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

The following steps are for installing F/X CAD 2017 on each Land F/X workstation in an office that uses Land F/X software on a central server or shared online folder. This process will need to be performed locally on each individual Land F/X workstation.


Step 1: Prerequisites

To complete this installation, you will need:

Your Serial Number and Product Key*.

*You or your office will have received your Serial Number and Product Key in an email from Land F/X.


The name of your office server.


The location of your LandFX folder on your office server.

The LandFX folder contains a number of important items the software requires in order to function. More information > 

Need to locate your LandFX folder? Here's how >


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.



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


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)
Updated October 05 2017


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 double-click the file fxcad2017.64.1.exe if you saved it there. If you clicked the link directly, this file will likely be in your Downloads folder.


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


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 already have Land F/X


Important: DO NOT check the bottom option, "I do not already have Land F/X." 


Click Install when finished.


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 >


Step 4: Install Land F/X Workstation

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

Setup Type: Select which ribbon tabs will be visible in your installation.


For example, if you are installing Design F/X, you may want to select the Design F/X option so only the Admin, Site, and Details ribbons are visible. (With a Design F/X license, only these ribbons are functional, so you may only want these ribbons to be visible.)


You can always turn the visibility of specific ribbons on or off after you've installed. 

F/X Server Network Location: Click Browse, then navigate to your LandFX folder on your office server. 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 your LandFX folder 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.

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.

Step 5: Open F/X CAD and license (activate) your installation

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.


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



Click I Agree to start the licensing process.


4. Follow our instructions to license (activate) 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 (Step 2 of the licensing process).


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


• Issue: When you open CAD, do you not see your Land F/X ribbons or menus?

Solution: Load the Land F/X menus manually.


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.

Step 6: Migrate your settings and uninstall any older versions

For F/X CAD to function correctly, it's a good idea to uninstall all previous versions of AutoCAD or F/X CAD from your computer – after you migrate your personal settings from that version.


Follow our instructions to migrate your AutoCAD or F/X CAD settings.For F/X CAD to function correctly, it's a good idea to uninstall all previous versions of AutoCAD or F/X CAD from your computer.


Open your Start menu, and select Control Panel.


Select Programs, or Programs and Services. Then select Add or Remove Program.

Double-click the logo for your existing AutoCAD or F/X CAD installation.



When the file opens, select Uninstall. Follow the prompts to uninstall the program.



For more detailed steps, please see our Uninstall AutoCAD or F/X CAD page.



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