Autodesk Navisworks Freedom 2022 Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Autodesk Navisworks Freedom creates compressed, more secure, NWD format files. A practical solution to streaming large CAD models, NWD files require no model preparation, third-party server hosting, setup time, or ongoing costs. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Autodesk Navisworks Freedom 2022 from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Autodesk Navisworks Freedom Silently

Autodesk Navisworks Freedom 2022 Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://efulfillment.autodesk.com/NetSWDLD/2022/NAVFREE/087B95DF-F444-3F18-B633-4A7A0A0488A4/SFX/Autodesk_Navisworks_Freedom_2022_Win_64bit_dlm.sfx.exe
  2. Download the Autodesk_Navisworks_Freedom_2022_Win_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:
    • Autodesk_Navisworks_Freedom_2022_Win_64bit_dlm.sfx.exe -suppresslaunch -d "C:\Downloads"
  6. Press Enter
  7. Navigate to “C:\Downloads\Autodesk_Navisworks_Freedom_2022_Win_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 Navisworks Freedom 2022 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 Navisworks Freedom 2022
Vendor:Autodesk
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\{087B95DF-F444-3F18-B633-4A7A0A0488A4}\bundleManifest.xml
Download Link:https://www.autodesk.com/products/navisworks/3d-viewers
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/autodesk-navisworks-freedom-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 the Autodesk Navisworks Freedom 2022 Desktop Shortcut During Install

The Autodesk Navisworks Freedom 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 Navisworks Freedom 2022 (EXE) Silent Install with No Desktop Shortcut

  • Navigate to: C:\Downloads\Autodesk_Navisworks_Freedom_2022_Win_64bit_dlm\x64\NAVFREE
  • Open the pkg.NAVFREE.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" file="x64/NAVFREE/freedom.msi"/>

Updated:

<InstallFile type="MSI" contents="Folder" installParams="ADSK_DESKTOPSHORTCUT_1=0" file="x64/NAVFREE/freedom.msi"/>
  • Save the updated pkg.NAVFREE.xml file & Close
  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Navigate to C:\Downloads\Autodesk_Navisworks_Freedom_2022_Win_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

Suppress Autodesk Navisworks Freedom 2022 Privacy Settings

  • Open Notepad or your favorite text editor
  • Add the following lines:
{
    "lastUpdated": 1234123412341,
    "preferences": [
        {
            "consentId": "ADSK_PUD_CONTRACTUAL_NECESSITY_DESKTOP",
            "optIn": false
        },
        {
            "consentId": "ADSK_PUD_OPTIMIZATION_IMPROVEMENT_DESKTOP",
            "optIn": false
        },
        {
            "consentId": "ADSK_PUD_GO_TO_MARKET_DESKTOP",
            "optIn": false
        }
    ],
    "userActionRequired": false,
    "userId": "UnNamed"
}
  • Save the file to C:\Downloads\ and name it: UnNamed.json
  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Navigate to the C:\Downloads\ folder
  • Enter the following command to copy the UnNamed.json to “C:\Users\%Username%\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\ADPSDK\UserConsent”:
xcopy /y ".\UnNamed.json" "%AppData%\Autodesk\ADPSDK\UserConsent\"

How to Uninstall Autodesk Navisworks Freedom 2022 Silently

Check out the Autodesk Navisworks Freedom 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 commands:

Autodesk Material Library 2022 Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {A9221A68-5AD0-4215-B54F-CB5DBA4FB27C} /qn

Autodesk Material Library Base Resolution Image Library 2022 Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {6256584F-B04B-41D4-8A59-44E70940C473} /qn

Autodesk Advanced Material Library Base Resolution Image Library 2022 Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {7E78B513-B354-4833-8897-3ED5C515D30F} /qn

Autodesk Navisworks Freedom 2022 Silent Uninstall

"%ProgramFiles%\Autodesk\AdODIS\V1\Installer.exe" -i uninstall -q -m C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\ODIS\metadata\{087B95DF-F444-3F18-B633-4A7A0A0488A4}\bundleManifest.xml

Autodesk Desktop App Silent Uninstall

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Autodesk\Autodesk Desktop App\removeAdAppMgr.exe" --mode unattended

Autodesk Single Sign On Component Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {B9F5BDED-021C-4926-8518-4FA7114B7040} /qn

Autodesk Genuine Service Silent Uninstall

RMDIR /Q /S "%LOCALAPPDATA%\Autodesk
RMDIR /Q /S %APPDATA%\Autodesk
RMDIR /Q /S %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Autodesk
TASKKILL /F /IM "GenuineService.exe"
MsiExec.exe /x {1C5DB7B1-CE18-438C-B071-3AD6B8ADA5A0} /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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