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.
- Microsoft Visual C++ 2015-2019 Redistributable (x64) - 14.23.27820
- KB2999226 - Windows 7 Only
- Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2
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.
- Download a SketchUp 2021 installer. The full installer includes all of the language packs.
- From an elevated command line or script run
SketchUpPro-2021-0.exe /silentIn 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
SketchUpPro-2021-0.exe /silent FEATURE=fr INSTALLDIR=D:\Apps\Sketchup2021
SketchUpPro-2021-0.exe /silent FEATURE=fr,ja
|pt_br OR pt-br||Portuguese|
|zh_cn OR zh-cn||Chinese Simplified|
|zh_tw OR zh-tw||Chinese Traditional|
The installer creates an InstallShield.log from the directory where it was run. This can contain information useful for troubleshooting.