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Install Single-User Land F/X

This guide applies to:

 

The steps on this page are for installing Land F/X software on a single computer that:

  • Has AutoCAD installed, or
  • Will have F/X CAD installed

and

  • Will not be accessing data or content from a central office server or shared online folder.
Need to install F/X CAD?

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

Do you need a Multi-User installation instead?

We generally recommend a Multi-User installation – especially in offices with multiple Land F/X users. Even if you are actually a single user (such as a sole proprietor), we still recommend a Multi-User installation, which will allow you to store your LandFX folder in a safe place and access it from additional computers such as a home computer or laptop. See our Multi-User installation steps.

Cloud or Local Data?

We recommend Cloud Data if you have a fast and reliable Internet connection. It's also a great option if you plan to work remotely or on a home computer or laptop.

 

If you do not have a reliable Internet connection, we recommend selecting Local Data.

 

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

 

Prerequisites

To complete this installation, you will need:

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.

This folder will contain all data associated with your Land F/X installation and projects. More information >

 

A single office computer, home computer, or laptop that either:

  • Already has a compatible CAD engine and is not already configured to connect to Land F/X on a server, or
  • Will have F/X CAD installed on it and does not already have AutoCAD installed.

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.

 

To decide whether you want to use Cloud Data or Local Data

Install Single-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 Server

 

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. 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 will be asked where to install the LandFX folder. Our installer will create this folder automatically in the location you choose.

 

The default option is C:\LandFX – the C: drive on your computer. You can choose this location or click Change to browse to a new location. Click Next when finished.

Installing on an office server? If so, you should be using our Multi-User installation steps.

What is the LandFX folder, and where should you store it?

The LandFX folder contains all the files and data that our software needs to use, as well as any custom content you create. Our installer will create this folder automatically in the location you choose. We recommend choosing a location that is backed up. More information on the LandFX folder >

 

If you have a shared online account using a service such as Dropbox, Amazon Drive, etc., we recommend locating your LandFX folder there. Storing your LandFX folder in a shared online folder will allow you to move easily between multiple computers with our software installed, such as a laptop, home computer, etc. More information >

 

 

 

2D. CAD Preference

Select the version of CAD you plan to use with Land F/X: AutoCAD or F/X CAD

 

What's F/X CAD? It's our genuine Autodesk AutoCAD engine, which we're able to offer to Land F/X users at a reduced price.

More information >

 

Click Next once you've made your selection.

 If you selected AutoCAD, move on to Step 2E. 

 

 If you selected F/X CAD, you'll be brought to our F/X CAD installation steps when the installer completes.

Already have the correct version of F/X CAD installed? Use our F/X Workstation installer to configure it for Land F/X.

 

 

 

2E. CAD Version

 

***You will only see this screen if you selected AutoCAD in the previous step.***

 

Select the version of AutoCAD you want to use with Land F/X.

 

Then click Next to load your Land F/X menus into AutoCAD and complete the Land F/X installation.

Step 3: 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 Single-User Land F/X using Local Data

These steps will help you install multi-user Land F/X 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. Right-click the Land F/X 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 locate the file landfx_complete_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_complete_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've 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 will be asked where to install the LandFX folder. Our installer will create this folder automatically in the location you choose.

 

The default option is C:\LandFX – the C: drive on your computer. You can choose this location or click Change to browse to a new location. Click Next when finished.

Installing on an office server? If so, you should be using our Multi-User installation steps.

What is the LandFX folder, and where should you store it?

The LandFX folder contains all the files and data that our software needs to use, as well as any custom content you create. Our installer will create this folder automatically in the location you choose. We recommend choosing a location that is backed up. More information on the LandFX folder >

 

If you have a shared online account using a service such as Dropbox, Amazon Drive, etc., we recommend locating your LandFX folder there. Storing your LandFX folder in a shared online folder will allow you to move easily between multiple computers with our software installed, such as a laptop, home computer, etc. More information >

 

 

 

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 this error message when selecting a database type?  Solution >

 

 

 

2F. CAD Preference

Select the version of CAD you plan to use with Land F/X: AutoCAD or F/X CAD

 

What's F/X CAD? It's our genuine Autodesk AutoCAD engine, which we're able to offer to Land F/X users at a reduced price.

More information > 

 

Click Next once you've made your selection.

 If you selected AutoCAD, move on to Step 2E. 

 

 If you selected F/X CAD, you'll be brought to our F/X CAD installation steps when the installer completes.

Already have the correct version of F/X CAD installed? Use our F/X Workstation installer to configure it for Land F/X.

 

 

 

 

2G. CAD Version

 

***You will only see this screen if you selected AutoCAD in the previous step.***

 

Select the version of AutoCAD you want to use with Land F/X.

 

Then click Next to load your Land F/X menus into AutoCAD and complete the Land F/X installation.

Step 3: 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 >

 

 
 
Last modified on Wednesday, 13 December 2017

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