Autodesk 123D Catch Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Autodesk 123D Catch is a free application that lets you create 3D scans of virtually any object. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Autodesk 123D Catch from the command line using the MSI installer.

How to Install Autodesk 123D Catch Silently

Autodesk 123D Catch Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to: http://labs-download.autodesk.com/us/labs/trials/worldwide/123DCatch.msi
  2. Download the MSI 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: MsiExec.exe /i 123DCatch.msi /qn
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Autodesk 123D Catch Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Autodesk 123D Catch
Vendor:Autodesk
Version:1.0.688
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i 123DCatch.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {DCA7A8E3-5D4C-4798-86CE-C2F229FA68C1} /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa {DCA7A8E3-5D4C-4798-86CE-C2F229FA68C1} /qn
Download Link:http://labs-download.autodesk.com/us/labs/trials/worldwide/123DCatch.msi

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download links 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 Autodesk 123D Catch installer offers the option to generate a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. You can use the following command to create a verbose log file with details about the installation.

Autodesk 123D Catch Silent Install (MSI) with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i 123DCatch.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\123DCatch-Install.log"

Disable Analytics & Analytics Alert

  • Open Notepad or your favorite text editor
  • Add the following lines:
[UserSettings]
AllowAnalytics=false
ShowAnalyticsAlert=false
  • Save the file and name it: PSE_ANALYTICS.ini
  • Create the following folder (if it does not already exist): “%AppData%\Autodesk\123D Catch”
  • Copy the PSE_ANALYTICS.ini file to “%AppData%\Autodesk\123D Catch”

How to Uninstall Autodesk 123D Catch Silently

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

Autodesk 123D Catch 1.0.688 Silent Uninstall (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /x {DCA7A8E3-5D4C-4798-86CE-C2F229FA68C1} /qn

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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