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Power Tips

Power Tip: Adding plants with BatchMan

Although Land F/X has quite the extensive library of plant symbols to choose from, many users want the convenience of using their existing office standard symbols. BatchMan is a quick and effective way to do an entire set of symbols at one time! Give it a try, we know you…
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Power Tip: Print Details

The Land F/X Detail system can organize all of your details under a single, cross-referential hierarchy — but what good is that if you can’t maintain a classy Detail Binder! Working with power users Amanda Berry of Henry Kortekaas and Aaron with Mills Design Group, we have integrated a powerful…
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  • Recommended By Amanda Berry of Henry Kortekaas and Aaron with Mills Design Group
  • Power Tip: Paint Mode

    At our very first meeting with Walt Disney Imagineering, the talented Jeff Morosky asked whether there was a way to “paint” a swath of plant symbols into a planting area. With a mix of trigonometry and AutoCAD wizardry, we present ... Paint mode. Just one more way in which Land…
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  • Recommended By Jeff Morosky with Walt Disney Imagineering
  • Power Tip: Zombie Pipe Labels

    In previous versions of Land F/X, deleting a section of pipe that had already been called out would turn the pipe labels into "zombies" and, as a result, make the drawing a bit messy. "Why can't you just program the the Verify Laterals command to make those zombie labels disappear?"…
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  • Recommended By Ed Dean of Kimley Horn
  • Power Tip: Adding plants, searching on Genus

    Can't remember the exact spelling of a plant genus name? No worries, with the new “sounds like” feature — made even better by a suggestion from Patricia Cullinan — searching for plants has never been easier!   Want your suggested feature published?  Feel free to share it in our community…
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  • Recommended By Patricia Cullinan Landscape Design
  • Power Tip: Rooftop Irrigation

    Feature: Rooftop Irrigation Suggested by: Tim Davis of Wilson Associates This week's power tip is a technique used by Wilson Associates and Tim Davis for designing multiple story irrigation systems within a single AutoCAD file.   Want your suggested feature published?  Feel free to share it in our community forum.
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  • Recommended By Tim Davis of Wilson Associates
  • Power Tip: Import General Notes

    Feature: Import General Notes Suggested by: Ed Dean of Kimley-Horn Sarasota, FL This week's power tip is a technique used by Kimley-Horn's Ed Dean of the Sarasota, Florida office. Like many others, Ed needed a quick and reliable way to add his general notes to a sheet without having to copy them…
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  • Recommended By Ed Dean of Kimley-Horn
  • Power Tip: Detail Dimension Styles

    Feature: Detail Dimension Style Suggested by: Land F/X This week we bring you a Power Tip for setting the default dimension style for details drafted using Land F/X.     Want your suggested feature published?  Feel free to share it in our community forum.
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  • Power Tip: Scale / Align Images, PDFs, and Linework

    Feature: Scale / Align Images, PDFs, and Linework Suggested by: Land F/X This week we bring you a Power Tip for scaling in AutoCAD and Land F/X. In this example, we will show you how to Xref images and PDFs into your drawing. From there, we will use the video…
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  • Power Tip: Work Areas

    Feature: Work Areas Suggested by: David Dahlke This week's power tip was suggested by David Dahlke with WDI and allows for designers to focus on a particular area of design rather than the entire project. 1 Create a Work Area from the F/X Admin menu. 2 Use the Verify Labels button within a work…
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  • Recommended By David Dahlke of WDI
  • Power Tip: Place Bubbler Quickly

    Feature: Place Bubbler Quickly Suggested by: Rob Hoogeveen with CID This week's power tip was suggested by Rob Hoogeveen, who like many Land F/X users needed a quicker way to place irrigation bubblers at trees. 1 Use the Highlight plant tool to select the plants at which you wish to place…
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  • Recommended By Rob Hoogeveen with CID
  • Power Tip: Detail Window Templates

    Feature: Detail Window Templates Suggested by: David Fox This week's power tip was inspired by David Fox, who was looking for a way to save details to a non-standard size. 1 Select the Insert Detail Template option from the F/X Details menu. 2 Specify a scale, then click the Window button. Specify…
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  • Recommended By David Fox
  • Power Tip: NUKE

    Feature: NUKE Suggested by: Brian Frederick of Land F/X This week's power tip was inspired by all of our users who needed help running through the process of cleaning a drawing received from a consultant.  1 With the original (corrupted) file open, select the Nuke option on the F/X Admin drop-down…
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  • Recommended By Land F/X
  • Power Tip: Plant Labels

    Feature: Plant Labels Suggested by: Steve Cook of Stantec and Trey Rudolph of Gresham Smith This weeks power tip comes from a collective group of designers using the Land F/X software who wanted a quicker way to update and move labels.    1 Use the Plant Group Label button, select a…
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  • Recommended By Steve Cook of Stantec and Trey Rudolph of Gresham Smith
  • Power Tip: Reference Note Screening

    Feature: Reference Note Screening Suggested by: Aaron Emerson with Mills Design Group This weeks power tip comes from Aaron at Mills Design Group. Aaron was using the Reference Note tool featured in Land F/X and needed a way to label hatch areas with readable callouts.   1 After you have compiled…
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  • Recommended By Mills Design Group
  • Power Tip: Watering Schedule

    Feature: Watering Schedule Suggested by: Michael Clark with Clark Irrigation Design This week, learn how to create a watering schedule that can be adjusted on the fly by clients.   1 After you have completed the irrigation design, use the Watering Schedule Tool found in the Irrigation Toolbar Dropdown 2 Set the…
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  • Recommended By Clark Irrigation Design
  • Power Tip: Tree Massing

    Feature: Tree Massing Suggested by: English Garden Group This week, learn how to create a canopy coverage exhibit for your existing property site based on surveyor plans and tree locations.   1 Open the Survey Plan. 2 Use the AutoCAD LAYFRZ command to freeze / temporarily hide and unwanted layers. 3 Use the Land…
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  • Recommended By English Garden Group
  • 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 David Fox
  • Power Tip: F/X CAD 2014 Activation

      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 screenshots here.   If you are asked for Serial # and Product Key…
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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
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