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Power Tips

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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  • 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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  • 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 Brian Frederick of 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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  • 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
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