FreeCAD Silent Install (How-To Guide)


FreeCAD is a free and open-source general-purpose parametric 3D computer-aided design modeler and a building information modeling software with finite element method support. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of FreeCAD from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install FreeCAD Silently

FreeCAD 32-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the FreeCAD 32-bit Windows Installer
  2. Download the file 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:
    • FreeCAD-0.18.x-WIN-x32-installer.exe /S
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:FreeCAD 32-bit
Vendor:FreeCAD Team
Version:0.18
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:FreeCAD-0.18.x-WIN-x32-installer.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\FreeCAD 0.18\Uninstall-FreeCAD.exe" /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\FreeCAD 0.18\Uninstall-FreeCAD.exe" /S
Download Link:https://www.freecadweb.org/downloads.php

FreeCAD 64-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the FreeCAD 64-bit Windows Installer
  2. Download the file 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:
    • FreeCAD-0.18.x-WIN-x64-installer.exe /S
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:FreeCAD 64-bit
Vendor:FreeCAD Team
Version:0.18
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:FreeCAD-0.18.x-WIN-x64-installer.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\FreeCAD 0.18\Uninstall-FreeCAD.exe" /S
Download Link:https://www.freecadweb.org/downloads.php

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.


How to Uninstall FreeCAD Silently

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following commands:

FreeCAD 32-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\FreeCAD 0.18\Uninstall-FreeCAD.exe" /S

FreeCAD 32-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\FreeCAD 0.18\Uninstall-FreeCAD.exe" /S

FreeCAD 64-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\FreeCAD 0.18\Uninstall-FreeCAD.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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