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Solid Edge ST9 - Maintenance Pack 2 Announcement

Siemens Legend Siemens Legend
Siemens Legend

October 17, 2016


Dear Solid Edge Customer:


Solid Edge ST9 Microsoft Installer (MSI) Maintenance Pack 2 is available for download.



The Solid Edge Team




Release Notes:



Microsoft Installer (MSI) Maintenance Packs – Solid Edge ST9 Maintenance Packs are delivered as and installed using Microsoft Installer (MSI) technology. Solid Edge MSI based Maintenance Packs are tracked as Installed Updates.



Download Location:



ST9 Maintenance Packs can be downloaded from:






Maintenance Pack .zip files are complete product setups. Therefore, existing versions must be

uninstalled using Uninstall a program from the Control Panel.


  • 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).



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This Maintenance Pack addresses the following PRs:




PR 7769767: API function for extra window

PR 7796733: CommandCategories API in ST9 is no longer returning a full set of application commands

PR 7771616: Opened Part is not displayed



PR 7766292: Updating physical properties gives an error and Solid Edge freezes

PR 7774687: Unable to place companion flange for valves

PR 7778146: Not possible to select measurement variable in measure minimum distance.

PR 7788834: reproducible abort, when opening the relation list of a part 

PR 7792303: Center Plane - command cannot be finished with the Enter key on the keyboard

PR 1983638: Sketches invisible, Highlight not working after pressing RMB

PR 7766545: Graphic Problems, when having several parts open in the same SE session

PR 7798046: Pattern of parts not oriented correctly

PR 7802414: Pathfinder does not do a Select highlight for graphically selected pattern

PR 7809270: Not getting Stress results case on non-manifold body in Simulation

PR 7594353: Linked geometry lost its connection to original parent

PR 7792385: Tabs incorrect if Assembly, Subassembly opened and Part in edit mode

PR 7810204: Override is applied for Drawing Views on copied asy using Ctrl+ steering wheel



PR 7763079: flat pattern view that disappeared on update

PR 7764032: Connector table doesn't match harness model

PR 7784594: an abort on close involving draft and PWD files

PR 7784887: Rotating front view does not result in correct drawing view

PR 7789410: Editing text and it crashes

PR 7800994: Break Line Type display changes to Straight Break when editing broken view

PR 7782097: Dimensions connected to auto centerlines go sick when opening a pre-V18 file

PR 7782097: Dimensions moves when Draft opened as inactive

PR 7811883: Zoom Area stops working if delete a drawing sheet

PR 7781896: The positions of View Scale are different in ST8

PR 7814032: Changing balloon styles always force split balloon

PR 7818067: Dimension tracker is not listing all balloons

PR 8314750: Shown parts hatch boundary logic

PR 8524496: change of display of drawing view and fill on open in inactive mode


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

PR 7775234: Solid Edge aborts placing holes

PR 7779469: Solid Edge aborted when creating a tab

PR 7794467: Cannot suppress pattern occurrences within selected region

PR 7753643: Missing Link between BendFaces in Flat Pattern and Bendfaces in Design Model

PR 7792766: SYNC PSM edit fails

PR 7792786: SYNC PSM- Cannot pull/create flange from the specified face

PR 7793010: ST9 files become unusable a frequent occurrence

PR 7802741: Save as flat does not save to registry key location

PR 7759158: Crashes leaving simulation-reproducible

PR 7746211: Abort in sheet metal



PR 7780176: Reverse Eng - SE foundation license contains reverse engineering feature

PR 7798340: Issues with Reverse Engineering when accessed through new template dialog



PR 7796037: Insight ST9 PL - inactivated parts of assembly indicates released status.

PR 7804090: Insight ST9 PL: Problem with automatic add of FolderMap.txt entries

PR 7785890: Impossible to type text in criteria field of Insight Web part Search


===Design Manager===

PR 7796292: Creation Date of a copied file will not be updated, if the file is write protect

PR 7804389: Rename action is not changing status to update on parent

PR 7806356: Where used not displaying results for folder having French characters


===Built-in Data Management===

PR 7796833: *.selock files are not getting sync'd with the Box file replication service

PR 7772952: Disable built-in data management check-out/check-in functionalities for DBSolidEdge 


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

PR 7752047: SESP Content Browser - Part-Revisions listed in wrong order

PR 7784870: 'Solid edge stopped working' msg displayed after running SESPUpdateCallouts.exe

PR 7794999: Move command doesn't work (Hungarian)

PR 7807330: SESP EC crashes after executing 'Component structure Editor' command.

PR 8314760: Workflow screen not displaying with workflow carts option


===Teamcenter Integration for Solid Edge===

PR 7775430: SESE: SaveAS error when replacing the property value


PR 7817225: Missing custom attribute (Material) in Solid Edge ST9 managed mode

PR 8311265: SEEC: TC error when opening SE draft from RAC

PR 7800595: With TCExportDir set opening Solid Edge datasets from RAC not working correctly

PR 7804678: Add to Teamcenter with >1 block of SE docs prompts for login at each block



PR 7343219: Positions of part is incorrect when this assembly JT is imported in SE.

PR 7728401: Data Migration fails to create DV when booted into Russian

PR 7781964: Incorrect translation of title of Technical Requirements

PR 7774835: DwgIn: Dimensions properties for suppressed lines are ignored


Fred White
Siemens PLM Software

Re: Solid Edge ST9 - Maintenance Pack 2 Announcement


Do we need to install Maintenance Pack 1 before 2? Or will they both be included in the latest pack?


Edit: Also does the latest ST9 install include the Maintenance Packs or are they all separate installs?

Re: Solid Edge ST9 - Maintenance Pack 2 Announcement

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor


all Solid Edge Maintenance Packs are cumulativem that means, YOu only have to install the last one.


There only is one issue, that when You start with MP2 then there is no way for uninstalling MP2 and going back to MP1.
But I think this is not the big problem or issue



Re: Solid Edge ST9 - Maintenance Pack 2 Announcement


My SE ST9 user community is growing so, to save time, I need a way of automating the installation/uninstallation of SE. I also need a way of automating the installation of the maintenance packs as they emerge.


Any ideas?



Re: Solid Edge ST9 - Maintenance Pack 2 Announcement

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor


Part library window appears and a graphics bug
It seems to happen.
Is it MP3 yet?


Re: Solid Edge ST9 - Maintenance Pack 2 Announcement

Siemens Legend Siemens Legend
Siemens Legend

ST9 MP3 is nearing completion of the validation phase. MP3 should be available for download early next week.



Fred White
Siemens PLM Software

Re: Solid Edge ST9 - Maintenance Pack 2 Announcement

Siemens Legend Siemens Legend
Siemens Legend

If you will Google search "automating msi installs" you will find numerous articles and tools to help you build packages to deploy software remotely and or simply install an applicaiton silently. 


There are also several companies that monitor this community site that have experience using tools to automate MSI installations to their user communities. Hopefully one or more of them will reply to you as well.


The MSI command line options for Solid Edge can be found in the Solid EDge readme.htm. Here are the basics:


Silent (or Remote Installs

The following is a complete command line argument set for silently installing Solid Edge. Silent install needs to run from an elevated cmd prompt (such as, command window "Run as Administrator"). Setup no longer supports the use of the ADDLOCAL property. All arguments should be encased in double quotes if there are spaces in the paths.


msiexec /i "J:\Solid Edge\Solid Edge ST9.msi" MYTEMPLATE=2 USERFILESPECXML="C:\temp\My Docs\SEAdmin\Options.xml" USERFILESPEC="C:\temp\My Docs\SEAdmin\selicense.dat" INSTALLDIR="C:\Program Files\Silent Solid Edge" /qn+ /l*v "C:\temp\mysilentsetup.log"


The string “J:\Solid Edge\Solid Edge ST9.msi" represents the fully qualified path to the Solid Edge MSI file.


The MSI Property MYTEMPLATE indicates which templates are to be installed. If no value is specified, Solid Edge uses the setting from the Standard.ini file. The default in the Standard.ini file is “Auto”. For “Auto”, the templates will set based on the current user’s “Region and Language Format” setting.


(2) JIS Metric
(3) ISO Metric
(4) ANSI Inch
(5) DIN Metric
(6) UNI Metric
(7) ESKD Metric
(8) GB Metric
(9) ANSI Metric


The MSI Property USERFILESPECXML allows the user to optionally install an SE Admin file. The user should supply a fully qualified path and filename.


The MSI Property USERFILESPEC allows the user to optionally provide a license file that setup will copy to the Solid Edge Program folder at the end of the setup.


The MSI Property INSTALLDIR is used to specify the installation folder for Solid Edge.


The argument "qn+" instructs the Windows installer to provide NO user interface and alert the user at the completion of the setup with a dialog box. Refer to the Windows help system for further information about Windows Installer arguments. Leaving this argument off the command line will display the setup user interface with selections made and fields provided. Note: if you are using this option some installations that require user interaction could fail.


The argument "l*v" tells the Windows installer to create a log file of important messages, warnings and errors and write it to the location provided, in this example, C:\temp\mysilentsetup.log. If you have silent install errors, please add the following argument to your command line and review the resulting log file. Please add: /L*v "%TEMP%\install.log"


Here are more instructions for using the /L option (note that the path MUST exist):

/L [i|w|e|a|r|u|c|m|o|p|v|x|+|!|*] Log file

Writes logging information into a log file at the specified existing path. The path to the log file location must already exist. The installer does not create the directory structure for the log file. Flags indicate which information to log. If no flags are specified, the default is /l*.

i - Status messages.
w - Nonfatal warnings.
e - All error messages.
a - Start up of actions.
r - Action-specific records.
u - User requests.
c - Initial UI parameters.
m - Out-of-memory or fatal exit information.
o - Out-of-disk-space messages.
p - Terminal properties.
v - Verbose output.
x - Extra debugging information.
+ - Append to existing file.
! - Flush each line to the log.
"*" - Wildcard, log all information except for the v and x options. To include the v and x options, specify "/l*vx".

Silent Install for Maintenance Packs (MP)

The following is an example command line argument for silently installing the MSI Solid Edge MPs. Silent install needs to run from an administrator command window.


 "C:\temp\” Solid_Edge_MSI_MPx.exe /s /v" /qn /l*v %temp%\mysilentupdate.log”

 /s       InstallShield switch that makes the InstallShield EXE run silent.

 /v        InstallShield switch that passes the string following it directly to the wrapped MSI installer.

 /qn       InstallShield switch for setting the user interface level. The q activates the UI level options, n is the option for “No UI”.

 /l*v       InstallShield switch that creates a log file of important messages, warnings and errors.  This switch must be followed by the path and filename.


Be careful attempting to output a log file since MSI will not create folders if they don’t exist. So, if you want to create a log file set your path to a folder that exits, for exampleC:\temp\mysilentupdate.log, or as in the example above %TEMP%\mysilentupdate.log.  Where %TEMP%  is an existing environment variable that

points to an existing folder that is used to store temporary files. For example:


“c:\users\yourusername\local\appdata\temp” or “c:\temp”.


Fred White
Siemens PLM Software

Re: Solid Edge ST9 - Maintenance Pack 2 Announcement

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

What is "C:\temp" doing in the following line?

"C:\temp\” Solid_Edge_MSI_MPx.exe /s /v" /qn /l*v %temp%\mysilentupdate.log”

Bruce Shand
SE2019 MP8 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: Solid Edge ST9 - Maintenance Pack 2 Announcement

Siemens Legend Siemens Legend
Siemens Legend

Hi Bruce,


Its the path/location to the Solid_Edge_MSP_MPx.exe file.


Fred White
Siemens PLM Software

Re: Solid Edge ST9 - Maintenance Pack 2 Announcement

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

That's what I was guessing but why the quotes (no spaces in the string) and the space before the msi file?

Bruce Shand
SE2019 MP8 - Insight - Win10 - K4200