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Installing the Land F/X SketchUp Plugin

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The following steps are for installing the Land F/X SketchUp plugin, which is available from the SketchUp Extension Warehouse. The SketchUp plugin is included in your installation of Land F/X. Note that SketchUp is a separate program that you must purchase and download from Trimble.

Don't have SketchUp yet? Visit the SketchUp website. We offer the Land F/X SketchUp plugin, but we do not own or provide downloads of SketchUp. Please note that we no longer support SketchUp 8. We support the three latest versions of SketchUp. Please also note that our plugin requires a SketchUp Pro license. We do not support the free version of SketchUp.  

Need to install SketchUp on a Mac? SketchUp 2017 is currently incompatible with Parallels. We recommend installing SketchUp for Mac.

 

Installing the Land F/X SketchUp Plugin: SketchUp 2017

 

1. If you haven't already, register with us for the free Land F/X SketchUp plugin.

 

2. Right-click the following link. Save the file (or select "Save Link As" from the menu that appears). 

 

Download SketchUp Plugin 
Updated April 06 2016

 

 

3. Open the Window menu from the SketchUp top menu bar, and select the Extension Manager option.

 

 

 

 

4. The Extension Manager will open.

 

Click Install Extension.

5. Navigate to the landfx.rbz file you downloaded in Step 1 above.

This file is likely in your Downloads folder.

 
 
 

Click Open. 

Did you receive the following message? This extension has not been marked as being compatible with your version of SketchUp. You may experience usability issues if you try to install this extension. 

If so, don't worry. You can close the message and continue with the installation. 

5. After installation, click the Gear icon on the Land F/X toolbar.

6. The Land F/X Settings dialog box will open.

Set a Library Location:

Any components and materials from the Land F/X database that appear in your SketchUp models will be stored in a library folder. The Land F/X SketchUp plugin requires you to designate a location for this folder.

 

You can set an existing folder on your hard drive, or on your firm’s network, as your library folder. You may also create a new folder for this purpose.

 

To set your library location, click Browse. Navigate to your library folder, then click Save.

You're welcome to use the folder C:/LandFX/SketchUp as your library location. If you choose another folder, make sure that it has Read/Write permissions and that it does not contain any files that are unrelated to the Land F/X SketchUp Plugin.

 

Support ID:

Type your Support ID in the specified field. Then click Validate.

How to find your Support ID:

Don't know your Support ID? Here's how to find it:

You may now close this window and start using the SketchUp plugin!

Installing the Land F/X SketchUp Plugin: SketchUp 2014 – 2016

 

1. If you haven't already, register with us for the free Land F/X SketchUp plugin.

 

2. Open SketchUp. Click Window (at the top of your screen), then select Extension Warehouse from the menu.

 

 

 

3. The Extension Warehouse dialog box will open. Type Land F/X in the search box in the top right corner.

 

 

 

4. The Land F/X logo will appear in the search results. Click the logo.

 

 

 

5. In the dialog box that opens, click Install.

 

 

 

6. At this point, you may need to sign into your Gmail account. (You need one in order to use the free version of SketchUp.) Sign in to your account, and accept the terms.

 

 

 

7. Accept the Terms and Conditions of Use for the Land F/X plugin (if you accept them).

 

 

 

8. You may now see a message that This extension will have the ability to access the filesystem on this computer. Click Yes to accept.

9. After installation, click the Gear icon in the Land F/X toolbar.

 

10. The Land F/X Settings dialog box will open.

Library Location:

Any components and materials from the Land F/X database that appear in your SketchUp models will be stored in a library folder. The Land F/X SketchUp plugin requires you to designate a location for this folder.

 

You can set an existing folder on your hard drive, or on your firm’s network, as your library folder. You may also create a new folder for this purpose. 

 

To set your library location, click Browse. Navigate to your library folder, then click Save.

You're welcome to choose the folder C:\LandFX\SketchUp as your library folder. If you choose another folder, just make sure it has Read/Write permissions and does not contain any files that are not related to the Land F/X SketchUp plugin.

Support ID:

Enter your Support ID in the specified location, and click Validate.

How to find your Support ID:

Don't know your Support ID? Here's how to find it:

You may now close this window and start using the SketchUp plugin!

Manual Installation: Land F/X SketchUp Plugin (SketchUp 2014 – 2016)

1. If you haven't already, register with us for the free Land F/X SketchUp plugin.

 

2. Right-click the following link. Save the file (or select "Save Link As" from the menu that appears). 

 

 

 

3. Open the SketchUp Preferences from the SketchUp top menu bar:

 

 

Windows Computer

Select Window > Preferences.

Mac Computer

Select SketchUp > Preferences. 

4. The System Preferences dialog box will open.

 

Select Extensions in the list on the left, then select Install Extension at the bottom.

 

Then select the landfx.rbz file you downloaded above. (Note: This file is likely in your Downloads folder.)

5. The dialog box pictured to the left will open. Click Yes.

 
 
 

You may need to check the box next to Land F/X in the Extensions section of the System Preferences. 

 

6. After installation, click the Gear icon on the Land F/X toolbar.

7. The Land F/X Settings dialog box will open.

Set a Library Location:

Any components and materials from the Land F/X database that appear in your SketchUp models will be stored in a library folder. The Land F/X SketchUp plugin requires you to designate a location for this folder.

 

You can set an existing folder on your hard drive, or on your firm’s network, as your library folder. You may also create a new folder for this purpose.

 

To set your library location, click Browse. Navigate to your library folder, then click Save.

You're welcome to use the folder C:/LandFX/SketchUp as your library location. If you choose another folder, make sure that it has Read/Write permissions and that it does not contain any files that are unrelated to the Land F/X SketchUp Plugin.

 

Support ID:

Type your Support ID in the specified field. Then click Validate.

How to find your Support ID:

Don't know your Support ID? Here's how to find it:

You may now close this window and start using the SketchUp plugin!

Last modified on Wednesday, May 24 2017
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