to pass the wrapped MSI switches as you suggested to make the rest nonvisible/silent.  This makes it completely silent.




Production: ST9 MP7
Testing: ST10

Re: Solid Edge ST8 Microsoft Installer (MSI) Maintenance Pack 1

The first rule of silent installs club, is...... /v"/qn" /v"  Robot LOL Robot Embarassed

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP0] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10

Re: Solid Edge ST8 Microsoft Installer (MSI) Maintenance Pack 1

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Solid Edge ST9 & AutoCAD 2018 user