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Automatic Updating of Support Files

Automatic File Updating of Support Files is enabled by default.  


When STN Express starts, STN Express sends a query to a server at CAS using HTTP via Internet Port 80 to check for Support File updates.  If new Support Files are available, the automatic update process starts.  Depending on the speed of your computer and Internet connection, and the size of the files to be updated, the process may take from 15 seconds to several minutes.  Typical update time is 15 to 30 seconds.


Automatic update might be blocked by your company firewall or proxy servers.  If that is the case, STN Express will display an error message.  If you encounter problems with auto-update, you may wish to turn off automatic updating in User Preferences.

• Go to Setup > Preferences > STN Online and Results

• Other tab

• Check Shut off automatic updating of support files




If you turn off Automatic Updating, you will have to watch for announcements of new Support File releases and install the updates manually.


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