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Install Multi-User Land F/X on an Office Server Using Local MySQL Database



The following steps will result in a multi-user Land F/X installation on your office server and workstations. Once you complete these instructions, your office will have:



  • The Land F/X Server component installed on your central office server.

  • A shared LandFX folder on your office server. This folder will store your firm's shared Land F/X content.

  • A connection between each CAD workstation in your office and your Land F/X server, allowing users to access content from the shared LandFX folder.  

Step 1: Prerequisites

To complete this installation, you will need:

To be physically on and logged in to your office server.

Your Land F/X Support ID*.

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

The location where you will be storing your LandFX folder.

The name of your office server.

Land F/X is compatible with AutoCAD, F/X CAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD Map 3D, or AutoCAD Architecture, version 2013 or newer.

Land F/X is not compatible with AutoCAD LT.


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


Step 2: Download and run the installer

2A. Log in to your server.


2B. Right-click the Land F/X Installer download link below.


2C. Select "Save Target As" or "Save Link As" from the menu that appears, and save the file to your desktop.


Step 3: Folder location, Share the folder, Firewall exception


3A. LandFX Folder Location

During installation, you will be asked where to install the LandFX folder. This location will need to be shared on your network, so make sure it's an appropriate place.



3B. Share the Land F/X Folder

Share the LandFX folder on your network and ensure that your users have full permissions.



3C. Create a firewall exception

Add exception in your firewall for port 3306 (if using a firewall other than Microsoft Windows Firewall).



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Step 4: Configure the workstations

Set up the workstations in your office to use Land F/X:

Workstations with AutoCAD

Workstations with F/X CAD

Step 5: Set up a backup system for Land F/X

It's extremely important to implement a good backup system for the Land F/X MySQL database.

Your normal automated backup steps will be incomplete due to the MySQL database file permissions.

Please read this article about complete backup solutions and automated procedures.


Last modified on Wednesday, June 21 2017


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