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Last Update:

06 Feb 2021

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Altium LLC


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Altium Designer

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Software Author(s):

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Altium Designer

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Altium Designer, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Altium Designer, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Altium Designer, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade altium-designer -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade altium-designer -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install altium-designer
    name: altium-designer
    version: ''
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'altium-designer' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  ''

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller altium-designer
    Name     = "altium-designer"
    Version  = ""
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'altium-designer':
  ensure   => '',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.


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This package was approved as a trusted package on 06 Feb 2021.


Altium Designer continues its focus on delivering new, easy-to-use and performance-enhancing
PCB design tools as part of one single price solution with the introduction of the latest

  • Easy
    Experience the most cohesive, user-friendly interface for you to achieve productivity right “out of the box”.
  • Powerful
    Attain the power you need to complete large, complex designs – quickly and accurately.
  • Modern
    Get the latest design tools today with the guarantee of continuous innovation in the future – year after year.

Const $text = "Altium Designer 20 Installer"

Func Uninstall($config)
    Local $uninstall = $config.Item("uninstall")
    ConsoleWrite("XXX Uninstall: " & $uninstall & @LF)

    ; Run uninstallation program
    ;local $pid = Run('C:\Program Files\Altium\AD19\System\Installation\AltiumInstaller.exe -Ufninstall -UniqueID:"{404E0CD4-F33F-4949-8A1C-936FEA2385B1}"')
    local $pid = Run('C:\Program Files\Altium\AD19\System\Installation\AltiumInstaller.exe -Uninstall')

    If $pid = 0 Then
	   ConsoleWrite("Error: " & @error & @LF)

    ; Altium Designer Uninstaller
	ConsoleWrite("Welcome" & @LF)
    WinWaitActive($text, "Uninstall")
	ConsoleWrite("xxxx" & @LF)
    ControlCommand($text, "", "[CLASS:TXPRadioButton; INSTANCE:1]", "Check", "")
    ConsoleWrite("yyyyy" & @LF)
    ConsoleWrite("zzzz" & @LF)

    ; Uninstallation Finish
	WinWait($text, "Finish")
	ConsoleWrite("Finish" & @LF)


ConsoleWrite("Starting" & @LF)
Local $config = ObjCreate("Scripting.Dictionary")
; $config.Add("uninstall", $CmdLine[1])
$config.Add("uninstall", 'C:\Program Files\Altium\AD19\System\Installation\AltiumInstaller.exe -Uninstall')

ConsoleWrite("End of Uninstall!" & @LF)
Const $text = "Altium Designer 21 Installer"

Func Install($config)
    Local $install = $config.Item("install")
    ConsoleWrite("Install: " & $install & @LF)

    ; Run installation program

    ; Welcome to Altium Designer Installer
	ConsoleWrite("Welcome" & @LF)

    ; License Agreement
	ConsoleWrite("License" & @LF)
    ControlCommand($text, "", "[CLASS:TXPRadioButton; INSTANCE:1]", "Check", "")

    ; Select Design Functionality
	ConsoleWrite("Select Design Functionality" & @LF)
    WinWait($text, "Next")

    ; Destination Folders
	ConsoleWrite("Destination Folders" & @LF)
	WinWait($text, "Program Files")

    ; Customer Experience Improvement Program
    ConsoleWrite("Customer Experience Improvement Program" & @LF)
    WinWait($text, "Altium Customer Experience Improvement Program")
    ControlCommand($text, "", "[CLASS:TXPRadioButton; INSTANCE:2]", "Check", "")

    ; Ready To Install
	ConsoleWrite("Advanced..." & @LF)
	WinWait($text, "Next")

    ; Installation Complete
	WinWait($text, "Run Altium Designer")
    ;ControlCommand($text, "", "[CLASS:TXPCheckBox; INSTANCE:1]", "UnCheck", "")
	ConsoleWrite("Complete" & @LF)
	ConsoleWrite("Finish" & @LF)


ConsoleWrite("Starting" & @LF)

Local $config = ObjCreate("Scripting.Dictionary")
$config.Add("install", $CmdLine[1])

ConsoleWrite("End of Install!" & @LF)
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

# Login as your user
# Navigate to
# Right side, you should see the Offline downloads
$packageName = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
$fullPackage = ""
$url64 = '' + $fullPackage
$checksum64 = '27be3b0db54bba4777ad03b0b08a284511a51e6caad362bb27ec78e508a19dec'

$WorkSpace = Join-Path $env:TEMP "$packageName.$env:chocolateyPackageVersion"
$toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

$WebFileArgs = @{
    packageName         = $packageName
    FileFullPath        = Join-Path $WorkSpace $fullPackage
    Url64bit            = $url64
    Checksum64          = $checkSum64
    ChecksumType        = 'sha256'
    GetOriginalFileName = $true

$PackedInstaller = Get-ChocolateyWebFile @WebFileArgs

$UnzipArgs = @{
    PackageName  = $packageName
    FileFullPath = $PackedInstaller
    Destination  = $WorkSpace

Get-ChocolateyUnzip @UnzipArgs

# unattended install requires AutoIT
$autoitExe = 'C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\AutoIt3.exe'
$autoitFile = Join-Path $toolsDir 'altium-designer.au3'
$fileFullPath = Join-Path $workSpace "AltiumDesigner21Setup.exe"

Write-Debug "AutoIt: `t$autoitExe"
Write-Debug "AutoItFile: `t$autoitFile"
Write-Debug "FileFullPath `t$fileFullPath"

Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin  -ExeToRun $autoitExe -Statements "$autoitFile $fileFullPath"
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$WorkSpace = Join-Path $env:TEMP "$packageName.$env:chocolateyPackageVersion"
$toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

$packageArgs = @{
    packageName  = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
    softwareName = 'altium*'
    #  fileType       = 'exe'
    silentArgs   = ''
    #  validExitCodes = @(0)

$autoitExe = 'C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\AutoIt3.exe'
$autoitFile = Join-Path $toolsDir 'altium-designer-uninstaller.au3'
$uninstaller = 'C:\Program Files\Altium\AD19\System\Installation\AltiumInstaller.exe'

Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin  -ExeToRun $autoitExe -Statements "$autoitFile $packageArgs['file']"

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Altium Designer 21.0.8 144 Friday, January 8, 2021 Approved
Altium Designer 20.2.7 102 Thursday, March 4, 2021 Approved
Altium Designer 20.0.13 448 Sunday, April 5, 2020 Approved
Altium Designer 20.0.12 176 Thursday, February 27, 2020 Approved
Altium Designer 19.1.9 141 Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Approved
Altium Designer 238 Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Approved
Altium Designer 18.1.11 156 Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Approved
Altium Designer 18.1.9 168 Monday, November 11, 2019 Approved
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