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Install Multi-User Land F/X

This guide applies to:

 

 

The steps on this page will result in a Multi-User installation of Land F/X software. Your office workstations will access Land F/X through either:

  • An office server or shared online folder using Cloud Data, or
  • An office server using Local Data (MySQL)
Need to install F/X CAD?

  You'll be brought to the F/X CAD installation steps once you've installed Land F/X.

Cloud or Local Data?

We recommend Cloud Data for firms with a fast and reliable Internet connection, as well as offices with employees who plan to work remotely on home computers or laptops. 

 

If your office does not have a reliable Internet connection, we recommend selecting Local Data.

 

For more information on Cloud and Local data, see our pages on:

 

Synology NAS users: Although NAS installs will work with Local Data (on NAS servers that support MySQL), we recommend that Synology NAS users choose Cloud Data. Please take a moment to review our System Requirements for Servers

 

Still not sure which to choose? Ask your IT administrator.

Do you have several remote users? Consider putting the LandFX folder on a third-party shared online folder – like Dropbox, Onedrive, or something similar. You are also welcome to move your LandFX folder to a shared online folder later.

 

  

Prerequisites

To complete this installation, you will need:

To be physically on and logged in to your office server (Local Data only).

 

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 LandFX folder is a folder on your computer, office server, or shared online folder that contains a number of important items our software requires in order to function. Learn more about the LandFX folder and where to store it

 

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.

Install Multi-User Land F/X using Cloud Data

These steps will help you install multi-user Land F/X using our Cloud Data option. If you have a reliable Internet connection, we recommend Cloud Data. Otherwise, use the Local Data installation steps instead.

 

 

Step 1: Download the installer

 

1A. Right-click the Land F/X Cloud Installer download link below.

 

 

 

1B. Select "Save Target As" or "Save Link As" from the menu that appears, and save the file to your desktop.

 

Step 2: Install Land F/X

 

2A. Go to your desktop, and open the file landfx_cloudserver_setup if you saved it there. If you clicked the link directly, this file will likely be in your Downloads folder.

 

Double-click the landfx_cloudserver_setup file, and proceed through the installation steps, paying special attention to the screens pictured below.

 

 

 

2B. Enter your Support ID* when prompted.

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

"The Wizard was interrupted"

Did you receive this error after entering your Support ID?  Solution >

 

 

 

 

2C. Destination Folder

During the Destination Folder step, you'll be asked where to install the LandFX folder. Our installer will create this folder automatically in the location you choose.

 

Click Change to select a location for the LandFX folder.

The LandFX folder will need to be shared on your network, so make sure it's in an appropriate shared location and your users have full read-write permissions for that location.

 

Click Next when finished.

More information on the LandFX folder and where to place it >

 

Important considerations:

 

 

 

 

2D. InstallShield Wizard Completed

Click Finish

Step 3: Share the LandFX Folder

3A. Share the LandFX folder on your network, and ensure that your users have full permissions.

Step 4: Configure your workstations for F/X CAD or AutoCAD

You'll now set up the workstations in your office to use Land F/X with either AutoCAD or F/X CAD (our AutoCAD engine for Land F/X users).

 

 

 

 

On each workstation where you plan to use F/X CAD:

Install F/X CAD.

 

 

 

 

On each workstation where you plan to use AutoCAD: 

Configure Land F/X to work with AutoCAD by installing the F/X Workstation component.

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 database.

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

 

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 >

 

  • We also have an extensive documentation section covering everything you need to know about our software. 

Go to our documentation section >

 

 

 

Install Multi-User Land F/X using Local Data

These steps will help you install multi-user Land F/X software using our Local Data option. If your office does not have a reliable Internet connection, you should be using these steps to install Land F/X. For most offices, we recommend the Cloud Data installation steps.

 

Step 1: Download the installer

1A. Log in to your server.

It's important that you're physically logged in to your server when completing our steps to install Land F/X software using Local Data.

 

1B. Right-click the Land F/X Installer download link below.

 

1C. Select "Save Target As" or "Save Link As" from the menu that appears, and save the file to your desktop.

 

Step 2: Install Land F/X

 

2A. Go to your desktop, and locate the file landfx_cloud_setup if you saved it there. If you clicked the link directly, this file will likely be in your Downloads folder.

 

Double-click the landfx_cloud_setup file and proceed through the installation steps, paying special attention to the screens pictured below.

 

 

2B. You may see the screen pictured to the left.

 

Click Install to begin the installation process.

 

If you have already installed Land F/X on this computer, you won't see this screen.

 

 

 

2C. Enter your Support ID* when prompted.

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

"The Wizard was interrupted"

Did you receive this error after entering your Support ID?  Solution >

 

 

 

2D. Destination Folder

During the Destination Folder step, you'll be asked where to install the LandFX folder. Our installer will create this folder automatically in the location you choose.

 

Click Change to select a location for the LandFX folder.

The LandFX folder will need to be shared on your network, so make sure it's in an appropriate shared location and your users have full read-write permissions for that location.

 

Click Next when finished.

More information on the LandFX folder and where to place it >

Important considerations:

 

 

 

 

2E. Database Installation

During the Database Installation step, select Local Data.

 

 Click Next when finished.

Are you sure you want Local Data? We recommend the Cloud Data option in most cases, although offices without a reliable Internet connection will be better served by Local Data.

 

Why we recommend Cloud Data >

"The wizard was interrupted" error?

Did you receive a "Wizard was interrupted" error during this step?  Solution >

 

 

 

2F. InstallShield Wizard Completed

Click Finish

Step 3: Share the LandFX Folder

3A. Share the LandFX folder on your network, and ensure that your users have full permissions.

 

 

3B. 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 your workstations for F/X CAD or AutoCAD

You'll now set up the workstations in your office to use Land F/X with either AutoCAD or F/X CAD (our AutoCAD engine for Land F/X users).

 

 

 

 

On each workstation where you plan to use F/X CAD:

Install F/X CAD.

 

 

 

 

On each workstation where you plan to use AutoCAD: 

Configure Land F/X to work with AutoCAD by installing the F/X Workstation component.

 

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 database.

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

 

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 >

 

  • We also have an extensive documentation section covering everything you need to know about our software. 

 

 

 

Last modified on Wednesday, 13 December 2017

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