Autodesk DWG TrueView 2021 Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Autodesk DWG TrueView is a free DWG viewer that allows you to view, open, edit, and convert .dwg files, the native file format for AutoCAD files. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Autodesk DWG TrueView 2021 from the command line using both the EXE & MSI installers.

How to Install Autodesk DWG TrueView Silently

Autodesk DWG TrueView 2021 Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to 
  2. Download the DWGTrueView_2021_English_64bit_dlm.sfx.exe 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 to Extract the contents of the EXE:
    • DWGTrueView_2021_English_64bit_dlm.sfx.exe -suppresslaunch -d "C:\Downloads"
  6. Press Enter
  7. Navigate to C:\Downloads\DWGTrueView_2021_English_64bit_dlm
  8. Enter the following command: Setup.exe /W /Q /I .\setup.ini
  9. Press Enter

After a few minutes you should see the Autodesk DWG TrueView 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 DWG TrueView 2021
Vendor:Autodesk
Version:24.0.47.0
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:Setup.exe /W /Q /I .\setup.ini
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {28B89EEF-4128-0409-0100-CF3F3A09B77D} /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa {28B89EEF-4128-0409-0100-CF3F3A09B77D} /qn
Download Link:https://www.autodesk.com/products/dwg/viewers#
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/autodesk-dwg-trueview-2021-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

Autodesk DWG TrueView 2021 Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to 
  2. Download the DWGTrueView_2021_English_64bit_dlm.sfx.exe 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 to Extract the contents of the EXE:
    • DWGTrueView_2021_English_64bit_dlm.sfx.exe -suppresslaunch -d "C:\Downloads"
  6. Press Enter
  7. Navigate to C:\Downloads\DWGTrueView_2021_English_64bit_dlm\3rdParty\x86\VCRedist\2012UPD4
  8. Enter the following command:
    • vcredist_x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  9. Press Enter
  10. Navigate to C:\Downloads\DWGTrueView_2021_English_64bit_dlm\3rdParty\x64\VCRedist\2012UPD4
  11. Enter the following command:
    • vcredist_x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  12. Press Enter
  13. Navigate to C:\Downloads\DWGTrueView_2021_English_64bit_dlm\3rdParty\x86\VCRedist\2019
  14. Enter the following command:
    • vcredist_x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  15. Press Enter
  16. Navigate to C:\Downloads\DWGTrueView_2021_English_64bit_dlm\3rdParty\x64\VCRedist\2019
  17. Enter the following command:
    • vcredist_x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  18. Press Enter
  19. Navigate to C:\Downloads\DWGTrueView_2021_English_64bit_dlm\x64\dwgviewr
  20. Enter the following command:
    • MsiExec.exe /i dwgviewr.msi ADSK_SETUP_EXE=1 /qn
  21. Press Enter

After a few minutes you should see the Autodesk DWG TrueView 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 DWG TrueView 2021
Vendor:Autodesk
Version:24.0.47.0
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i dwgviewr.msi ADSK_SETUP_EXE=1 /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {28B89EEF-4128-0409-0100-CF3F3A09B77D} /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa {28B89EEF-4128-0409-0100-CF3F3A09B77D} /qn
Download Link:https://www.autodesk.com/products/dwg/viewers#
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/autodesk-dwg-trueview-2021-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

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 DWG TrueView installer offer 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.

Autodesk DWG TrueView 2021 (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /i dwgviewr.msi ADSK_SETUP_EXE=1 /L*v %WINDIR%\Temp\DWGViewer-Install.log

Autodesk DWG TrueView 2021 (EXE)

  • Navigate to C:\Downloads\DWGTrueView_2021_English_64bit_dlm
  • Open the setup.ini file with Notepad
  • Under the [AOEM] Section update the following line
LOG=%WINDIR%\Temp\DWGViewer-Install.log
  • Save the updated setup.ini file & Close
  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Navigate to C:\Downloads\DWGTrueView_2021_English_64bit_dlm
  • Enter the following command: Setup.exe /W /Q /I .\setup.ini
  • Press Enter

Exclude Desktop Shortcut During Autodesk DWG TrueView Install

The Autodesk DWG TrueView 2021 installer creates a desktop shortcut by default. If you don’t want the desktop shortcut, then you can run the following command line switches to exclude it.

Autodesk DWG TrueView 2021 (EXE) Silent Install No Desktop Shortcut

  • Navigate to C:\Downloads\DWGTrueView_2021_English_64bit_dlm
  • Open the setup.ini file with Notepad
  • Under the [AOEM] Section update the following line
EXE_PARAM=ADSK_DESKTOPSHORTCUT_1=0
  • Save the updated setup.ini file & Close
  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Navigate to C:\Downloads\DWGTrueView_2021_English_64bit_dlm
  • Enter the following command: Setup.exe /W /Q /I .\setup.ini
  • Press Enter

Autodesk DWG TrueView 2021 (MSI) Silent Install No Desktop Shortcut

MsiExec.exe /i dwgviewr.msi ADSK_SETUP_EXE=1 ADSK_DESKTOPSHORTCUT_1=0 /qn

Disable Data Collection and Use (Autodesk Analytics)

Autodesk DWG TrueView 2021 (EXE) Silent Install w/ Data Collection Disabled

  • Navigate to C:\Downloads\DWGTrueView_2021_English_64bit_dlm
  • Open the setup.ini file with Notepad
  • Under the [AOEM] Section update the following line
EXE_PARAM=ADAOPTIN=0 ADAOVERRIDED=1
  • Save the updated setup.ini file & Close
  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Navigate to C:\Downloads\DWGTrueView_2021_English_64bit_dlm
  • Enter the following command: Setup.exe /W /Q /I .\setup.ini
  • Press Enter
  • Run the following commands once for each user
REG ADD "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Autodesk\MC3" /v ADAOptIn /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG ADD "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Autodesk\MC3" /v ADARePrompted /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

Autodesk DWG TrueView 2021 (MSI) Silent Install w/ Data Collection Disabled

MsiExec.exe /i dwgviewr.msi ADSK_SETUP_EXE=1 ADAOPTIN=0 ADAOVERRIDED=1 /qn
  • Run the following commands once for each user
REG ADD "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Autodesk\MC3" /v ADAOptIn /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG ADD "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Autodesk\MC3" /v ADARePrompted /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

How to Uninstall Autodesk DWG TrueView 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:

Autodesk DWG TrueView 2021 Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {28B89EEF-4128-0409-0100-CF3F3A09B77D} /qn

Autodesk DWG TrueView 2020 Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {28B89EEF-3028-0409-0100-CF3F3A09B77D} /qn

Autodesk DWG TrueView 2019 Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {28B89EEF-2028-0409-0100-CF3F3A09B77D} /qn

Autodesk DWG TrueView 2018 Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {28B89EEF-1028-0409-0100-CF3F3A09B77D} /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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