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Details Documentation

Welcome to our Details documentation section. A well-organized set of standard detail drawings can save your office an incalculable amount of time. Our unparalleled detail management system makes it easy to customize, design, save, edit, and organize your details. With our help, you'll never lose a detail again.

Resources for Details

Power Tips

Once you start using our details tools, you'll discover a whole new world of time savings in your office workflow. Give us two minutes to show you Design F/X.

Want more short videos about our detail system? Check out our details Power Tip videos.

PDF (download & print)

 

Webinars

Below are some of our top webinars on details. To see more, browse our details webinars.

  • Design F/X Setup: Join us for a complete demonstration on how our software helps you manage and use construction details. We’ll provide an overview of our entire system, from creating your detail drawings to compiling your detail library. (53 min)
  • Getting Started with the Detail Tools: We'll show you the basic tools you need to familiarize yourself with on the F/X Details ribbon, including drafting and annotation tools, placing details on your drawing, using smart callouts, and setting your Details Preferences. (58 min)
  • Saving your Detail Library to Land F/X: We'll go over the best practices for saving your firm's standard details into our system. This webinar will help you make decisions that will save time and money in the long run. (1 hr)
  • Detail Tips And Tricks: Learn some advanced techniques and best practices to create details that communicate your design intent clearly, including how to load a layer state, save a custom detail block, place a detail template, call out other details within a detail or from another sheet or drawing, batch save details, and assign a detail to a Reference Note (RefNote). (59 min)
  • Details and Specifications: Tyson Carroll of Urban Tree Foundation queried industry leaders in the creation of landscape architectural details and specifications that satisfy the best possible construction documentation standards. Join us for an exciting look at his project. (46 min)
  • Master Details Tools: Learn how to complete important detail-related tasks such as assigning layouts in your sheet index, customizing detail templates, and associating details with Reference Notes (RefNotes). You'll also learn how to run detail reports, place detail callouts in Paper Space, and place detail callouts within details. (1 hr 2 min)
  • Browse our details webinars.

 

Set Your Office Standards for Details

Our software is fully customizable, and our details system is no exception. Dial in all your preferences for details, including your arrow style for callouts, detail template size, dimension styles (DimStyles), detail folder structure, and more.

 

View our Customization Overview section: Build your office standards from the ground up, or use our customization tools to enforce your existing office standards.

 

 

Set Your Preferences
  • Details Preferences: Organize your details, and customize your detail templates and callouts.
    This article includes a video.
  • Preference Set: Store and save your office standards in one central location, known as a Preference Set. Create a different Preference Set for each client, project type, region ... it's all up to you.
    This article includes a video.

 

Customize Your Details

 

Customize Your Detail Text Styles:

Each of our default Text Styles is customizable, allowing you to tailor it to your office standards by assigning settings such as your preferred font and point size.

  • Customize our default Text Styles (Fonts), applying your standards to the following styles that apply to details:
    • Callout Text: Text associated with detail callouts, Reference Notes (RefNotes), and RefNote callouts.
    • Callout Title: Detail numbers within detail callouts, as well as RefNote codes within RefNote callouts.
    • Detail Text: Text that appears within details.
    • Dimension Text: Text that appears within dimensions.
    • Photo Label: Text within Photo Callouts.
    • Schedule Text: Text (not schedule titles) within most schedules, including detail callout schedules and Reference Notes (RefNotes) Schedules.
    • Schedule Title: The titles of all schedules, including those mentioned above.
    • Zone: Zoning callouts and Work Area titles.
  • Reload all Text Styles (REAT): Changed your Text Style standards? Use this tool to apply them instantly to your current drawing.

 

And Don't Forget:

 

Webinars
  • Design F/X Setup: Join us for a complete demonstration on how our software helps you manage and use construction details. We’ll provide an overview of our entire system, from creating your detail drawings to compiling your detail library. (53 min)
  • Creating a Detail from Scratch: Land F/X provides all the tools you need to draft your own details quickly and efficiently. Learn how our details tools will help turn you into a detail virtuoso. You’ll also pick up some recommended techniques for drawing up a detail from the ground up. (1 hr)
  • Transitioning to Land F/X: If you’re thinking about introducing Land F/X into your office, this webinar is the perfect place to start. We'll show you how to set up your first design project and how to use our software to improve your office standards. (1 hr 2 min)
  • Getting Started with the Detail Tools: We'll show you the basic tools you need to familiarize yourself with on the F/X Details ribbon, including setting your Details Preferences. (58 min)
  • Detail Tips And Tricks: Learn some advanced techniques and best practices to create details that communicate your design intent clearly, including how to load a layer state, save a custom detail block, and place a detail template. (59 min)
  • Details and Specifications: Tyson Carroll of Urban Tree Foundation queried industry leaders in the creation of landscape architectural details and specifications that satisfy the best possible construction documentation standards. Join us for an exciting look at his project. (46 min)
  • Browse our details webinars.

 

Bring Your Existing Details Into Our System

Our detail system organizes and manages your office's standard details for you. Simply save them into our detail system, and you're ready to begin working.

 

 

 

Articles
  • Detail Template: Use this tool to turn your detail into a scaled block.
    This article includes a video.
  • Save Detail: Bring your custom details into our system.
    This article includes a video.
  • Edit a detail: Need to make edits to your details, or associate data with them? Here's how.
    This article includes a video.
  • Update details: When you make changes to a detail, our Update Detail tool fires automatically, updating it in all drawings where you've used it. You can also update your details manually, should you ever need to.
    This article includes a video.

 

Webinars
  • Design F/X Setup: Join us for a complete demonstration on how our software helps you manage and use construction details. We’ll provide an overview of our entire system, including instructions for bringing your details into our system. (53 min)
  • Getting Started with the Detail Tools: We'll show you the basic tools you need to familiarize yourself with on the F/X Details ribbon, including saving and organizing details. (58 min)
  • Saving your Detail Library to Land F/X: We'll go over the best practices for saving your firm's standard details into our system. This webinar will help you make decisions that will save time and money in the long run. (1 hr)
  • Detail Tips And Tricks: Learn some advanced techniques and best practices to create details that communicate your design intent clearly, including how to batch save details. (59 min)
  • Browse our details webinars.

 

Create, Draft, and Design Your Own Custom Details

Draft your own details and save them into our system to use in future drawings.

 

 

 

Articles
  • Details Tools: Get a quick overview of all our tools for building details.
    This article includes a video.
  • Create a new detail and start drafting.
    This article includes a video.
  • Place a Detail Template to set the size of your detail.
    This article includes a video.
  • Detail Blocks: You don't need to draw your detail from scratch (unless you want to). Add components to your detail using our library of blocks we've created specifically for use in details.
    This article includes a video.
  • Detail Hatch Patterns: We've also created several hatches for use in your details.
    This article includes a video.
  • Place hatches: Once you've selected a detail hatch, here's how to place it in your details.
    This article includes a video.
  • Detail Enlargement: Add an enlarged section to your detail. Dimensions remain constant, even in the enlarged portion.
    This article includes a video.
  • Save your custom details into our system.
    This article includes a video.

 

Webinars
  • Creating a Detail from Scratch: Land F/X provides all the tools you need to draft your own details quickly and efficiently. Learn how our details tools will help turn you into a detail virtuoso. You’ll also pick up some recommended techniques for drawing up a detail from the ground up. (1 hr)
  • Design F/X Setup: Join us for a complete demonstration on how our software helps you manage and use construction details. We’ll provide an overview of our entire system, including how to create your own detail drawings and bring them into our system. (53 min)
  • Getting Started with the Detail Tools: We'll show you the basic tools you need to familiarize yourself with on the F/X Details ribbon, including our drafting and annotation tools. (58 min)
  • Browse our details webinars.

 

Add Callouts & Annotation to Your Details

Our software includes a variety of text, annotation, and callout options for your details.

 

 

Articles
  • Detail callout tools
    This article includes a video.
    : These tools are designed specifically for labeling objects within your details:
    • Detail Callouts: Graphic symbols showing the detail and sheet numbers of a detail location. Choose "dumb" or "smart" callout styles.
      This article includes a video.
    • Keynote callouts: Master callouts that can be saved and applied to several details.
      This article includes a video.
    • Bubble Callouts: Create these handy callouts for one of your details on the fly, then reuse them in other details by simply copying and pasting the Bubble Callout schedule.
      This article includes a video.
    • Leaders with text: Yet another option for calling out detail components.
  • Detail dimensions: Add dimensions to lines, angles, and more.
    This article includes a video.

 

Webinars
  • Design F/X Setup: Join us for a complete demonstration on how our software helps you manage and use construction details. We’ll provide an overview of our entire system, including detail annotation and callouts. (53 min)
  • Getting Started with the Detail Tools: We'll show you the basic tools you need to familiarize yourself with on the F/X Details ribbon, including annotation tools and smart callouts. (58 min)
  • Detail Tips And Tricks: Learn some advanced techniques and best practices to create details that communicate your design intent clearly, including how to call out other details within a detail or from another sheet or drawing. (59 min)
  • Browse our details webinars.

 

Get Your (and Our) Details Into Your Drawings

Once you've saved your details into our system, you can start placing them in your designs.

 

 

Articles
  • Start a new project: Always the first step in creating a site design using our software.
    This article includes a video.
  • Set the Scale & Units: Do this before you begin drawing or placing objects.
    This article includes a video.
  • Detail Manager: Your central location for managing the details you use in each of your projects.
    This article includes a video.
  • Docking the Detail Manager: Like our other Manager dialog boxes, the Detail Manager is dockable, allowing you to add and place details on the fly while still working within your drawing.
  • Add details to your project, whether you want to use our details or your own.
    This article includes a video.
  • Place details onto detail sheets in your drawing.
    This article includes a video.
  • Sheet Index: Organize the detail sheets in your drawing.
  • Import the details from a project or template: Do you find yourself using the same details in multiple projects? We've provided a valuable shortcut.
  • Sheet setup: Using multiple sheets in a drawing set? Learn the proper techniques and best practices.

 

Webinars
  • Design F/X Setup: Join us for a complete demonstration on how our software helps you manage and use construction details. We’ll provide an overview of our entire system, including instructions for placing a detail. (53 min)
  • Getting Started with the Detail Tools: We'll show you the basic tools you need to familiarize yourself with on the F/X Details ribbon, including our tools for placing details on your drawings. (58 min)
  • Detail Tips And Tricks: Learn some advanced techniques and best practices to create details that communicate your design intent clearly, including how to place a detail template. (59 min)
  • Browse our details webinars.

 

Organize the Details in Our Detail Folder System

Your installation comes with a pre-set folder structure containing all the details we've created for your use. You can add to and organize this detail folder structure in any way you see fit.

 

 

 

Articles
  • Detail Explorer: Your connection between our software and all the details in the detail folder system. Organize and manage them from within a handy dialog box, and don't worry about opening and moving files.
    This article includes a video.
  • Save Detail: Before you can see your custom details in your detail library, you'll need to save them into our system. Here's how.
    This article includes a video.
  • Print Details: With a click, you can print all your details for your office to reference.
    This article includes a video.
  • Share details between Single-User installations using Local Data. (You won't need to do this if your office has Cloud Data.

 

Webinars
  • Design F/X Setup: Join us for a complete demonstration on how our software helps you manage and use construction details. We’ll provide an overview of our entire system, including a look at our detail library system. (53 min)
  • Getting Started with the Detail Tools: We'll show you the basic tools you need to familiarize yourself with on the F/X Details ribbon, including organizing your details. (58 min)
  • Saving your Detail Library to Land F/X: We'll go over the best practices for saving your firm's standard details into our system. This webinar will help you make decisions that will save time and money in the long run. (1 hr)
  • Detail Tips And Tricks: Learn some advanced techniques and best practices to create details that communicate your design intent clearly, including how to batch save details (59 min)
  • Browse our details webinars.

 

Back Up Your Details

Don't lose your valuable detail files! Keep them backed up and available.

 

 

Articles

 

Webinars

 

Reference Details in Your Drawings

Label your details using our advanced detail callout tools.

 

 

Articles

 

Webinars
  • Getting Started with the Detail Tools: We'll show you the basic tools you need to familiarize yourself with on the F/X Details ribbon, including our smart detail callouts. (58 min)
  • Detail Tips And Tricks: Learn some advanced techniques and best practices to create details that communicate your design intent clearly, including how to call out other details within a detail or from another sheet or drawing. (59 min)
  • Browse our details webinars.

 

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