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Install Land F/X for Existing AutoCAD – TRIAL

Step 1: Prerequisites

To complete this installation, you will need:

Your Land F/X Support ID*.

*You or your office will have received your Support ID in an email from Land F/X.

A single office or home computer that already has a compatible CAD engine and DOES NOT already have Land F/X on a server.

Land F/X is compatible with AutoCAD, F/X CAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD Map 3D, or AutoCAD Architecture, version 2013 or newer.

Land F/X is not compatible with AutoCAD LT.


If you are unsure of any of these items, please contact your IT administrator.


Step 2: Download the Land F/X Installer

Right-click the Land F/X Installer download link below.

Select "Save Target As" or "Save Link As" from the menu that appears, and save the file to your desktop.
The installer is quite a large piece of software. Please allow 5 to 10 minutes for the download to complete.


Step 3: Install Land F/X Server

Go to your desktop, and double-click the file complete_setup if you saved it there. If you clicked the link directly, this file will likely be in your Downloads folder.


The InstallShield Wizard will open. You can now begin the steps to install the Land F/X Server.

Welcome Screen: Click Next.
License Agreement: Scroll down and select Accept if you agree. Click Next.
Installation Type: Select Server and Workstation. Click Next.
Support ID: Enter your support ID.
You can find your Support ID in the Trial Approval email you received from Land F/X.


"The Wizard Was Interrupted"? Solution >

Product Activated: Click OK.

Destination Folder: 

In this step, you will set a folder path where your Land F/X data and projects will be stored.

Destination Folder: Keep the default location of C:\LandFX – the C: drive on your computer. Click Next.

This step will create a LandFX folder on your C: drive. This folder will store all of your Land F/X content, such as plant symbols.

Database Installation: Select either Cloud Data or Local Data and click Next.

Which to choose?

We recommend Cloud Data for firms with a fast and reliable Internet connection, as well as offices with employees who plan to work remotely on home computers or laptops. 


If your office does not have a reliable Internet connection, we recommend selecting Local Data.

For more information on Cloud and Local data, see our pages on:

Still not sure which to choose? Ask your IT administrator.


"The Wizard Was Interrupted"? Solution >

Ready to Install the Program: Click Install.
Please allow several minutes for the server installation to complete.
InstallShield Wizard Completed: Click Finish.

It may appear that the installation is starting over, but it isn't. You have completed the installation for the Server component of Land F/X. You will now be completing a second series of steps, which will install the Workstation component of Land F/X.

Step 4: Install Land F/X Workstation

Welcome Screen: Click Next.
License Agreement: Scroll down and select Accept if you agree. Click Next.

Setup Type: Select which ribbon tabs will be visible in your installation.


For example, if you are installing Design F/X, you may want to select the Design F/X option so only the Admin, Site, and Details ribbons are visible. (With a Design F/X installation, only these ribbons are functional, so you may only want these ribbons to be visible.)

You can always turn the visibility of specific ribbons on or off after you've installed. 


F/X Server Network Location: In this step, you'll select the location of your F/X Server, which you set in the Install Land F/X Server step above.


In most cases, we recommend keeping the default location of C:\LandFX. If you did keep the default location, simply click Next.


Don't know the location of your LandFX folder? Click the Can't locate your LandFX folder? button.

Ready to Install the Program: Click Install.
Please allow a few minutes for the installation to complete.
InstallShield Wizard Completed: Click Finish.


Issue: Error message: This Product is not registered. Please reactivate it by typing REACTIVATE.

Solution: Reactivate your Land F/X installation, then restart CAD.


• Issue: Don't see Land F/X anywhere? Is there no Launch Land F-X shortcut on your desktop?

Solution: Navigate to the C:/LandFX folder (or the location where your LandFX folder is stored) and run (double-click) the setup64/setup.exe file.


Issue: When you open CAD, can you not see your Land F/X ribbons or menus?

Solution: Load the Land F/X menus manually >

What's Next?


  • Your installation includes the Land F/X Welcome DWG, which includes some helpful initial instructions and links. To open it, double-click the Launch Land F/X icon from your desktop. 


  • Our Land F/X Trainer is a collection of brief, step-by-step videos that will help you get started using Land F/X. Go to the Land F/X Trainer >
Last modified on Tuesday, July 11 2017


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