Monday, 24 April 2017
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Scenario:
The cool kids in our department use and love LandFX.
The sad kids in the other departments (planning, civil, hydro) dont.
The cool kids and the sad kids keep all the CADD files on the network within the project folder.

Us cool kids make and manage details two ways:
1 - create and edit all the details for a project in a single DETAILS file. Edits to the file are saved to the LFX system
2 - create the detail in a temp file. once its saved to the LFX system, edits are made via LFX interface.

ISSUE:
The sad kids have to reference in our details onto other plan sets. (Yes, its redundant. Its a municipal checklist item. A wall elevation that shows up on OUR landscape plan approved via the city building department, ALSO needs to show up on the preplat approved via the planning department) Currently, for option #1 above, the sad kids are XREFING our master project detail file and windowing the details in pport. (I know... sad) There is not a working solution for #2 above, since we arent keen on having them root around the LFX details directory.

Suggestions? I thought there was a way to have LFX replicate the details within the project folder (not just in the LFX details folder)

t.

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Timothy Starkey, RLA, APA, LEED AP BD+C
Director Landscape Architecture
CVL CONSULTANTS
4550 N. 12th Street • Phoenix, Arizona • 85014
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They can be connected to the same project list, but it sounds like it would be best for them to have a separate installation entirely, just accessing a common detail library.

--J
Well one option would be that they could buy our Design F/X licenses. Whether that, or any manual method of accessing your detail library, you can easily give them just read-only access through folder permissions.

--J
Agreed. Then they would be part of the cool kids. The engineers are a no go on LFX, unfortunately, even though I think the refnotes/detail management would be a game changer for them.

The planners I might convince to use DesignFX.

Next problem... They would still be placing "dumb" details I assume, directly from the detail explorer... otherwise, if they used associated projects, and placed the detail in another plan set, it would mess up our plans sheet associations, correct?

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Timothy Starkey, RLA, APA, LEED AP BD+C
Director Landscape Architecture
CVL CONSULTANTS
4550 N. 12th Street • Phoenix, Arizona • 85014
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They can be connected to the same project list, but it sounds like it would be best for them to have a separate installation entirely, just accessing a common detail library.

--J
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Can we just get rid of the sad kids ;)
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