The following steps will result in a multi-user Land F/X installation on your office server and workstations. Once you complete these instructions, your office will have:
- The Land F/X Server component installed on your central office server.
- A shared LandFX folder on your office server. This folder will store your firm's shared Land F/X content.
- A connection between each CAD workstation in your office and your Land F/X server, allowing users to access content from the shared LandFX folder.
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.
The location where you will be storing your LandFX folder.
The name of your office 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 and Run the Installer
Log in to your server.
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.
Step 3: Folder location, Share the folder, Firewall exception
LandFX Folder Location
During installation you will be asked where to install the Land F/X folder. This location will need to be shared on your network so make sure it is an appropriate place.
Share the Land F/X Folder
Share the LandFX folder on your network and ensure that your users have full permissions.
Unsure on how to share the folder? Watch this short video
Create a firewall exception
Add exception in your firewall for port 3306 (if using a firewall other than Microsoft Windows Firewall).
Step 4: Configure the workstations
Set up the workstations in your office to use Land F/X:
Step 5: Set Up a backup system for Land F/X
It's extremely important to implement a good backup system for the Land F/X MySQL database.
Your normal automated backup steps will be incomplete due to the MySQL database file permissions.