Vectorworks 2020 Viewer Silent Install (How-To Guide)

The Vectorworks 2020 Viewer enables those who do not own the program to look at and print projects created in Vectorworks 2020. It also allows on-line collaboration between designers and clients during the creative process. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of the Vectorworks 2020 Viewer from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Vectorworks 2020 Viewer Silently

Vectorworks 2020 Viewer Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the Vectorworks 2020 Viewer Installer
  2. Download the file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Extract the contents of the EXE using 7-Zip to (C:\Downloads\Vectorworks2020)
  4. Download the x64 version of Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015, 2017 and 2019
  5. Download the file to (C:\Downloads)
  6. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  7. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  8. Enter the following command:
    • VC_redist.x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  9. Press Enter
  10. Navigate to the C:\Downloads\Vectorworks2020 folder created earlier
  11. Enter the following command:
    • ".\resources\installer\Install Vectorworks2020.exe" --mode unattended --unattendedmodeui none
  12. Press Enter

After a few minutes you should see the Vectorworks 2020 Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Vectorworks 2020 Viewer
Vendor:Vectorworks, Inc
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch: (Step 1)VC_redist.x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Install Switch: (Step 2)".\resources\installer\Install Vectorworks2020.exe" --mode unattended --unattendedmodeui none
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\Vectorworks 2020 Viewer\Uninstall.exe" --mode unattended --unattendedmodeui none
Download Link:

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 Default Installation Directory

You can also change the default installation directory by using the following command line parameters. In this example, I’m installing Vectorworks 2020 Viewer to “C:\Vectorworks 2020 Viewer”

".\resources\installer\Install Vectorworks2020.exe" --mode unattended --unattendedmodeui none --installdir "C:\Vectorworks 2020 Viewer"

How to Uninstall Vectorworks 2020 Viewer Silently

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

Vectorworks 2020 Viewer Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles%\Vectorworks 2020 Viewer\Uninstall.exe" --mode unattended --unattendedmodeui none

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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