Unattended Installation guide for Archicad and Graphisoft Add-ons

Unattended Installation guide for Archicad and Graphisoft Add-ons

The installation for ARCHICAD and GRAPHISOFT Add-Ons can be done in unattended mode.

Unattended Installation is basically the installation process done without any user input i.e. excluding the process of clicking “Next” again and again until the last "Finish" option in installation dialog box 

The unattended mode can be processed by adding the executable file followed by the parameter "--mode unattended" in the command line :

For Windows :ARCHICAD-24-INT-3000-1.0.exe --mode unattended

For Mac :  ARCHICAD\ 24\Installer.app/Contents/MacOS/installbuilder.sh --mode unattended

Note that there are two dashes in the parameter. It is advised to check while adding parameters when doing copy/paste, because sometimes the two dashes are converted into a single dash, which will cause errors.

If no further parameters are set, the installation will run with default settings and if custom options like having a different installation path, or a customised Archicad Work Environment, etc, the following parameters will be needed to set 

For custom installation options, In the command line type the executable file name followed by one or more parameters as detailed below.

Custom Installations Setup

Parameters to be typed in command line

  Run installation in Unattended Mode

--mode unattended

List available standard parameters

See a list of general command-line parameters for customizing unattended installation.


Specify installation folder

(if you don’t specify, the program will be installed to the default location.)


followed by the path of the preferred installation folder.

If the path contains spaces, enclose the entire path in quotation marks.

Install additional (non-default) components

Use this option to select additional (“allowed”) components for installation, which would not be installed by default (e.g. certain Goodies in the Goodies Suite installer).


followed by a comma-separated list of the allowed (non-default) components to install.

To see list of allowed components: type  --help.

Disable installation of (default) components

Use this option to prevent installation of certain components, which otherwise would be installed by default.


followed by a comma-separated list of default components to omit from the installation.

To see list of default components: type  --help.

Identify Current User (Mac only)

Installation on Mac is run via a “root” user. In case of deployment installation (e.g. Apple Remote Desktop), use this parameter to specify the current user - for example, to create desktop and dock shortcut for a specific user (rather than the “root” user).


followed by the username.

Use an Option file containing command line parameters


followed by name of the option file (as well as its directory path, if it is not in the same folder as the executable).

The following parameters are not listed in the  "--help" file, but can be used to customize unattended ARCHICAD installation.
Default installation option is shown in red.

Custom Installations Setup

Parameters to be typed in command line

Add AC Shortcut to Desktop

Added by default.

If you don’t want to add it, replace 1 with 0

--desktopshortcut 1

--desktopshortcut 0

Add AC Dock Icon (Mac only)

Added by default.

If you don’t want to add it, replace 1 with 0

—dockshortcut 1

--dockshortcut 0

Enable Automatic Update

Enabled by default.

To disable it, replace 1 with 0

--enableautomaticupdate 1

--enableautomaticupdate 0

Install predefined company-standard defaults for

• Work Environment,

• ARCHICAD Template, and/or

• DXF-DWG Translators


followed by the path of the Defaults folder containing your preferred files.

For info on how to set up the Defaults folder

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