How to perform a direct MSI installation of AutoPIPE?
Use instructions below to extracted MSI files and prerequisites from the AutoPIPE's installation file acquired from Bentley Software downloads:
Download AutoPIPE's installation file using instructions here..
Using Wix installer v.3.11 to 3.14:
AutoPIPE's installation file was created using a program called WIX Burns installer. Therefore in order to extract MSI files from an application EXE file, search the internet and download Wix toolset 3.11 to 3.14. If you cannot find these version on the internet, log a Bentley Case, mention this WIKI, and request the application link / software will sent.
Install the WIX Toolset, no need to install the Visual Studio plugin.
a. After installing Wix Tool Set, locate the Dark.exe program. (default location: C:\Program Files (x86)\WiX Toolset v3.xx\bin
b. Open a CMD prompt.
c. Change directory to the folder containing the Dark.exe application.
After extracting the MSI files from the AutoPIPE installer EXE file, suggest to first, install all pre-requisites in the following order:
a. Skip any that have already been installed on the computer.
b. Pre-requisites listed above may change with different versions of the program. See Release notes for detail list of pre-requisites per version being installed.
c. Use command line arguments with Setup.exe to make it install silently:
-q or -quiet
-s or -silent
Next install AutoPIPE's MSI file extracted from the EXE file installers
In addition, install only those Optional Applications planning to use:
a. Remember OPIM (OpenPlant Isometric Manager) is a separate installer, and only needed if generating Stress Isometrics using AutoPIPE Advanced license or AutoPIPE Nuclear License. Install OPIM using that program's installation instructions.
b. If using ProjectWise Explorer, be sure to install that applications' pre-requisites, see here.
Performing a silent installation