Performing a Silent Install with SketchUp 2020 for Windows

This is a Windows ONLY feature.


If you're looking for a Microsoft Silent Install (MSI) file, you'll find it here. The instructions below are for a silent install using our current installer, not the MSI. If you're using the MSI file you likely already know how to use it.

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 2020 as the install directory.

  1. Download a SketchUp 2020 installer. The full installer includes all of the language packs.
  2. From an elevated command line or script run

    SketchUpPro2020-0-363-132.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:
SketchUpPro2020-0-363-132.exe /silent FEATURE=fr INSTALLDIR=D:\Apps\Sketchup2020
SketchUpPro2020-0-363-132.exe INSTALLDIR=D:\Apps\Sketchup2020
SketchUpPro2020-0-363-132.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.