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BRP By Bison

Monday, April 21 2014
(NEW!) We are happy to announce that we have reached an agreement with BRP by Bison to update their listing to include the full product line. Check the software for new SketchUp models and drawing files added to the BRP by Bison as we continue to…
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Power Tip: Automated Grading

Feature: Automated Grading Suggested by: David Fox Here is a Land F/X Power Tip, suggested by our friend David Fox. David was hoping to find a way to automate his manual grading process and the result was a huge time saver!   1 Load the Site Dimension toolbar from the Land…
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  • Recommended By WRG, WDI, and AECOM
  • SiteScapes, Inc.

    Tuesday, April 15 2014
    (NEW!) We happy to announce our newest addition to the growing list of Land F/X Supporting Manufacturers, SiteScapes Inc. Select SiteScapes product lines are now available to our users under the Site Amenities and RefNotes tools. Happy Specifying! 
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    NIBCO

    Friday, April 11 2014
    (UPDATED) We regret to inform our users that NIBCO has chosen not to renew their status as a Land F/X supporting manufacturer, indefinitely. We will continue to list the NIBCO product line as is, but will no longer be providing weblinks, product information, or updates.…
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    Power Tip: F/X CAD 2014 Activation

    Land F/X Power Tip: F/X CAD 2014 Activation from Land F/X on Vimeo.   This week's Power Tip is about activating your F/X CAD installation. Due to our contract with Autodesk, our activation process is very specific and somewhat counter-intuitive. Watch this brief video for help with the process. More…
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    Kings River Casting

    Wednesday, April 09 2014
    (COMING SOON!) New site furnishings, details, and blocks will be entered into the Land F/X software from our friends at Kings River Casting. Check the Land F/X Product Connection and Detail Explorer for updates!
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    SiteScapes, Inc.

    Wednesday, April 09 2014
    (COMING SOON!) We are currently developing the SiteScapes product listing and look forward to hosting 50 of their top products in our software. To request more from this manufacturer email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
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    Landscape Forms

    Wednesday, April 09 2014
    (UPDATED!) We are happy to announce that we will be including 2 new product lines from our friends at Landscape Forms. Check the software for updates to the Strata and MultipliCITY product lines. To request more from this manufacturer email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
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    Tri-State Asheville 2014

    Tuesday, April 08 2014
    The Tri-State Conference, hosted by the ASLA chapters of the Carolinas and Georgia, is a special treat to touch bases with our many contacts in the combined areas, and to be treated to fine southern hospitality. The conference was hosted in Asheville, North Carolina, meaning that in addition to the…
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    LABASH Trip

    Tuesday, April 08 2014
    The Labash student conference is always a special treat for us, to interact with future landscape architects. A good number of students showed up for the Land F/X learning lab, and we had a great time going through the key features of the software — a big thank you to…

    Tournesol Siteworks

    Tuesday, April 08 2014
    (COMING SOON!) We are underway with our newest supporting manufacturer. Keep checking the software for more updates to the Tournesol product line.  
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    Kwik Goal

    Tuesday, April 01 2014
    (NEW!) Manufacturer of Goals, Training Equipment, and Field Equipment. We now list 91 products for this manufacturer in the Land F/X software.
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    UPDATE: GPH Irrigation

    Monday, March 31 2014
    Land F/X has incorporated a new GPH Irrigation product to the Land F/X Detail Library. GPH currently has a selected amount of products from their product line. To request more from this manufacturer email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . GPH Irrigation's mission is to make the procurement of drip…
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    Power Tip: Runtime Schedule

    Feature: Irrigation Runtime Schedule Suggested by: Verdaus Landscape Architects. Here is a Land F/X Power Tip, suggested by Tarek Al Sheeti with Verdaus Landscape Architects of Dubai. He mentioned that it took a long time to assemble a valve runtime schedule. The resulting feature needed to allow configuring multiple controller…
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  • Recommended By Verdaus Landscape Architects
  • Intro To Details Webinar

    Tuesday, March 18 2014
    Join author Brian Frederick for an in-depth demonstration of the Land F/X Detail System. The detail system is what separates Land F/X from any other design software and should be used to standardize your office’s production methods and detail organization. The following topics will be covered:   -Detail Explorer  …
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    Meet Krystal

    Friday, March 14 2014
          J: It seems every client knows you personally, how is that, aren’t there thousands?   K: Well yesterday I broke my personal record, and completed 305 tickets in our admin system.  So, 300 in one day, I guess that’s how I do it, I don’t know.  …
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    Permaloc

    Wednesday, March 05 2014
    (COMING SOON!) We are happy to announce the addition of Permaloc edgings and restraints to the Land F/X software. Check the F/X Detail Library within Detail Explorer for more information.
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    Power Tip: Plant Schedule Options

    Feature: Plant Schedule Options Suggested by: WRG, WDI, and AECOM. Here is a Land F/X Power Tip, suggested by a few different firms to assist in meeting their office standard. Land F/X now offers multiple new options for creating plant schedules. Symbols at Plan Size, Local Common Plant Names, and…
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  • Recommended By WRG, WDI, and AECOM
  • Power Tip: Truecolor Layer States

    Feature: Truecolor Layer States Suggested by: Nick Meissner of Meissner Landscape. Here is a Land F/X Power Tip, suggested by new Land F/X user, Nick Meissner.  Land F/X now offers Layer States with Truecolor values. Using the Land F/X Layer State tool, create new or modify existing layer templates. Let…
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  • Recommended By Nick Meissner
  • Power Tip: Spline Support

    Feature: Spline Support Suggested by: John Vann of LandTech Design. Here is a Land F/X Power Tip, suggested by a user through a support ticket.  Land F/X now offers Spline Support when converting a 2D drawing into a SketchUp model. Using the Land F/X SketchUp connection, create closed faces out…
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  • Recommended By John Vann
  • Power Tip: Schematic Irrigation

    Feature: Schematic Irrigation Suggested by: Mark Pagano at D.D. Pagano, Inc. Here is a Land F/X Power Tip, suggested by a user at a trade show back in 2010.  Schematic Irrigation is an irrigation design tool used to quickly and accurately design irrigation systems based on area and mainline pipe…
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  • Recommended By Mark Pagano
  • Cal Poly Student ASLA Chapter Presentation

    Friday, February 14 2014
    Recently, Land F/X was invited to present to the Cal Poly ASLA Student Chapter.  Thirty students lead by Kalyn Crosier, ASLA Student President for the 2013-14 Academic Year, joined me in the Landscape Architecture department for an overview of the Land F/X Planting tools and SketchUp Connection.  It is always fun being…

    Meet Forrestt Williams

    Friday, February 07 2014
    Many of you have spoken to Forrestt on the tech support lines and know how his friendly demeanor can help you through just about any tech support issue. Aside from being the super hero of tech support and maintaining the Land F/X website, Forrestt is a professional musician; composing and…
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    Power Tip: Plant Outlines

    Feature: Plant Outlines Suggested by: Amanda Berry at Henry Kortekaas & Associates Here is another Land F/X Power Tip on a feature that developed out of the community forum dating back to a topic started  in 2008.  Plant Outlines is a presentation feature that creates  a continuous outline around plant…
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  • Recommended By Amanda Berry, HKLA
  • Meet Brian Frederick

    Monday, February 03 2014
      We are excited to introduce you to our newest team member!  Brian Frederick is a landscape designer with an expertise in AutoCAD and digital graphics.  Graduating from Texas A&M in 2012, he interned at Bury + Partners Austin, Texas before working for 1.5 yrs on Kimley-Horn and Associates Sarasota, FL design team.  To welcome…
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    Power Tip: Detail Bubble Callouts

    Feature: Bubble Callouts Suggested by: Brian Frederick, Kimley Horn & Associates Ever miss a label in your detail? While at Kimley Horn & Associates, Land F/X Power User and new team member, Brian Frederick recommended updates to the detail bubble callouts feature that shipped in version 10.10 allowing users to…
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  • Recommended By Brian Frederick
  • Power Tip: Import Layer

      Features: Send Layer, Import Layer Suggested by: Amanda Berry, HKLA Ever struggle with bringing your AuotCAD base file into SketchUp?  Suggested by Land F/X Power User, Amanda Berry, the import layer feature does the hard work for you.  Here is how it works: After double checking your ucs and units…
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  • Recommended By Amanda Berry, HKLA
  • Power Tip: Keyboard Commands + SmartArc

    Power Tip: Keyboard Commands + SmartArc from Land F/X on Vimeo. Features: Keyboard Commands, SmartArc Suggested by: PBR Hawaii   This week’s Power Tip highlights a time-saving set of irrigation keyboard commands used in combination with SmartArc for a fluid process of laying out irrigation heads in record time. You…
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  • Recommended By PBR Hawaii
  • Land F/X Yearly Support Renewals Reduced

    Friday, January 17 2014
    With a growing customer base and fewer tech support issues, Land F/X is happy to announce that we have been able to lower the Land F/X yearly support renewal prices.  Starting at the beginning of this month, the Land F/X renewal price has been reduced to $250. Although the price has dropped, your renewal still includes:…
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    20 FREE Plant Models Added to Land F/X SketchUp Library

    Friday, January 17 2014
      We are planning to add tons of new plant and product models to the Land F/X SketchUp Library each month.  This week, we started off with a small batch of popular trees, shrubs, and ornamental grasses that we think you will enjoy. Each plant was designed to accurately depict…
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