Autodesk DWG TrueView 2022 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 2022 from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Autodesk DWG TrueView Silently

Autodesk DWG TrueView 2022 Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: 
  2. Download the DWGTrueView_2022_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_2022_English_64bit_dlm.sfx.exe -suppresslaunch -d "C:\Downloads"
  6. Press Enter
  7. Navigate to C:\Downloads\DWGTrueView_2022_English_64bit_dlm
  8. Enter the following command: Setup.exe -q
  9. Press Enter
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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 2022
Vendor:Autodesk
Version:24.1.51.0
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:Setup.exe -q
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\Autodesk\AdODIS\V1\Installer.exe" -i uninstall -q -m C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\ODIS\metadata\{D7A6621A-1A6A-3DAC-BBD2-9EB566035195}\bundleManifest.xml
Download Link:https://www.autodesk.com/products/dwg/viewers#
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/autodesk-dwg-trueview-2022-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

Exclude Desktop Shortcut During Autodesk DWG TrueView 2022 Install

The Autodesk DWG TrueView 2022 installer creates a desktop shortcut by default. If you don’t want the desktop shortcut, then you can follow these steps to exclude it.

Autodesk DWG TrueView 2022 (EXE) Silent Install with No Desktop Shortcut

  • Navigate to: C:\Downloads\DWGTrueView_2022_English_64bit_dlm\x64\dwgviewr
  • Open the pkg.dwgviewr.xml file with Notepad
  • Under the <Configuration> Section update the following line to include the ADSK_DESKTOPSHORTCUT_1=0 parameter

Original:

<InstallFile type="MSI" contents="Folder" installParams="ADSK_SETUP_EXE=1" file="x64/dwgviewr/dwgviewr.msi"/>

Updated:

<InstallFile type="MSI" contents="Folder" installParams="ADSK_SETUP_EXE=1 ADSK_DESKTOPSHORTCUT_1=0" file="x64/dwgviewr/dwgviewr.msi"/>
  • Save the updated pkg.dwgviewr.xml file & Close
  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Navigate to C:\Downloads\DWGTrueView_2022_English_64bit_dlm
  • Enter the following command: Setup.exe -q
  • Press Enter

Disable Data Collection and Use (Autodesk Analytics)

  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • 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 2022 Silently

Check out the Autodesk DWG TrueView 2022 Install and Uninstall (PowerShell) post for a scripted solution.

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

Autodesk DWG TrueView 2022 Silent Uninstall

"%ProgramFiles%\Autodesk\AdODIS\V1\Installer.exe" -i uninstall -q -m C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\ODIS\metadata\{D7A6621A-1A6A-3DAC-BBD2-9EB566035195}\bundleManifest.xml

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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