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The LandFX/Blocks Folder

Your installation of our software comes with a comprehensive library of blocks. Each block includes the linework, text, and other components of a distinct Land F/X object such as a plant or irrigation symbol, site amenity, or callout. When you place any of these objects in your drawing, you're actually importing and placing that block representing that object.;

 

The first time you use one of our default blocks, a DWG file for that block (known as a "source file" or "source block") will automatically download to the Blocks subfolder in your LandFX folder (LandFX/Blocks). You can edit any and all of these source blocks, add your own blocks, and create new folders and subfolders to organize your blocks to your liking.;

 

If you want to add custom blocks to our block library, or edit one of the existing blocks, you'll use our Save Block tool to save your blocks into our system. You'll also save a source file within the LandFX/Blocks folder.

Blocks Subfolder

When you install our software, the installer automatically creates a folder named LandFX (aka the LandFX folder) on your computer, server, or shared online folder. More information about the LandFX folder >

 

This folder contains all subfolders and files related to your installation. The subfolder LandFX/Blocks houses our library of blocks, such as plant symbols, site amenities, irrigation equipment symbols, callout blocks, etc.

We now offer our blocks as on-demand downloads. Previously, the blocks were downloaded automatically into the LandFX/Blocks folder when you installed Land F/X. Under this new setup, the blocks will live on our website until you select them. When you select a block for the first time, the software will download the DWG file containing that block and place it in the appropriate location in the Blocks folder. Storing our blocks on the cloud streamlines our installer and allows us to add new blocks dynamically, making them available with a simple software update. For more information, see our Cloud-Based Blocks page.

 

 

 

 

As you continue to use and download blocks from the cloud, the Blocks folder will populate with the following subfolders:

  • detail_graphics
  • discipline_graphics
  • elevation_graphics
  • graphics
  • plan_graphics
  • site_amenities

 

Each of these folders is itself a separate library of source blocks. To access or edit any of our default blocks, locate and open the DWG file associated with that block (aka the source block).

Detail Graphics

The detail_graphics folder contains blocks for objects you would use in building a detail, such as fasteners, gates, fences, bricks, and host of other items. The DWG source files for these blocks are organized into the following subfolders:

  • General
  • Concrete
  • Masonry
  • Metal
  • Wood-Plastics
  • Finishes
  • Exterior Improvements
  • Utilities

 

For information on detail blocks, see our Detail Blocks page.

Discipline Graphics

The discipline_graphics folder contains the following subfolders:

  • Callouts
  • Arrows
  • North-Scale
  • Civil
  • Electrical
  • User Defined

 

These subfolders mirror the available categories in the Discipline Graphics manager.

 

Default subfolders in the discipline_graphics folder

 

 

 

Default categories in the Discipline Graphics Manager

Elevation Graphics

The elevation_graphics folder contains the following subfolders:

  • Site Furnishings
  • Site Amenities
  • Site Structures
  • Site Lighting
  • People
  • Vehicles
  • Plants

 

These subfolders mirror the available categories in the Elevation Graphics manager.

 

Default subfolders in the elevation_graphics folder

 

 

 

 

 

Default categories in the Elevation_Graphics Manager

Graphics

The Graphics subfolder contains the following subfolders:

  • Arrows
  • Callouts
  • Concept
  • Irrigation (only available with Irrigation F/X installations)
  • Planting (only available with Land F/X and Irrigation F/X installations)
  • Templates

 

Callout Blocks

All of our default callout styles are stored as DWG files in the Callouts subfolder. To edit a callout style, you'll open and edit these files as you would any other block.

 

Irrigation and Planting Blocks (Symbols)

Irrigation equipment symbol blocks are stored in the Irrigation subfolder. This subfolder contains the following irrigation symbol categories:

  • Bubbler
  • Drip
  • Equipment
  • Radius
  • Rotor
  • Schedule Symbols
  • Spray
  • Valve

 

Irrigation symbols are organized into these subfolders according to their equipment category.

 

See our Irrigation Symbols section for specific information on adding and editing irrigation symbols.

 

Planting Blocks (Symbols)

Plant symbols are stored in the Planting subfolder. This subfolder contains the following plant symbol categories:

  • Color (for Color Render plant symbols)
  • Shrub Areas
  • Shrubs
  • Trees

 

Each plant category folder (example: Trees) contains a number of subfolders, each of which corresponds to a symbol type within that category. These subfolders mirror the plant types you see in the Planting dialog box when assigning a symbol to a plant using Planting F/X.

 

For example, the Trees folder contains subfolders for all tree symbol types you see when you select Trees in the Planting dialog box.

 

 

Detail Templates

Detail Templates are also stored as blocks, saved within DWG files in the Templates subfolder. The Detail Templates control the appearance of details you place in your drawings, including:

  • The size of your details
  • The layout, font, and layer colors of your detail titleblocks
 
For more information, see our pages on:

Plan Graphics

The plan_graphics folder contains the following subfolders:

  • Site Furnishings
  • Site Amenities
  • Site Structures
  • Play Equipment
  • Athletic
  • Pools-Spas
  • People
  • Vehicles
  • Handicapped
  • Drainage
  • Building Furniture
  • Concept Graphics

 

These subfolders mirror the available categories in the Plan Graphics manager – accessed via the Plan Graphics, the Reference Notes, or the Site Amenities Manager.

 

Default subfolders in the plan_graphics folder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Default categories in the plan_graphics Manager

 

 

The Plan Graphics blocks include all site objects you can think of – from benches and rocks to pagodas, vehicles, and even people.

Site Amenities

The site_amenities folder contains all blocks for manufacturers' specific site amenities in our system. Because we are constantly updating our site manufacturer database, this folder organization is constantly evolving.

Ensuring That You Have the Latest Blocks

Our latest blocks will have a filename that begins with LAFX-. In this example, the lighting block Light-06 is outdated, as it lacks this prefix.

 

Need to get the latest blocks? Here's how.

Related Webinars

  • Working With Blocks: Take a broad look into the role of blocks within Land F/X and how to integrate your personal set of blocks into our system. (1 hour 4 min)
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