BRL-CAD Silent Install (How-To Guide)


BRL-CAD is a powerful cross-platform constructive solid geometry solid modeling system that includes an interactive geometry editor, ray-tracing for rendering & geometric analyses, network distributed framebuffer support, image & signal-processing tools. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of BRL-CAD from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install BRL-CAD Silently

BRL-CAD Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://brlcad.org/
  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: BRL-CAD_x.y.z_win64.exe /S
  6. Press Enter
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After a few moments you will find BRL-CAD entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:BRL-CAD
Vendor:BRL-CAD Development Team
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:BRL-CAD_x.y.z_win64.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\BRL-CAD x.y.z\Uninstall.exe" /S
Download Link:https://brlcad.org/
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/brl-cad-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

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 BRL-CAD to “C:\BRL-CAD”

BRL-CAD_x.y.z_win64.exe /S /D=C:\BRL-CAD

How to Uninstall BRL-CAD Silently

Check out the BRL-CAD 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:

BRL-CAD Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles%\BRL-CAD x.y.z\Uninstall.exe" /S

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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