GraphiCode GC-Prevue Silent Install (How-To Guide)


GC-Prevue is a powerful Gerber viewer created by GraphiCode. GC-Prevue reads all common CAD generated electronic manufacturing outputs including Gerber, Barco DPF, Excellon, Sieb and Meyer, HPGL and HPGL2. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of GraphiCode GC-Prevue from the command line using both the EXE & MSI installers.

How to Install GraphiCode GC-Prevue Silently

GraphiCode GC-Prevue 32-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.graphicode.com/gc-prevue_gerber_viewer
  2. Purchase license if you do not already own one as GC-Prevue is no longer free
  3. Download the gcprevue.zip to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  4. Extract the contents of gcprevue.zip to “C:\Downloads\gcprevue”
  5. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  6. Navigate to the “C:\Downloads\gcprevue” folder
  7. Enter the following command: setup.exe /S /v"ALLUSERS=1 /qn"
  8. Press Enter

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

Software Title:GC-Prevue
Vendor:GraphiCode
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:setup.exe /S /v"ALLUSERS=1 /qn"
Silent Uninstall Switch:setup.exe /S /x /v/qn
Download Link:https://www.graphicode.com/gc-prevue_gerber_viewer
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/graphicode-gc-prevue-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

GraphiCode GC-Prevue 64-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.graphicode.com/gc-prevue_gerber_viewer
  2. Purchase license if you do not already own one as GC-Prevue is no longer free
  3. Download the gcprevue_x64.zip to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  4. Extract the contents of gcprevue_x64.zip to “C:\Downloads\gcprevue_x64”
  5. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  6. Navigate to the “C:\Downloads\gcprevue_x64” folder
  7. Enter the following command: setup.exe /S /v"ALLUSERS=1 /qn"
  8. Press Enter

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

Software Title:GC-Prevue
Vendor:GraphiCode
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:setup.exe /S /v"ALLUSERS=1 /qn"
Silent Uninstall Switch:setup.exe /S /x /v/qn
Download Link:https://www.graphicode.com/gc-prevue_gerber_viewer
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/graphicode-gc-prevue-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

GraphiCode GC-Prevue 32-bit Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.graphicode.com/gc-prevue_gerber_viewer
  2. Purchase license if you do not already own one as GC-Prevue is no longer free
  3. Download the gcprevue.zip to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  4. Extract the contents of gcprevue.zip to “C:\Downloads\gcprevue”
  5. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  6. Navigate to the “C:\Downloads\gcprevue” folder
  7. Enter the following command: MsiExec.exe /i GC-Prevue.msi ALLUSERS=1 /qn
  8. Press Enter

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

Software Title:GC-Prevue
Vendor:GraphiCode
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i GC-Prevue.msi ALLUSERS=1 /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x GC-Prevue.msi /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa GC-Prevue.msi /qn
Download Link:https://www.graphicode.com/gc-prevue_gerber_viewer
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/graphicode-gc-prevue-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

GraphiCode GC-Prevue 64-bit Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.graphicode.com/gc-prevue_gerber_viewer
  2. Purchase license if you do not already own one as GC-Prevue is no longer free
  3. Download the gcprevue_x64.zip to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  4. Extract the contents of gcprevue_x64.zip to “C:\Downloads\gcprevue_x64”
  5. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  6. Navigate to the “C:\Downloads\gcprevue_x64” folder
  7. Enter the following command: MsiExec.exe /i GC-Prevue.msi ALLUSERS=1 /qn
  8. Press Enter

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

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Software Title:GC-Prevue
Vendor:GraphiCode
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i GC-Prevue.msi ALLUSERS=1 /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x GC-Prevue.msi /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa GC-Prevue.msi /qn
Download Link:https://www.graphicode.com/gc-prevue_gerber_viewer
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/graphicode-gc-prevue-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

Create a GraphiCode GC-Prevue Installation Log File

The GraphiCode GC-Prevue 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.

GraphiCode GC-Prevue Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

setup.exe /S /v"ALLUSERS=1 /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\GCPrevue-Install.log""

GraphiCode GC-Prevue Silent Install (MSI) with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i GC-Prevue.msi ALLUSERS=1 /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\GCPrevue-Install.log"

How to Uninstall GraphiCode GC-Prevue Silently

Check out the GraphiCode GC-Prevue 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:

GraphiCode GC-Prevue Silent Uninstall (EXE)

setup.exe /S /x /v/qn

GraphiCode GC-Prevue Silent Uninstall (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /x GC-Prevue.msi /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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