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Install Single-User Land F/X With Local Data

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.

and

  • Will use our Local Data option.
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, Local Data installation steps.

Are you sure you don't want Cloud Data?

These steps will install Local Data Land F/X on your computer. 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. Cloud Data installation instructions

 

If you do not have a reliable Internet connection, we recommend completing the steps on this page to install Land F/X with Local Data.

 

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 2017 or newer.

Land F/X is not compatible with AutoCAD LT.

 

To be certain that you want to use Local Data

 

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 setup_FXServer_singleuser.exe (or setup_FXServer_singleuser.exe.exe) if you saved it there. If you clicked the link directly, this file will likely be in your Downloads folder.

 

Double-click the setup_FXServer_singleuser.exe 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? Here's what to do.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Step 3: Connect Land F/X to AutoCAD

You'll now configure Land F/X to work with AutoCAD by installing the F/X Workstation component.

Step 4: 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.

See our article on backing up your Land F/X data.

What's next?

Our extensive Learning Resources section includes everything you need to know about our software, with resources ranging from instructional articles to short Power Tip videos, in-depth webinars, and more.

Last modified on Apr 29, 2021

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