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Install F/X CAD 2017 for Existing Land F/X (Single User)

 

Step 1: Prerequisites

The following steps are for installing F/X CAD on a single computer that has Land F/X installed.

To complete this installation, you will need:

Your Land F/X Support ID*.

Your Serial Number and Product Key*.

The location of your LandFX folder.

Our default location for your LandFX folder is C: drive (C:/LandFX).

*You or your office will have received your Support ID, Serial Number, and Product Key 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.

 

As part of our licensing agreement with Autodesk, F/X CAD requires a Land F/X license. If you do not have a Land F/X, Design F/X, or Irrigation F/X license, you will be unable to use F/X CAD until you obtain one.

 

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:

Autodesk AutoCAD 2017

I already have Land F/X

Then click Install.

Important: DO NOT check the bottom option, "I do not already have Land F/X." Make sure you've selected "I already have Land F/X" before clicking Install. If not, the software will not install properly.

 

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

 

Errors?

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

 

 

 

 

Step 4: Install Land F/X Workstation

Welcome Screen: Click Next.
License Agreement: Scroll down and select Accept if you agree. Click Next.

In most cases the default location, C:\LandFX, is correct for a "Standalone" installation. If this location is correct, click Next.


If your LandFX folder is located elsewhere, click Browse. Navigate to your LandFX folder, then click Next.

Don't know the location of your LandFX folder? Click the Can't locate your LandFX folder? button.

Don't see the letter drive where Land F/X is located? Solution >
Ready to Install the Program: Click Install.
Please allow a few minutes for the installation to complete.
InstallShield Wizard Completed: Click Finish.

Errors/Issues?

Issue: Error message: This Product is not registered. Please reactivate it by typing REACTIVATE.

Solution: Reactivate your Land F/X installation, then restart CAD.

• Issue: Don't see Land F/X anywhere? Is there no Launch Land F-X shortcut on your desktop?

Solution: Navigate to the C:/LandFX folder (or the location where your LandFX folder is stored) and run (double-click) the setup64/setup.exe file.

Issue: Don't see your Land F/X menus when you open CAD?

Solution: Load the Land F/X menus manually >
 

Step 5: License (Activate) your F/X CAD Installation

When you open F/X CAD, you should see a dialog box named Autodesk Licensing.

 

 

Click Activate to start the licensing process.

 

 

Then follow our instructions to license your installation of F/X CAD 2017.

 

While waiting for your Activation Code, you can continue to use the software in trial mode.

Once you receive the email with your Activation Code, you can license (activate) your F/X CAD installation.

For information on licensing (activating) your installation, and to see more screenshots of the process, please visit landfx.com/activate.

Errors/Issues?

Issue: Error message: This Product is not registered. Please reactivate it by typing REACTIVATE.

Solution: Reactivate your Land F/X installation, then restart CAD.

• Issue: Don't see Land F/X anywhere? Is there no Launch Land F-X shortcut on your desktop?

Solution: Navigate to the C:/LandFX folder (or the location where your LandFX folder is stored) and run (double-click) the setup64/setup.exe file.

Issue: Don't see your Land F/X menus when you open CAD?

Solution: Load the Land F/X menus manually >

Issue: You received an error message similar to the following: Unable to establish an Internet connection to the registration server to validate your Support ID.

Solution: You may need to disable a firewall on your computer before you can license our software.
Last modified on Wednesday, January 11 2017

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