alertCurrently, Secure-eBook doesn’t work with Adobe Reader DC.

This is a temporary measure since we are actively working on a solution to allow secured eBooks to be used with Adobe Reader DC. Before releasing an update, we must ensure that the security is at the appropriate level.

In the meantime, we have updated our “eBook Activation Assistance” page to help your clients have installed Adobe Reader XI. By default, a link to the “eBook Activation Assistance” page is automatically sent to your clients when they purchase a secured eBook. You can view the page at the following address :

We are sorry for any inconvenience this situation may cause and please be assured that we are working hard to address this issue. We will advise all our clients as soon as an update is released to allow secured eBooks to work with Adobe Reader DC.

What is an eBook?

An eBook, also known as a digital book, is the digital media equivalent of one of our conventional printed books. The eBook has a digital rights management system that allows it to be read on a computer that has Adobe Reader installed and access to the internet.

The eBook security does not allow for an eBook to be printed.


Minimum Requirements

Adobe Reader version 7 to 11 (free, get it here) is needed to view the sample and full version of the eBook. Currently Adobe Reader DC is not supported we hope to have it supported mid 2016.  Purchasing and activating the full version of the eBook requires an internet connection.

eBook Activation Process

When an eBook is downloaded and opened for the first time, the Table of Contents and a sample chapter are displayed. The eBook will have to be activated in order to get access to its full content. To activate the eBook, you need an activation key which you will receive after completing the purchase.

Purchasing the eBook

With the sample eBook open start the purchase process by clicking on the “Buy This eBook Now!” button on the top-right corner of the eBook window.

After you complete eBook purchase transaction, you will receive an activation key. That’s the key you will use to activate the eBook.

Activating the eBook

If you have just purchased the eBook using the “Buy This eBook Now!” button the activation window will already be displayed when you get back to the eBook. If you purchased the eBook without using the “Buy This eBook Now!” button, or if the activation window is not displayed, just select “Activate eBook…” from the “eBook” menu.

When the activation window is displayed, copy (Ctrl-C) your activation key from the email you received or from the Web page where it was displayed, and paste it (Ctrl-V) into the activation window. Then, click on the “Activate” button to get access to the eBook’s full content. Once the eBook is activated the full content is available.

Lab Files

The companion lab files for our printed courseware are available for download from the EnvisionCAD web site on each of the courseware’s individual pages.

Need more assistance?

If you have any questions about the EnvisionCAD eBook courseware or need assistance with activation please contact us.

See our available eBooks.

“I am really enjoying the eBook version of the manual. The content is excellent and I am most likely going to purchase the Power Tools and Geographic Tools also.”

Roger D. Britton, Robert Campbell & Associates

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