ABViewer Silent Install (How-To Guide)


ABViewer is multifunctional software for working with AutoCAD DWG, DXF, PLT, STEP, IGES, STL and other 2D and 3D CAD files. The application allows creating and editing drawings as well as saving them to AutoCAD DWG/DXF, PDF, JPG and a number of other vector and raster file formats. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of ABViewer from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install ABViewer Silently

ABViewer (32-bit) Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the ABViewer (32-bit) Zip File
  2. Download the zip file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Extract the Zip file using Windows PowerShell by Right-Clicking on Windows PowerShell and selecting Run as Administrator
  4. Enter the following command:
    • Expand-Archive -Path 'C:\Downloads\abviewer_x32.zip' -DestinationPath 'C:\Downloads'
  5. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  6. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  7. Enter the following command:
    • setupen.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  8. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the ABViewer Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:ABViewer 32-bit
Vendor:CADSoftTools
Version:14.x
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:setupen.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\CADSoftTools\ABViewer 14\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\CADSoftTools\ABViewer 14\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://cadsofttools.com/download/abviewer_x32.zip

ABViewer (64-bit) Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the ABViewer (64-bit) Zip File
  2. Download the zip file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Extract the Zip file using Windows PowerShell by Right-Clicking on Windows PowerShell and selecting Run as Administrator
  4. Enter the following command:
    • Expand-Archive -Path 'C:\Downloads\abviewer_x64.zip' -DestinationPath 'C:\Downloads'
  5. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  6. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  7. Enter the following command:
    • setupen_x64.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  8. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the ABViewer Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:ABViewer 64-bit
Vendor:CADSoftTools
Version:14.x
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:setupen_x64.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\CADSoftTools\ABViewer 14\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://cadsofttools.com/download/abviewer_x64.zip

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download link provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.


Additional Configurations

Create an Installation Log File

The ABViewer installer offers the option to generate a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. You can use the following commands to create a verbose log file with details about the installation.

ABViewer (32-bit) Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

setupen.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\ABViewer-Install.log"

ABViewer (64-bit) Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

setupen_x64.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\ABViewer64-Install.log"

Change Default Installation Directory

You can also change the default installation directory by using the following command line parameters. In this example, I’m installing ABViewer to “C:\ABViewer”

ABViewer 32-bit (EXE)

setupen.exe /DIR="C:\ABViewer" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

ABViewer 64-bit (EXE)

setupen_x64.exe /DIR="C:\ABViewer" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Exclude ABViewer Desktop Shortcut During Install

The ABViewer installer creates a desktop shortcut by default. If you do not want the desktop shortcut, then you can run the following command line switches to exclude it.

ABViewer (32-bit) Silent Install (EXE) with No Desktop Shortcut

setupen.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!desktopicon

ABViewer (64-bit) Silent Install (EXE) with No Desktop Shortcut

setupen_x64.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!desktopicon

How to Uninstall ABViewer Silently

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following commands:

ABViewer 14 (32-bit) Silent Uninstall on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\CADSoftTools\ABViewer 14\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

ABViewer 14 (32-bit) Silent Uninstall on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\CADSoftTools\ABViewer 14\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

ABViewer 14 (64-bit) Silent Uninstall on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\CADSoftTools\ABViewer 14\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

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