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Tools to Make Your Capstone Projects Pop.

May 08, 2018
Academic Blog Tools to Make Your Capstone Projects Pop. The end of the academic year is almost upon us, and that means many of you are looking for the best way to bring your landscape design capstone project to the next level with graphics in as little time as possible.…
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Fast Tools to Make your Capstone Project Pop

Apr 24, 2018
The end of the academic year is almost upon us, and that means many of you are looking for the best way to bring your landscape design capstone project to the next level with graphics in as little time as possible. It's not too late to brush up on Land…
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Are you going to LABash at Penn State University? Of course you are!

Mar 26, 2018
The 48th-annual LABash, held at Penn State University, promises an amazing collection of speakers and workshops that will help you get your foot in the door in your future profession. Speakers include landscape architects Gina Ford of Sasaki’s Urban Studio, Ken Smith of Ken Smith Workshop, and Susannah Drake of…
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It’s time for CELA Virginia Tech!

Mar 19, 2018
Amanda Berry (me!) is travelling to Blacksburg ,VA this week to meet with professors, research students and other industry members at the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) conference. The mission of The CELA is to encourage, support and further education in the field of landscape architecture specifically related…
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Welcome back, students!

Aug 31, 2017
Both returning and new student users can click here to get your new Support ID for the next academic year.   With a new academic year also comes the reminder to learn the software early to get a jump start on your projects. We know it can be hard to…
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LABash Follow-Up

Apr 03, 2017
I'm writing this as Jeremiah and I (Amanda) are on the 5 1/2 hour flight back to LAX, and want to start off by saying that LABash 2017 at the University of Maryland was incredible! For those who couldn't attend, LABash is an annual student Landscape Architecture conference held in…
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LABash - University of Maryland - 2017

Events  -  Mar 23, 2017 Thursday, 23 March 2017 Saturday, 25 March 2017 America/Los_Angeles LABash - University of Maryland - 2017 LABash 2017 is fast approaching, and of course you know that Land F/X will be there! If you haven't already registered, now's the time! The University of Maryland hosted the first LABash I ever attended in my first year of BLA back in 2006, and… University of Maryland, 2144 PLANT SCIENCES BUILDING, 4291 FIELDHOUSE DR., COLLEGE PARK, MD 20742
LABash 2017 is fast approaching, and of course you know that Land F/X will be there! If you haven't already registered, now's the time! The University of Maryland hosted the first LABash I ever attended in my first year of BLA back in 2006, and…
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LABash - University of Maryland - 2017

Mar 23, 2017
Events Thursday, 23 March 2017 Saturday, 25 March 2017 America/Los_Angeles LABash - University of Maryland - 2017 LABash 2017 is fast approaching, and of course you know that Land F/X will be there! If you haven't already registered, now's the time! The University of Maryland hosted the first LABash I ever attended in my first year of BLA back in 2006, and… University of Maryland, 2144 PLANT SCIENCES BUILDING, 4291 FIELDHOUSE DR., COLLEGE PARK, MD 20742

New Year, New Job!

Dec 13, 2016
Did you know I got my first job after receiving my B.L.A. – a landscape architectural internship – by applying for interviews around my hometown during a February reading week? February is not too soon! This is exactly the time that employers start thinking about new hires for April, May,…
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November Summer Haze

Dec 05, 2016
For those students in the Southern Hemisphere who are preparing for hot summer temperatures this time of year, you should also be preparing for your very own summer academic license shut-down! This only applies to schools in Australia and New Zealand, as well as some schools in southern Asia. If…
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2016 Tour Wrap-Up

Nov 04, 2016
October was a wild month! It was amazing to meet and talk to all the students at the eight Landscape Architecture university departments from the tour this year. We also met many students at the ASLA Expo and received a lot of great feedback.   As a result, in this…
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Back At It Again with the Land F/X University Tour!

Sep 21, 2016
With October comes the much-anticipated Land F/X University Tour! We're looking forward to another great year, with eight landscape architecture departments confirmed and ready. Is yours on the list?   This year, Amanda Berry will be touring around the USA to show students what the software can really do, and…
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The Academic License is back up!

Aug 24, 2016
Summer is almost over, and many of our academic users have already started up the 2016–17 academic year.   With that comes a friendly reminder that a new year means a new Support ID. You won't be able to use the Support ID you received last year, or even the…
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Summer Learning and It Feels so Good!

Jul 14, 2016
Academic licenses may be shut down over the summer for those not taking summer courses, but that doesn't mean you can't use the time to educate yourself on Land F/X and landscape design. Why not take some time to catch up on some short Power Tip videos to get ready?…
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Summer Academic Licenses and Deals for new Grads

Jun 13, 2016
If you're a student or a professor, you've probably noticed that something has changed! Don't worry; this happens every year. The main academic license shuts down each summer, while most students are getting some excellent internship experience. Depending on your institution's academic calendar, the academic license expires on either May…
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Last-Minute Crunch

May 13, 2016
Final design project season must be upon us – if the waves of academic license downloads are any indication. Are you a student looking to take your final design to the next dimension? Surprise yourself and your fellow students this semester by picking up the skill of 3D site design…
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Learning, Inspiring, and Spreading the Knowledge

Apr 13, 2016
After a month that included CELA and LABash, we’ve certainly learned a lot and developed some incredible plans for the academic program moving forward!   CELA confirmed for us that the level of research going on in landscape architecture today is truly inspiring. Here at Land F/X, we want to…
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Academic Webinars Posted, CELA and LABash

Mar 22, 2016
After a long winter, we've completed and posted all four of our live academic workflow webinars! If you didn't get a chance to watch them on the days when we presented them, not to worry. We've uploaded and posted all of them for you to watch and follow along. Start…
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Fall/Winter Wrap-Up

Jan 18, 2016
In October, we completed a very successful tour of 9 landscape architecture programs, where we got to meet more than 300 students! Even floods in Texas couldn't stop us as we made an emergency switch to a live webcam presentation in Utah State University's state-of-the-art lecture room. It was great…
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University Tour 2015

Oct 12, 2015
Land F/X CEO Jeremiah Farmer is very excited to be starting his 9x9 University Tour. Between October 13 and 23, Jeremiah will be visiting 9 universities across the country to talk about Land F/X and how to be smarter drafters. Students will be able to ask questions and get answers…
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Get Ready to Learn!

Aug 31, 2015
It’s the start of a new academic year for most of our academic license users, and that also means everything is starting fresh on our end. All old Support IDs have been wiped and replaced with a brand new Support ID. If you open Land F/X and get a message…
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Hello, academic users! My name is Amanda Berry, and I’ll be your Academic License Support Guru.

Aug 12, 2015
Hello, academic users! My name is Amanda Berry, and I’ll be your Academic License Support Guru. I am your first point of contact for any questions you might have about Land F/X. I’ll also be organizing any upcoming university tour presentations and our LABash visit. I’ll also be managing any…
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Academic License Takes a Break over the Summer!

Jul 28, 2015
It’s that time of year again. Bright sun, warm days, and maybe an adventure or two! For the most part, this also means that universities and colleges with landscape design courses are either on break or hosting a very limited class schedule. Hopefully you’re now hard at work in an…
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LAbash 2015 at Cal Poly SLO

Mar 12, 2015
Land F/X is excited to announce that LABash 2015 will be held at Cal Poly, in our beautiful hometown of San Luis Obispo, California. Come meet fellow Landscape Architecture students from across the U.S. at this exciting event, held March 19–21. Make sure you visit with: Land F/X Founder David…
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Academic License Support Restored for 2014-2015

Aug 22, 2014
Be sure you are prepared for all your classes by downloading your Land F/X Academic license.  Land F/X offers a free license for all Students and Professors. The Academic license is solely for learning, teaching, research, or development and shall not be used for commercial, professional, or any other for-profit…
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LABASH Trip

Apr 08, 2014
The Labash student conference is always a special treat for us, to interact with future landscape architects. A good number of students showed up for the Land F/X learning lab, and we had a great time going through the key features of the software — a big thank you to…
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Cal Poly Student ASLA Chapter Presentation

Feb 14, 2014
Recently, Land F/X was invited to present to the Cal Poly ASLA Student Chapter.  Thirty students lead by Kalyn Crosier, ASLA Student President for the 2013-14 Academic Year, joined me in the Landscape Architecture department for an overview of the Land F/X Planting tools and SketchUp Connection.  It is always fun being…
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5x5 University Tour

Oct 14, 2013
Our new CEO and the mastermind behind Land F/X, Jeremiah Farmer, is kicking off our 5x5 University Tour today at the University of Oregon.  Follow the action on Facebook and Twitter as he visits five universities in five days!  Will you be in the area?  Here is the schedule:   Monday, October 14 - University of…
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Fanshawe Guest Lecture

Oct 08, 2013
Land F/X recently completed an online guest lecture presentation with Fanshawe College, in preparation for their 8 week, study abroad tour.  Jacqueline Viscardi, a third year student said, "I was able to attend the presentation, and I thought it was great.  It's always daunting to learn something new, but I…
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3-D Design Contest Winner Announced

Oct 01, 2013
Congratulations to Sarah Davids for winning the 2013 Student 3-D Design Contest!  She gets to take home a brand new 3-D printer and some major street cred on the Iowa State University campus.  Thank you to everyone that entered the contest.  We had several contenders that we will be posting to the…
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Feeling the Love at Utah State

Jun 17, 2013
Land F/X reaches out to professors and students around the world, and Utah State University has a special place in our hearts.  With the help from Utah State University professors, Bo Yang and Phil Waite, Land F/X has made its way into the curriculum of their Landscape Architecture program and…
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Student Design Contest

Jun 16, 2013
Design a 3-D tree in SketchUp for use in rendering Landscape Architecture Plans and win a 3-D printer! We are after the veritable holy grail of 3D graphics -- we want a tree that looks realistic and natural, yet has a small file size and processing impact.  What this means,…
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Guest Lecture at University of Washington

May 20, 2013
We recently conducted a guest lecture for University of Washington’s LARC 433 – construction documentation class with Professor Ben Spencer.  The students at UW are excited to begin using Land F/X in their projects, and Dave has even agreed to translate the current office standard pen file the class is…
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West Virginia University's Lunch and Learn

Apr 04, 2013
Dave presented to West Virginia University for Kathy Wittner's Planting Design class on April 4th.  Pizza was provided, as per our Lunch and Learn format, and the students got a personalized introduction to the software to begin their next planting project. If your university is interested in a Lunch and…
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Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Onsite Lecture

Apr 03, 2013
Our CEO Dave Farmer recently conducted two on-site lectures for our neighborhood Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, in a CAD class as well as irrigation.  We have great response from Cal Poly students, and are always willing to do a lecture for any university that is interested.  Feedback is positive and…
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Teaching Land F/X

Apr 02, 2013
Spring is upon us and many universities are incorporating Land F/X into their curricula.  Recently, we have had many students from Bob Grist's class at University of Florida and Phil Waite's class from Utah State University downloading the program to use in class projects.  We make learning and teaching Land…
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University Sweep

Oct 22, 2012
Jeremiah is finally back from his university sweep covering Texas A&M, Ohio State, University of Georgia, Kansas State, Purdue, LSU, West Virginia, Ball State, and University of Guelph (let us know if we went to your alumni school!). He was very excited to meet all the students and faculty, and show…
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9 Universities in 9 Days

Oct 15, 2012
We are halfway through our whirlwind trip to show off Land F/X to nine different universities.  Last week was Texas A&M, Ohio State, University of Georgia, Kansas State, and Purdue.  This week will be Louisiana State, West Virginia, Ball State, and University of Guelph.  Jeremiah's one-hour presentation starts with some photos…
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Nine Universities in 9 Days

Oct 08, 2012
Land F/X is very excited to start our University Sweep of 2012! Jeremiah will be traveling to nine universities in nine days. He started his trip off at Texas A&M with a packed house. Jeremiah is now off to the airport to visit Ohio State tomorrow. Following will be the University…
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Land F/X at NC State

Dec 27, 2008
It's always a pleasure to visit NC State, as not only is Gene Bressler a wonderfully nice person, he's seen Land F/X at every ASLA Expo, and has watched as the software has grown and expanded immensely over the years. I was very impressed by their lecture series, which brings…
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Land F/X at University of Maryland

Dec 27, 2008
University of Maryland is another one of those gorgeous east-coast campuses with collegiate-looking brick buildings. I also enjoyed the layout of their Landscape Architecture program, with four adjacent rooms housing each year's studio space for the students. They have a great grasp on technology there, and like many universities are…
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Land F/X at SUNY-ESF

Dec 27, 2008
The farthest stop on this trip was to SUNY-ESF in Syracuse. Another strikingly beautiful campus with gorgeous buildings. A good number of students and a couple faculty were able to show up for the presentation -- yet due to a mix-up with the pizza ordering, this was the only presentation…
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Land F/X at Cornell

Dec 27, 2008
I know I'm not allowed to pick favorites, but suffice it to say that I liked Cornell a lot. It's a very beautiful campus, and the Landscape Architecture department is nicely laid out within the striking Kennedy Hall -- the administrative and faculty offices surround the common entry area, with…
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Land F/X at Penn State

Dec 27, 2008
Last stop for this week was Penn State. The student organizers did a superb job of preparing for the event, and announced it in all the classes, resulting in pretty much the entire program showing up (Thank you Julie and Johanna!). I even got to stick around and catch a…
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Land F/X at Chatham University

Dec 27, 2008
The students and instructors at Chatham University were glad to see me again. Many of them had seen the presentation last year, and were quite impressed at all the new features and capabilities we have added. Afterwards I was able to help configure the settings for the lab installation of…
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Land F/X at Purdue

Dec 27, 2008
Three days into my university visits, it was off to Purdue! A good number of the freshmen class was able to attend, and were quite excited to see some of the tools that will be saving them countless hours. --J ATTACHMENTS
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Land F/X at Ball State

Dec 27, 2008
A year to the day after last visiting Ball State, this year's presentation was even in the same room. Many of the students have already been using Land F/X, and had some excellent questions. Ball State hopes to send at least one professor to our instructor training in Georgia this…
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Land F/X at Kansas State University

Dec 27, 2008
Next stop on my university tour was Kansas State University. KSU is transitioning to a 5-year program, and has a great handle on the technological tools available. I was impressed with their Pods, where students have a permanent workstation, with high-end computers packed with software. Beginning next semester, KSU will…
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Land F/X at Texas A&M

Dec 27, 2008
Texas A&M started off our whirlwind tour of universities this year. The majority of the teaching staff was able to attend the presentation, and they are just as excited as the students about using Land F/X in their classes beginning next semester. --J ATTACHMENTS Excited students and teachers heading back…
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Land F/X at Cal Poly Pomona and UC Davis

Oct 29, 2007
Yet more pizza parties, this time at Cal Poly Pomona and UC Davis.  As always, the students were amazed at what Land F/X can do. The students at UC Davis gave up their Friday night to attend, and ended the presentation with a robust round of applause.  Have we forgotten…
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Land F/X in North Carolina

Oct 29, 2007
  Last week, we were lucky enough to be able to visit both North Carolina State Raleigh, and North Carolina A & T University.  The students were very receptive, and appreciated the amazing time savings that Land F/X offers in the creation of construction documents. Want us to come to…
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