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Install Single-User Land F/X with F/X CAD 2017 – TRIAL

Step 1: Prerequisites

To complete this installation, you will need:

Your Land F/X Support ID*.

The location where you will be storing your LandFX folder.

This folder will contain all data associated with your Land F/X installation and projects. In most cases, we recommend keeping our default location for your LandFX folder – directly on your C: drive (C:/LandFX).

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

If you are unsure of any of these items, please contact your IT administrator.

• As an AutoCAD installation, F/X CAD requires a robust computer in order to function properly.
Take a look at our system requirements for F/X CAD.

• Installing on a Mac? You'll need to install Parallels and and a Windows operating system first.

• Before installing F/X CAD 2017, it's a good idea to verify that you do not already have AutoCAD or F/X CAD 2017 installed on your computer – even a trial version. Follow our instructions to check for and uninstall existing versions of AutoCAD or F/X CAD.




Step 2: Download and Extract the Installer

Right-click the F/X CAD 2017 Installer download link below.


F/X CAD 2017 Installer - 64 Bit Only (1.3 GB)


Select "Save Target As" or "Save Link As" from the menu that opens, and save the file to your desktop.
The installer is quite a large piece of software. Please allow 10 to 30 minutes for the download to complete.

Go to your desktop, and open the file fxcad2017.64.1.exe.


A window will open and ask you to extract the downloaded file to a specific location. Click Browse, and select your desktop.


Then click Extract.

You will now have a folder on your desktop named fxcad2017.64.1. Open that folder, then open the file named Setup.

At this point, you might see the following message: Do you want to allow this app from an unknown publisher to make changes to your PC? If so, click Yes.



Step 3: Install F/X CAD

Click Install when prompted.
Select I Accept to accept the agreement. Then click Next.

Make sure the following two options are checked:

F/X CAD 2017

I do not already have Land F/X

Then click Install.

F/X CAD will now begin to install. Please allow between 5 and 20 minutes for the installation to complete.

F/X CAD not installing correctly, or shutting down after installation? Troubleshooting steps >


  • A red "NO" sign to the left of the F/X CAD checkbox? Solution >
  • Error message: "Please install DirectX before installing AutoCAD 2017"? Solution >
  • Error message containing the text "/SecondRun and /FirstRunThreadld:" Solution >


Step 4: Install Land F/X


Welcome Screen: Click Next.
Land F/X License Agreement: Scroll down and select I Accept if you agree. Then click Next.
Support ID: Enter your Land F/X Support ID.
You can find your Support ID in the Trial Approval or Purchase email you received from Land F/X.


Product Activated: Click OK.

Destination Folder: This folder path will become the location where all your Land F/X data and projects are stored.

We recommend keeping the default location of C:\LandFX\ – the C: drive on your computer. Click Next.

Database Installation: Select Cloud Data or Local Data, then click Next.


In most cases, you'll select the Local Data option. For a breakdown of these two database installation types, including pros and cons of each, please see our Cloud vs. Local Data page.

Laptop Users:

We highly recommend selecting the Cloud Data option at this point. Cloud Data can be a great option for trial users. Find out why >

Not sure which option to select? Ask your system administrator.



Ready to Install the Program: Click Install.
InstallShield Wizard Completed: Click Finish.

Don't see the Land F/X Menus when you open F/X CAD?

Here is a quick fix for that issue >

Step 5: Open F/X CAD and Get Started

1. Open F/X CAD.


2. The Let's Get Started screen (pictured to the right) will pop up within your F/X CAD window. 


Select Enter a Serial Number.

DO NOT select start a trial.




What's Next?


  • Your installation includes the Land F/X Welcome DWG, which includes some helpful initial instructions and links. To open it, double-click the Launch Land F/X icon from your desktop. 


  • Our Land F/X Trainer is a collection of brief, step-by-step videos that will help you get started using Land F/X. Go to the Land F/X Trainer >


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