Viewer Installation & upgrade

This page will always refer to the latest version of Macrobond Viewer, which is currently 1.23.24.

Upgrading

There are new versions of the Macrobond Viewer application is released several times per year. Typically there are 3-4 major versions with new functionality and then maintenance releases as needed with minor improvements.
The best way to upgrade an existing installation is to select “Check for update” on the Help menu in the Macrobond Viewer application.
help: check for update
This might not work if you run in a locked-down environment. In that case you can follow the setup procedure below.

The setup program

To install the Macrobond Viewer application please download and run the setup program and follow the installation instructions. This can be done both for the first installation and subsequent upgrades.
For security reasons you should download and run the setup program from an empty directory or use the command line installation as described below
Download the setup program

In some environments, programs and installation files are blocked and cannot be downloaded or are prevented from running. In this case, the instruction below - for installation that is scripted or based on dowloaded files - might be helpful.

Requirements

There are two variations of the installation script: one that installs only the 32-bit version of Macrobond Viewer add-ins and one that installs both 32 and 64-bit versions. It is recommended to always install the 64-bit version if you run a 64-bit version of Windows. The setup program provided by the link above, will automatically select the correct version.

The Macrobond Viewer installation requires administrator privileges. If you do not have them please contact your IT team and provide them with a link to this page. Macrobond Viewer application requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 or later, which can be installed as an optional component from Windows Update or as an installation program at the Microsoft .NET downloads web site.

Command line installation

Macrobond provides msi and msp files that can be used to automatically deploy the application. There are different installation files for the 32 and 64-bit versions of Windows. You can run these commands from a command prompt, via Windows+R or in an automated script.

32-bit installation command

The latest version of application can be installed by using the following command line (please note that it is a single line without enter characters):

msiexec PATCH=https://download.macrobond.com/installation/mainapp/1.23.0.3853-release/ViewerPatch-1.23.24.18897-release.msp /i https://download.macrobond.com/installation/mainapp/1.23.0.3853-release/MacrobondViewer.msi



If you already have Macrobond Viewer 32-bit version 1.21.25 or higher installed you can upgrade the Macrobond Viewer application by executing the following command:

msiexec /p https://download.macrobond.com/installation/mainapp/1.23.0.3853-release/ViewerPatch-1.23.24.18897-release.msp

64-bit installation command

The latest version of application can be installed by using the following command line (please note that it is a single line without enter characters):

msiexec PATCH=https://download.macrobond.com/installation/mainapp/1.23.0.3853-release/ViewerPatch-1.23.24.18897-release.x64.msp /i https://download.macrobond.com/installation/mainapp/1.23.0.3853-release/MacrobondViewer.x64.msi


If you already have Macrobond Viewer 64-bit version 1.21.25 or higher installed you can upgrade the Macrobond Viewer application by executing the following command:

msiexec /p https://download.macrobond.com/installation/mainapp/1.23.0.3853-release/ViewerPatch-1.23.24.18897-release.x64.msp

Local installation

If referencing the msi and msp files as URLs does not work, which could be the case if such files are blocked by a firewall, the files can be downloaded by using the ZIP files referenced in the Install from downloaded files section. Then pass the path of the files to the MsiExcec command instead of the URLs:

msiexec PATCH=somepath\MacrobondViewer-version.msp /i somepath\MacrobondViewer.msi

Please note that Windows Installer might want to access the local installation files again in the future, such as when doing automatic repairs, and it might be a good idea to store and install them from a persistent storage.

Install from downloaded files

Download one of the ZIP files, extract, and then run the install.bat file in the extracted folder.

Macrobond Viewer installation files for 32-bit Windows

Macrobond Viewer installation files for 64-bit Windows

Please note that Windows Installer might want to access the local installation files again in the future, such as when doing automatic repairs, and it might be a good idea not to remove the extracted files.

Version numbers

Version numbers consist of three parts, where the first two numbers denotes the major version and the third number is the revision. The revision number is always increased for each maintenance release, but may not be consecutive.