SolidWorks Draftsight 2017.0.0.0
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Author: Tim Mangan
Date: June 6, 2022

Repackaging tips and silent install information for SolidWorks Draftsight 2017.0.0.0. This App Tip provides comprehensive details for conducting a silent installation of Draftsight. It includes additional insights, such as user environment specifics, extra installation parameters, and repackaging tips.

About

DraftSight is a professional-grade, 2D design and drafting. Solution providing Architecture, Engineering & Construction. (AEC) providers, as well as professional CAD users, designers, educators, and hobbyists with a robust and reliable design.

General Information

Vendor Information

SolidWorks

Application Name

Draftsight

Application Version

2017.0.0.0

Download Link

https://www.draftsight.com/

License Needed

No

Vendor Install

Installation Type

Setup.exe

Architecture

x86/x64

Application Configuration/Settings

Registry

File

AD/GPO

AAD/GPO

User Environment Data

Registry

File

Other

Infrastructure Dependencies

Description

ODBC

Connection Name

Driver

Parameters

Setup.exe parameters

/s /v/qn

MSI Public Properties

DISABLEADVTSHORTCUTS=1

Installation Commands

Silent Install Command

Silent Uninstall Command

Repackaging Score

MSI

Unknown

MSIX

Full Functional
The software was packaged on Windows 10 21H2 using Microsoft MSIX Packaging Tool 1.2022.512 with the PSF using TMEditX with the PSF FileRedirectionFixup. For further info see Repackaging Tips below

App-V

Unknown

ThinApp

Unknown

Citrix App Layer

Unknown

VMWare App Volumes

Unknown

Other

Unknown

Repackaging Tips

Extract the files from the provided exe: Use '/Q /T:"C:Extract" /C ' to extract the actual installer.

To continue with the extracted version of the exe installer,
Use '/s ' for silent installation. It has an embedded MSI, so for full silent installation, use '/s /v/qn'.

The installer adds a shortcut to the start menu and to the desktop. Often removing the desktop shortcut is desired.

Use '/qn' for silent installation. It has an embedded MSI, so for full silent installation, use '/qn DISABLEADVTSHORTCUTS=1'.
Use '/passive' for silent installation. It has an embedded MSI, so for full silent installation, use '/passive DISABLEADVTSHORTCUTS=1'.

The installer adds a shortcut to the start menu and to the desktop. Often removing the desktop shortcut is desired.
The product does not have an autoupdater.
Other customizations were not tested.
It installs under Program Files
It installs files to ProgramData
It installs files to C:\Application Data...
The Shortcut to the program includes a command line argument "/IA".
It has 2 services, a DraftSite API Service and a Flexnet Licensing Service.
It has several FTAs and shell extensions:
.dwg, .dwt, with shared Preview Handler and shared Thumbnail Handler.
.dxf with Preview Handler and Thumbnail Handler.
.flx with Preview Handler and Thumbnail Handler.

Packaging DraftSight for MSIX

The software was packaged on Windows 10 21H2 using Microsoft MSIX Packaging Tool 1.2022.512 with the PSF using TMEditX with the PSF FileRedirectionFixup.
You must disable the Advertized Shortcuts for installation.
Remove the unwanted shortcut from the desktop if desired.
PsfLauncher is required for the shortcut in order to support the required command line argument.
FileRedirectionFixup is recommended due to configuration files in the package that might be changed.
TMEditX was used to add the Shell Extensions to the AppXManifest Shared handlers are not supportable at this time so you may apply a given handler to only one file type.
TMEditX was used to add in the missing fonts to the AppXManifest.

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