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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.


To receive your free Support ID for your university lab installation, please email





Step 1: Prerequisites

To complete this installation, you will need:

Your lab-specific Land F/X Support ID*

* Please email to receive your lab-specific Support ID. This will not be the same Support ID that your students use for their home computers/laptops.

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 2013 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.

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

Checklist for Verification:

 Installed apps – MySQL Server 5.5, F/X Server, F/X Workstation, Sketchup

 Running Service – MySQL

 ODBC System DSN entry – configured to

 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 Dec 20, 2017


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