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Install Land F/X for AutoCAD: University Lab

This guide provides instructions for college or university IT administrators to set up Land F/X software in an AutoCAD workstation lab environment. Once you complete these instructions, you will have a single-user Land F/X installation on each CAD workstation in your lab.


Step 1: Prerequisites

To complete this installation, you will need:

Your lab-specific Land F/X Support ID*

* This will not be the same Support ID your students use for their home computers/laptops. You should have received this Support ID in an email from Land F/X. Don't see it? Email us at to receive it.

Workstations in the lab with a compatible version of CAD (full or student license)

Land F/X is compatible with AutoCAD, F/X CAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD Map 3D, or AutoCAD Architecture, version 2014 or newer.

Land F/X is not compatible with AutoCAD LT.

Step 2: Install Land F/X 

This is a "single-user" installation. It will install both the FX Server and FX Workstation components on one machine.


For more information, please see our detailed installation instructions.

Already have Land F/X installed in your lab? New academic year? Here's what to do.

Step 3 (If Applicable): Install the Land F/X SketchUp Plugin

If your Lab uses SketchUp, download and install the Land F/X SketchUp plugin as well.

Miscellaneous Details if needed:

  • Create Registry key to bypass Welcome Screen if lab computers are re-imaged frequently.
  • Automatically Create Key by double-clicking reg file: Regedit String Entry
  • Manually Create Key by completing the following steps:
    • Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Ecografx\Land F/X
    • Create a String Entry named WelcomeScreen
    • Set the Value to 0
    • Create a String Entry named InstallPath
    • Set the Value to C:\LandFX

Already have Land F/X installed in your lab? New academic year?

You’ll just need to reactivate Land F/X on each workstation with your new lab-specific Support ID*.

*This will not be the same Support ID used by students at your school for their home computers/laptops. Don't have it? Email to receive it.



1. Open AutoCAD.

2. Type REACTIVATE in the Command line and press Enter.

3. Click OK in the prompt that follows, and enter your new lab-specific Support ID.

4. Repeat these steps on each additional workstation.

Checklist for Verification:

 Installed app: F/X Server, Sketchup (if applicable)

 AutoCAD, F/X Admin menu > Check for Updates, updated?

 F/X Admin menu, Project Files – comes up? Any default projects desired here?

 SketchUp – Plugins menu, Land F/X Settings – plugin up to date?

Last modified on Mar 22, 2018


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