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We've been supporting landscape architecture in schools since 2008.
Land F/X Academic License is valid for faculty or currently enrolled students at an approved university.
Use of the license is prohibited for professional settings, internships, or other for-profit purposes, including grounds or maintenance work for universities.
The license is valid for one academic year and unavailable during the summer.
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How long does the free Academic License last?
You will have to renew after each academic year. The license will not be available during the summer. Uninstalling or reinstalling is not necessary – just return to this page after your summer break, and apply for your school's latest Support ID.
Can the Academic License be used for an internship or other professional setting?
No. Academic Licenses of Land F/X may only be used for schoolwork or teaching purposes at approved universities or institutions, not internships or employment. We do not rent licenses or offer monthly license options for interns.
What qualifies a program to receive a free license?
A school must have a bachelor’s degree program for landscape architecture in order to qualify for the free Land F/X Academic license. Part-time programs will need to apply for a personal 30-day trial instead, and will eventually need to purchase.
My license says it's expired. Can I get an extension?
Academic Licenses expire at the beginning of summer, after exams. If you need to use Land F/X during the summer, you can get a free trial. Note that you’ll need to use your personal (non-school) email for the trial registration.
Can I still get the Academic License without an academic email address?
If you need (or want to use) Land F/X for a class but you don't have an academic email address, have your instructor contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are unable to convince your instructor to contact us, you can get a free trial. You might then want to visit your instructor during office hours to demonstrate how helpful the software is to what he or she is teaching.
Can I get an academic license of F/X CAD?
Not yet, but you can visit Autodesk's website to apply for the academic version of AutoCAD instead.