Graphisoft ArchiCAD 24 Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Graphisoft ArchiCAD is a complex architectural design tool offering 2D and 3D drafting, visualization and documentation functions for architects and planners to create three-dimensional designs and detailed technical documentation, thus enabling architects to use ArchiCAD from the earliest design phases to the technical detail drawings. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of ArchiCAD 24 from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Graphisoft ArchiCAD 24 Silently

ArchiCAD 24 Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to the ArchiCAD 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:
    • ARCHICAD-24-x-x.x.exe --mode unattended
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the ArchiCAD 24 Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:ArchiCAD 24
Vendor:Graphisoft
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:ARCHICAD-24-x-x.x.exe --mode unattended
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\GRAPHISOFT\ARCHICAD 24\Uninstall.AC\Uninstall.exe" --mode unattended
Download Link:https://graphisoft.com/resources-and-support/downloads

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 change the default installation directory by using the following command line parameters. In this example, I’m installing ArchiCAD 24 to “C:\ArchiCAD24”

ARCHICAD-24-x-x.x.exe --mode unattended --installdir "C:\ArchiCAD24"

Exclude ArchiCAD 24 Desktop Shortcut During Install

The ArchiCAD 24 installer creates a desktop shortcut by default. If you don’t want the desktop shortcut, then you can run the following command line switches to exclude it.

ArchiCAD 24 Silent Install with No Desktop Shortcut

ARCHICAD-24-x-x.x.exe --mode unattended --desktopshortcut 0

Disable ArchiCAD 24 Auto Updates

The ArchiCAD 24 installer has Auto Updates enabled by default. If you want to disable ArchiCAD 24 auto updates you can run the following command line switches.

ArchiCAD Silent Install with Auto Updates Disabled

ARCHICAD-24-x-x.x.exe --mode unattended --enableautomaticupdate 0

How to Uninstall ArchiCAD 24 Silently

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

ArchiCAD 24 Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles%\GRAPHISOFT\ARCHICAD 24\Uninstall.AC\Uninstall.exe" --mode unattended

Graphisoft License Manager Tool Silent Uninstall

"%ProgramFiles%\GRAPHISOFT\License Manager Tool\Uninstall.LMT\Uninstall.exe" --mode unattended

Graphisoft BIMx Desktop Viewer Silent Uninstall

"%ProgramFiles%\GRAPHISOFT\BIMx Desktop Viewer\Uninstall.BIMx\Uninstall.exe" --mode unattended

CodeMeter Runtime Kit v7.00 Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {9054FBAC-C4FD-4FC2-B3F2-E4E41E49A20B} /qn

WibuKey Setup (WibuKey Remove) Silent Uninstall

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\WIBUKEY\Setup\Setup64.exe" /RS:{00060000-0000-1004-8002-0000C06B5161}

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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