SOLIDWORKS PCB Viewer 2022 Silent Install (How-To Guide)


SOLIDWORKS PCB Viewer allows views and reviews of native SOLIDWORKS PCB designs and projects for review and collaboration with all the members of your electronics design team. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of SOLIDWORKS PCB Viewer 2022 from the command line using both the EXE & MSI installers.

How to Install SOLIDWORKS PCB Viewer 2022 Silently

SOLIDWORKS PCB Viewer 2022 Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.solidworks.com/support/free-downloads
  2. Click the SolidWorks PCB Viewer arrow icon
  3. Download the pcbviewer.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  4. Extract the contents of pcbviewer.exe using 7-Zip to C:\Downloads\pcbviewer
  5. Navigate to: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26999
  6. Click the Download button
  7. Select the vcredist_x86.exe & vcredist_x64.exe and click Next
  8. Download the vcredist_x86.exe & vcredist_x64.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads\VC2010)
  9. Navigate to: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30679
  10. Click the Download button
  11. Select the VSU_4\vcredist_x86.exe & VSU_4\vcredist_x64.exe and click Next
  12. Download the vcredist_x86.exe & vcredist_x64.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads\VC2012)
  13. Navigate to: https://aka.ms/vs/17/release/vc_redist.x86.exe
  14. Download the VC_redist.x86.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads\VC2022)
  15. Navigate to: https://aka.ms/vs/17/release/vc_redist.x64.exe
  16. Download the VC_redist.x64.exe to the folder created at (C:\Downloads\VC2022)
  17. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  18. Navigate to the C:\Downloads\VC2010 folder
  19. Enter the following command: vcredist_x86.exe /q /norestart
  20. Press Enter
  21. Enter the following command: vcredist_x86.exe /q /norestart
  22. Press Enter
  23. Navigate to the C:\Downloads\VC2012 folder
  24. Enter the following command: vcredist_x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  25. Press Enter
  26. Enter the following command: vcredist_x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  27. Press Enter
  28. Navigate to the C:\Downloads\VC2022 folder
  29. Enter the following command: VC_redist.x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  30. Press Enter
  31. Enter the following command: VC_redist.x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  32. Press Enter
  33. Navigate to the C:\Downloads\pcbviewer folder
  34. Enter the following command: setup.exe /S /v/qn
  35. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the SOLIDWORKS PCB Viewer 2022 Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:SOLIDWORKS PCB Viewer 2022
Vendor:Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corp
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch (Step 1)vcredist_x86.exe /q /norestart
Silent Install Switch (Step 2)vcredist_x64.exe /q /norestart
Silent Install Switch (Step 3)vcredist_x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Install Switch (Step 4)vcredist_x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Install Switch (Step 5)VC_redist.x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Install Switch (Step 6)VC_redist.x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Install Switch (Step 7)setup.exe /S /v/qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:setup.exe /S /x /v/qn
Download Link:https://www.solidworks.com/support/free-downloads
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/solidworks-pcb-viewer-2022-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

SOLIDWORKS PCB Viewer 2022 Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.solidworks.com/support/free-downloads
  2. Click the SolidWorks PCB Viewer arrow icon
  3. Download the pcbviewer.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  4. Extract the contents of pcbviewer.exe using 7-Zip to C:\Downloads\pcbviewer
  5. Navigate to: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26999
  6. Click the Download button
  7. Select the vcredist_x86.exe & vcredist_x64.exe and click Next
  8. Download the vcredist_x86.exe & vcredist_x64.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads\VC2010)
  9. Navigate to: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30679
  10. Click the Download button
  11. Select the VSU_4\vcredist_x86.exe & VSU_4\vcredist_x64.exe and click Next
  12. Download the vcredist_x86.exe & vcredist_x64.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads\VC2012)
  13. Navigate to: https://aka.ms/vs/17/release/vc_redist.x86.exe
  14. Download the VC_redist.x86.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads\VC2022)
  15. Navigate to: https://aka.ms/vs/17/release/vc_redist.x64.exe
  16. Download the VC_redist.x64.exe to the folder created at (C:\Downloads\VC2022)
  17. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  18. Navigate to the C:\Downloads\VC2010 folder
  19. Enter the following command: vcredist_x86.exe /q /norestart
  20. Press Enter
  21. Enter the following command: vcredist_x86.exe /q /norestart
  22. Press Enter
  23. Navigate to the C:\Downloads\VC2012 folder
  24. Enter the following command: vcredist_x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  25. Press Enter
  26. Enter the following command: vcredist_x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  27. Press Enter
  28. Navigate to the C:\Downloads\VC2022 folder
  29. Enter the following command: VC_redist.x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  30. Press Enter
  31. Enter the following command: VC_redist.x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  32. Press Enter
  33. Navigate to the C:\Downloads\pcbviewer folder
  34. Enter the following command: MsiExec.exe /i "SOLIDWORKS PCB Viewer.msi" /qn
  35. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the SOLIDWORKS PCB Viewer 2022 Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:SOLIDWORKS PCB Viewer 2022
Vendor:Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corp
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch (Step 1)vcredist_x86.exe /q /norestart
Silent Install Switch (Step 2)vcredist_x64.exe /q /norestart
Silent Install Switch (Step 3)vcredist_x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Install Switch (Step 4)vcredist_x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Install Switch (Step 5)VC_redist.x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Install Switch (Step 6)VC_redist.x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Install Switch (Step 7)MsiExec.exe /i "SOLIDWORKS PCB Viewer.msi" /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x "SOLIDWORKS PCB Viewer.msi" /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa "SOLIDWORKS PCB Viewer.msi" /qn
Download Link:https://www.solidworks.com/support/free-downloads
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/solidworks-pcb-viewer-2022-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

Create a SOLIDWORKS PCB Viewer 2022 Installation Log File

The SOLIDWORKS PCB Viewer 2022 installers offer the option to generate a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. You can use the following command to create a verbose log file with details about the installation.

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SOLIDWORKS PCB Viewer 2022 Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

setup.exe /S /v"/qn /L*v %WINDIR%\Temp\PCBViewer2022-Install.log"

SOLIDWORKS PCB Viewer 2022 Silent Install (MSI) with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i "SOLIDWORKS PCB Viewer.msi" /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\PCBViewer2022-Install.log"

Change the SOLIDWORKS PCB Viewer Default Installation Directory

You can also change the default installation directory by using the following command line parameters. In this example, I’m installing the SOLIDWORKS PCB Viewer to C:\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS PCB Viewer

SOLIDWORKS PCB Viewer 2022 (EXE)

setup.exe /S /v"INSTALLDIR=\"C:\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS PCB Viewer\" /qn"

SOLIDWORKS PCB Viewer 2022 (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /i "SOLIDWORKS PCB Viewer.msi" INSTALLDIR="C:\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS PCB Viewer\" /qn

How to Uninstall SOLIDWORKS PCB Viewer 2022 Silently

Check out the SOLIDWORKS PCB Viewer 2022 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 one of the following commands:

SOLIDWORKS PCB Viewer 2022 Silent Uninstall (EXE)

setup.exe /S /x /v/qn

SOLIDWORKS PCB Viewer 2022 SP0 Silent Uninstall (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /x {304B2067-BC57-4D0E-9828-7E6560E042D6} /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.

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