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Power Tips

Power Tip: Tree Ring Irrigation

Feature: Tree Ring Irrigation Suggested by: Land F/X This week, we bring you a Power Tip on how to create your own custom tree ring irrigation, which you can also use to drip irrigate pots. Having this flexibility allows you to put the water right where you need it, giving…
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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 provides a quick and effective way to import an entire set of symbols at one time! Give it a try; we know…
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Power Tip: Print Details

The Land F/X Detail system can organize all 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 printing…
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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…
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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! Learn more about adding plants by visiting our Adding Plants to a Project documentation…
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  • Recommended By Patricia Cullinan Landscape Design
  • How To: Share the Land F/X Folder on the Network

    Watch this very short video on how to share the LandFX folder on your network.
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    Create a Firewall Exception for MySQL / Land F/X

    Watch this very short video on how to create a firewall exception for MySQL.
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    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.   Visit our Irrigation documentation section. Want your suggested feature published?  Feel free to share…
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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.   Visit our Detail Dimensions documentation section. Want your suggested feature published?  Feel free to share it in our community forum.
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  • Recommended By Land F/X
  • 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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  • Recommended By Land F/X
  • 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
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