Troubleshooting ArcMap / ArcGIS Integration (menus or toolbars not showing)

Product(s): WaterGEMS, SewerGEMS, HAMMER
Version(s): CONNECT Edition, V8i
Area: Installation


The menus / toolbars for WaterGEMS, SewerGEMS, or HAMMER are not showing while in ArcMap, even though compatible versions are being used.


In ArcMap, right-click in the gray area at the top-right corner. You should see several entries for the Bentley Product (WaterGEMS, SewerGEMS, or HAMMER) available to add as toolbars. At a minimum, make sure the "layout toolbar" is selected. 

If you do not see the menus or if some of them are missing, see the steps below, which should help with the issue. 

Note: If you are using ArcGIS 10.3 please make sure to follow these instructions in order to achieve full integration.

1) Compatible Versions

First, make sure the version of WaterGEMS, HAMMER or SewerGEMS you have is compatible with ArcGIS. A compatibility chart can be found at the following link: Platform Compatibility

2) Reintegrate

If you are working with compatible versions, there may be an issue with the program installation or the integration. First, with ArcMap and WaterGEMS/HAMMER/SewerGEMS closed, run the "Integrate..." shortcut within the WaterGEMS/HAMMER/SewerGEMS start menu folder and try again. Note that you may need to have elevated permissions (such as Administrator privileges) in order to successfully use this Integrator tool. If you encounter a problem running the Integrator tool, try right clicking the shortcut > Properties > Compatibility and check the box for "Run this program as administrator."

Related to this, you can also go to "C:\Programs Files (x86)\Bentley\(product name)\Haestad.Integrator.exe". Then right-click on this file and choose "Run as Administrator". Make sure that you do this from a user account that has full administrative rights, and make sure the product and ArcGIS are closed. When this is completed use the steps in the video again to locate the toolbars.

3) Repair the OpenFlows Product and ArcMap Installation

If that doesn't help, go to Control Panel and choose Programs and Features. Find Bentley WaterGEMS/HAMMER/SewerGEMS in the list, highlight it, and select Repair. This will reinstall key components and rerun the integration tool. Once this is completely, you may need to restart your computer. When this is completed use the steps in the video again to locate the toolbars. If this does not help, try running the "Repair" option on ArcMap as well.

4) Clean Reinstallation of the OpenFlows product

If it doesn't work, try a clean reinstallation of the program using these instructions. When you reinstall, the integration should happen automatically. *Note that you need full administrative rights to install the program correctly.

During the process of reinstalling, please be sure to temporarily disable antivirus/security software as they have been known to interfere and block the scripting action executed by the installation routine which performs the integration. Starting with CONNECT Edition Update 3 (10.03.XX.XX+) if the integration step fails due to the script being blocked, it will skip that part and you will not see new integrated-version icons on your desktop/start menu (Ex: "SewerGEMS for ArcMap").

5) Replace Arcmap.exe.config File

In some cases, a corruption in the ArcGIS.exe.Config file may occur and prevent successful integration. In that case you should try the following:

a) Backup the ArcGIS.exe.Config file on the user's system, which is located at path similar to this: "C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.4\bin".

b) Replace the ArcMap.Exe.Config file with this one

c) Rerun the integrator shortcut to integrate the product.

6) Reinstall or Upgrade ArcMap

In some cases, it has been seen that a corruption to some ArcMap components prevents successful Integration. In these case, you will need to reinstall ArcMap or upgrade to a later version to repair those components. After doing this, run the "Integrate ..." shortcut again per step 3 above.

7) Disable Interfering Antivirus or AntiMalware

Try temporarily disabling any antivirus/antimalware/security software (or try the integration in Safe Mode) to make sure it is not interfering with the integration process, then repeat option 2. Check any antivirus/antimalware logs to see if any false positives occurs and quarantined files needed for integration.

Starting with CONNECT Edition Update 3 (10.03.XX.XX+) if the integration step (during installation) fails due to the script being blocked, it will skip that part and you will not see new integrated-version icons on your desktop/start menu (Ex: "SewerGEMS for ArcMap").

8) Manually Register

There may be specific security permissions on the machine that are preventing the file OpenFlows.Integrator.exe from automatically registering the .dll files properly.

The .dll files can be manually registered using the following steps.

1. Download the file "".
2. Unzip and rename the file to "RegisterExtension.bat" (remove the .txt).
3. Open the file in Notepad and make sure the path to "ESRIRegASM.exe" is correct (on line 3). The batch file is set to use the default path during the ArcGIS installation which is “C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\ArcGIS\bin\”. If ArcGIS was installed using a different directory, then this will need to be edited.
4. Copy the file to the Bentley Hydraulics and Hydrology installation location (i.e. C:\Program Files (x86)\Bentley\<ProductName>\).
5. Open the Command prompt as an administrator and run the batch file from there. To do this search Windows for "cmd" and "Command Prompt" should display. Right-click on that and select "Run as Administrator".
6. Once the batch file is run, it will register all the required .dll files and then display a message box indicating if the  registration is successful or not.
If all of the .dll files are registered successfully, then there is something else wrong on the machine which is causing the application not to load and it needs further investigation. The following steps will help determine what is preventing the integration.

9) Collect Crash Dump and Configuration Files

1. Open the icon for the Bentley Hydraulics and Hydrology product integrated with ArcMap.
2. Open the Task Manager
3. Select the Processes tab
4. Right-click on the crashed process
5. Select Create Dump File
6. Copy the files "OpenFlows.watergems.arcgis.ecfg" and "OpenFlows.watergems.arcgis.ui.ecfg" from the location “C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\ArcGIS\Desktop10.5\Configuration\CATID”.
7. Submit a help request to Bentley Technical Support by posting to the forum or by creating a service request using the CONNECTION Center.
8. Provide the Crash Dump file and the two .ecfg files.

See Also

WaterGEMS for ArcGIS FAQ

SewerGEMS for ArcGIS FAQ