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Grow Your Know! # 89
June 8, 2021
NO WEBINAR THIS WEEK
POWER TIP: Detail Blocks
Power Tip: Detail Blocks
Recommended by Land F/X

Creating details has never been easier – especially when you use our detail blocks as a starting point.  From using the existing detail library to saving your own, making details should be a fun task – and we are here to help. We will even create blocks based on your requests, and add them to the system for you to use.
 
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RECORDED WEBINAR: All About Templates
RECORDED WEBINAR: All About Templates
Previously recorded on May 21, 2021
Presented by Paul Houchin

The word “template” seems to be thrown around a lot, but it can refer to several components in the AutoCAD and Land F/X systems. We’ll break down the different types of templates available to you, including drawing templates (DWTs) and Land F/X project templates, and provide some helpful tips on using them to your advantage.
 
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Grow Your Know! # 88
June 1, 2021
NO WEBINAR THIS WEEK
POWER TIP: Building a Plant Database
POWER TIP: Building a Plant Database
Recommended by Land F/X

An estimated 390,900 plant species are currently known to science. We’re constantly updating and expanding the Land F/X plant database to include as many of those plants as possible. All entries are inputted by Land F/X users and then updated and verified by our very own plant guru, Molly Vanderlip. “Plant ” yourself in your seat and join Molly as she walks you through her vetting process and discusses the exciting future of our growing plant database.
 
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RECORDED WEBINAR: All About Templates
RECORDED WEBINAR: All About Templates
Previously recorded on May 21, 2021
Presented by Paul Houchin

The word “template” seems to be thrown around a lot, but it can refer to several components in the AutoCAD and Land F/X systems. We’ll break down the different types of templates available to you, including drawing templates (DWTs) and Land F/X project templates, and provide some helpful tips on using them to your advantage.
 
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Grow Your Know! # 87
May 25, 2021
NO WEBINAR THIS WEEK
POWER TIP: Slope Callout and Area
POWER TIP: Slope Callout and Area
Recommended by Michael Bain with Boffa Miskell Limited

On sites that include any elevation variations, the slope can affect the actual footprint of your project – and of specific regions within it. For groundcovers or other smart objects, achieving accurate quantities hinges on your ability to account for these changes in area. Find out how our Slope Callouts and Slope Areas help ensure that your callouts and schedules calculate your take-offs perfectly.
 
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RECORDED WEBINAR: All About Templates
RECORDED WEBINAR: All About Templates
Previously recorded on May 21, 2021
Presented by Paul Houchin

The word “template” seems to be thrown around a lot, but it can refer to several components in the AutoCAD and Land F/X systems. We’ll break down the different types of templates available to you, including drawing templates (DWTs) and Land F/X project templates, and provide some helpful tips on using them to your advantage.
 
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Grow Your Know! # 86
May 18, 2021
WEBINAR: All About Templates
WEBINAR: All About Templates
DATE: May 21, 2021
TIME: 10 a.m. Pacific Time
PRESENTER: Paul Houchin

The word “template” seems to be thrown around a lot, but it can refer to several components in the AutoCAD and Land F/X systems. We’ll break down the different types of templates available to you, including drawing templates (DWTs) and Land F/X project templates, and provide some helpful tips on using them to your advantage.

 
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POWER TIP: Circuiting
POWER TIP: Circuiting
Recommended by Jake Lott

Circuiting the heads in your irrigation design is an essential step to complete before drawing your pipes. In the old days, this slow and grinding procedure would require an assortment of colored pencils, a calculator, and hours of your work time. Our Circuiting feature makes this step fast, precise, and dare we say fun. Find out how we've fulfilled every conceivable wishlist, giving you a handy collection of tools that allow you to make instant edits and take full control of your circuiting plan.
 
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RECORDED WEBINAR: Design a Vertical Planter
RECORDED WEBINAR: Design A Vertical Planter
Previously recorded on April 30, 2021
Presented by Amanda Marin

Learn a new skill with a simple application that can be extrapolated to many other scenarios. We'll take a simple vertical planter, where the plant symbols and irrigation system would normally stack on top of each other in plan view and be illegible, and break these items out into a legible planting plan with connected irrigation that any contractor should be able to read, understand, and build exactly as intended. We'll use tools such as Detail Viewport and Work Areas to accomplish this goal.
 
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Grow Your Know! # 85
May 13, 2021
WEBINAR: All About Templates
The previous date was incorrect.
Please join us next week May 21, 2021, and register below.
WEBINAR: All About Templates
DATE: May 21, 2021
TIME: 10 a.m. Pacific Time
PRESENTER: Paul Houchin

The word “template” seems to be thrown around a lot, but it can refer to several components in the AutoCAD and Land F/X systems. We’ll break down the different types of templates available to you, including drawing templates (DWTs) and Land F/X project templates, and provide some helpful tips on using them to your advantage.

 
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No Power Tip This Week
RECORDED WEBINAR: Design a Vertical Planter
RECORDED WEBINAR: Design A Vertical Planter
Previously recorded on April 30, 2021
Presented by Amanda Marin

Learn a new skill with a simple application that can be extrapolated to many other scenarios. We'll take a simple vertical planter, where the plant symbols and irrigation system would normally stack on top of each other in plan view and be illegible, and break these items out into a legible planting plan with connected irrigation that any contractor should be able to read, understand, and build exactly as intended. We'll use tools such as Detail Viewport and Work Areas to accomplish this goal.
 
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Grow Your Know! # 81
GUEST WEBINAR: Filter Selection and Sizing Guidelines
GUEST WEBINAR: Filter Selection and Sizing Guidelines
DATE: May 7, 2021
TIME: 10 a.m. Pacific Time
PRESENTER: Ron Krause

Ron Krause of Amiad Water Filtration Systems will walk you through a structured method for choosing the proper filtration technology, including arriving at the correct filter type and size for your site. You'll learn about when and why you might need a water filtration system, and how to achieve an optimal performance-to-investment ratio with your selection.

 
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POWER TIP: Detail Viewports
POWER TIP: Detail Viewports
Recommended by Amanda Marin

Are you looking for a quick way to transform part of your working drawing into a detail? A Detail Viewport does just that. We’ll show you how to use this simple yet powerful tool to grab a section, elevation, or enlargement of your design, place it on your detail sheet, and link it to smart callouts and any updates to its source linework in your drawing.
 
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RECORDED WEBINAR: Design a Vertical Planter
RECORDED WEBINAR: Design A Vertical Planter
Previously recorded on April 30, 2021
Presented by Amanda Marin

Learn a new skill with a simple application that can be extrapolated to many other scenarios. We'll take a simple vertical planter, where the plant symbols and irrigation system would normally stack on top of each other in plan view and be illegible, and break these items out into a legible planting plan with connected irrigation that any contractor should be able to read, understand, and build exactly as intended. We'll use tools such as Detail Viewport and Work Areas to accomplish this goal.
 
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Grow Your Know! # 81
April 27, 2021
WEBINAR: Design a Vertical Planter 
WEBINAR: Design a Vertical Planter 
DATE: April 30, 2021
TIME: 10 a.m. Pacific Time
PRESENTER: Amanda Marin

Learn a new skill with a simple application that can be extrapolated to many other scenarios. We'll take a simple vertical planter, where the plant symbols and irrigation system would normally stack on top of each other in plan view and be illegible, and break these items out into a legible planting plan with connected irrigation that any contractor should be able to read, understand, and build exactly as intended. We'll use tools such as Detail Viewport and Work Areas to accomplish this goal.

 
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POWER TIP: All About Licensing
POWER TIP: All About Licensing
Recommended by Megan Castro

When it comes to Land F/X licensing, you have two distinct options that affect how you and your co-workers use and share the software. Find out everything you need to know about Local and Cloud Licensing. We'll show you how to navigate through your License Manager with each licensing type, and provide our recommendations for which option would be best for you or your office.
 
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RECORDED WEBINAR: Intro to Water Gardens
RECORDED WEBINAR: Intro to Water Gardens
Previously recorded on April 16, 2021
Presented by Scott Finn

Scott Finn of The Pond Guy has a wealth of experience creating ponds and other eye-catching features that contribute to a stunning water garden. In this guest presentation, Scott will go over some of the key components of water gardens and discuss feature types and placement. He'll also go into some of the more technical requirements of water garden design, including environmental impact, liner and pump sizing, as well as basic pond design, construction, and budget considerations.
 
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Grow Your Know! # 81
April 21, 2021
WEBINAR: Design a Vertical Planter 
WEBINAR: Design a Vertical Planter 
DATE: April 23, 2021
TIME: 10 a.m. Pacific Time
PRESENTER: Amanda Marin

Learn a new skill with a simple application that can be extrapolated to many other scenarios. We'll take a simple vertical planter, where the plant symbols and irrigation system would normally stack on top of each other in plan view and be illegible, and break these items out into a legible planting plan with connected irrigation that any contractor should be able to read, understand, and build exactly as intended. We'll use tools such as Detail Viewport and Work Areas to accomplish this goal.

 
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POWER TIP: Land F/X User Coordinate System (UCS)
POWER TIP: Land F/X User Coordinate System (UCS)
Recommended by Paul Houchin

The User Coordinate System, or UCS, is a neat AutoCAD feature that allows users to alter the orientation of their model. The Land F/X UCS tool makes this process as painless as possible by eliminating extra steps and making different UCS settings available in a dialog box for quick and easy management. Check out this week’s Power Tip video to learn all about setting up and using the Land F/X UCS.
 
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RECORDED WEBINAR: Intro to Water Gardens
RECORDED WEBINAR: Intro to Water Gardens
Previously recorded on April 16, 2021
Presented by Scott Finn

Scott Finn of The Pond Guy has a wealth of experience creating ponds and other eye-catching features that contribute to a stunning water garden. In this guest presentation, Scott will go over some of the key components of water gardens and discuss feature types and placement. He'll also go into some of the more technical requirements of water garden design, including environmental impact, liner and pump sizing, as well as basic pond design, construction, and budget considerations.
 
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Grow Your Know! # 81
April 13, 2021
GUEST WEBINAR:  Intro to Water Gardens
GUEST WEBINAR-Intro to Water Gardens
DATE: April 16, 2021
TIME: 10 a.m. Pacific Time
PRESENTER: Scott Finn 

Scott Finn of The Pond Guy has a wealth of experience creating ponds and other eye-catching features that contribute to a stunning water garden. In this guest presentation, Scott will go over some of the key components of water gardens and discuss feature types and placement. He'll also go into some of the more technical requirements of water garden design, including environmental impact, liner and pump sizing, as well as basic pond design, construction, and budget considerations.

 
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POWER TIP:  How to Get the Latest Land F/X Ribbons
POWER TIP-How to Get The Latest Land F/X Ribbons
Recommended by Jeremiah Farmer

Each year, we roll out a new and improved version of the Land F/X ribbons and include it in your renewal. Having the latest ribbons isn't just important because of the new tool buttons and updated organization – you'll also want them because they'll match what you see in our documentation, webinars, and Power Tips. Find out what's new this year and how to get the latest ribbons installed.
 
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RECORDED WEBINAR: Wishlist Discussion
RECORDED WEBINAR-Wishlist Discussion
Previously recorded on March 26, 2021
Presented by Jeremiah Farmer

Our wishlist of requests from Land F/X users is among the main drivers of new features we engineer into the software. Each year, our development team scours this list to prioritize which exciting new functionality should come next. You'll learn how we determine what's a priority and what's on tap for this year, but more importantly, we want you to bring your list of hopes and dreams for what we should add to Land F/X. Don't miss this rare opportunity to peek behind the curtain of our development process – and possibly have your feature suggestions implemented in a future update.
 
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Grow Your Know! # 80
April 6, 2021
NO WEBINAR THIS WEEK
POWER TIP:  Viewing a Land F/X Plan Witout Land F/X
POWER TIP: Viewing A Land F/X Plan Without Land F/X
Recommended by Shaun Rittenhouse

Not every design professional has Land F/X ... yet. But what if you need to send your Land F/X plan to someone who is just using native AutoCAD? How will it look and function? Will your plants and other blocks lose their data? Don’t worry – it will be just fine. We’ll go over how our smart blocks are set up and how they’re designed to still work in AutoCAD without Land F/X.
 
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RECORDED WEBINAR: Wishlist Discussion
RECORDED WEBINAR: Wishlist Discussion
Previously recorded on March 26, 2021
Presented by Jeremiah Farmer

Our wishlist of requests from Land F/X users is among the main drivers of new features we engineer into the software. Each year, our development team scours this list to prioritize which exciting new functionality should come next. You'll learn how we determine what's a priority and what's on tap for this year, but more importantly, we want you to bring your list of hopes and dreams for what we should add to Land F/X. Don't miss this rare opportunity to peek behind the curtain of our development process – and possibly have your feature suggestions implemented in a future update.
 
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Grow Your Know! # 79
March 30, 2021
NO WEBINAR THIS WEEK
POWER TIP:  Creating High-Detail Blocks
POWER TIP: Creating High-Detail Blocks
Recommended by Jaymz Wooden

Although they might get the job done, simple blocks can be somewhat limiting if you're trying to make a splash with your presentation. You might be tempted to use more intricate blocks with complex linework for a realistic look, but it might come at a cost: noticeably slow AutoCAD performance. We'll show you how to add detail and color to any block to give it a sense of depth, all while keeping CAD running smoothly.
 
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RECORDED WEBINAR: Wishlist Discussion
RECORDED WEBINAR: Wishlist Discussion
Previously recorded on March 26, 2021
Presented by Jeremiah Farmer

Our wishlist of requests from Land F/X users is among the main drivers of new features we engineer into the software. Each year, our development team scours this list to prioritize which exciting new functionality should come next. You'll learn how we determine what's a priority and what's on tap for this year, but more importantly, we want you to bring your list of hopes and dreams for what we should add to Land F/X. Don't miss this rare opportunity to peek behind the curtain of our development process – and possibly have your feature suggestions implemented in a future update.
 
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Grow Your Know! # 78
March 23, 2021
WEBINAR:  Wishlist Discussion
WEBINAR: Wishlist Discussion
DATE: March 26, 2021
TIME: 10 a.m. Pacific Time
PRESENTER: Jeremiah Farmer

Our wishlist of requests from Land F/X users is among the main drivers of new features we engineer into the software. Each year, our development team scours this list to prioritize which exciting new functionality should come next. You'll learn how we determine what's a priority and what's on tap for this year, but more importantly, we want you to bring your list of hopes and dreams for what we should add to Land F/X. Don't miss this rare opportunity to peek behind the curtain of our development process – and possibly have your feature suggestions implemented in a future update.

 
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POWER TIP:  Migrate LandFX (Local Data) to a New Computer (Single User)
POWER TIP: Migrate Land F/X to a New Computer
Recommended by Yara Alsuwailem

So you finally got the latest, fastest, most powerful computer, and you can’t wait to start designing away. But hold on – where’s Land F/X and all your projects, Preference Sets, and other important data? If you’re a Local Data user, moving to a new machine is much simpler than it might seem at first glance. We’ll walk you through everything you need to know about migrating your Land F/X installation to your new computer.
 
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RECORDED WEBINAR: Basic Troubleshooting Techniques and Common Issues
RECORDED WEBINAR: Basic Troubleshooting Techniques and Common Issues
Previously recorded on March 19, 2021
Presented by Paul Houchin

While we go all out to make your drafting experience worry free, issues can still arise and impede your workflow. You may not feel prepared to troubleshoot issues with CAD, but we’re here to show you how a basic understanding of the systems in play can make it surprisingly easy to find solutions. We’ll take a look at some techniques for narrowing down and addressing some common issues to get back on track.
 
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Grow Your Know! # 77
March 16, 2021
WEBINAR:  Basic Troubleshooting Techniques and Common Issues
WEBINAR: Basic Troubleshooting Techniques and Common Issues
DATE: March 19, 2021
TIME: 10 a.m. Pacific Time
PRESENTER: Paul Houchin

While we go all out to make your drafting experience worry free, issues can still arise and impede your workflow. You may not feel prepared to troubleshoot issues with CAD, but we’re here to show you how a basic understanding of the systems in play can make it surprisingly easy to find solutions. We’ll take a look at some techniques for narrowing down and addressing some common issues to get back on track.

 
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POWER TIP:  Batch Image Processing
POWER TIP: Batch Image Processing
Recommended by Forrestt Williams

You need to include multiple images in a landscape project or attach them to an email message, but their cumulative size is prohibitively large. What to do? Our team has a continual need to batch process dozens of files at a time, and we’re happy to share our secrets. With the help of these quick tips to make the process easier and more manageable, you’ll be well on your way to minimizing file size while keeping resolution presentable.
 
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RECORDED WEBINAR: CAD for Beginners 1
WEBINAR: CAD for Beginners
Previously recorded on March 12, 2021
Presented by Jake Lott

Are you new to AutoCAD and want to hit the ground running? Looking for some pointers on how CAD works, or just need a refresher? In part 1 of our 3-part journey through CAD, you'll gain some basic familiarity with the software interface so you can jump right into drafting. We'll take you from the ground up, from opening the software to working with file types and using some of the essential drafting tools you see around the screen. Tune in to pick up some best practices to establish good CAD habits. 
 
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Grow Your Know! # 76
March 9, 2021
WEBINAR:  CAD For Beginners 1
WEBINAR: CAD for Beginners 1
DATE: March 12, 2021
TIME: 10 a.m. Pacific Time
PRESENTER: Jake Lott

Are you new to AutoCAD and want to hit the ground running? Looking for some pointers on how CAD works, or just need a refresher? In part 1 of our 3-part journey through CAD, you'll gain some basic familiarity with the software interface so you can jump right into drafting. We'll take you from the ground up, from opening the software to working with file types and using some of the essential drafting tools you see around the screen. Tune in to pick up some best practices to establish good CAD habits. 

 
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POWER TIP:  CTB Tricks
POWER TIP: CTB Tricks
Recommended by Alex Zahn

Plotting or exporting your plan from CAD can be a complex endeavor. Throw in the need to maintain color-based plot style tables (CTB files), and you might feel as if you're spending all your time adjusting plot style settings. We’ll show off a few CTB-related tools and tricks that will streamline the plotting process and take your plot style proficiency to the next level.
 
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RECORDED WEBINAR: Working with a Shared Online Folder
RECORDED WEBINAR: Working with a Shared Online Folder
Previously recorded on March 5, 2021
Presented by Brian Hodge

Have you been thinking about cutting the cord to your server? Need an alternative to a slow virtual private network (VPN)? Want a cloud solution for sharing your Land F/X files with all your employees? A shared online folder might be just what you're looking for. We'll go over what shared online folders are and how they work, why they're such a great option, and how to set up your Land F/X installation for the best possible performance with your office's shared online folder.
 
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Grow Your Know! # 75
March 2, 2021
WEBINAR:  Working with a Shared Online Folder
Webinar:  Working with a Shared Online Folder
DATE: March 5, 2021
TIME: 10 a.m. Pacific Time
PRESENTER: Brian Hodge

Have you been thinking about cutting the cord to your server? Need an alternative to a slow virtual private network (VPN)? Want a cloud solution for sharing your Land F/X files with all your employees? A shared online folder might be just what you're looking for. We'll go over what shared online folders are and how they work, why they're such a great option, and how to set up your Land F/X installation for the best possible performance with your office's shared online folder.

 
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POWER TIP:  Plotting Irrigation In Color
Power Tip: Plotting Irrigation in Color
Recommended by Jake Lott

You might have an office standard, or a client's requirement, that necessitates showing valves, pipes, or other items in your irrigation plan in color for a clear differentiation between sizes. We'll show you how to make a few simple adjustments in specific source blocks and your Preference Sets to achieve these results as efficiently as possible.
 
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RECORDED WEBINAR: Landscape Design and Virtual Reality
Recorded Webinar: Landscape Design and Virtual Reality
Previously recorded on February 19, 2021
Presented by Paul Houchin

Virtual reality is rapidly transforming the way we experience media, but it can also be an incredibly useful tool for professionals who design spaces. Imagine being able to walk through your landscape plan and experience it before spending a single dollar on construction. This possibility can have a profound impact on how you make design decisions and share your design ideas with clients. We’ll go through what you need to know about virtual reality hardware, and show you a few tools you can use to bring your 3D models to virtual life.
 
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Grow Your Know! # 74
February 23, 2021
POWER TIP:  Paying Your Renewal
Power Tip: Paying Your Renewal
Recommended by Land F/X

Need to renew your Design F/X, Planting F/X, or Irrigation F/X license? Upgrade to the latest version of F/X CAD? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. We provide several quick and simple options for how to handle your renewal, and we’ll show them all off here. Hop on as we guide you through the renewal process and layout your possible payment methods. It’s never been easier to keep your Land F/X installations up to date.
 
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NO WEBINAR THIS WEEK
RECORDED WEBINAR: Landscape Design and Virtual Reality
Webinar: Landscape Design and Virtual Reality
Previously recorded on February 19, 2021
Presented by Paul Houchin

Virtual reality is rapidly transforming the way we experience media, but it can also be an incredibly useful tool for professionals who design spaces. Imagine being able to walk through your landscape plan and experience it before spending a single dollar on construction. This possibility can have a profound impact on how you make design decisions and share your design ideas with clients. We’ll go through what you need to know about virtual reality hardware, and show you a few tools you can use to bring your 3D models to virtual life.
 
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Grow Your Know! # 73
February 16, 2021
POWER TIP:  Licensing Explained
POWER TIP: Licensing Explained
Recommended by Land F/X

According to Wikipedia, "A typical software license grants the licensee, typically an end-user, permission to use one or more copies of software in ways where such a use would otherwise potentially constitute copyright infringement of the software owner's exclusive rights under copyright." For most readers, that definition will make about as much sense as a tuxedo for a lobster. Come on a LEGO®-inspired journey where you'll pick up a layperson-friendly explanation of the Land F/X license policy and the terms of our F/X CAD license agreement with Autodesk.
 
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WEBINAR: Landscape Design and Virtual Reality
WEBINAR: Landscape Design and Virtual Reality
DATE: February 19, 2021
TIME: 10 a.m. Pacific Time
PRESENTER: Paul Houchin

Virtual reality is rapidly transforming the way we experience media, but it can also be an incredibly useful tool for professionals who design spaces. Imagine being able to walk through your landscape plan and experience it before spending a single dollar on construction. This possibility can have a profound impact on how you make design decisions and share your design ideas with clients. We’ll go through what you need to know about virtual reality hardware, and show you a few tools you can use to bring your 3D models to virtual life.

 
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RECORDED WEBINAR: Plotting in Style: CTB & STB Files Explained
RECORDED WEBINAR: Plotting in Style: CTB & STB Files Explained
Previously recorded on February 5, 2021
Presented by Alex Zahn

With so many possible settings and file types, plotting (exporting or printing) your plan can become a confusing experience. Throw in the need to manage hundreds or even thousands of layers, and you might find yourself wondering whether you'll ever be able to achieve your desired look in a plotted plan. We'll show you how to use proper plot-style setup to realize that seemingly elusive goal. We'll examine how plot styles work, highlight the differences between STB and CTB plot styles, and explain why we recommend CTB styles to minimize the confusion and maximize your time spent designing.
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Grow Your Know! # 72
February 9, 2021
POWER TIP:  How to Upgrade F/X CAD
POWER TIP: How to Upgrade F/X CAD
Recommended by Land F/X

You’ve upgraded to the latest version of F/X CAD, and now it’s time to install. We’ll take you through the entire installation process, with special emphasis on common pitfalls such as locating your LandFX folder and ensuring you have a correctly mapped letter drive. Upgrading is easier than it looks, and we’re here to help along the way.
 
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No Webinar This Week
RECORDED WEBINAR: Plotting in Style: CTB & STB Files Explained
RECORDED WEBINAR: Plotting in Style: CTB & STB Files Explained
Previously recorded on February 5, 2021
Presented by Alex Zahn

With so many possible settings and file types, plotting (exporting or printing) your plan can become a confusing experience. Throw in the need to manage hundreds or even thousands of layers, and you might find yourself wondering whether you'll ever be able to achieve your desired look in a plotted plan. We'll show you how to use proper plot-style setup to realize that seemingly elusive goal. We'll examine how plot styles work, highlight the differences between STB and CTB plot styles, and explain why we recommend CTB styles to minimize the confusion and maximize your time spent designing.
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Grow Your Know! # 71
February 2, 2021
POWER TIP: Advanced P-Hatch
POWER TIP: Advanced P-Hatch
Recommended by Paul Houchin

Need to add to or subtract from hatched areas in your designs? Our P-Hatch feature provides a fun and easy way to paint with hatches. We'll show you some advanced techniques for getting the most out of this handy tool.

 
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WEBINAR: Plotting in Style: CTB & STB Files Explained
WEBINAR: Plotting in Style: CTB & STB Files Explained
DATE: February 5, 2021
TIME: 10 a.m. Pacific Time
PRESENTER: Alex Zahn


With so many possible settings and file types, plotting (exporting or printing) your plan can become a confusing experience. Throw in the need to manage hundreds or even thousands of layers, and you might find yourself wondering whether you'll ever be able to achieve your desired look in a plotted plan. We'll show you how to use proper plot-style setup to realize that seemingly elusive goal. We'll examine how plot styles work, highlight the differences between STB and CTB plot styles, and explain why we recommend CTB styles to minimize the confusion and maximize your time spent designing.
 
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RECORDED WEBINAR: Modern Pumping Systems - Applying the Latest Technology for Maximum Efficiency
RECORDED WEBINAR: Modern Pumping Systems - Applying the Latest Technology for Maximum Efficiency
Previously recorded on January 29, 2021
Presented by Rob Aldinger

As technology continues to progress, the irrigation industry never ceases to create new, powerful ways to manage and monitor water flow. Rob Aldinger of Precision Pumping Systems shares an overview of how modern technology is helping make pumping systems more efficient than ever. Rob will discuss how devices such as variable frequency drives (VFDs) work with pumping equipment in creating systems that are safe, simple to operate, and easy to troubleshoot. He discusses how the use of programmable controllers and cloud-based remote control can optimize these systems’ efficiency and ease of operation.
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Grow Your Know! # 70
January 26, 2021
POWER TIP: Creating Hand Drawn Plant Symbols For Illustrator
Power Tip: Creating Hand Drawn Plant Symbols for Illustrator
Recommended by Jaymz Wooden

Giving your plant symbols a distinctive style will ensure that your designs have an unmistakable individual feel. With that goal in mind, we'll show you how to use Adobe Illustrator to convert your own hand-drawn sketches into high-quality PNG files that will translate flawlessly into planting design. This simple workflow will help you maintain that sought-after hand-drawn look in the digital age.

 
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GUEST WEBINAR: Modern Pumping Systems - Applying the Latest Technology for Maximum Efficiency
Guest Webinar: Modern Pumping Systems - Applying the Latest Technology for Maximum Efficiency
DATE: January 22, 2020
TIME: 10 a.m. Pacific Time
PRESENTER: Rob Aldinger


As technology continues to progress, the irrigation industry never ceases to create new, powerful ways to manage and monitor water flow. Join Rob Aldinger of Precision Pumping Systems for an overview of how modern technology is helping make pumping systems more efficient than ever. Rob will discuss how devices such as variable frequency drives (VFDs) work with pumping equipment in creating systems that are safe, simple to operate, and easy to troubleshoot. He’ll also discuss how the use of programmable controllers and cloud-based remote control can optimize these systems’ efficiency and ease of operation.
 
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RECORDED WEBINAR: Drawing Setup: Using an Image
Webinar: Drawing Setup: Using an Image
Previously recorded on January 22, 2021
Presented by Jake Lott

A photo or Google Earth image of your site can provide an indispensable point of reference as a basis for your design. Pick up some recommendations and best practices for bringing an image into your base file. We'll guide you through the entire process, from setting up your file to choosing and scaling your image, tracing key elements, setting up your layers, and configuring a sheet and viewport for plotting. With the help of these tips, your plan will be the image of success!
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Grow Your Know! # 69
January 19, 2021
POWER TIP: Fun With Fonts
Power Tip: Fun With Fonts
Recommended by Shaun Rittenhouse

One of the simplest ways to express yourself in your plans lies in the fonts you choose to use. Tune in for a typographical tale spanning from the stylistic offerings of the original printing press to the myriad fonts now at your disposal in the digital world. We'll even give you a quick lesson on installing TTF font files on your computer for use in your Land F/X plans. Whether you choose to romance the Roman or serve the serif, there's a font out there for you. Now go get it!

 
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WEBINAR: Drawing Setup: Using an image
Webinar: Drawing Setup: Using an Image
DATE: January 22, 2020
TIME: 10 a.m. Pacific Time
PRESENTER:
Jake Lott

A photo or Google Earth image of your site can provide an indispensable point of reference as a basis for your design. Pick up some recommendations and best practices for bringing an image into your base file. We'll guide you through the entire process, from setting up your file to choosing and scaling your image, tracing key elements, setting up your layers, and configuring a sheet and viewport for plotting. With the help of these tips, your plan will be the image of success!
 
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RECORDED WEBINAR: Advanced Local Data Administration
Recorder Webinar: Advanced Local Data Administration
Previously recorded on January 15, 2020
Presented by Mike Bennett

Whether you're a full-time IT admin or are simply stepping up to help figure out your office's network situation, running Land F/X on Local Data can present some specific challenges. Specifically, you'll find that a few components running in the background are crucial for the plugin's proper operation. We'll go over some common failure points and give you the tools to resolve them and get all your Land F/X users up and running. We'll also go over how to migrate to and from a Single-User Local Data install.
 
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Land F/X Monthly Newsletter December 2020
Monthly Newsletter

December 18, 2020

Support Ending for CAD 2016
Support Ending for CAD 2016
We will no longer be able to support F/X CAD or AutoCAD 2016 as of the end of this year. We invite you to upgrade to F/X CAD 2021, the most recent version of our Autodesk-authorized CAD engine.
WHAT'S NEW IN F/X CAD 2021?
Land F/X Holiday Power Tip
Holiday Power Tip: Long Way Home
Sometimes you have to stand up and do the right thing, even though it's difficult. Sometimes that thing means helping a stranger. Sometimes it means a friendly quasi-athletic competition/wager between two mythical (but very real) beings. If only the right thing always involved Legos, we'd know that everything is going to be OK. Happy holidays from the Land F/X team.
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Limited Staff December 21 through January 1, 2021
Happy Holidays! Limited Staff Dec. 21 through Jan. 1, 2021
We'll offer limited support as our team recharges for a new year, and you may experience slightly longer wait times than normal. We anticipate and appreciate your patience.


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Grow Your Know! # 68
January 12, 2020
No Power Tip This Week
WEBINAR: Advanced Local Data Administration
Webinar-Advanced Local Data Administration
DATE: January 15, 2020
TIME: 10 a.m. Pacific Time
PRESENTER: Mike Bennett


Whether you're a full-time IT admin or are simply stepping up to help figure out your office's network situation, running Land F/X on Local Data can present some specific challenges. Specifically, you'll find that a few components running in the background are crucial for the plugin's proper operation. We'll go over some common failure points and give you the tools to resolve them and get all your Land F/X users up and running. We'll also go over how to migrate to and from a Single-User Local Data install.
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RECORDED WEBINAR: Design F/X Overview
Recorded Webinar-Design F/X Overview
Previously recorded on January 8, 2020
Presented by Paul Houchin

Design F/X incorporates a comprehensive detail system with a collection of tools that replace (and improve on) native AutoCAD tools. To supplement the substantial amount of video content we’ve already created on the detail side, we wanted to focus on this toolbox designed to streamline your drafting process. Take a tour of the many time-saving features included in a Design F/X license.
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Grow Your Know! # 67
January 5, 2020
No Power Tip This Week
WEBINAR: Design F/X Overview
Webinar-Design F/X Overview
DATE: January 8, 2020
TIME: 10 a.m. Pacific Time
PRESENTER: Paul Houchin


Design F/X incorporates a comprehensive detail system with a collection of tools that replace (and improve on) native AutoCAD tools. To supplement the substantial amount of video content we’ve already created on the detail side, we wanted to focus on this toolbox designed to streamline your drafting process. Take a tour of the many time-saving features included in a Design F/X license.
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RECORDED WEBINAR: 2020 Recap