Administrator: Performing a Silent Install

SketchUp has the option to be run silently for distributed installations. You won't need this option unless you're deploying SketchUp on a large scale. If you're working with larger installations and a network license, be sure to read our article on that subject as well: Managing a Network License.

Please note, this is an advanced procedure and should only be handled by your network administrator.

Offline Silent Installation

Before running a silent install offline you will need to make sure the following prerequisites are installed:

Default Silent Installation

Use the following steps to install SketchUp with English as the default language and C:\Program Files\ as the installation path:

  1. Download a SketchUp 2022 installer. The full installer includes all of the language packs.
  2. From an elevated command line or script run

    SketchUpPro{installer_name}.exe /silent
    In Windows, you can use the search box inside the Start menu. Type cmd and press CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER to launch the command prompt elevated.
  3. Installation takes a few minutes and during this time no additional windows open.

Custom Silent Installation

For customized installs; you can specify the language, features and/or the install destination path.

  • FEATURES adds languages or Studio features.
  • INSTALLDIR specifies the install destination.

Examples:
SketchUpPro202x.exe/silent/FEATURES=fr,vray,scan_essentials,revit_importer
SketchUpPro2020-0-363-132.exe INSTALLDIR=D:\Apps\Sketchup2020
SketchUpPro2020-0-363-132.exe/silent FEATURES=fr,ja

Studio Features

Studio Feature CodeFeature
vrayV-Ray for SketchUp
scan_essentialsScan Essentials for SketchUp
revit_importerRevit importer for SketchUp

1 Studio features may require additional licensing.
2 Studio features do not support custom installation directories, only SketchUp does.

Supported Languages

Feature CodeLanguage
deGerman
esSpanish
frFrench
itItalian
jaJapanese
koKorean
pt_br
pt-br
Portuguese
ruRussian
svSwedish
zh_cn
zh-cn
Chinese Simplified
zh_tw
zh-tw
Chinese Traditional
en_onlyEnglish only (when installing on a non-English OS)

Troubleshooting

The InstallShield.log created during installation can be found in the directory where you ran the installation. This log can contain information useful for troubleshooting.

If you experience any issues when following these steps, please contact our support team for additional assistance.