Cadence Allegro Free Physical Viewers 17.2 Silent Install (How-To Guide)


The Cadence Allegro Viewer allows anyone to open, view and plot Allegro PCB Editor, OrCAD PCB Editor, Allegro Package Designer, and Allegro PCB SI technology databases without a license. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Cadence Allegro Free Physical Viewers 17.2 from the command line using both the EXE & MSI installers.

How to Install Cadence Allegro Free Physical Viewers 17.2 Silently

Cadence Allegro Free Physical Viewers 17.2 Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.freedomcad.com/support/free-viewer-software/
  2. Select the Cadence Allegro Physical Viewer v17.2 Download
  3. Download the allegro_free_viewer_17-2.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  4. Navigate to: https://download.microsoft.com/download/1/6/B/16B06F60-3B20-4FF2-B699-5E9B7962F9AE/VSU_4/vcredist_x64.exe
  5. Download the vcredist_x64.exe to the C:\Downloads folder
  6. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  7. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  8. Enter the following commands:
vcredist_x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
allegro_free_viewer_17-2.exe /S /v"ALLUSERS=1 /qn"
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After a few moments you will find Cadence Allegro Free Physical Viewer entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Cadence Allegro Free Physical Viewers 17.2
Vendor:Cadence Design Systems
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch (Step 1)vcredist_x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Install Switch (Step 2)allegro_free_viewer_17-2.exe /S /v"ALLUSERS=1 /qn"
Silent Uninstall Switch:allegro_free_viewer_17-2.exe /S /x /v/qn
Download Link:https://www.freedomcad.com/support/free-viewer-software/
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/cadence-allegro-free-physical-viewers-17-2-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

Cadence Allegro Free Physical Viewers 17.2 Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.freedomcad.com/support/free-viewer-software/
  2. Select the Cadence Allegro Physical Viewer v17.2 Download
  3. Download the allegro_free_viewer_17-2.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  4. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  5. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  6. Enter the following command to extract the MSI:
    • allegro_free_viewer_17-2.exe /S /x /b"C:\Downloads" /v"/qn"
  7. Navigate to: https://download.microsoft.com/download/1/6/B/16B06F60-3B20-4FF2-B699-5E9B7962F9AE/VSU_4/vcredist_x64.exe
  8. Download the vcredist_x64.exe to the C:\Downloads folder
  9. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  10. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  11. Enter the following commands:
vcredist_x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
MsiExec.exe /i "Cadence Allegro Free Physical Viewers 17.2.msi" ALLUSERS=1 /qn

After a few moments you will find Cadence Allegro Free Physical Viewer entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Cadence Allegro Free Physical Viewers 17.2
Vendor:Cadence Design Systems
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch (Step 1)vcredist_x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Install Switch (Step 2)MsiExec.exe /i "Cadence Allegro Free Physical Viewers 17.2.msi" ALLUSERS=1 /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {011C2373-B72C-4E8F-AEC8-2A9693C12293} /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa {011C2373-B72C-4E8F-AEC8-2A9693C12293} /qn
Download Link:https://www.freedomcad.com/support/free-viewer-software/
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/cadence-allegro-free-physical-viewers-17-2-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.


Additional Configurations

Create a Cadence Allegro Free Physical Viewers 17.2 Installation Log File

The Cadence Allegro Free Physical Viewers 17.2 installers offer 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.

Cadence Allegro Free Physical Viewers 17.2 Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

allegro_free_viewer_17-2.exe /S /v"ALLUSERS=1 /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\AllegroViewer172-Install.log""

Cadence Allegro Free Physical Viewers 17.2 Silent Install (MSI) with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i "Cadence Allegro Free Physical Viewers 17.2.msi" ALLUSERS=1 /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\AllegroViewer172-Install.log"

How to Uninstall Cadence Allegro Free Physical Viewers 17.2 Silently

Check out the Cadence Allegro Free Physical Viewers 17.2 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:

Cadence Allegro Free Physical Viewers 17.2 Silent Uninstall (EXE)

allegro_free_viewer_17-2.exe /S /x /v/qn

Cadence Allegro Free Physical Viewers 17.2 Silent Uninstall (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /x {011C2373-B72C-4E8F-AEC8-2A9693C12293} /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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