Download and Install the Planting F/X Revit Plugin
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Download and Install the Planting F/X Revit Plugin

Use the Planting F/X for Revit Plugin to simplify your planting design workflow inside Revit, or to bring your AutoCAD Planting F/X design over into Autodesk Revit quickly with the 3D Connection. Sign up for a trial.

 

Important notes:

  • Because it's an add-on, Land F/X is not compatible with Revit LT, which, just like AutoCAD LT, doesn’t allow add-ons.
  • If you plan to use Revit 2021 and F/X CAD 2021 on the same system, you'll need to install and activate Revit first, then install and activate F/X CAD.
  • Our Revit plugin is only available to existing Land F/X clients. It is not available to trial users.

 

Our Revit Connection allows you to manage your planting design inside the Revit environment while also providing tools needed to coordinate a BIM workflow. Import your 2D design into Revit while maintaining your exact placements and symbol sizes from CAD.

 

 

 

Compatibility

Planting F/X for Revit is maintained on the latest 3 versions of Revit: 2023, 2022, and 2021. Legacy versions are available for Revit 2019 (PFX 1.0) and 2020 (PFX 1.0). Legacy versions might not have all the tools of maintained versions, but will continue to work as they did at the time of entering Legacy. While we understand this allowance is needed for working with ongoing projects where the entire design team has not agreed to upgrade, pushing old versions to Legacy is required to free up resources and allow use of new Revit updates that are not compatible with Legacy versions.

 

Planting F/X for Revit works on full versions of Revit for Windows, but not on Revit LT. Planting F/X is not compatible with Revit LT because LT doesn’t allow add-ons.

 

Get help from other users

Although we'll provide as much support for the Revit plugin as possible, it's always a good idea to reach out to other Land F/X users who have opted to be Revit trailblazers. We encourage you to use our Community Forum to ask questions. Another user may have run into the same issue and may be able to help.

 

 

 

Installation steps

 

Step 1: Prerequisites

Revit installed (Support for Revit 2021 and newer. Legacy Planting F/X available for 2019 and 2020. Older versions are not supported.)

Note: Revit is a separate program you need to purchase and download from Autodesk.

 

Using a Mac? Install Revit for Windows on a virtual machine using a program such as Parallels.

 

A folder for your Planting F/X Revit Library (see suggested locations in Step 2 below).

 

Your Land F/X Support ID (Find your Support ID).

 

Your office must be using Cloud Data. More information:

Step 2: Install the Revit plugin

Our Revit plugin is only available for Windows machines at this time. Here's how to install it:

 

2A. Right-click the installer link below.

 Planting F/X for Revit Plugin Installer (53.04MB) 
Updated 01/27/2023

 

 

 

2B. Select Save Link As or Save Target As from the menu. Save the file to your desktop.

 

 

 

2C. Locate the file PlantingFX_for_Revit.exe, which you just downloaded. Double-click this file to run it.

 

 

 

2D. If asked if you want this app to make changes to your device, click Yes.

Do you want this app to make chages to your device?

 

 

 

Welcome screen

2E. The installer welcome screen will open. Click Next.

 

 

 

2F. Scroll down and accept the user agreement if you choose to do so.

 

Then click Next.

User agreement screen

 

 

 

Enter Your Land F/X Support ID screen

2G. Enter your Land F/X Support ID* when prompted. You can simply copy and paste it into the text field.

 

*You or your office will have received your Support ID in an email from Land F/X.

 

 

 

2H. In the Begin installation screen, click Install.

Begin installation screen, Install button

 

 

 

Close button

2i. Click Close.

 

 

 

2J. Open Revit.

 

 

2K. If you see a security popup like the one pictured to the right, click Always Load.

Security popup, Always Load button

 

 

 

2L. Once you open a drawing (blank or otherwise), you should see the Planting F/X 3D Connection tools in a new Planting F/X ribbon in Revit (pictured below).

 

Open the Preferences flyout and select the General option to open the General Preferences screen

 

Planting F/X ribbon in Revit, General flyout

 

 

 

General Preferences screen

2M. Assign a library location for your Revit content.

Notes on setting up a library location:

Based on how Revit version years separate the files and require version upgrades, we strongly recommend locating your library folder in a version year folder (example: Revit/Library 2022/Library/), even if you only have one version of Revit installed. This way, when you upgrade Revit versions it will be easier to just set up a library folder for that new version and download that year's plant families.

 

We recommend creating a library folder path within your office’s Land F/X Server location, such as:

  • (Mapped Letter Drive):/LandFX/

    Revit/Library 2023/Library/ (where (Mapped Letter Drive) is the drive you've mapped for your office's shared LandFX folder.)

  • C:/LandFX/Revit/Library 2023/Library/ (for Single-User installations)

 

More information on setting up your Revit Planting F/X library folder

Step 3: Load the Planting F/X Shared Parameters

3A. Open any Revit project file – even a new blank project.

 

 

3B. Click the Manage ribbon.

 

 

 

Manage ribbon, Shared Parameters button

3C. Select the Shared Parameters tool.

 

 

 

3D. Click Browse, then navigate to the following file:

ProgramData\Autodesk\Revit\Addins\Year\LandFX\

LAFX_Families\LandFX-Shared-Parameters.txt

 

 

Select that file, then click Open.

Don't see the ProgramData folder? Follow our instructions to view hidden files and folders.

Navigating to and opening the LandFX-Shared-Parameters.txt file

 

 

 

Edit Shared Parameters window, OK button

3E. Click OK in the Edit Shared Parameters window.

Step 4: Get started.

You're now ready to begin using the Planting F/X Revit Plugin tools! See our Revit Overview documentation for information on these tools.

Updating the Planting F/X Revit plugin

To update our Revit plugin, you'll simply uninstall the previous version and then download and run the latest version of the installer.

 

To download the latest installer, use the link in the installation steps above. The installer will guide you through the updating process.

 

For specific steps on updating, see our article on updating (upgrading) the Planting F/X Revit Plugin.

 

 

 

Uninstalling the Planting F/X Revit plugin

Need to uninstall? Follow our steps to uninstall the Planting F/X Revit plugin.

 

 

 

Related Webinars

  • Intro to Planting F/X for Revit Plugin: As always, our goal with this plugin is to bring the planting design learning curve as low as possible. We cover installation, Planting F/X projects, the Plant Manager, plant placement as families or floors, group labels, Verify Labels, instant schedules, and rendering options with our default family library. (1 hr 12 min)
  • Importing Plans into Revit: If you're being asked to bring your design into Revit and you're a landscape architect or irrigation designer, this webinar is for you. We'll cover first steps, basic orientation of Revit, the pros and cons of certain strategies, importing the DWG linework either 2D or Civil 3D and making toposurfaces and floors, and first-step methods for importing your landscape and irrigation plans. (1 hr 5 min)

 

 

 

Troubleshooting

Issue: External tool failure: Revit cannot run the external application "Land F/X" when opening Revit after installing the plugin

 

Issue: You tried to validate your Support ID, and the validation dialog box popped up blank

 

Issue: Plant copies with the same code are missing when you attempt to send your project to SketchUp, Rhino, or Revit

 

Issue: You saw the following error message: "Revit could not complete the external command. Contact the provider for assistance ..."

 

Issue: When installing the Planting F/X Revit plugin, you saw the following error message: The Wizard Was Interrupted before Planting F/X for Revit could be completely installed

 

Issue: LandFX: Your license is invalid and this product has not been activated properly on this system

Last modified on Jan 31, 2023

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