To fix “Structural Modeling Components Initialization Error” in OpenPlant Modeler.
With latest version from 08.11.11.87 & above, there is a new tab called “Structural”. While selecting “Structural” option, it sometimes gives below message as “Structural Modeling Components Initialization Error” along with below details. See image below.
See Message below: The structural Property Catalog could not be initialized. This is a serious error and prevents the structural Modeling Components tools from being properly initialized.The SPC server may need to be restarted. If restarting your session does not resolve the issue, please check that the ‘Bentley Property Catalog Service’ is running under Windows Services. You may need to manually start the service or reboot your computer.
The SPC Connect returned a null CatalogManager.
This is happening because of missing SpcServer which may not have installed in system. User may download it from the Bentley Downloads folder which appears while installing OpenPlant Modeler in the system. See below step to resolve this issue.
Below error message appears on selecting any tool in Structural placement tool except grid lines tool. In user's case it happened only when OpenPlant Modeler was launched through ProjectWise managed workspace.
This is happening because SMC_AUTOINITIALIZATION variable is set to 1 in configuration block as shown below.
This error generally occurs due to incorrect installation of SpcServer.msi file. Refer below Screenshot for location of installation file.
If above problem still persist, then please create a Service Request and contact Bentley Product Advantage group along with the list of all relevant details to get in depth analysis and for possible solution or workarounds.
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