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Install 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? You can download it from 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.

SketchUp 2017 – 2018 Option 1: Install from SketchUp Extension Warehouse

 

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.

A correct library path should:

Begin with a letter drive and end in a folder named Library – example: C:/Users/Documents/SketchUp/Library or L:/LandFX/SketchUp/Library

Reference a folder that:

  • 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 can now close this window and start using the SketchUp plugin.

SketchUp 2017 – 2018 Option 2: Install Manually from Extension Manager

 

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. 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.

 

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.

A correct library path should:

Begin with a letter drive and end in a folder named Library – example: C:/Users/Documents/SketchUp/Library or L:/LandFX/SketchUp/Library

Reference a folder that:

  • Has Read/Write permissions, and
  • Does not contain any files that are not related 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 can now close this window and start using the SketchUp plugin!

SketchUp 2015 – 2016

 

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

 

 

2. In the top menu bar in SketchUp, select Window > Preferences.

 

3. The Preferences dialog box will display. Click Extensions.

 

4. The Extensions dialog box will display. Click Install Extension.

 

5. The Open dialog box will display. Locate and select the Ruby zip file (.rbz) to install.

 

6. Click Open. The Ruby plugin will appear in the list of extensions.

 

 

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

 

 

 

8. 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.

A correct library path should:

Begin with a letter drive and end in a folder named Library – example: C:/Users/Documents/SketchUp/Library or L:/LandFX/SketchUp/Library

Reference a folder that:

  • Has Read/Write permissions, and
  • Does not contain any files that are not related 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 can now close this window and start using the SketchUp plugin.

SketchUp Webinars

  • 3D Connection Basics for SketchUp: This webinar will show you how to use the Land F/X 3D connection tool to integrate your CAD design into a working 3D model. (1 hr 3 min)
  • SketchUp Basics: This webinar will introduce you to 3D modeling in SketchUp, giving you a basic understanding of some of the most important tools and concepts you need to use SketchUp for your designs. (1 hr 3 min)
  • SketchUp Basics Part 2: In Part 2 of our SketchUp Basics webinar series, we go into the proper use of components and groups, right-click options, working with lines and dividing into segments, rotate and copy tools, and the paint and texture options. (1 hr 3 min)
  • Browse our SketchUp webinars.
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