We recommend Cloud Data for most offices but offer Local Data as an alternative where all your Land F/X data is stored on your server, laptop, or desktop.
Per our Land F/X Scope of Support, our technical support does not include management of your system, server, or network. If you need MySQL installed or removed, our team can assist with processes such as server migration or MySQL installation/configuration by remoting into a machine with a clean Windows install. If we run into MySQL issues during these services, such as the MySQL Service failing to start on your computer and/or server, we may require a Windows reinstall before we provide continued support. Similarly, if we attempt unsuccessfully to get MySQL running with a data file from your old server, we may require you to start with a blank database and simply import backups.
A Local Data install on your laptop will technically allow you to work remotely with no Internet access but will still be extremely limiting. We recommend tethering your laptop to your mobile phone. Also, the process of carefully copying your Land F/X data back and forth between office and laptop can be challenging, as opposed to the more seamless process of using Cloud Data.
You might want Local Data if:
*Your Land F/X installation will still function and you'll retain your Land F/X data, but you'll lose access to new content, weekly updates, the ability to suggest new features, and our top-notch technical support.
Local Data is a viable option for both server and laptop installations – especially if you have little to no Internet access.
All Land F/X content will be delivered via the cloud but will require minimal Internet access once downloaded. Local Data will not entirely remove the need for Internet access.
IT administration will be required on your end.
Our SketchUp, Rhino, and Revit plugins require Cloud Data and do not support Local Data.