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Install Single-User Land F/X for Existing AutoCAD

The steps on this page are for installing Land F/X software on a single computer that already has AutoCAD installed and will not be accessing data or content from a central office server or shared online folder.


If you are installing in an office that will have multiple Land F/X users, use our installation steps for installing on an office server or a shared online folder instead.


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.

This folder will contain all data associated with your Land F/X installation and projects. In most cases, we recommend keeping our default location for your LandFX folder – directly on your C: drive (C:/LandFX).


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

Are you installing in an office that will have multiple Land F/X users? If so, you most likely need a Multi-User installation. The steps on this page will result in a Single-User installation, which can cause problems in offices with multiple Land F/X users.

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


Step 2: Download the Land F/X Installer

2A. Right-click the Land F/X Installer download link below.

Land F/X Installer  (69 MB) 
Updated October 03 2017


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

3A. Go to your desktop, and open the file complete_setup.


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


3B. Welcome Screen: Click Next.
3C. License Agreement: Scroll down and select Accept if you agree. Click Next.
3D. Installation Type: Select Server and Workstation. Click Next.
3E. Support ID: Enter your Support ID.
You can find your Support ID in the Purchase or Trial Approval email you received from Land F/X.


"The Wizard Was Interrupted"? Solution >

3F. 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.

3G. Destination Folder: Will your LandFX folder be stored on your computer? If so, we recommend keeping the default location of C:\LandFX – the C: drive on your computer. Simply click Next.


Otherwise, select the location for your desired LandFX location by clicking Change.

More information on the LandFX folder and where to place it

3H. 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 >

3i. Ready to Install the Program: Click Install.
Please allow several minutes for the server installation to complete.
3J. 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.

Step 4: Install Land F/X Workstation

4A. Welcome Screen: Click Next.
4B. License Agreement: Scroll down and select Accept if you agree. Click Next.

4C. 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 license, 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. 

4D. F/X Server Network Location:
In this step, you'll set the Land F/X Server location you selected in Step 3 above.

Option 1: Are You Keeping the Default Location of C:\LandFX?
If so, click Next.
Option 2: Is Your LandFX Folder Stored on an Office Server?
If so, click Locate, then navigate to your LandFX folder on your office server. Click Next.

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

Don't see the letter drive where your LandFX folder is located? Solution >
4E. Ready to Install the Program: Click Install.
Please allow a few minutes for the installation to complete.
4F. 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 AutoCAD, do you not see your Land F/X ribbons and menus?

Solution: Load the Land F/X menus manually >


Last modified on Wed, 20 September 2017


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