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F/X CAD 2017 is an Autodesk authorized version of AutoCAD
created specifically to support Land F/X.

F/X CAD IS AutoCAD

Land F/X requires a CAD platform. F/X CAD is a genuine AutoCAD license, supported, and maintained by Land F/X for Land F/X. 

 

To function properly, F/X CAD requires an installation of Land F/X, Irrigation F/X, or Design F/X.


Since Land F/X is a plugin specifically for AutoCAD we thought it would be a great idea to be able to provide AutoCAD directly for our clients.

 More affordable than regular AutoCAD.

 Doesn't require a subscription - yearly upgrades are optional.

 Optimized for Landscape Architects & Irrigation Designers.

 Supported by Land F/X.

What's new with F/X CAD 2017?

Autodesk is constantly refining each year's release.
Performance is better, bugs are fixed, AutoCAD gets more and more stable every year.
This year, there are a few new features – notably, Center Marks and PDF Import.

Smart Centerlines and Center Marks

These improved features help keep you centered (in a literal sense) when working with polylines, circles, and other objects. Centerlines and center marks are now associated directly with the items they refer to. As a result, you can create and edit them quickly and more intuitively. Then, when you move or resize the associated object, the centerline or center mark will move accordingly, retaining the true center.

 

Import PDFs

PDFs are now included in the available formats for importing files into your drawings. Import the geometry, TrueType text, and raster images from a PDF file, or underlay them into your drawing as AutoCAD objects.

 

Watch the F/X CAD 2017 release webinar:

In this webinar, we’ll give you an overview of F/X CAD 2017 – particularly its differences from a default AutoCAD installation. We’ll also show off some new Land F/X features and even provide a tour “under the hood” of Land F/X by displaying some of the actual code. If you have questions about F/X CAD 2017 or the latest additions to our plugins, this is the webinar for you.


Our clean new design matches the simple style of the Land F/X ribbons, with larger buttons and titles for easy reading. Tailored specifically to landscape architects and irrigation designers, the new ribbon streamlines your drafting process by consolidating the AutoCAD tools you use most.

Why Upgrade?

Autodesk will release a new version of AutoCAD every year, so it's important to stay on top of their latest releases!

Get the latest AutoCAD features and bug fixes.

Each year, Autodesk fixes more and more issues, constantly refining AutoCAD performance.

Get better prices.

If you miss a few years before upgrading, the upgrade fee is higher.

Transition easier.

Sometimes it's easier to get accustomed to the new features right away before you get behind on the interface.

Save time, money, and headache.

A client sends you a new AutoCAD file, and you have an ancient version that can't open it? Don't let that happen to you.

 

 

 

F/X CAD 101

Land F/X supports and maintains the F/X CAD platform.
This support will cover the two most current versions.

Support includes:

   • Installation help
   • Activation
   • F/X CAD–specific issues/problems

Upgrades include:

   • Upgraded version
   • Continuous tech support

If you've skipped any versions of F/X CAD when you upgrade to a newer version, you pay the back upgrades for the versions missed, plus a $100 fee. You can skip five versions at most before being required to purchase a license. There is a $50 activation fee to re-install and activate any legacy version of F/X CAD.

Upgrade Rates:

1 Year Upgrade (2017 to 2018): $250
2 Year Upgrade (2017 to 2019): $600
3 Year Upgrade (2017 to 2020): $850
4 Year Upgrade (2017 to 2021): $995
5 Year Upgrade (2017 to 2022): $1995


Autodesk has chosen to renew our contract as perpetual licensing. Although all new versions of AutoCAD will be subscription only, F/X CAD 2017 will remain a perpetual license. We will continue to license this way until otherwise notified.

F/X CAD is a resource-intensive program and requires a robust computer for optimal use – and a fast video card in particular.
F/X CAD requires a Land F/X, Design F/X, or Irrigation F/X license in order to function.

Minimum System Requirements:

Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012

1.3GHz (64-bit) Dual-Core i5

4GB RAM

512GB Storage

Recommended System Specifications:

Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012

1.3GHz (64-bit) Dual-Core i5

16GB RAM

1TB Storage

What is "Legacy"?

Any versions past the two most current versions are considered "Legacy." Although F/X CAD will continue to function, you will not retain technical support or the ability to re-install.

F/X CAD versions 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 are currently considered "Legacy" versions.

There is a $50 activation fee for re-installations of a Legacy version of F/X CAD.


Why?

In order to maintain our high level of support, we need to focus our resources on the two most recent versions.

We also have to work within specifics of our contract with Autodesk for activation fees.


F/X CAD Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How similar is F/X CAD to AutoCAD?
A: F/X CAD is an AutoCAD license. It has been modified in Contract Limited version and is supported by Land F/X.

 

Q: Is this AutoCAD LT?
A: We are working with the branch of Autodesk that makes LT. F/X CAD is similar to LT in that it has been modified from the full version. Because it includes all the AutoCAD tools commonly used by landscape architects and irrigation designers, you are paying an appropriate price for the tools you need.

 

Q: Does F/X CAD already include Land F/X?
A: No. The F/X CAD license itself is just the CAD platform. We offer the license bundled with Land F/X, and we offer it by itself for all our existing clients who already own a Land F/X license.

 

Q: Can it send or receive files, and work with other CAD platforms?
A: Yes, it’s an AutoCAD license and will work with all other CAD platforms.

Q: Is F/X CAD subscription based?
A: Autodesk has chosen to renew our contract as perpetual licensing. Although all new versions of AutoCAD will be subscription only, F/X CAD 2017 will remain a perpetual license. We will continue to license this way until otherwise notified. You can pay the renewal every year like subscription-based software, but there is no separate price or contract for subscription, nor are you required to upgrade.

 

Q: How much is the upgrade every year?
A: $250.

 

Q: Do I have to upgrade?
A: No. If you decide to skip version upgrades, the F/X CAD upgrade policy is based on AutoCAD’s old renewal system: You will have to pay for the versions missed, plus a $100 skipping fee. You can see the breakdown of pricing here for skipping versions.

 

Q: Do I have to buy Land F/X to use F/X CAD?
A: Yes. A F/X CAD will not open without an available Land F/X, Design F/X, or Irrigation F/X license.

 

Q: Does the upgrade include my Land F/X or Irrigation F/X renewal support?
A: No, the $250 F/X CAD upgrade costs covers:
1. The latest version of AutoCAD
2. Land F/X tech support on all F/X CAD issues

 

Q: Does F/X CAD already include Land F/X?
A: No. The F/X CAD license itself is just the CAD platform. We offer the license bundled with Land F/X, and we offer it by itself for all our existing clients who already own a Land F/X license.

Q: Can it import a PDF?
A: Yes.

 

Q: Can I install on a home computer or laptop?
A: Yes.

 

Q: Can F/X CAD open my old drawings?
A: Yes. Autodesk is maintaining a full downward file compatibility. Even drawings from version 2000 will open.

 

Q: On how many computers can I install F/X CAD?
A: We support two activations per purchase, one for the office computer and one for the home computer. F/X CAD requires a Land F/X license to operate.

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