Skanect Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Skanect is software that transforms your Structure Sensor, Structure Core, Microsoft Kinect or Asus Xtion camera into a low-cost 3D scanner able to create 3D meshes. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Skanect from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Skanect Silently

Skanect (32-bit) Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the Skanect (Windows 32-bit) Zip File
  2. Extract the zip 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: Skanect-1.7.0-win32.exe /S
  6. Press Enter

After a minute or so you should see the Skanect shortcut in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Skanect (32-bit)
Vendor:Occipital
Version:1.7
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:Skanect-1.7.0-win32.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\Skanect 1.7\Uninstall.exe" /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Skanect 1.7\Uninstall.exe" /S
Download Link:https://skanect.occipital.com/download/

Skanect (64-bit) Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the Skanect (Windows 64-bit) Zip File
  2. Extract the zip 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: Skanect-1.10.2-win64.exe /S
  6. Press Enter

After a minute or so you should see the Skanect shortcut in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Skanect (64-bit)
Vendor:Occipital
Version:1.10.2
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:Skanect-1.10.2-win64.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\Skanect 1.10\Uninstall.exe" /S
Download Link:https://skanect.occipital.com/download/

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download link 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 Skanect to “C:\Skanect”

Skanect 1.7 (32-bit)

Skanect-1.7.0-win32.exe /S /D=C:\Skanect

Skanect 1.10 (32-bit)

Skanect-1.10.2-win64.exe /S /D=C:\Skanect

How to Uninstall Skanect Silently

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

Skanect 1.7 (32-bit) Silent Uninstall on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Skanect 1.7\Uninstall.exe" /S

Skanect 1.7 (32-bit) Silent Uninstall on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Skanect 1.7\Uninstall.exe" /S

Skanect 1.10 (64-bit) Silent Uninstall on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Skanect 1.10\Uninstall.exe" /S

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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