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Verify the Support File Search Path

Issue

You need to verify that the Support File Search Path is correct.

The Support File Search Path is a specific path of folders in the CAD Options dialog box that tells CAD Land F/X where to look for certain files. For your installation to function correctly, this path needs to be configured in a specific way. This configuration will vary depending on whether you have a SIngle-User or Multi-User installation.

 

Solution 

Type Options (or just OP) in the Command line, and press Enter. The Options dialog box will open.

 

 

1. Select the Files tab.

 

 

2. Click the plus (+) sign next to the Support File Search Path entry.

 

 

The Support File Search Path will expand, revealing the folders listed in the path. To verify this folder path, go to the instructions for the type of Land F/X installation you have:

 

Single-User installation

What you should see:

 

If you have a Single-User installation, you should see the two folder paths listed below:

  • C:\program files\landfx\_menus_\(your CAD version) – where (your CAD version) represents the year version of your AutoCAD or F/X CAD installation – 2016, for example
  • C:\landfx\

You may or may not see the C:\landfx\slides, C:\landfx\fonts, and C:\landfx\patterns paths pictured above. These paths are created automatically when you load your Land F/X menus, so don't worry about whether or not you see them.

 

 

 

What you should not see:

 

• You should not see: Paths in the incorrect order

You should NOT see the C:\landfx\ and C:\program files\landfx\_menus_\(your CAD version) folders in the order pictured below.

 

 

The landfx folder SHOULD NOT be listed before the _menus_ folder.

 

 

If these two folder paths are listed in the incorrect order, as pictured to the left, click one of the paths and use the Move Up or Move Down button to move it up or down in the list.

 

 

If necessary, move the other path up or down in the same way.

 

 

You should not see: LandFX and _menus_ folders missing

Don't see the paths C:\landfx\ and/or C:\program files\landfx\_menus_\(your CAD version)? Follow our steps to update the Support File Search Path, starting with Step 5: Add the Necessary Paths.

 

 

Corrected path: Single-User

 

Once the landfx and _menus_ folders are present and in their correct locations, they should be in the following order, with the _menus_ folder listed first. Click Apply to save the changes.

As mentioned above, you may or may not see the paths C:\landfx\slides, C:\landfx\fonts, and C:\landfx\patterns. These paths are created automatically when you load your Land F/X menus, so don't worry about whether or not you see them.

 

 

 

Multi-User (Server or shared online folder) installation

 

What you should see:

 

If you have a Multi-User installation, you should see the two folder paths listed below:

  • C:\program files\landfx\_menus_\(your CAD version) – where (your CAD version) represents the year version of your AutoCAD or F/X CAD installation – 2016, for example
  • L:\landfx\ (In this instance, "L" stands for an example letter drive, to which your office has mapped your LandFX folder. Your office may be using a different letter, such as F or Z – but definitely not C.)>

You may or may not see the L:\landfx\slides, L:\landfx\fonts, and L:\landfx\patterns paths pictured above (where L denotes your office's letter drive). These paths are created automatically when you load your Land F/X menus, so don't worry about whether or not you see them.

 

 

 

What you should not see:

 

You should not see: Paths in the incorrect order

You should NOT see the landfx and C:\program files\landfx\_menus_\(your CAD version) folders in the order pictured below.

 

 

The landfx folder SHOULD NOT be listed before the _menus_ folder.

 

 

If these two folder paths are listed in the incorrect order, as pictured to the left, click one of the paths and use the Move Up or Move Down button to move it up or down in the list.

 

 

If necessary, move the other path up or down in the same way.

 

 

You should not see: LandFX and _menus_ folders missing

Don't see the paths to your LandFX folder and/or C:\program files\landfx\_menus_\(your CAD version)? Follow our steps to update the Support File Search Path, starting with Step 5: Add the Necessary Paths.

 

 

You should not see: LandFX folder mapped incorrectly (to the C: drive, for example)

For a Multi-User installation, your LandFX folder needs to be mapped to a letter drive besides the C: drive.

 

 

 

If your office has a Multi-User installation, the entry for the LandFX folder in the Support File Search Path SHOULD NOT be pointing to C:\landfx\.

 

 

Take a minute to verify that this entry is pointing to the correct LandFX folder on the correct letter drive – that is, the LandFX folder where your office stores projects, Preference Sets, blocks, details, etc.

To map your LandFX folder to a letter drive correctly, please follow our Map a Letter Drive steps.

 

To correct this entry, simply click the text in the entry – for example, C:\landfx\.

 

 

You can now edit the text. Change the letter at the beginning to match the drive where you keep your correct LandFX folder.

Is the letter drive reverting back to the old letter when you restart CAD?

Here's what to do.

 

 

 

You should not see: UNC paths and references to the local LandFX folder in the Support File Search Path

 

 

 

You might see some entries for "UNC paths." Examples:

  • \\servername\shared-folder\landfx
  • \\servername\shared-folder\landfx\slides

 

(Where "servername" denotes the actual name of your server, and "shared-folder" denotes the name of a shared folder on your server.")

 

 

You might also see some references to the local LandFX folder. These will begin with C:\landfx.

 

 

If you see any UNC paths or references to the local LandFX folder in the Support File Search Path, click them to select them, and click the Remove button (see image to the right).

 

 

Corrected path: Multi-User

 

A correctly configured Support File Search Path will have:

  • The landfx and _menus_ folders present and in the correct order (as pictured below)
  • The LandFX folder mapped to a letter drive (for example, L:\landfx\ or Z:\landfx)
  • No UNC paths
  • No references to the local LandFX folder

 

 

Click Apply to save your changes.

 

If you see a few references to the LandFX folder on your letter drive in addition to the _menus_ and landfx folders (such as L:\landfx\slides, L:\landfx\fonts, L:\landfx\patterns, etc., don't worry. Those paths are created automatically when you load your Land F/X menus.

 

Last modified on Oct 25, 2018

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