ArcHydro/ApFramework Setup for ArcGIS 9.3

Discussion created by sjmcgrane on Jul 26, 2010
Latest reply on Oct 18, 2010 by jefftang
Hello all,

I'm having an absolute nightmare trying to set up and run ArcHydro - being rather "illiterate" when it comes to computational tasks, I'm going round in circles with something, which should probably be a lot easier:

I'm currently running Windows 7 on my home laptop and have ArcGIS Desktop 9.3 (ArcMap, ArcGlobe, ArcCatalog, ArcReader, ArcScene) installed. I have Microsoft .Net (version 4, as it's the only version Windows 7 will accept) installed also.

I have downloaded ArcHydro (1.3, the version which is compatible with 9.3), which comes as a ZIP file, including the ApFramework/Microsoft Parser XML installation (I have utterly no idea what this latter program is, but can see it must be relevant).

I follow the stages of installing these 3 programs - ApFramework first, followed by XML, followed by ArcHydro itself. It confirms all 3 programs install succesfully. Once I go into ArcMap, I can load the ArcHydro toolbar and view all of its functions. As soon as I try and select one of these functions however, it comes up saying:

"ApFramework not loaded; please load the ApFramework and try again".

Any help GREATLY appreciated, many thanks in advance!