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Specifying Equipment That is Not in the Land F/X Database

Issue

You need to specify (add) irrigation equipment that is not currently in the Land F/X database.

If our database doesn't include a manufacturer's equipment model – or doesn't include a specific manufacturer's equipment at all – please contact us via a technical support ticket and request that we add that equipment. Although we can't guarantee that it will be added, we can contact the manufacturer and send a request. In the meantime, if you absolutely need to use the equipment in question now, the steps on this page provide a temporary workaround until we can get the equipment added.

If the equipment you want is already in our database but it doesn't include the performance data you're looking for, you can add that data by following our steps to enter irrigation data manually.

 

Solution 

We offer two possible methods of specifying equipment that is not currently in the software. In our example, we show two options for adding a filter to your project.

In either of the following scenarios, it will be up to you to account manually for any pressure loss caused by the equipment. Note that we've purposely left the Critical Analysis as raw MText for you to easily mark up in situations like this.

 

Option 1: Add Custom Equipment

 

Select the appropriate equipment category and subcategory in the Irrigation Manager, (example: Filtration under Auxiliary Equipment) and click New.

 

 

In the Select Manufacturer dialog box, select the Custom option.

 

 

 

In the Equipment Info dialog box, enter the necessary information manually for the equipment's manufacturer, model, and description.

 

 

Click OK.

 

 

 

The equipment will then be available in the proper category in the Irrigation Manager for you to place and edit as needed.

 

 

 

Option 2: Edit Another Piece of Related Equipment

You might be attempting to add a piece of equipment that works in conjunction with another piece of equipment. As a result, adding and placing this new equipment will result in extra symbols in your drawing. In the case of adding a custom filter, Option 1 (outlined above) will result in an additional symbol you will need to place next to each valve.

 

 

In this case, you may instead wish to just edit one of the valves you've added to your project.

 

 

 

You can then edit the description to include the necessary text about your chosen filter.

 

 

This text will appear in the Irrigation Schedule.

Last modified on Oct 09, 2018

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