AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

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hardin
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Message 1 of 13 (2,540 Views)

pdf report writer by NovaPDF ?

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09-06-2011 12:17 PM

On all our new machines (reformatted here at the office) that contain Civil 3D 2012 have a printer device listed as PDF Report Writer. It's by novaPDF. I can't figure out where this came from. Does it come with Civil 3D? Does anyone else have it? Just curious, because it is a 'pay for' item and we don't want to have it on our machines if we didn't buy it or otherwise have rights to use it. We're not using it anyway, so we could just remove it, but I'm just curious where it came from.

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Alfred.NESWADBA
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Message 2 of 13 (2,539 Views)

Betreff: pdf report writer by NovaPDF ?

09-06-2011 12:26 PM in reply to: hardin

Hi,

 

just as info: with my (german) Civil3D there was no printer installed.

 

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nicolas.menu
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Message 3 of 13 (2,517 Views)

Re: pdf report writer by NovaPDF ?

09-07-2011 02:27 AM in reply to: hardin

Hi, 
No it does not come with Civil 3D.

To print PDFs from Civil 3D, use the DWG to PDF.PC3 "driver"... this one come from C3D (AutoCAD based apps).



Nicolas Menu
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hardin
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Message 4 of 13 (2,509 Views)

Re: pdf report writer by NovaPDF ?

09-07-2011 07:23 AM in reply to: nicolas.menu

Thanks,

Yes, I'm aware of the DWG2PDF that comes with AutoCAD. It's just curious that this NovaPDF Report Writer is on all of our Civil machines. I was just making sure it didn't come with Civil 3D... I didn't really think it did, but ....

We'll just remove it, but we need to investigate some more, I guess, just to figure out where it came from.

I wonder if it came with SincPAC.....

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Sinc
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Message 5 of 13 (2,502 Views)

Re: pdf report writer by NovaPDF ?

09-07-2011 09:13 AM in reply to: hardin

hardin wrote:

I wonder if it came with SincPAC.....



Nope.  Never heard of it.

Sinc
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hardin
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Message 6 of 13 (2,485 Views)

Re: pdf report writer by NovaPDF ?

09-08-2011 07:45 AM in reply to: Sinc

The mystery deepens. Our IT guy found the uninstall string.

 

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Autodesk\AWA\Support\PDF Report Writer\unins000.exe" /SILENT
 
I searched the registry and all the registry entries dealing with "PDF Report Writer" have Autodesk related entries.
 
At least on my machine.
 
What is the AWA in relation to Autodesk? The AWA\Support folder contains PDF Report Writer, RealDWG2012, Tools, and Video Recording folders.
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BCogsCAD
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Message 7 of 13 (2,451 Views)

Re: pdf report writer by NovaPDF ?

09-27-2011 07:00 AM in reply to: hardin

it is MOST DEFINITELY tied to the Civil 3D installation of 2012....

 

this is the 2nd time it has shown up after a 2012 automated network install for me...  Botched Civil Install for some reason but Nova showed up in there with all the other 2012 things... didn't come in with the 2011 version though...

 

 

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Jeff_M
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Message 8 of 13 (2,443 Views)

Re: pdf report writer by NovaPDF ?

09-27-2011 08:06 AM in reply to: BCogsCAD

It is installed as a part of the 2012 Storm Sewer Analysis.

Jeff_M, also a frequent Swamper
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jbrown68
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Message 9 of 13 (364 Views)

Re: pdf report writer by NovaPDF ?

09-26-2014 02:09 PM in reply to: Jeff_M

I know this is old but it appears this programs installs with AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015. Now is this required? I don't know. and if you do use the writer it prints

"You created this PDF from an application not licensed to print to novaPDF printer..."

Not to happy with this unknown piece of software installed.

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jmayo
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Registered: ‎11-13-2006
Message 10 of 13 (362 Views)

Re: pdf report writer by NovaPDF ?

09-26-2014 02:13 PM in reply to: jbrown68

The disclaimer should not print from the Autodesk hydro apps but it should print if you use that driver in another program.

 

Go download cutepdf. It's free.

John Mayo, PE
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