What is the installation order for the OpenFlows | Hydraulics and Hydrology products?

Product(s):PondPack, FlowMaster, CivilStorm, StormCAD, CulvertMaster, WaterCAD, WaterGEMS, HAMMER, SewerGEMS, SewerCAD
Version(s):08.11.XX.XX, 10.XX.XX.XX
Area: Installation


I have a few files that I have downloaded for the installation of the software. What is the install order for the files?


Most of the time you will only need to install the main application installation file. Any patch file that might be available and is not located on the download site can be accessed by creating a service request. The main application file needs to be installed before running the patch set executable.

The other two files you may have downloaded are the  "Prerequisites for Bentley Desktop" and "i-model Publishing Engine". You will not need these unless you plan to export your model to an "i-model" format, in order to share it with users who may not have access to the program, but may have a Bentley MicroStation, Bentley View, or similar programs that allow users to view i-models. More information on i-models can be found in the Help documentation. More on I-models here.

The "Prerequisites for Bentley Desktop Application" file is package that must be run before the installation of MicroStation any of the releases of the MicroStation V8i derivative products (Bentley View, ProjectWise Navigator, or MicroStation PowerDraft). It is an installation sequence of various Microsoft packages that must be in place before MicroStation or its derivative products will install and run correctly. 

The "i-model Publishing Engine" is the feature that allows a user to export a model in a OpenFlows program (like WaterGEMS or SewerGEMS) to the i-model format. Users who do not have the program but have access to Bentley MicroStation, Bentley View, or similar will still be able to view the model as well as element properties.

If you plan to install all four of the installation files that you have downloaded then please use this order:

1) Prerequisites for Bentley Desktop

2) Application

3) i-model Publishing Engine

4) Cumulative patch set (if available)

See Also

How to download WaterGEMS WaterCAD HAMMER SewerGEMS SewerCAD CivilStorm StormCAD PondPack FlowMaster CulvertMaster

Cumulative patch set information and software update information

What is an i-model and why does it show as a prerequisite? How do I publish an i-model?