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New Land F/X Workstation Setup

Step 1: Prerequisites

To complete this installation you will need to know:

The location of your LandFX folder: Is it on your on computer, on a central office server, or in a shared online folder?

If your LandFX folder is on a central office server, what is the name of your database server?


Run the workstation installer to:

Install Land F/X software on a workstation in an office where the software is already installed on a central server.

Change the ribbon panels (F/X Details, F/X Planting, F/X Irrigation, etc.) that are visible in your installation.

Repair a problem with your existing installation.


The following issues can be resolved by running the workstation installer:

You receive an "Unknown Command" or "Functionality is locked until Land F/X is loaded" error message when attempting to use one of our tools.

You do not see your Land F/X menus in CAD.

Your Land F/X icons appear as question marks.

Your Land F/X icons are outdated (missing the Color Render tool, etc.).

You receive the following error message: Arx missing: C/programfilesx86/openDCL Internal stack limit reached.


Issues and errors?

Check these solutions >


Step 2: Uninstall your existing F/X Workstation component

Important: Before downloading and running the latest Workstation installer, you'll need to uninstall the F/X Workstation component that's already installed on your computer. Do not uninstall the F/X Server component, or any other applications.

Follow our steps to uninstall the F/X Workstation component from your computer.

Step 3: Download installer and place it in your LandFX folder

3A. Right-click the Workstation Installer (Setup64.exe) 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.

Updated October 03 2017



3B. Find the setup64.exe file you just downloaded, and drag it into your LandFX folder, replacing the existing one.

If your LandFX folder is on an office server, drag and drop the installer file (setup64.exe) into the LandFX folder on your server.


3C. Run the setup64.exe file from your LandFX folder.

For office server installations, your LandFX folder needs to be a letter drive (example: L:\), or at least on a letter drive. If you haven't already, you'll need to map a letter drive to the LandFX folder on your office server. Find out how to map a letter drive for your Land F/X installation. You may need to ask your IT administrator to complete this process.

Errors & Issues
  • Error opening installation log file. Verify that the specified log file location exists and is writable.             Solution >

  • Does your server have an X through it? Just double-click it and restart CAD. The X will go away, and you'll be able to open your server



Step 4: Start the installer

4A. Take a look inside your LandFX folder. Does it contain a file named LandFX.vlx?

Yes: Continue.

No: Here's what to do.



4B. Open the setup64.exe file in your LandFX folder and follow the instructions to install.

If you receive a Program Maintenance message asking whether you want to Modify, Repair, or Remove the program, select Remove and click Next. Do not select Modify or Repair. You can then run the setup64 file again without seeing this message.

The wizard was interrupted before F/X Workstation could be completely installed.

Do you see this message on the InstallShield Wizard Completed screen? If so, cancel the installation and follow our steps to uninstall the F/X Workstation component. Then run the installer again.

Other errors & issues?

• You have our software installed on an office server, but you don't see the letter drive that contains your LandFX folder. Solution >

• Error 1327: Invalid Drive, or "That does not appear to be the LandFX folder." Solution >

Could not connect to database 'landfx' on server XXXXXX with user 'ODBC'. Continue anyway? Solution >

The system should automatically configure your AutoCAD installation correctly and load the menus.


4C. Open CAD. If your Land F/X tools are working correctly and you are able to see your F/X menus, you have installed our software successfully.

Additional issues or errors? Solutions >

Still experiencing your original issue or error?

If you ran our Workstation installer to fix a particular issue or error message, and that issue or error is still occurring, the problem is likely in your AutoCAD configuration. If you're still seeing the original issue that brought you to this page in the first place, you can resolve the issue by completing the following two steps:

1. Verify that the Support File Search Path is accurate.

2. Load the Land F/X menus manually.


Issues and errors


  • Don't see your Land F/X menus in CAD?  Solution >
  • Land F/X icons still appearing as question marks?  Solution >
  • Still getting an Unknown Command message? Solution >
  • Error: Functionality is Locked Until Land F/X is Loaded  Solution >
  • Error: F/X CAD Cannot Function Without Land F/X Installed Correctly Solution >
  • The _menus_ folder is missing from C:\Program Files\LandFX after you've run the installer file (setup64). Solution >
  • Need to install the workstation manually?  Solution >


Other errors or issues?

No Letter Drive Available - Must Be Run from LandFX Folder / Error 1327

Error: That does not appear to be the LandFX folder

(and you are absolutely sure you are running the installer from the LandFX folder)

Cannot view or navigate to your network drive

Error 1606: Could not access network location

An AutoCAD setting is causing your menus to load from an incorrect location. Would you like to reload your menus from the correct location?

Could not connect to database 'landfx' on server ... with user ... . Continue anyway?

Error 1306: Another application has exclusive access to the file (filename)

All other error messages


Last modified on Monday, 13 November 2017


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