Graphisoft BIMx Desktop Viewer 2020 Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Graphisoft BIMx Desktop Viewer is an application that allows you to navigate in the virtual architectural project (saved in bimx file format) on desktop computers and notebooks. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of BIMx Desktop Viewer 2020 from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Graphisoft BIMx Desktop Viewer Silently

BIMx Desktop Viewer 2020 Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://graphisoft.com/downloads/bimx/bimx_desktop
  2. Download the 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: BIMx-2020.x.y.z.exe --mode unattended
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:BIMx Desktop Viewer
Vendor:Graphisoft
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:BIMx-2020.x.y.z.exe --mode unattended
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\GRAPHISOFT\BIMx Desktop Viewer\Uninstall.BIMx\Uninstall.exe" --mode unattended
Download Link:https://graphisoft.com/downloads/bimx/bimx_desktop
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/graphisoft-bimx-desktop-viewer-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

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

BIMx-2020.x.y.z.exe --mode unattended --installdir "C:\BIMx Desktop Viewer"

Exclude BIMx Desktop Viewer Desktop Shortcut During Install

The BIMx Desktop Viewer 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.

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BIMx Desktop Viewer 2020 Silent Install with No Desktop Shortcut

BIMx-2020.x.y.z.exe --mode unattended --desktopshortcut 0

Available Command Line Parameters

--unattendedmodeui <unattendedmodeui>Unattended Mode UI
Default: none
Allowed: none minimal minimalWithDialogs
--optionfile <optionfile>Installation option file
Default:
--debuglevel <debuglevel>Debug information level of verbosity
Default: 2
Allowed: 0 1 2 3 4
--mode <mode>Installation mode
Default: win32
Allowed: win32 unattended
--debugtrace <debugtrace>Debug filename
Default:
--installer-language <installer-language>Language selection
Default: en
Allowed: en pt_BR zh_CN cs fi fr de el hu it ja ko pl pt ru es zh_TW tr uk
--installdir <installdir>Default: C:\Program Files/GRAPHISOFT/BIMx Desktop Viewer
--desktopshortcut <desktopshortcut>Create Desktop shortcut
Default: 1

How to Uninstall BIMx Desktop Viewer Silently

Check out the Graphisoft BIMx Desktop Viewer 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 the following command:

Graphisoft BIMx Desktop Viewer Silent Uninstall (EXE)

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

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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