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: Administering a Network License

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

Running without an internet connection

You will need to make sure the following prerequisites are installed. These will automatically install if an internet connection is available.

How to run the silent installer with default options

This will install with default options. English as the language, C:\Program Files\SketchUp\SketchUp 2021 as the install directory.

  1. Download a SketchUp 2021 installer. The full installer includes all of the language packs.
  2. From an elevated command line or script run

    SketchUpPro-2021-0.exe /silent
    In Windows 10, you can use the search box inside the Start menu. Type cmd there and press CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER to launch the command prompt elevated.

While the install is running no windows will open. After a couple of minutes, SketchUp will be installed.

How to run a customized silent installer

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

  • FEATURES= is for adding languages.
  • INSTALLDIR= is for specifying install destination

Examples:
SketchUpPro-2021-0.exe /silent FEATURE=fr INSTALLDIR=D:\Apps\Sketchup2021
SketchUpPro-2021-0.exe INSTALLDIR=D:\Apps\Sketchup2021
SketchUpPro-2021-0.exe /silent FEATURE=fr,ja

Supported Languages

Feature CodeLanguage
deGerman
esSpanish
frFrench
itItalian
jaJapanese
koKorean
pt_br OR pt-brPortuguese
ruRussian
svSwedish
zh_cn OR zh-cnChinese Simplified
zh_tw OR zh-twChinese Traditional

Troubleshooting

The installer creates an InstallShield.log from the directory where it was run. This can contain information useful for troubleshooting.

If you run into any issues when following these steps, be sure to reach out to the support team for additional assistance.
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