CAD Reader Silent Install (How-To Guide)

CAD Reader is a fast, simple, lightweight and free tool for viewing, annotating and measuring the DWG/DXF drawings. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of CAD Reader from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install CAD Reader Silently

CAD Reader Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Download the CADReaderIntl.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 commands:

After a few moments you should see the CAD Reader Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:CAD Reader
Vendor:Glodon Co. Ltd
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:CADReaderIntl.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\CADReaderInternational\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\CADReaderInternational\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:CAD Reader Download
PowerShell Script:CAD Reader | PowerShell Script
Detection Script:CAD Reader | Custom Detection Script

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 a CAD Reader Installation Log File

The CAD Reader installer offers the option to generate a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. You can use the following command to create a verbose log file with details about the installation.

CAD Reader Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

CADReaderIntl.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\CADReader-Install.log"

Change the CAD Reader Default Installation Directory

You can also change the default installation directory by using the following command line parameters. In this example, I’m installing CAD Reader to “C:\CADReader”


How to Uninstall CAD Reader Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

CAD Reader Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)
CAD Reader Silent Uninstall (PowerShell)
  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following commands:

CAD Reader Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\CADReaderInternational\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

CAD Reader Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\CADReaderInternational\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.

Jason Bergner

I am an accomplished Software Engineer at Patch My PC, leveraging more than 18 years of hands-on experience in Configuration Manager administration and application packaging. I am driven by a genuine passion for solving complex problems and consistently strive to discover innovative and effective solutions. Sharing my extensive knowledge of application deployments is a true joy for me, and I am honored to contribute to the community here at Silent Install HQ.

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