Welcome to our Revit documentation section. Revit is an Autodesk modeling program commonly used by architects and other design professionals. Your Land F/X license gives you access to our 3D Connection (available in CAD), as well as the Revit, Rhino, and SketchUp plugins (available as free downloads from our website).
Revit is a separate piece of software from AutoCAD or our plugins. Need Revit? It's available from Autodesk. More information
Our 3D Connection works on Revit 2018 and newer for Windows, but not on Revit LT. Because it's an add-on, Land F/X is not compatible with Revit LT, which, just like AutoCAD LT, doesn’t allow add-ons.
On a Mac? Use virtual Windows software such as Parallels or VMware Focus.
Resources for Revit
We wanted to give you a sneak peek of what's to come. Our Revit Planting F/X plugin Version 2 is currently in limited beta testing for Planting F/X users with a purchased license. If your office is already extensively using Revit and Land F/X separately and would like to join testing to use them together, reach out to our support!
Want to go more in depth? We provide free hourlong training sessions on almost every topic related to our software. Browse our webinars.
- Land F/X in a BIM Workflow: Spenser Gruenenfelder of Perry-Becker Design, a landscape architecture firm based in Florida, shows you how to use Land F/X with other Building Information Modeling (BIM) software to coordinate with architects, engineers, and other professionals on large projects. (48 min)
Why beta, and what does it mean for you?
We wanted to allow access to our Revit plugin as soon as we could, as a beta version. What does that mean for you? It means you have the chance to be part of the development process. Although we won't be able to offer full support for the Revit plugin, you'll be able to help us discover and work out some of the inevitable kinks.
As with all our products, we invite you to send us a technical support ticket to let us know about any issues you encounter. Keep in mind that our development team will likely need more time than usual to build a solution.
Get Help from the Land F/X Community
Although we will provide as much assistance as possible, it's always a good idea to reach out to other Land F/X users who, like you, have chosen to be pioneers in the Revit frontier. We encourage you to use our Community Forum to ask questions. Another user may have run into the same issue and may be able to help. Forum posts tend to factor prominently in beta releases, and we want to make sure you're covered.
Getting Started with Revit
Before you can bring your designs between CAD, SketchUp, and Revit, you'll need to complete a few setup steps, as well as get to know our 3D Connection. Here's how to get started.
- Download and install the Planting F/X Revit plugin, which drops some essential tools into Revit and allows you to connect with CAD.
- Update the Planting F/X Revit plugin to the latest version.
- Set up your Revit Planting F/X Library folder, where you'll store all your Revit-related content. Note: This step is also covered in the Revit plugin installation instructions. We've also included specific instructions for the library folder. You'll need to download the library and set the library location.
- Our 3D Connection is included in your Land F/X installation. It allows you to send blocks and layers between CAD, SketchUp, Rhino, and and Revit. Learn how it works and how to use it to turn your CAD drawings into 3D models.
- It's imperative that your units be set correctly and consistently in CAD, SketchUp, Rhino, and Revit. Learn how to set the units in Revit and CAD. (coming soon)
- Set a User Coordinate System (UCS) in your CAD drawing before bringing it into Revit.
- Additional Revit Resources: Need help learning and maximizing Revit? Find it here.
Revit Plugin Tools
Just as Land F/X adds a whole set of tools to your AutoCAD interface, our Revit plugin adds a familiar set of tools to Revit. Learn all about each of our tools within Revit.
The Land F/X 3D Connection tool, included in your Land F/X installation within AutoCAD, allows you to transfer trees and shrubs between CAD and Revit. Use this tool to export your plants from CAD to the 3D Connection Cloud. From there, you can import them into Revit. You'll also use this tool to import your plants back into CAD if you've made changes to your plan in Revit.This article includes a video.
- Projects tool: The Revit version of our Land F/X Projects tool, this feature gives you access to all the content you've added to each of your Land F/X projects. As with any of our AutoCAD plugins, remember to create a new project for each of your designs.
- Plant Manager: The Plant Manager is your hub in Revit for planting data. Add plants to projects, place plants in your plan, edit plant data, and more.
- Placing plants in Revit: After you've added plants to your Land F/X project from the Plant Manager, you can start placing them in your plan.
- Import tool: Import your trees and shrubs from the 3D Connection Cloud to your Revit project.
- Export tool: Export your trees and shrubs from Revit to the 3D Connection Cloud, where you can then import them into CAD.
- Label plants in Revit: The Planting F/X Revit plant labeling tools use tags to ensure all your plants are documented correctly in Revit.
- Verify Plant Labels in Revit: With one click, Verify Labels error checks your plant labels to ensure you've called out each plant.
- Highlight Plant: By highlighting all plants in your plan of a selected variety, this tool allows you to see your design at a glance, error check, analyze your design, or plan how to organize your labels.
- Plant Schedule: List the plants in your plan in Revit by placing a Plant Schedule (aka legend).
- Match Plant: Quickly grab a plant you've placed in your plan, along with all its assigned data, and place that plant in additional locations.
- Match Properties: Apply the properties from one plant (including symbol and data) to one or more other existing plants in your plan.
- Edit Plant: Make changes to the data assigned to a plant in Revit.
- Settings tool: Update the Land F/X Revit plugin to the latest version, manage the location of your Revit Library folder, and validate your Support ID.
Did you know that you can use your own custom symbols in our Revit plugin? Find out how.
- Assign a custom Revit symbol to a plant: We designed the Revit Library to pick up any .rfa file that’s saved inside. It's that easy to use your own symbols in Revit.