RISA-3D 20.0 Silent Install (How-To Guide)

RISA-3D is a structural engineering software developed by RISA Technologies for modeling, analyzing, and designing 3D structures such as buildings and bridges. The software employs methods like finite element analysis to assess structural behavior under various loads and aids engineers in designing elements like beams and columns while ensuring compliance with safety codes. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of RISA-3D 20.0 from the command line using the MSI installer.

How to Install RISA-3D 20.0 Silently

RISA-3D 20.0 Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to: https://s3.us-west-1.amazonaws.com/downloads.risa.com/3d/install_3D_2006.exe
  2. Download the install_3D_2006.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 to extract the MSI installer:
    • install_3D_2006.exe /extract
  6. Download & Install InstEd or your favorite MSI Editor
  7. Right-Click on the install_3d_20.x.y.z.msi and select InstEd It!
  8. Select Transform-> New Transform
  9. Name the file install_3d_20.x.y.z.mst and Save it to C:\Downloads
  10. Under the LaunchCondition Table, Right-Click the SETUPEXEDIR OR (REMOVE=”ALL”) Condition & select Delete Row
  11. Under the Property Table, change the RISA_CHECK_UPDATES property value to False
  12. Under the Property Table, change the RISA_INIPATH property value to C:\RISA
  13. Under the Property Table, change the RISA_INSTALLATION_FOLDER_TYPE property value to Custom
  14. Under the Property Table, change the RISA_APPDIR_TRIMMED property value to C:\RISA
  15. Under the Property Table, change the RISA_USERFILES property value to C:\RISA
  16. Under the Property Table, change the RISA_USERFILES_ROOT property value to C:\RISA
  17. Under the Property Table, Right-Click in the Property pane on the right-hand side & select Add Row
    • For the Property Name enter TARGETDIR
    • For the Property Value enter C:\RISA
  18. Under the Property Table, Right-Click in the Property pane on the right-hand side & select Add Row
    • For the Property Name enter APPDIR
    • For the Property Value enter C:\RISA
  19. Go to File-> Save-> Click OK
  20. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  21. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  22. Enter the following command:
MsiExec.exe /i install_3d_20.x.y.z.msi TRANSFORMS=install_3d_20.x.y.z.mst /qn

After a few moments you should see the RISA-3D 20.0 Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:RISA-3D 20.0
Vendor:RISA Tech, Inc.
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i install_3d_20.x.y.z.msi TRANSFORMS=install_3d_20.x.y.z.mst /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x install_3d_20.x.y.z.msi /qn
Download Link:RISA-3D 20.0 Download
PowerShell Script:RISA-3D 20.0 | PowerShell Script
Detection Script:RISA-3D 20.0 | 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

Create a RISA-3D 20.0 Installation Log File

The RISA-3D 20.0 installer offers the option to generate a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. You can use the following commands to create a verbose log file with details about the installation.

RISA-3D 20.0 Silent Install (MSI) with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i install_3d_20.x.y.z.msi TRANSFORMS=install_3d_20.x.y.z.mst /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\RISA-3D_20-Install.log"

How to Uninstall RISA-3D 20.0 Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

RISA-3D 20.0 Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)
RISA-3D 20.0 Silent Uninstall (PowerShell)
  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following commands:
VersionRISA-3D 20.0 Silent Uninstall String
20.0.6.12379MsiExec.exe /x {5ad6b169-44f0-4150-89f7-2fcff3cfa1bc} /qn
20.0.5.11490MsiExec.exe /x {1f7a7c1d-4312-4d15-ba1b-5557c6d87b08} /qn
20.0.4.10515MsiExec.exe /x {a55c7ea3-5d43-4c13-81e9-025ae9815698} /qn
20.0.3.8263MsiExec.exe /x {74b7efe3-4ae4-47ec-9824-167ddf479dad} /qn
20.0.2.7203MsiExec.exe /x {310f01d9-bd9a-46f8-8017-f60c6c48540f} /qn
20.0.1.6101MsiExec.exe /x {d0b0d63e-70dd-4b19-826a-2e13d3f79f9e} /qn
20.0.0.5407MsiExec.exe /x {d73bb6a4-dfb7-46ed-b333-13bf6cb0fecb} /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.

Jason Bergner

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