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Grow Your Know! # 5
September 1, 2020
POWER TIP:  Mechanics Of Pipe Sizing
Power Tip: Mechanics of Pipe Sizing
Recommended by Jake Lott

Sizing your pipes isn't just critical for calculations and callouts – it's a necessary step for ensuring accuracy in your irrigation system after almost every design change you need to make. Need a refresher on how pipe sizing works? We'll take you back to school on the basics of the effects velocity and flow have on your pipe size.

 
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WEBINAR: Simplified SketchUp Modeling
Webinar-Simplified SketchUp Modeling
DATE: Friday, September 4, 2020
TIME: 10 a.m. Pacific Time
Presenter: Jake Lott


The prospect of creating a 3D model of your design can present some unique challenges. Clients will often expect this service for their understanding of the space, but many won’t want to pay for it. Tune in to learn about some essential tools and tricks for maximizing the quality of your 3D rendering while minimizing your time spent on it. Opening with a tutorial on creating your base files within SketchUp, directly from the finished CAD plans, we’ll move on to a few pointers on where to focus your time within the model and how to use other post-processing tools to create a realistic representation as efficiently as possible.
 
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RECORDED WEBINAR: Digital Design Tools on the Go
Recorded Webinar: Digital Design Tools on the Go
Previously recorded on August 28, 2020
Presented by Paul Houchin

Are you tired of fumbling with your laptop as you try to get some work done while away from the office? Whether you need to travel, visit a job site, or meet with a client, you have myriad technological options that can make it immeasurably easier to make design decisions and show off your work. We’ll take a look at some phones and tablets, as well as a few pertinent applications that will help maximize your efficiency and creativity while on the go.

 
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Grow Your Know! # 5
August 25, 2020
POWER TIP:  Using Illustrator to Spice Up a CAD Plan
Power Tip: Using Illustrator to Spice Up a CAD Plan
Recommended by Alex Zahn

You’ve finished a plan in CAD, and now you want to make it look a little more organic and aesthetically pleasing. With Adobe Illustrator, you can use raster images and vector-based graphics to bring your design to life. Tune in to pick up a few Illustrator techniques for creating visually pleasing groundcovers, foliage, and pavers from any image.

 
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WEBINAR: Digital Design Tools on the Go
Digital Design Tools on the Go
DATE: Friday, August 28, 2020
TIME: 10 a.m. Pacific Time
Presenter: Paul Houchin


Are you tired of fumbling with your laptop as you try to get some work done while away from the office? Whether you need to travel, visit a job site, or meet with a client, you have myriad technological options that can make it immeasurably easier to make design decisions and show off your work. We’ll take a look at some phones and tablets, as well as a few pertinent applications that will help maximize your efficiency and creativity while on the go.
 
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RECORDED WEBINAR: The Manufacturing of Modern Site Furnishings
RECORDED WEBINAR: The Manufacturing of Modern Site Furnishings
Previously recorded on August 21, 2020
Presented by David Traphagen of Anova Site Furnishings

When specifying furnishings and amenities for your designs, you naturally want to select products that will best fit your project sites. David Traphagen of Anova Site Furnishings will provide insight into the industrial design processes carried out by site furnishings manufacturers. You’ll learn about different design philosophies, manufacturing methods, and technologies used along the way. David will also discuss how manufacturers can promote sustainable manufacturing processes and apply innovative techniques in creating the perfect functional objects for your sites and the clients who use them.

 
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Grow Your Know! # 5
August 18, 2020
POWER TIP:  Detail Referencing Tricks
POWER TIP: Detail Referencing Tricks
Recommended by Paul Houchin

This week's Power Tip originated from forum discussions with users Steve Cook and Wes Quayle. The discussion involved workarounds for producing a not-applicable indicator, or N/A, in a schedule for the detail column as well as a method for referencing external details without the need to re-create the details for your library.

 
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WEBINAR: The Manufacturing of Modern Site Furnishings
GUEST WEBINAR: Manufacturing Modern Site Furnishing
DATE: Friday, August 21, 2020
TIME: 10 a.m. Pacific Time
Presenter: David Traphagen of Anova Site Furnishings


When specifying furnishings and amenities for your designs, you naturally want to select products that will best fit your project sites. David Traphagen of Anova Site Furnishings will provide insight into the industrial design processes carried out by site furnishings manufacturers. You’ll learn about different design philosophies, manufacturing methods, and technologies used along the way. David will also discuss how manufacturers can promote sustainable manufacturing processes and apply innovative techniques in creating the perfect functional objects for your sites and the clients who use them.
 
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RECORDED WEBINAR: Streamlined Life Cycle of a Site & Hardscape Project
RECORDED WEBINAR: Streamlined Life Cycle of a Site & Hardscape Project
Previously recorded on August 14, 2020
Presented by Amanda Berry

You have the tools at your fingertips to take your site and hardscape design from concept to construction documentation, complete with quantities, data, callouts, and cost estimates. We'll go over some of these tools and then show you how to use them to create an office template for reuse on future projects. You'll learn a complete process spanning the life cycle of each project that will start cutting days off your overall drafting time.

 
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Grow Your Know! # 5
August 11, 2020
POWER TIP:  Surviving Quarantine: Tips and Tricks
Power Tip: Surviving Quarantine: Tips and Tricks
Recommended by Shaun Rittenhouse

To put it politely, 2020 has been a year of ... um ... universal experience. As we've endured days, weeks, and months in relative isolation, we've reminded ourselves continuously that we're all in this together and we'll get through it. For now, though, it's important to recognize the needs for hygiene, health, and, of course, hilarity. Take a break from work and pick up some priceless tips from the Land F/X team on sticking it out through seclusion in style.
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WEBINAR: Streamlined Life Cycle of a Site & Hardscape Project
Webinar: Streamlined Life Cycle of a Site & Hardscape Project
DATE: Friday, August 14, 2020
TIME: 10 a.m. Pacific Time
Presenter: Amanda Berry


You have the tools at your fingertips to take your site and hardscape design from concept to construction documentation, complete with quantities, data, callouts, and cost estimates. We'll go over some of these tools and then show you how to use them to create an office template for reuse on future projects. You'll learn a complete process spanning the life cycle of each project that will start cutting days off your overall drafting time.
 
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RECORDED WEBINAR: Successful Management of Software Implementation
Recorded Webinar: Successful Management of Software Implementation
Previously recorded on August 7, 2020
Presented by Krystal Bozarth

Your company has purchased new software, and now you need to integrate it into your daily workflow. What's the secret to implementing it successfully?

As a follow-up to our recent Considerations & Costs in Software Decisions presentation, we'll guide you through the next step: how to get that software up and running across your office. You'll pick up some valuable tips on everything from the importance of communication and flexibility during this process to dealing with reluctant team members. We'll show you how to take the fear and uncertainty out of software implementation and make it a seamless transition.

 
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Grow Your Know! # 5
August 4, 2020
POWER TIP:  Organize your Project List
Power Tip: Organize Your Project List
Recommended by Amanda Berry

We'll help you keep your mind clear and your office organized as you navigate through your collection of Land F/X projects. Take a tour through the Organization tab in your Projects List, where you'll learn about new controls and better options for connecting to your project details. We'll provide some important tips for organizing your projects, protecting your project data using permissions, backing up and restoring, exporting a project report to a spreadsheet, and more.
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WEBINAR: Successful Management of Software Implementation
Webinar:Successful Management of Software Implementation
DATE: Friday, August 7, 2020
TIME: 10 a.m. Pacific Time
Presenter: Krystal Bozarth


Your company has purchased new software, and now you need to integrate it into your daily workflow. What's the secret to implementing it successfully?

As a follow-up to our recent Considerations & Costs in Software Decisions presentation, we'll guide you through the next step: how to get that software up and running across your office. You'll pick up some valuable tips on everything from the importance of communication and flexibility during this process to dealing with reluctant team members. We'll show you how to take the fear and uncertainty out of software implementation and make it a seamless transition.

 
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RECORDED WEBINAR: Understanding Pressure and Flow
Previously recorded on July 31, 2020
Presented by Jake Lott

Understanding pressure and flow is crucial in irrigation design – not only in calculating what's available at the source, but in determining the demands of the design itself. We'll differentiate between static and dynamic pressure, followed by a discussion of how specific equipment types affect that pressure and how flow affects pipe sizing. You'll come away with a grasp of several important considerations for dealing with pressure issues – both before and after the system has been installed.
 
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Grow Your Know! # 5
July 28, 2020
POWER TIP:  What Can QQ Do For You?
Power Tip: What Can QQ Do For You?
Recommended by Land F/X

Have you ever tried to select objects that were hidden behind others, and window-selecting just wasn't cutting it? At that point, painstakingly finding and clicking each object may have felt like your only option. Enter the Quick Select tool, which gives you the power to select complex sets of objects in almost no time at all. In fact, we like Quick Select so much that we put it right at your fingertips in F/X CAD with the QQ command. We'll show you just a few ways in which Quick Select can speed up your design process by giving you more control over your drawings.

 
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WEBINAR: Understanding Pressure and Flow
Webinar: Understanding Pressure and Flow
DATE: Friday, July 31, 2020
TIME: 10 a.m. Pacific Time
Presenter: Jake Lott


Understanding pressure and flow is crucial in irrigation design – not only in calculating what's available at the source, but in determining the demands of the design itself. We'll differentiate between static and dynamic pressure, followed by a discussion of how specific equipment types affect that pressure and how flow affects pipe sizing. You'll come away with a grasp of several important considerations for dealing with pressure issues – both before and after the system has been installed.

 
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RECORDED WEBINAR: Portal Tour
Recorded Webinar: Portal Tour
Previously recorded on July 24, 2020
Presented by Forrestt Williams

We'll walk you through the new Land F/X Portal. You'll learn how to create new tickets, review old tickets, review your licenses, pay for renewals, manage your cloud data, and much more.
 
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Land F/X Monthly Newsletter October 2019
Monthly Newsletter

July 22, 2020

Training Resources Available
LAnd F/X Training Resources Available
Locked down? Quarantine time is the best time to hone your Land F/X skills. You can watch our Power Tips and Webinars from the comfort of your own couch, bed, or office using the Land F/X App. Anywhere you go, you can increase your Land F/X skills and it still counts as working!
The Land F/X App is Available for iOS and Android.
WATCH TRAINING VIDEOS
Presenters Wanted
Guest Webinar Presenters Wanted
We're looking for guest webinar presenters. Share your knowledge and connect with other professionals. Have a topic in mind? Contact us. 
 
CONTACT US
New Manufacturer Content Added
New Manufacturer Content Added
Summer is the time for good weather and good vibes – and in our case, new product releases and new manufacturer partnerships! Throughout June, we were busy with our content workload. We set up one new lighting partner and two new irrigation partners, plus we made significant updates to a paver manufacturer's catalog.

We're happy to announce our new partnerships with the following manufacturers:
  • Brilliance LED: fixtures and transformers
  • DIG Corporation: controllers, controller accessories, valves, drip emitters, enclosures
  • Precision Pumping Systems: booster pumps

Manufacturers choose to update their catalogs for any number of reasons, including additions, discontinuations, and even the renaming of some items. We make every effort to keep you updated on these changes. We've implemented updates for the following manufacturers this past month:
  • Unilock: paver additions, name changes, and discontinuations
  • Netafim: HXCVR name change
  • Rain Master: TWICE 2-wire decoders
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Grow Your Know! # 5
July 21, 2020
POWER TIP:  Irrigation Revisions
Power Tip - Irrigation Revisions
Recommended by Jake Lott

Your irrigation design will inevitably undergo some level of revision through the life of the project. You might as well get through these changes quickly – we'll show you some tools that will help you do so. Whether you need to change out equipment or symbol types throughout the plan, or just move a few pieces of equipment around, see how quick and easy we make revisions so you can get back to the real fun: designing.

 
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WEBINAR: Portal Tour
Webinar: Portal Tour
DATE: Friday, July 24, 2020
TIME: 10 a.m. Pacific Time
Presenter: Forrestt Williams


We'll walk you through the new Land F/X Portal. You'll learn how to create new tickets, review old tickets, review your licenses, pay for renewals, manage your cloud data, and much more. 

 
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RECORDED WEBINAR: Creating Assets for Your Photoshop Library
Recorded Webinar-Creating Assets for your Photoshop Library
Previously recorded on July 17, 2020
Presented by Paul Houchin

The Photoshop library gives you the capability to save and organize objects you find yourself using repeatedly, allowing you to access and use them easily in any project. Tune in for a thorough tutorial on how to harness the power of the library, and pick up some valuable techniques for creating items you’d want to save into it for frequent use.
 
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Grow Your Know! # 5
July 14, 2020
POWER TIP:  Menuload
Recommended by Land F/X

Can't see your Land F/X tools in AutoCAD and need to load your menus? In most cases, downloading and running the latest F/X Workstation installer will load them automatically. If the installer isn't doing the trick, you'll need to load your Land F/X menus manually. Luckily, our development team has recently done some engineering that makes this process substantially easier. Find out how to get your menus loaded and get back to designing.

 
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WEBINAR: Creating Assets for Your Photoshop Library
WEBINAR: Creating Assets for Your Photoshop Library
DATE: Friday, July 17, 2020
TIME: 10 a.m. Pacific Time
Presenter: Paul Houchin


The Photoshop library gives you the capability to save and organize objects you find yourself using repeatedly, allowing you to access and use them easily in any project. Tune in for a thorough tutorial on how to harness the power of the library, and pick up some valuable techniques for creating items you’d want to save into it for frequent use.
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RECORDED WEBINAR: Permeable Surfaces with Concrete Paving
Recorded Webinar-Permeable Surfaces with Concrete Pavers
Previously recorded on July 10, 2020
Presented by Brad Swanson of Unilock

This presentation will inspire architects, engineers, landscape architects, developers, and municipal agencies to choose permeable interlocking concrete pavers for sustainable stormwater solutions. A Best Management Practice under the EPA's National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) requirements, the use of permeable pavers is also a recommended construction practice under low-impact development and LEED guidelines. Brad Swanson of Unilock goes over benefits and options.
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Grow Your Know! # 5
July 7, 2020
POWER TIP:  Batch Detail Save
Power Tip - Batch Detail Save
Recommended by Paul Houchin

Have you ever needed to make multiple changes to a set of details and then spent too long saving each of them individually? Try our Batch Detail Save tool – yet another feature that makes Land F/X fun and easy to use!

 
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GUEST WEBINAR: Permeable Surfaces with Concrete Paving
Guest Webinar - Permeable Surfaces with Concrete Pavers
DATE: Friday, July 10, 2020
TIME: 10 a.m. Pacific Time
Presenter: Brad Swanson of Unilock


This presentation will inspire architects, engineers, landscape architects, developers, and municipal agencies to choose permeable interlocking concrete pavers for sustainable stormwater solutions. A Best Management Practice under the EPA's National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) requirements, the use of permeable pavers is also a recommended construction practice under low-impact development and LEED guidelines.

Concrete pavers were originally designed for heavy-duty applications, making them ideal for streets, roads, parking lots, and even plazas and sidewalks. By allowing water infiltration between units rather than through the pavers themselves, permeable pavers offer a significant advantage over other porous materials because paver composite is not changed. Because they come in a variety of shapes, colors, and textures, these pavers also offer an aesthetic quality. Brad Swanson of Unilock will go over all these benefits and options.

 
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RECORDED WEBINAR: Tree Remediation Plans
Recorded Webinar: Tree Remediation Plans
Previously recorded on June 26, 2020
Presented by Amanda Berry

The first step of a design is typically an analysis of existing conditions. In many regions, this process includes a tree remediation, inventory, and/or removal plan. We'll show you how to use a separate Preference Set and project to organize, lay out, call out, and schedule your tree preservation. As an example, we'll use a simple tree inventory that only needs trees identified, with a few data points on the size and health. We'll bring the automatic schedule into MS Excel to fine-tune for some canopy totals. This intermediate-level presentation assumes you have a basic knowledge of our Plant Manager and Preferences screens.
 
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Grow Your Know! # 5
June 30, 2020
POWER TIP:  The Download
Power Tip: The Download
Recommended by Land F/X

WARNING: This video is meant for entertainment purposes only.

In a post-apocaLEGO® world, two friends – Jim and his banana buddy, Nay-Nay – seek to discover a safe place to grow their plants and create a new way of life. They’ll learn that a smartphone app, camaraderie, an Internet connection, and some good tech support help are all they need to thrive.
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NO WEBINAR THIS WEEK. 
RECORDED WEBINAR: Tree Remediation Plans
Recorded Webinar: Tree Remediation Plans
Previously recorded on June 26, 2020
Presented by Amanda Berry

The first step of a design is typically an analysis of existing conditions. In many regions, this process includes a tree remediation, inventory, and/or removal plan. We'll show you how to use a separate Preference Set and project to organize, lay out, call out, and schedule your tree preservation. As an example, we'll use a simple tree inventory that only needs trees identified, with a few data points on the size and health. We'll bring the automatic schedule into MS Excel to fine-tune for some canopy totals. This intermediate-level presentation assumes you have a basic knowledge of our Plant Manager and Preferences screens.
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Grow Your Know! # 5
June 23, 2020
POWER TIP:  Generic Block Keyboard Commands
Power Tip: Generic Block Keyboard Commands
Recommended by Alex Zahn

Our generic block library contains thousands of pre-drawn blocks for you to use in your drawings. You can get your ideas into CAD even faster with the help of our keyboard commands for placing generic blocks. We'll show you how to use these commands to browse the block library and spruce up an urban street elevation within just a few minutes.
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 WEBINAR: Tree Remediation Plans
DATE: Friday, June 26, 2020
TIME: 10 a.m. Pacific Time
Presenter: Amanda Berry


The first step of a design is typically an analysis of existing conditions. In many regions, this process includes a tree remediation, inventory, and/or removal plan. We'll show you how to use a separate Preference Set and project to organize, lay out, call out, and schedule your tree preservation. As an example, we'll use a simple tree inventory that only needs trees identified, with a few data points on the size and health. We'll bring the automatic schedule into MS Excel to fine-tune for some canopy totals. This intermediate-level presentation assumes you have a basic knowledge of our Plant Manager and Preferences screens.
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RECORDED WEBINAR: Designing Rooftop Amenity Hardscapes
RECORDED WEBINAR: Designing Rooftop Amenity Hardscapes
Previously recorded on June 19, 2020
Presented by Brad Swanson of Unilock

Over the past few decades, exterior rooftop building spaces have transformed with the architecture and demand from the users. In recent years, there has been a resurgence for buildings to have a comprehensive activity area and social space, no longer used only for utilities. More than a luxury item, these outdoor areas are a highly desired amenity and way of life. With this transformation, newer and modern aesthetically pleasing materials are being selected to create amazing outdoor amenity spaces.

Join Brad Swanson from Unilock to learn about the systems being installed to activate these once underused spaces, as there are more options now than ever before. Technical concerns with durability will be addressed along with an in-depth look at the customization process for concrete products. The connection between the roof and site paving will be examined, along with the options available for creating an inclusive design.

 
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Land F/X Monthly Newsletter October 2019
Monthly Newsletter

June 17, 2020

F/X CAD 2021 Now Available!
F/X CAD 2021 Now Available
Note: Autodesk has clarified the license restrictions for F/X CAD, so please READ THIS before purchasing.
LEARN MORE
Land F/X Photo Contest Winners Announced
FIRST PLACE Arcadia Studio Inc.
Project: Lotusland Japanese Garden
Credited to: Derrik Eichelberger, Kalie Grubb, and Paul Comstock
Photo credit: Jack Coyer
SECOND PLACE V3 STUDIO BERZUNZA
Project: Newport Beach Residence
Credited to: Vladimir Berzunza

Photo credit: RDM
THIRD PLACE ELM
Project: Tamaya
Credited to: Mark Pariani
Photo credit: Mark Pariani
Every year's contest finds a way to blow our minds in new ways. This year, we were floored by the number of quality photos we received – especially when most, if not all, entrants were working remotely. Congratulations to all the winners!
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The Land F/X Portal Now Open
The Land F/X Portal Now Available!
Register and log in to the Land F/X Portal, where you can view your profile, check your purchase and support ticket history, ask our team a technical support question, and much more. It's everything you want. Everything you need. In one pretty little place.

How to Register for the Land F/X Portal 
Land F/X Portal FAQ

 
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New Manufacturer Content Added
New Manufacturer Content Added
New Manufacturer Content Added
Working remotely hasn't stopped our usual drive to create new manufacturer and generic content. We've expanded each category, adding content to Site Amenities, Lighting, Irrigation, Details, and Generic Content.

We're happy to announce that the following items are now available for you to view and place in your projects:

 
  • Landscape Forms: Perisphere and Rai benches, and, in collaboration with TUUCI, Bay Master and Ocean Master sun shades
  • FX Luminaire: 24 new fixtures, spanning all light fixture categories
  • Hot Box: Aluminum Drop Over and Aluminum Modular Enclosures for backflow prevention, pump and sprinkler assemblies, and more
  • CityGreen: Stratavault Soil Structure System detail
  • Outdoor kitchen/patio content: 130 new blocks spanning plan and elevation views
  • FX Luminaire: 16 new standard fixtures, including downlights and uplights as well as hardscape, path, and area fixtures
  • Rain Bird: 702 and 752 series valve-in-head golf rotors
  • Motorcycle blocks: 80 new blocks spanning plan and elevation views.
Manufacturers discontinue products from time to time, and we’ll inform you of discontinuations in our database upon hearing of them.

The following item has been discontinued by the manufacturer:
  • Hunter: I-25’s #5 nozzle
Head over to our Content News page for more detailed information on the new items we've added over the past month.
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Land F/X Monthly Newsletter October 2019
Monthly Newsletter

May 15, 2020

F/X CAD 2020 Price Slashed!
F/X CAD 2020 on Sale for $1495
BUY NOW
Big Changes for Design F/X Ribbon
F/x Admin Ribbon Change
The updated F/X Admin ribbon for Design F/X
F/X Detail Ribbon Change
The updated F/X Details ribbon for Design F/X
We’ve made some changes to Design F/X to better delineate it from our planting license. As of this month, the Site ribbon requires a Planting F/X license. We made this change because our Site tools are specifically valuable to landscape architecture but not necessarily applicable to any other discipline. Design F/X users will see some new tools on the Admin and Details ribbons, some of which are brand new (including a way to bring in detail views from Revit), while others are holdouts from the Site ribbon that we felt would still be beneficial within Design F/X. As a result, Design F/X is simultaneously both beefier and sleeker – an even more effective tool for architects, engineers, and other disciplines.
LEARN MORE
MESSAGE FROM CEO
AutoCAD 2021 Update
If you have an AutoCAD subscription and are wondering when we will support 2021, that day has come! Our latest Workstation installer is now available with support for 2021. Those of you with any other version of AutoCAD or F/X CAD can still benefit from this latest Workstation installer, as it includes some minor improvements to the ribbons and a more streamlined method of loading the Land F/X menus when you start CAD.

For those of you with F/X CAD who are waiting to upgrade to 2021, you just need to wait a few more weeks – it's on track to be released in June!
WORKSTATION INSTALLER
The Land F/X Portal Now Open
The Land F/X Portal Now Available!
Register and log in to the Land F/X Portal, where you can view your profile, check your purchase and support ticket history, ask our team a technical support question, and much more. It's everything you want. Everything you need. In one pretty little place.

How to Register for the Land F/X Portal 
Land F/X Portal FAQ

 
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Land F/X Working Remotely
Land F/X Working Remotely, But Still Providing The Best Support
Land F/X is still working remotely, but we are not even remotely forgetting about you. We appreciate your patience during this uncertain time. We will still be operating the same as we have been, and will continue to offer the same extraordinary support as before.
New Manufacturer Content Added: Outdoor Kitchen/ Patio
We've recently updated our architectural block library by adding 130 new outdoor kitchen, appliance, and entertainment blocks in both plan and elevation views. Perfect for outdoor kitchen and patio designs, this block update includes cabinets, stoves, barbecue grills, ovens, and televisions, as well as new barstool and dining table blocks. You can find these blocks in the Plan and Elevation Graphics tools, under the sections "Site Furnishings" and "Architectural."
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Grow Your Know! # 5
June 16, 2020
POWER TIP:  Import Plants from Templates
Power Tip: Import Plants from Templates
Recommended by Amanda Berry

Using plant templates should be the first intermediate skill you pick up after completing your first planting design, as they're the best way to cut your designing time in half. Our Import tool is a key component of the Plant Manager that gives a template its power, allowing you to build your palette quickly. Follow along to see the many ways the Import tool can tap into a template and grab exactly what you need, right when you need it.
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 GUEST WEBINAR: Designing Rooftop Amenity Hardscapes
Webinar: Designing Rooftop Amenity Hardscapes
DATE: Friday, June 19, 2020
TIME: 10 a.m. Pacific Time
Presenter: Brad Swanson of Unilock


Over the past few decades, exterior rooftop building spaces have transformed with the architecture and demand from the users. In recent years, there has been a resurgence for buildings to have a comprehensive activity area and social space, no longer used only for utilities. More than a luxury item, these outdoor areas are a highly desired amenity and way of life. With this transformation, newer and modern aesthetically pleasing materials are being selected to create amazing outdoor amenity spaces.

Join Brad Swanson from Unilock to learn about the systems being installed to activate these once underused spaces, as there are more options now than ever before. Technical concerns with durability will be addressed along with an in-depth look at the customization process for concrete products. The connection between the roof and site paving will be examined, along with the options available for creating an inclusive design.
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RECORDED WEBINAR: CAD Basics: Getting To Know Blocks And Layers
Recorded Webinar: CAD Basics-Getting to Know Blocks and Layers
Previously recorded on June 12, 2020
Presented by Jake Lott

The terms "layers" and "blocks" are two basic but crucial foundation points to understand when working in the CAD world. We'll dive into the hows and whys of blocks and layers when it comes to drafting. In developing a better understanding of their importance, you'll gain valuable insights into fundamental concepts such as "defined," "purge," "redefine," and "source," which will in turn build your confidence when navigating through and designing in CAD.
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Grow Your Know! # 5
June 9, 2020
POWER TIP: Parallels Virtual Machine Management
Power Tip: Parallels Virtual Machine Management
Recommended by Land F/X

Many of our Land F/X users on Mac operate using Parallels. When working within Parallels, it's important to know how to restart, shut down, and properly clone your virtual machines. Learning to operate Parallels well is imperative if you want a smooth and efficient working environment free of technical issues.
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 WEBINAR: CAD Basics: Getting To Know Blocks And Layers
Webinar - CAD Basics: Getting To Know Blocks And Layers
DATE: Friday, June 12, 2020
TIME: 10 a.m. Pacific Time
Presenter: Jake Lott


The terms "layers" and "blocks" are two basic but crucial foundation points to understand when working in the CAD world. We'll dive into the hows and whys of blocks and layers when it comes to drafting. In developing a better understanding of their importance, you'll gain valuable insights into fundamental concepts such as "defined," "purge," "redefine," and "source," which will in turn build your confidence when navigating through and designing in CAD.
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RECORDED WEBINAR: F/X CAD 2021
Recorded Webinar: F/X CAD 2021
Previously recorded on June 5, 2020
Presented by Paul Houchin

It’s that time of year again. We’re happy to introduce you to F/X CAD 2021 – the latest and greatest version of our AutoCAD license exclusively for Land F/X users. The new version includes some much-needed improvements to working with Xrefs, as well as enhancements of tools such as Trim, Break, Revcloud, and more. We’ve also reorganized the Land F/X tools on the ribbon for a more intuitive experience. Find out what F/X CAD 2021 is all about.
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Grow Your Know! # 5
June 2, 2020
POWER TIP: What's New with FX CAD 2021
What's New with F/X CAD 2021
Recommended by Jake Lott

Have you been curious on whether or not you should upgrade to FX CAD 2021? Here’s a quick preview of some of the notable features you can look forward to when upgrading to F/X CAD 2021. We've added more integrated Land F/X tools, plus more speed and better graphics. You'll also get the brand-new AutoCAD tool Xref Compare, a handy feature that allows you to see what's changed in the files you've Xrefed into your drawing
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 WEBINAR: F/X CAD 2021
F/X CAD 2021
DATE: Friday, June 5, 2020
TIME: 10 a.m. Pacific Time
Presenter: Paul Houchin


It’s that time of year again. We’re happy to introduce you to F/X CAD 2021 – the latest and greatest version of our AutoCAD license exclusively for Land F/X users. The new version includes some much-needed improvements to working with Xrefs, as well as enhancements of tools such as Trim, Break, Revcloud, and more. We’ve also reorganized the Land F/X tools on the ribbon for a more intuitive experience. Find out what F/X CAD 2021 is all about.
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RECORDED WEBINAR: Smart Control Technology
Webinar: Smart Control Technology
Previously recorded on May 29, 2020
Presented by James Cervantes from FX Luminaire

Smart technology is developing fast and working its way into our everyday lives. From automated systems in hotels to voice control in residential homes and gardens, smart products are available at every level of integration. But first, what does it all mean – Smart Control, Home Automation, Internet of Things, the Cloud? James Cervantes from FX Luminaire will dive into the new age of connectivity and its influence on landscape lighting and outdoor living.
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May 26, 2020
Power Tip:  Portal Tour
Power Tip - Portal Tour
Recommended by Forrestt Williams

Have you ever struggled to hunt down information in your Land F/X profile, such as Support ID, ticket history, billing information, or license count? The hunt is over! We've compiled all these items and more in our new Land F/X Portal. Log in to find all your Land F/X stats in one centralized, easy-to-find location. Learn what the Portal is, how it works, and how it will benefit you.
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GUEST WEBINAR: Smart Control Technology
GUEST WEBINAR: Smart Control Technology
DATE: Friday, May 29, 2020
TIME: 10 a.m. Pacific Time
Presenter: James Cervantes from FX Luminaire


Smart technology is developing fast and working its way into our everyday lives. From automated systems in hotels to voice control in residential homes and gardens, smart products are available at every level of integration. But first, what does it all mean – Smart Control, Home Automation, Internet of Things, the Cloud? James Cervantes from FX Luminaire will dive into the new age of connectivity and its influence on landscape lighting and outdoor living.
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RECORDED WEBINAR: Considerations & Costs in Software Decisions
Recorded Webinar: Considerations & Costs in Software Decisions
Previously recorded on May 22, 2020
Presented by Krystal Bozarth

Name anything you need to accomplish, and you can almost certainly find an app or software to help make it so. Attempts to sift through the inevitably overwhelming number of options can make quick work of your time or money. Amid the myriad insights our chief operating officer, Krystal Bozarth, has picked up throughout a decade at Land F/X is the simple realization that the decision to use a software platform is not as simple as "I like it and it works." Join Krystal as she shares some lessons she's learned in helping thousands of offices determine whether Land F/X will work for them. She'll guide you through identifying your needs, wants, expectations, and goals, as well as using your time and money wisely to accomplish them.
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Grow Your Know! # 5
May 19, 2020
Power Tip:  Understanding Dynamic Blocks: Flip Parameter
Power Tip: Understanding Dynamic Blocks: Flip Parameter
Recommended by Paul Houchin

If you’re spending too much time placing mirrored copies of dynamic blocks as you design, you’re going to love the flip parameter. This feature lets you mirror your dynamic blocks on the go with just one click. We’ll go over how the flip parameter works by showing a step-by-step example of how you might use it on a plan-view architectural door. Get ready to flip!
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WEBINAR: Considerations & Costs in Software Decisions
Webinar: Considerations & Costs in Software Decisions
DATE: Friday, May 22, 2020
TIME: 10 a.m. Pacific Time
Presenter: Krystal Bozarth


Name anything you need to accomplish, and you can almost certainly find an app or software to help make it so. Attempts to sift through the inevitably overwhelming number of options can make quick work of your time or money. Amid the myriad insights our chief operating officer, Krystal Bozarth, has picked up throughout a decade at Land F/X is the simple realization that the decision to use a software platform is not as simple as "I like it and it works." Join Krystal as she shares some lessons she's learned in helping thousands of offices determine whether Land F/X will work for them. She'll guide you through identifying your needs, wants, expectations, and goals, as well as using your time and money wisely to accomplish them.
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RECORDED WEBINAR: Pro Efficiency Tips Every CAD User Should Know
Webinar-Pro Efficiency Tips Every CAD User Should Know
Previously recorded on May 8, 2020
Presented by Jake Lott

Though you may be a daily CAD user, there's a good chance you're not drafting as efficiently as you could be. Whether you're a new or experienced user, you could save valuable time by adjusting how you access a certain tool, configure your shortcut keys, or even just use your mouse when navigating. We'll go over some helpful setup and drafting tips that will streamline the way you work in CAD. We'll show you how to work smarter, not harder – just like Land F/X.
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