BIMvision Silent Install (How-To Guide)

BIMvision is a freeware IFC model viewer. BIM Vision allows you to view the virtual models coming from various CAD systems like Revit, Archicad, BricsCAD BIM, Advance, DDS CAD, Tekla, Nemetschek VectorWorks, Bentley, Allplan and others without the necessity of having commercial licenses of these systems or having each of particular vendor’s viewer. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of BIM Vision from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install BIMvision Silently

BIMvision Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Download the 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: "BIMvision x.y.z Setup.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should find BIM Vision entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:BIMvision
Vendor:Datacomp Sp. z o.o
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:"BIMvision x.y.z Setup.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\Datacomp\BIM Vision\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Datacomp\BIM Vision\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:
PowerShell Script:

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 BIMvision 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.

BIMvision Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

"BIMvision x.x.x Setup.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\BIMVision-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 BIM Vision to “C:\BIM Vision”

"BIMvision x.x.x Setup.exe" /DIR="C:\BIM Vision" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Include Desktop Shortcut During Install

The BIM Vision installer does NOT create desktop shortcuts by default. If you want the desktop shortcuts, then you can run the following command line switches to include them.

BIMvision Silent Install (EXE) with Desktop Shortcuts

"BIMvision x.x.x Setup.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=desktopicon

How to Uninstall BIMvision Silently

Check out the BIMvision 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 one of the following commands:

BIMvision Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Datacomp\BIM Vision\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

BIMvision Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Datacomp\BIM Vision\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

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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