- Step 1: Configure your database connection
- Step 2: Create the necessary registry key and string value
- Step 3: Download the latest Land F/X menus
- Step 4: Install OpenDCL
- Step 5: Update the Support Path
- Step 6: Load your Land F/X menus
- Step 7: Update your Land F/X Text Styles
Downloading and running the latest automatic Land F/X Workstation Installer should repair your installation of our software in the vast majority of cases.
If the installer fails in some way, you'll need to bypass the Workstation Installer and use the manual installation steps detailed below.
To complete this installation, you will need:
The location of your LandFX folder
The name of your office server (if you have one).
If you are unsure of either of these items, please contact your IT administrator.
Step 1: Configure your database connection
In this first step, you'll set up your connection to our database – a process that will depend on whether you have a Single-User or Multi-User installation of Land F/X.
Complete the following steps if you have a Single User installation with either Local or Cloud Data. (If you have Cloud Data, the SQLite database will prepare you in case you need to switch to Local Data temporarily.)
1A. Use the link below to download the necessary SQLite database files. Save the linked zip file to a location where you can easily locate it, such as your desktop or Downloads folder.
1B. Locate and double-click the LandFX-SQLite.zip file you just downloaded. the file will unzip, and you'll be left with a folder named LandFX-SQLite.
1E. Drag the file landfx.db into the folder C:/ProgramData/LandFX/data.
Important: If you don't see the folder ProgramData on your C: drive, follow our steps to view hidden files and folders. You'll only be able to see this folder if you have your hidden files and folders turned on.
Still don't see one or more of these folders? You'll need to create them.
Step 2: Create the necessary registry key and string value
Create the following registry key:
Then create the following string value within the key path you just created:
Finally, edit this new InstallPath string value by following our steps to edit a reg key or string value. In the Value Data text field, type the path to your F/X Server installation.
Step 3: Download the latest Land F/X menus
3A. Download the latest Land F/X menus from the following link.
3B. Double-click the file you just downloaded. This step will unzip the file and create a folder in the same location.
3C. Move that folder's contents to the location C:\Program Files\Autodesk\ApplicationPlugins on your computer.
You can now proceed to the next step: installing OpenDCL.
Step 4: Install OpenDCL
Click the following link to download the OpenDCL driver:
This step will create a file in the location you chose for the download. Double-click that file to install OpenDCL. It's an extremely simple installation process.
Error Message: The signature of this program is corrupt or invalid
Once you've installed the OpenDCL library, you can move on to the next step: updating the Support Path.
Step 5: Update the Support Path
5A. Open the Options dialog box:
Manage ribbon, Options button
type Options in the Command line
right-click in the Command line and select Options from the menu
Tools pull-down menu
5C. The Support File Search Path will expand, and you'll be able to see all folders it currently includes.
Once you've deleted any existing Land F/X entries from the Support File Search Path, you can continue to the next step.
5E. Navigate to the following folder path:
*20xx represents your year version of CAD.
Select the appropriate folder for your version of CAD within this path – for example, 2020 for AutoCAD or F/X CAD 2020.
Then click OK.
Before you can complete this step, you'll need to verify that you (or any users whose installation you are configuring) have read/write permissions for this folder path.
5F. Click Add and then Browse again, and navigate to your LandFX folder to add it to the Support File Search Path.
Your LandFX folder might be on the server in a large office, or on your local hard drive (usually your C: drive) for a laptop, standalone, or home installation.
Don't see an entry for the LandFX folder in the Support File Search Path?
Solution: Download the latest installer, and run it from your LandFX folder. After running the installer, double-check that these paths are correct.
5G. Click OK to save your changes.
Once you've added your LandFX folder to the Support File Search Path, you can proceed to the final step: Loading your menus from their new location.
Step 6: Load your Land F/X menus from the new local location you set up above
Step 7: Update your Land F/X Text Styles
Follow our steps to customize the Land F/X Text Styles, selecting your chosen fonts for the following Text Styles:
- Schedule Title
- Plant Callout
- Photo Label
This step is necessary because we are unable to include specific proprietary files, which are bundled in the standard install, in these manual steps.
Your installation should now be complete.