Missing UCF file error when opening "...for MicroStation" shortcut

Applies To 
Product(s): SewerGEMS, CivilStorm, WaterGEMS, WaterCAD, StormCAD,  SewerCAD, PondPack
Version(s): CONNECT Edition, V8i
Environment:  MicroStation V8i
Area:  Installation
Original Author: Jesse Dringoli, Bentley Technical Support Group


When attempting to open the "...for MicroStation" shortcut to open the MicroStation V8i integrated version, a command line window appears with an error about a missing UCF file


This could indicate that the Hydraulics and Hydrology product's user configuration file could not be located in the expected location. See the below support solution for information on the process that the product takes to load the files related to integration. Pay particular attention to "1) shortcut and UCF file". 

Troubleshooting MicroStation integration

First, confirm and locate your workspace directory, then open the "users" subfolder. Place a copy of the product's UCF file in here. For example for StormCAD, the "...for MicroStation V8i" shortcut points to "stormcad.ucf" (because the argument in the shortcut is -wustormcad). A copy of the ucf file can be found in the installation folder (for StormCAD this would be C:\Program Files (x86)\Bentley\StormCAD).

You may also want to check the "Projects" folder and ensure that there is an "Examples" subfolder with the product's PCF file in there (for example stormcad.pcf). 

See Also

Troubleshooting MicroStation integration