Graphisoft Archicad 26 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 26 from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Graphisoft Archicad 26 Silently

Archicad 26 Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Download the Archicad-26-XXX-xxxx-y.z.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 command: Archicad-26-XXX-xxxx-y.z.exe --mode unattended
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Archicad 26 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 26
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:Archicad-26-XXX-xxxx-y.z.exe --mode unattended
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\Graphisoft\Archicad 26\Uninstall.AC\Uninstall.exe" --mode unattended
Download Link:Graphisoft Archicad 26 Download
PowerShell Script:Graphisoft Archicad 26 | PowerShell Script
Detection Script:Graphisoft Archicad 26 | 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

Change the Archicad 26 Default Installation Directory

You can change the default installation directory by using the following command line parameters. In this example, I’m installing Archicad 26 to “C:\Archicad26”

Archicad-26-XXX-xxxx-y.z.exe --mode unattended --installdir "C:\ArchiCAD26"

Exclude the Archicad 26 Desktop Shortcut During Install

The Archicad 26 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 26 Silent Install (EXE) with No Desktop Shortcut

Archicad-26-XXX-xxxx-y.z.exe --mode unattended --desktopshortcut 0

Disable Archicad 26 Auto Updates

The Archicad 26 installer has Auto Updates enabled by default. If you want to disable Archicad 26 auto updates you can run the following command line switches.

Archicad 26 Silent Install (EXE) with Auto Updates Disabled

Archicad-26-XXX-xxxx-y.z.exe --mode unattended --enableautomaticupdate 0

How to Install Graphisoft Archicad 26 Updates Silently

Archicad 26 Update Silent Install (EXE)

  • Select your preferred update from list below
Archicad 26 Update 3 (Build 5002)Download Link
Archicad 26 Update 2 (Build 4019)Download Link
Archicad 26 Update 1 (Build 3010)Download Link
  • Download the Archicad-26-XXX-Update-xxxx-y.z.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  • Enter the following command:
Archicad-26-XXX-Update-xxxx-y.z.exe --mode unattended

How to Uninstall Graphisoft Archicad 26 Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

Graphisoft Archicad 26 Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)
Graphisoft Archicad 26 Silent Uninstall (PowerShell)
  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following commands:

CodeMeter Runtime Kit v7.40 Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {C5386056-FC24-414B-9EBF-638C31386CA1} /qn

Archicad 26 Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles%\Graphisoft\Archicad 26\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

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.

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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