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Installing the Land F/X SketchUp Plugin

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 any of the Land F/X plugins for AutoCAD. Note that SketchUp is a separate program that you must purchase and download from Trimble.

 

Need to install SketchUp on a Mac? SketchUp 2017 and 2018 are currently incompatible with Parallels. We recommend installing SketchUp for Mac

 

 

 

 

 

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 SketchUp versions 2015 and newer. Please also note that our plugin requires a SketchUp Pro license. We do not support the free version of SketchUp.  

Installing the Land F/X SketchUp Plugin: SketchUp 2017 – 2018

 

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

If you are already a Land F/X client, please DO NOT fill out the registration form linked above.

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

 

 Download SketchUp Plugin 
Updated October 13, 2017

 

 

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 our 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 2015 – 2016

 

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

If you are already a Land F/X client, please DO NOT fill out the registration form linked above.

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 SketchUp 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 our 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 2015 – 2016)

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

If you are already a Land F/X client, please DO NOT fill out the registration form linked above.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 


3. From the SketchUp top menu bar, select Window > Extension Manager.

4. In the Extension Manager, click Install Extension. 

5. Navigate to the downloaded landfx.rbz file. Click Open.

 

This file will likely be in your Downloads folder, or in the location where your downloaded files are normally saved.

 

 

 

 

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 our 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, 29 November 2017 10:33
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