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Button: Calculate Function: Calculating Error Type: Could not initiate process


Trying to run a calculation, you get the error;

Could not Initiate Process called for by: (name of the problem file), ie. HydCalc.exe or Miscfunc.exe




Possible the calc engine application is being blocked by anti-virus or Windows User policies.


In Windows Explorer, go to the folder;   C:\HES\HydraCALC\Ver50\Programs


Check to see if any application (.EXE) has an admin icon (yellow/blue shield) next to it. 


If YES, right-click Hyd_prog.EXE and 'run as adminstrator', open a calc and run it through and Print Final.  Once complete, close HydraCALC then re-open normally and try all the steps again.  This should work. 


Thanks Justin D!


HydraCalc v50 installed on something other than the C:\ drive causes the pipe/fittings table or pipe schedule or other utilities to not load.


In windows explorer, create an HES folder on the C:\ drive (just a folder, no files need to be in it) and the utilities will be able to be accessed.



Missing HydCalc.exe from the C:\HES\HydraCALC\Ver50\Programs folder


Confirm the file is there and/or other pertinent files.

Updated: April 4, 2023, 3:01 p.m. Created: Sept. 22, 2022, 3:39 p.m.