AC3D Silent Install (How-To Guide)

AC3D is a 3D design program that is used by designers for modeling 3D graphics for games and simulations. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of AC3D from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install AC3D Silently

AC3D Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the AC3D Installer
  2. Download the file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command:
    • ac3d8555.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the AC3D Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:AC3D
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:ac3d8555.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\AC3D 8.5.55\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:

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 AC3D 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.

AC3D Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

ac3d8555.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\AC3D-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 AC3D to “C:\AC3D”


Exclude Desktop Shortcut During Install

The AC3D 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.

AC3D Silent Install (EXE) with No Desktop Shortcut

ac3d8555.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!desktopicon

How to Uninstall AC3D 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:

AC3D 8.5.55 Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles%\AC3D 8.5.55\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

AC3D 8.5.55 Silent Uninstall (EXE) with Logging

"%ProgramFiles%\AC3D 8.5.55\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\AC3D-Uninstall.log"

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.

Jason Bergner

I am an accomplished Software Engineer at Patch My PC, leveraging more than 18 years of hands-on experience in Configuration Manager administration and application packaging. I am driven by a genuine passion for solving complex problems and consistently strive to discover innovative and effective solutions. Sharing my extensive knowledge of application deployments is a true joy for me, and I am honored to contribute to the community here at Silent Install HQ.

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