"I am finally getting around to doing my first project in Land F/X and I gotta tell ya, I love it! The way I built plans yesterday already seems archaic. Many thanks."
Mike Flaugh, Landscape Architect
"As a one-man Landscape Architectural firm, efficiency and cost effectiveness are key requirements of any software that I use. With F/X CAD, I have both. It gives me the efficiency that I need to get my work completed without the unnecessary extras that other CAD software include. With the integration of SketchUp, the product does not have the cumbersome 3D aspects of other CAD platforms.
"F/X CAD provides the other key requirement – cost effectiveness. The initial start-up cost was low enough for a smaller firm to recoup that investment in a short amount of time. The costs of the renewals/upgrades are also another reason that I incorporated F/X CAD into my office software. With a reasonable renewal fee each year, it makes it manageable for a sole proprietor to stay up to date with the newest version. This allows me to work closely with the larger architecture and engineering firms seamlessly.
"Also, with F/X CAD you get some of the best customer service in the industry. When I have had issues (usually on my end), F/X CAD has provided quick and effective customer service that got me back to work swiftly. Thanks."
Roberson Resource Group, LLC
"I have been active in the irrigation industry for 28 years. After years of fighting with another design program, I finally purchased Irrigation F/X in 2012. It is, by far, the best purchase I have made in all these years. The program is easy to learn with all the online videos, and the support from the staff at Land F/X has been amazing. I can highly recommend this program to anybody in the irrigation industry."
Certified Irrigation Designs
"We have been using Land F/X at our office for a couple of years now, and I cannot imagine going back to a workflow without Land F/X. We immediately saw time savings in the basic planting design and schedule tools. Area takeoffs and schedule generations that used to take hours just before deadlines are now automated and accurate. And that was the easy part. Once we started using the Detail Manager and Reference Notes tools, we not only saw additional time savings, but the overall quality and accuracy of our plans improved. We utilize Land F/X in a multidiscipline office that includes planners and civil engineers. While Land F/X worked great “out of the box,” it was easily customized to our existing office CAD standards.
"The best part of Land F/X is the staff that support it. Any issues we have are quickly resolved. Their customer service is the best I have seen in this industry."
Coe & Van Loo
"FX/CAD is a fabulous tool to take Landscape Architecture output to the next level. F/X functionality seamlessly integrated with AutoCAD made our design world a breeze! The-up-to-date, linked databases eliminate a lot of catalog searching, which saves significant time. F/X CAD extends your possibilities way beyond the standard AutoCAD; it is like AutoCAD on steroids! We totally applaud F/X CAD, a must for every Landscape Architecture/Design studio. Planting trees on computer monitors has never been so much fun!"
JoLoè Art – Purveyors of Awesome
"I have used F/X CAD now for one year and find it is a superior, very stable drawing system compared with the other CAD system I used, and this was the primary reason I decided to switch to F/X CAD. F/X CAD has all the functionality that I require as a Landscape Architect dovetailing Land F/X, resulting in improved productivity rates for me and improved alteration times for my clients and giving me a much-improved design, layout, presentation and client service. To date, I have only used its basic modes realising that it has considerably greater potential to be explored. I thoroughly recommend F/X CAD together with Land F/X."
Landscape Architect, Cheshire, UK
"We are very pleased with our F/X CAD software. It does everything our design/build office could ask for and more. Complete drafting capabilities, PDF underlays, and standard tools make this CAD program essential. The seamless integration with Land F/X makes planting plans a breeze. Support from Land F/X has always far exceeded my expectations!"
Christensen Landscape Services
"I have used F/X CAD and Irrigation F/X since November 2013. They are very great products. It takes a learning curve, but once you familiar with the software, it is very easy to work with. I had a problem once with an update and couldn’t access the software, and it was like the end of the world. I can’t live without Land F/X anymore. Land F/X speeds up the design process by about 25%. The ease of scheduling is also a great benefit – it’s very easy and fast to get the results. I recommend it for anyone with basic knowledge in manual irrigation design. Great products, and great support."
PT PUTRA ANDALAN JAYA
"F/X CAD is a very powerful low-cost solution for a landscape architectural firm. I have yet to find a command or a LISP program that I am missing from the full AutoCAD program. I am able to open the Civil 3D files from our internal civil design group as well as our outside civil consultants.
"It has a very low initial investment cost vs. a full version of AutoCAD. We are also able to keep up with the latest version with a very low yearly fee. We no longer need to ask for an earlier version that we can open from our consultants.
"What really makes F/X CAD a great investment is their customer service and support. They have gone out of their way to help us a number of times with any issues that we may be having running the program even if it is a hardware or a network issue.
"I highly recommend F/X CAD to any landscape architectural / civil firm. If you combine it with the Land F/X program, it far exceeds any of the other 'landscape architectural' design program in the industry."
Earl J. Swetland
Coe & Van Loo
"Switching over from AutoCAD to F/X CAD was smooth and seamless, with great technical support from the Land F/X team. When asked what the difference is between the two, our draftsman responded, 'What difference?' F/X CAD works just the same as AutoCAD for everything we do! We needed two licenses of CAD but only had one license of Land F/X, so to purchase two seats of F/X CAD we needed to add another Land F/X license. This still ended up being cheaper than getting the full version of AutoCAD. On top of that, we can now have two draftsmen working in Land F/X, which has proven to be helpful in getting out multiple projects under a time crunch."
West Bay Landscape
"I have been using F/X CAD along with full Land F/X and Irrigation F/X for about a year now, and love it! So much so that from the trial, I bought a personal copy for home projects and side design work. As well as convinced my boss to let me purchase a copy for the office by showing him how much time can be saved from hand typing plant labels, group counts, large project plant schedules, color plans in an instant … the list goes on. I continue to be amazed at the amount of heavy calculations this program can do for me in the blink of an eye. It adds so much more to plain AutoCAD, it is unbelievable. Also gone are the days of tedious calcs for irrigation systems design, done with one-click pipe sizing, and complete zone and system error checking helps me visualize everything so quickly and simply! And all the added calcs/reports are awesome ... they make me look like a math genius.
"Anyone in the Landscape/Irrigation Industry that is seeking to produce high-quality, professional CAD drawings with extreme accuracy, and in the least amount of time possible, will eventually find that F/X CAD with Land F/X is THE BEST solution! Thank you, Land F/X!"
Landscape and Irrigation Designer
"As a small practice of Landscape Architecture, we are always looking at ways to save money, and were hesitant to upgrade our legacy AutoCAD due to the cost of the upgrades. In 2013, we finally purchased F/X CAD, and now wished we did it sooner. It has sped up our billable hours tremendously, and we get projects accomplished faster.
"F/X CAD is the perfect tool for us; it has all the functions that we used in regular AutoCAD, and removed all the functions we didn’t use. The Nuke tool is awesome – that alone saves us hours cleaning up files received from Architects and Engineers. Thank you, Land F/X!"
The LandArt Design Group, Inc.
"Outfitting a design office with the best and most efficient software has always been a financially draining experience. Since the introduction of F/X CAD, our per-user costs have been cut in half, and support is directly from the great people at Land F/X. We are proud users of F/X CAD and Land F/X."
Nature Forms, LLC
"F/X CAD is a great program! It speeds up our planting plans and ensures accuracy! Which frees up a ton of time … and as we all know, time is money!"
Red Valley Landscape & Construction
"I have used AutoCAD and Land F/X for many years now – mostly under the auspices of large design firms. When I started my own design/build landscape business, I knew I needed AutoCAD, but was reluctant to purchase it because of the hefty price tag. With perfect timing, Land F/X introduced their own version of AutoCAD to work in tandem with Land F/X, but with a much more affordable sticker price than the version directly through Autodesk.
"Since I purchased F/X CAD, I have not regretted it for one minute! From a practical point of view, it provides all the functions I need, and have always needed, to create full detailed plans for landscape, hardscape, and irrigation. When working in this version of AutoCAD, I see no difference between a full-on copy of CAD purchased directly through Autodesk (for thousands more) and the FX version. I'm about to purchase my second license for AutoCAD & Land F/X, now needed as my company expands, and I couldn't do that without Land F/X!
"In addition, the tech support you receive with this software when purchased through Land F/X is just super, especially when compared with Autodesk (none?) Keep up the great work, guys – you are helping make small businesses like myself grow into the big guys of tomorrow."
Weeds Garden & Interior Design
"I have had no problem interacting with files from architects and engineers who are using full AutocCAD as well as other design programs. I have enjoyed my F/X CAD experience very much without having to buy a full AutoCAD license. F/X CAD has all the features I need!"
Michael S. Small
Jackson & Small Associates – GA
"F/X CAD is the right tool for the job. There are a ton of specifics that F/X CAD offers that will save time and cut costs. The function of F/X CAD versus AutoCAD is seamless. Not to date oneself, but I was educated in the CAD programs using AutoCAD release 13 years ago. When moving to and picking up F/X CAD, the learning curve was virtually nonexistent. It was like talking to an old friend, only the old friend was now cooler and more helpful. I’m always glad that I ran into this old friend again!"
"You have developed a great product. It is exactly what we need to be more efficient in our business. F/X CAD is the best software for applications in landscape architecture. It has proved to be just as fast and reliable, or even better than our existing system at a very big reduction in cost. A combination of reliability, rich functionality and price were the deciding factors to lead us to choose F/X CAD. The same traditional AutoCAD but much better!"
Marcos Peruzzi Projetos e Consult. Ltda
"Land F/X actually helps make work FUN! The ease with which I am able to lay out plants and seamlessly change them later if needed, to layout irrigation heads quickly/accurately and size pipe with the touch of a keystroke, plus the dynamic legends keeping track of everything are just small but powerful examples of why I personally think it is one of the best CAD programs ever created. I highly recommend it to any landscape designer, contractor or landscape architect and do so whenever I can.
"Land F/X also offers F/X CAD, a powerful but smaller version of AutoCADD that has all the features I've ever needed. Its extremely competitive price point made it easy to purchase, and it was integral in me setting up my home-based small business. Keep up the good work!"
Michael P. Scheele
"I just wanted to write a quick note letting you know how much time and money F/X CAD has saved (MSP) me. The smooth transition from using Land F/X plug-in with Civil 3D to F/X CAD has been working great. There have been no more fatal errors, no computer lagging or churning slowly. I have not had any issues with opening other drawings, being able to read other drawings or saving them. The only thing that I miss from Civil 3D is the “MAPINSERT” when working with aerials; other than that, I am 100% pleased with the performance. And as always, technical service is top notch when needed. Thank you, Land F/X and F/X CAD!"
McGill Smith Punshon (MSP)
"I began using Land F/X software during my undergraduate program at Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, and have ever since been sold on a great product. When entering the working world, I insisted that my employer purchase F/X CAD because of the wide range of capabilities and ease of use. Thus far I have not been disappointed, and though I learn new things every day about how to use the software more efficiently, it is very intuitive and easy to use from the get go.
"I would highly recommend this product for another great reason: customer service. Between the online webinars and the helpful staff, I can easily figure out any issues that arise from my use of this product. Their customer care is second to none, along with the product they sell and service."
Confidence Landscaping, Inc.
"I have been using F/X CAD for several years now, and I have been very pleased with how well it works. Having the ability to fully customize the software so that I can adjust to each of my clients’ graphic preferences saves me a great deal of time. Also, as a landscape designer I need to spend as little time as possible dealing with technical software issues, so the support Land F/X and their team offers is a great value to me. Whether it is AutoCAD related or has to do with the Land F/X software, they always respond promptly and get me back to work quickly. I would recommend F/X CAD to anyone in the landscape design industry."
"AAA Landscape continues to utilize F/X CAD suite of products, to include landscape and irrigation, for all of our Landscape Architectural design/production needs. F/X CAD is the platform that has allowed our organization to be the most efficient and competitive in a challenging marketplace.
"In addition to the F/X CAD application products, the level of technical support and training provided by Land F/X has continuously elevated our capabilities."
John P. Jacobson
"F/X CAD is the best thing that ever happened to landscape architecture. Since it automates the tasks that are not so fun to do, it allows me to spend more time on creative thoughts rather than counting plants, or doing pressure calculations. Then it enables me to put creative thoughts on paper in the most beautiful way produced with computer-aided drafting. As I say, drawings produced with AutoCAD are crisp and clear and great for construction drawings, but usually they have no ‘soul’ in comparison to a hand-drafted conceptual master plan or a hand colored planting plan. But with F/X CAD’s amazing features to color and shadow a drawing, and even connect it to SketchUp to raise a design into 3D, my words are not true anymore. F/X CAD users can create their own symbols and hatches – and with it, bring an individual touch to any drawing. F/X CAD has enabled art to return into the production of landscape design drawings. Dave and Jeremiah created something incredible, and I don't think I could be still as passionate about landscape architecture without F/X CAD’s aid."
Environmental Planning & Design, Inc.
"After using AutoCAD for more more than 15 years, I started using F/X Cad with Land F/X a year ago. There was almost no learning curve in the change. Since switching to Land F/X and F/X Cad, not only have I noticed a huge increase in productivity, my plans are more accurate and detailed. My favorite feature is the planting; this is HUGE! Having the ability to create a plant palette for each project using an accurate and smart database saves tons of time. On top of that, Land F/X generates planting schedules and counts with just a few clicks. What used to take hours and hours, now takes minutes. The best thing about Land F/X is the amount of time saved."
"It's rare that I can say that a project has changed my life, but Land F/X does it on a daily basis. After working with Land F/X, going back to AutoCAD by itself would be a nightmare. Land F/X seems to have ironed out the kinks of working with such a monster of a program. The specificity of the product and its ease of use make it irreplaceable for my day-to-day workflow. While the program itself is wonderful, the support is even better. I have never been so pleased with a purchase – truly! The Land F/X crew puts up with my nonsense way more than they should have to, and I appreciate it more than I can say. I would (and do) recommend this product to anyone in the field. I love Land F/X! You guys rule!"
Kara M. Mitchell
"F/X CAD has been instrumental in developing and producing both our landscape and irrigation plans for our projects. It has become our most essential tool within our company. Due to its simplicity and functionality, this allows us to produce our plans at a faster rate, and we love the ability to customize the interface. Having F/X CAD has been easier to work with than regular AutoCAD LT. It's faster to load and contains the express tools that we need. We have been extremely satisfied with the program; that's why we are buying more licenses. This program is a definite 'must-have' if you work the landscape architecture field. Plus the support you get with the whole staff is amazing. Well done."
J. Brian Euell
"I am much appreciative that you offer F/X CAD as a more economical option to a full version of AutoCAD. It is an essential tool for my business, and I have not noticed any difference between it and the full version."
Bristlecone Design, P.C.
"For our use, F/X CAD is the right fit. It provides all the functionality that we need and cuts out all the items that we don’t. AutoCAD Lite is too lite and the full version of AutoCAD leaves us paying for a host of features we’ll never use as Landscape Architects. Pairing F/X CAD with SketchUp provides us with the 3D capability that we need without having to learn the more cumbersome 3D capabilities of the full version of AutoCAD. I’ve been very satisfied with F/X CAD and would recommend it to other LA’s. Thanks."
"After switching to F/X CAD my work life has become much more simplified. I’ve been using the upgrade for a year or so and have seen a huge return on investment. I previously used BricsCAD and then AutoCAD LT with the Land F/X add-on. The add-on worked perfectly, but the setup wasn’t nearly as streamlined as it is with F/X CAD. There were several superfluous redundancies that are now simplified, and it’s identical to using the AutoCAD operating system I’m used to. There are so many time-saving advantages, but the peace of mind that comes with only having one program to operate is very valuable to me. It’s a fantastic system, and I encourage everyone to try it out."
Blair-Hill Landscape Associates
"If you've been waiting to upgrade your old AutoCAD 2009 license, by all means go with F/X CAD! That's what we did, and we've never looked back. Not only does F/X CAD perform flawlessly, you'll also benefit from the great, personal attention afforded by the Land F/X team. It's really a no-brainer. You don't need all the bells and whistles of the full-blown AutoCAD 3D program (you have SketchUp). Go ahead and take the leap; you'll be glad you did – we sure are!"
Brad Smith Associates Inc.