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Integrating New Staff into Your Office

Video Length:  45:29
Presented By:  Eric Stanley of GSBS
Apr 25, 2016
Bringing new LAs into your design firm presents some inherent challenges. For example, how can you establish what your new employees can expect and what will be expected from them? This webinar, presented by Eric Stanley of GSBS, will provide important pointers for creating a positive open dialog so new employees can feel value – and feel valued. Eric will…

Land F/X featured on the TV Show 'World's Greatest'

Apr 25, 2016
Last year, the television show "World's Greatest" contacted us to express interest in filming a segment about us. The goal of the show to provide an in-depth look at products viewers know, as well as products they never knew existed. A small film crew from the show recently spent the day with our team, conducting interviews and capturing us hard…

Saving your Detail Library to Land F/X

Video Length:  1:00:51
Presented By:  Amanda Berry
Apr 15, 2016
If your firm uses details, make sure you're taking advantage of all the time-saving features within our Details system. Our details tools help you organize and scale your details properly. They also make it easy to find, place, and change details – even at the last minute. Plus, saving your firm's standard details into our system is easier than you…

Introducing F/X CAD 2016 and Land F/X 12.0

Video Length:  1:00:42
Presented By:  Jeremiah Farmer
Apr 01, 2016
Join us as Land F/X CEO and developer Jeremiah Farmer presents F/X CAD 2016 and Land F/X 12.0. He'll show off some of the hallmark new features we've implemented over the past year and demonstrate how F/X CAD and Land F/X work together seamlessly.

Creating Section Elevations With SketchUp

Video Length:  1:02:45
Presented By:  Jake Lott
Mar 15, 2016
Do you create your own section elevations strictly in AutoCAD? We'll show you how to use SketchUp to generate elevations during this process while also using Land F/X to confirm the final outcome of your design. We'll start in AutoCAD using the Land F/X SketchUp Connection tool and work our way through modeling the terrain while showing some interesting SketchUp…

Two-Wire Technology

Video Length:  39:59
Presented By:  Chris Wright
Mar 04, 2016
Two-wire technology is fast becoming the industry standard in irrigation design. The use of two-wire in design, installation, and maintenance of an irrigation system offers a number of material and labor cost advantages. However, not all two-wire is the same. A smarter system enhances irrigation performance and enables true water management, resulting in true conservation. Baseline Systems engineers, builds, and…

Schematic Irrigation

Video Length:  1:00:36
Presented By:  Jake Lott
Mar 02, 2016
Tired of the hassle of making continual changes to your irrigation design layout at an early stage? Try our Schematic Irrigation tool. Not only is it simple to set up, but it will give you a wealth of information – without the need for much effort. In this webinar, you'll learn all about the benefits of using Schematic Irrigation, and…

Land F/X 141: Introduction to Irrigation F/X Design

Video Length:  1:04:11
Presented By:  Amanda Berry
Feb 24, 2016
Learn to create a professional irrigation plan in this academic-oriented webinar. We will cover quick workflows for designing an irrigation system and calculating flows – all possible with the tools that are available within the F/X Irrigation ribbon.

Working with Scale

Video Length:  1:00:53
Presented By:  Amanda Berry
Feb 19, 2016
Scale is the most fundamental Land F/X feature. In this webinar, we'll start with the basics of scale in both Imperial and Metric systems. We'll then continue into advanced tips and tricks for creating a perfect-looking sheet.   Webinar Contents: Note: The following catalog of content covered in this webinar is time stamped to allow you to follow along or skip…

Hardware Recommendations for 2016

Video Length:  53:45
Presented By:  Forrestt Williams
Feb 12, 2016
Looking for a new computer? Forrestt Williams and Jeremiah Farmer will present their hardware recommendations for Land F/X and CAD performance. This webinar will detail how to budget for a new computer, how often to get a new computer, what type of hardware you'll need for optimized CAD performance, and more.   Download PDF of presentation: Hardware-Recommendations-2016.pdf Webinar Contents: Note: The…

Using Work Areas

Video Length:  1:11:25
Presented By:  Amanda Berry
Feb 05, 2016
Work Areas provide a perfect way to organize your schedules, scales, and UCSs. Whether you want to separate out phases in your schedules, or you need to show an area at a different scale and UCS, you need to know how to manipulate a Work Area. Webinar Contents: Note: The following catalog of content covered in this webinar is time stamped…

Land F/X 103: Understanding Blocks and Customized Rendering

Video Length:  1:04:11
Presented By:  Amanda Berry
Feb 03, 2016
Bring your academic projects to the next level with rendering tools in Land F/X! You can add your own personal style to your CAD drafting by saving customized blocks directly into the program.   Webinar Contents: Note: The following catalog of content covered in this webinar is time stamped to allow you to follow along or skip to sections of the…

Monitoring Irrigation for Green Roofs

Video Length:  48:22
Presented By:  Chris Wright
Jan 29, 2016
Green roofs and walls present several irrigation challenges while trying to manage aesthetic expectations and plant health. Knowing when and how long to irrigate an engineered medium in an extreme environment requires a precision instrument that can measure – in real time – the amount of moisture available to the plant material. Baseline's patented Soil Moisture Sensor technology provides the…

Use Hand Graphics in a Land F/X Workflow

Video Length:  1:01:12
Presented By:  Amanda Berry
Jan 22, 2016
Hand graphics remain an important step in efficient CAD drafting. In this webinar, we'll go through a sample project to show you how to use hand graphics in the concept stage.   Webinar Contents: Note: The following catalog of content covered in this webinar is time stamped to allow you to follow along or skip to sections of the video that…

Irrigation Tips & Tricks

Video Length:  1:02:52
Presented By:  Jake Lott
Jan 15, 2016
In this webinar, we cover some advanced tools that you may or may not know about. You'll also learn a few techniques and best practices to apply that will help speed up your workflow when creating your irrigation design.     Webinar Contents: Note: The following catalog of content covered in this webinar is time stamped to allow you to follow…

Using Plant Templates

Video Length:  1:01:13
Presented By:  Amanda Berry
Jan 08, 2016
Project templates are focused and reusable palettes of your most frequently specified plants. This intermediate-level webinar will cover the best workflow for customizing templates. For further information, please see our documentation section on Creating a Template.     Webinar Contents: Note: The following catalog of content covered in this webinar is time stamped to allow you to follow along or skip…

Land F/X 102: Comprehensive Concept and Site Plan Drafting

Video Length:  1:04:11
Presented By:  Amanda Berry
Jan 06, 2016
This academic-oriented presentation will cover the Concept Graphic and Site Planning tools you need in order to make your projects look professional.

Land F/X 101: Introduction to Land F/X and Planting Projects

Video Length:  2:18:13
Presented By:  Amanda Berry
Dec 17, 2015
Tailored for students, this academic planting project–oriented workflow will include information on how to start your project, configure the best settings for success, and transport your project and drawings between your laptop and a computer lab installation.

Getting Started with Planting Tools

Video Length:  1:04:11
Presented By:  Amanda Berry
Oct 12, 2015
Join us for a webinar covering the the basics of the Land F/X planting tools. Starting from square one, we'll provide the necessary information for familiarizing yourself with the software and starting your training right. We'll also recommend other important resources that will help you continue your training. Webinar Contents: Note: The following catalog of content covered in this webinar is…

Greywater Systems

Video Length:  1:08:24
Presented By:  Jake Lott
Oct 05, 2015
Water is an extremely important and often scarce resource. Some locales are feeling the scarcity more than others. While "smart" or "efficient" equipment is definitely available to put into your landscape, our upcoming webinar will cover a topic a little off the beaten path – maybe a subject you've thought about but simply haven't explored. Join us in talking about…

The Land F/X SketchUp Connection: Advanced

Video Length:  1:04:19
Presented By:  Amanda Berry
Sep 18, 2015
Bring your designs to a whole new level with the Land F/X SketchUp Connection. We’ll go through the workflow for a detailed 3D model based on a full grading plan with contextual grading. You’ll then learn how to take the plan to a point at which you can continue with your favorite renderer for a photo-realistic image. We strongly recommend…

Golf Course Irrigation

Video Length:  1:04:50
Presented By:  Jake Lott
Sep 11, 2015
Golf course irrigation is a design skill in and of itself. In this webinar, we'll demonstrate some of the great tools Land F/X offers to help ensure proper mainline sizing and scheduling. We'll also discuss some of the key points to remember when using flow zones, shut-off valves, and valve-in-head rotors. While this webinar will not cover the theory behind…

The Land F/X SketchUp Connection: Intermediate

Video Length:  01:21:46
Presented By:  Amanda Berry
Sep 08, 2015
Build on the skills you gained after watching the SketchUp Connection Basics webinar. This second segment in our three-part series will show you how to create a more complex 3D model using the Connection. We’ll include some simple grading, custom plant components, and a primer on using photos in SketchUp. Webinar Contents: Note: The following catalog of content covered in this…

The Land F/X SketchUp Connection: Basics

Video Length:  01:17:08
Presented By:  Amanda Berry
Aug 14, 2015
Are you looking to integrate 3D modeling into your existing design process? In this basic workflow, we go over the procedure to export a basic site and planting plan from AutoCAD over to SketchUp. We also show you how to use some basic SketchUp tools, as well as additional features included in the Land F/X tool available from the SketchUp…

Detail Tips And Tricks

Video Length:  59:10
Presented By:  Amanda Berry
Aug 10, 2015
You've watched our Master Detail Tools webinar to get started with your detail library in Land F/X, and now you need to watch this webinar to take your detailing skills to the next level. We'll go over some advanced techniques and best practices to create details that communicate your design intent clearly. We'll also show you how to use all…

Improving CAD Standards

Video Length:  1:06:56
Presented By:  Jake Lott
Jul 31, 2015
We see the concept of "CAD standards" as a system of change for the better just as much as a static and rigid list of commonly followed procedures. Defining and enforcing best practices is arguably the most important aspect of setting a CAD standard. According to Autodesk, "Standards define a set of common properties for named objects such as layers…

Tools at an Early Stage

Video Length:  1:03:16
Presented By:  Amanda Berry
Jul 27, 2015
In this webinar, we'll go over how to customize the tools you use all the time – Plant Manager, Reference Note Manager, and other tools – to create quick and accurate basic concepts. In the time it takes to present the webinar, you can use these techniques to go from a client's request for a quote to an early but…

Existing Irrigation

Video Length:  56:00
Presented By:  Jake Lott
Jul 21, 2015
At some point, every irrigation designer will need to add to or alter an existing system. This type of project can be among the most difficult. This week's webinar will cover a few different scenarios you might encounter as you design based on an existing irrigation system. – we'll show you some valuable tools, tricks, and tips. We'll also review…

Terrain Modeling In SketchUp

Video Length:  1:02:17
Presented By:  Daniel Tal
Jul 13, 2015
Daniel Tal returns to teach us about terrain modeling in SketchUp. Daniel will model a terrain site plan live, carefully reviewing the tools and steps required to achieve a digital elevation model.   For more tutorials on SketchUp from Daniel Tal, visit his website, DanielTal.com.   For more information on the Land F/X SketchUp plugin, including importing and exporting between…

Land Planning And Site Builder Tools

Video Length:  53:03
Presented By:  Amanda Berry
Jun 29, 2015
We've made some recent improvements to the Land Planning and Site Builder capabilities of our software. This webinar will cover the effective use of our Zoning and Concept Graphics tools, such as generating a Zoning Schedule to calculate density, area, and number of units. These tools are especially handy for planning the initial stages of larger designs, such as residential/commercial…

Metric Sheet Setup

Video Length:  1:00:30
Presented By:  Amanda Berry
Jun 23, 2015
In this webinar, we'll go over the metric side of our recommended basic methods for setting up your drawing template. This method is a great way to prevent imported Xrefs from corrupting your drawing. We'll also go over setting up your Model Space and Paper Space for proper scaling in metric units for many metric standards, as well as using…

Intro to Irrigation

Video Length:  01:04:57
Presented By:  Jake Lott
Jun 15, 2015
Although our upcoming webinar will cover the basic Irrigation capabilities of Land F/X, this is one webinar that even advanced users will not want to miss. We'll show how to use the Schematic Irrigation tool to lay out a project at the conceptual level. We'll then go over the essentials of adding equipment such as drip, sprays, and rotors to…

Advanced Planting & Site Tools

Video Length:  01:01:30
Presented By:  Amanda Berry
Jun 10, 2015
In the first of a new series of "Advanced" webinars, we'll show you how to solve some interesting, out-of-the-box, advanced problems using in-the-box Land F/X tools. With the right kind of inventive thinking, you can use the basic tools included in your Land F/X installation to design and calculate your plan to meet your needs. Plus we'll provide as many…

Customizing Land F/X

Video Length:  1:03:05
Presented By:  Jake Lott
May 29, 2015
Since our inception, we've designed our software to conform to each office's standards. Land F/X allows you to use specific blocks, layer names, sheet protocols, and other distinct elements that make up your firm’s practices and preferences. For more than a decade, we have successfully accounted for hundreds of offices – many with some wildly unique standards.   Webinar Contents:…

Hardscapes

Video Length:  1:04:19
Presented By:  Amanda Berry
May 26, 2015
Hardscape design with Land F/X is all about Reference Notes (RefNotes). Learn about the myriad options available within our RefNotes tool that will streamline your project's workflow. We'll go over all the basics of RefNotes, including setting up and placing a RefNote, calling out your features, and placing a schedule. We'll also showcase a few other tools you can use…

SketchUp Extensions

Video Length:  59:15
Presented By:  Daniel Tal
May 18, 2015
Join Land F/X and Daniel Tal for a webinar covering the SketchUp Extension Warehouse. This webinar was originally scheduled a few months ago and had to be postponed until now. The Extensions comprise a wide range of powerful tools designed to streamline and enhance the modeling process by vastly increasing SketchUp's functionality. Downloadable directly from SketchUp, these custom tools are…

Planting Plan Basics

Video Length:  47:47
Presented By:  Jake Lott
May 11, 2015
You deserve to have a planting plan that works for you. In our upcoming webinar, we'll go over some of the basic yet powerful features of Land F/X – including the ability to place plants and labels with ease. We'll provide a refresher on planting plan basics for the experienced Land F/X user, as well as an insightful look into…

Sheet Setup

Video Length:  1:06:50
Presented By:  Jake Lott
May 04, 2015
Join us this week for some basics in proper sheet setup. We'll go over cleaning your base files, as well as best practices for Xrefing, creating templates, using the Land F/X Sheet Index, and more.   Webinar Contents: Note: The following catalog of content covered in this webinar is time stamped to allow you to follow along or skip to sections…

Details and Specifications

Video Length:  46:25
Presented By:  Tyson Carroll
Mar 25, 2015
Tyson Carroll with Urban Tree Foundation, has spent the last several months querying industry leaders in the creation of landscape architectural details and specifications that satisfy the best possible construction documentation standards. Join us for an exciting look at his project and glimpse into the detail library that is now included with Land F/X.

Master Details Tools

Video Length:  1:02
Presented By:  Jake Lott
Feb 27, 2015
Presenter Jake Lott will show you how to complete important detail-related tasks such as assigning layouts in your sheet index, customizing detail templates, and associating details with Reference Notes (RefNotes). You'll also learn how to run detail reports, place detail callouts in Paper Space, and place detail callouts within details. Get an in-depth look at these and other valuable tools…

Computer Basics

Video Length:  48:19
Presented By:  Forrestt Williams
Feb 20, 2015
Getting the most out of your Computer, CAD and Land F/X. Windows 8 got you down? Are you a little confused by computers? In this webinar, Forrestt Williams will cover some helpful and practical computer tips that are integral for using your computer and Land F/X successfully. Because AutoCAD and Land F/X are very robust pieces of software, threy require…

Density Cost Estimation

Video Length:  39:07
Presented By:  Jake Lott
Feb 13, 2015
  Whether you are working on a large or small project, you need a quick way to value engineer your design before getting too far into the process. Join us as we discuss creating planting density templates and applying them at the beginning of any project. Planting density templates communicate your initial planting design to the client efficiently while keeping…

SketchUp Introduction to Site Grading

Video Length:  1:02:27
Presented By:  Daniel Tal
Feb 04, 2015
  SketchUp is a powerful grading program. The SketchUp Sandbox and Extension Tools are able to generate organic modeling surfaces with relative ease. The tools can be adapted to most models to create conceptual site terrain. Put on your grading hat, and watch how to grade retaining walls, walks, and objects into even the most basic site plan. Learn how…

Master Planting Tools

Video Length:  56:48
Presented By:  Jake Lott
Feb 03, 2015
  Join us for a great webinar showcasing our Master Planting Tools. Learn how to convert standard plant blocks into "smart" plant blocks using the Match Properties tool. Use Plant Photo Callouts to ramp up your presentations and plant labels. Get an in-depth look at these and other valuable tools developed just for you by your friends at Land F/X.…

Drip Irrigation

Video Length:  1:00
Presented By:  Jake Lott
Jan 16, 2015
  Join us this week for a great discussion on Drip Irrigation. Water is precious and so is your time, so let Land F/X help lift your burden by showing you how to place drip rings, bubblers, single emitters, emitters by area, and dripline by area. We will go through the entire process – from selecting your drip source and…

Skatepark Design Webinar

Video Length:  1:17
Presented By:  David M. Williamson
Dec 22, 2014
  Skateboarders are often frowned upon for practicing their activity on urban furniture and city property. It seems that they need a proper facility – a place to practice without hazards or harassment. Skateboarding shifts, changes, and morphs so much, it can seem nearly impossible to design a perfect facility at any given time. Rather than offering guidelines for a…

Land F/X Proudly Presents 11.0

Video Length:  1:02
Presented By:  Jeremiah Farmer
Nov 17, 2014
It’s that time of year again – to showcase all the new features we've released over the past year, and generally recap what we’ve been up to. This is a rare glimpse into some of the code that makes up Land F/X, as we will even add a wishlist item live during the webinar. (Note: The following catalog of content…

Efficient Irrigation for Small Spaces

Video Length:  1:08:58
Presented By:  Chris Roesink
Oct 31, 2014
  Irrigation design is already complex enough without the added challenges of small spaces. Join us this Friday as Chris takes you through the challenges of and solutions to irrigating in restricted areas.     Download the presentation PDF >>   Webinar Content: (Note: The following catalog of content covered in this webinar is time stamped to allow you to…

SketchUp Basics with Daniel Tal

Video Length:  59:47
Presented By:  Daniel Tal
Oct 17, 2014
  Please join us for a one-hour webinar on SketchUp basics. Daniel Tal, ASLA, will provide a basic overview of getting started with SketchUp with a focus on using SketchUp for basic site design. Daniel will review the tools, approach and goals of working with SketchUp for model site work and architecture. The seminar will demonstrate the quick modeling of…

Land F/X Networking Basics

Video Length:  44:05
Presented By:  Forrestt Williams
Oct 10, 2014
  Land F/X Networking got you down? Never fear. We can help you understand the basics of networking so you can understand how Land F/X works - and take ownership of your network without anxiety! Forrestt will run through a number of basic computer network concepts, including sharing a folder, folder permissions, firewall exceptions, mapping a drive, and more.  …

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