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The ASLA Conference returns to the West Coast this fall, and we’ll be there!


The four-day gathering, featuring more than 120 courses and showcasing products from more than 300 vendors, is a great chance to connect with a diverse group of professionals in your industry. It’s also the first ASLA since 2019 for Land F/X, so we’re extra excited to make the jaunt up the coast to San Francisco this year. Stop by booth #237 to talk landscape architecture and software with our team members.


Oh, and don’t forget about the Land F/X party – it’s always an event to remember! Details to follow. Register for the conference by September 21.



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Grow Your Know! # 149
September 20, 2022
NO WEBINAR THIS WEEK
POWER TIP: Project Permissions
POWER TIP: Project Permissions
Do you need to set up permissions for your Land F/X projects or remove a former employee from the user list shown in your project permissions? We've built an excellent interface for you into the Land F/X Portal. Tune in to learn how to adjust the settings on a per-user basis, create user groups to manage the permissions much more easily, and even apply permissions to multiple projects at once.
 
WATCH VIDEO
RECORDED WEBINAR: Details for Beginners
RECORDED WEBINAR: Details for Beginners
Previously recorded on September 16, 2022
Presented by Paul Houchin


Looking to use the Land F/X tools for creating and organizing details in CAD, but not sure where to start? You’re in the right place. Take a full tour of our detail system, where you’ll learn how to navigate our detail library, find the details you need, and use them in your drawing set. We’ll also show you how easy it is to draft your own details and save them into your system.
 
WATCH RECORDED WEBINAR
NOTICE: Get up to date. Download and run our latest F/X Workstation installer.
It’s always a good idea to make sure you have the most recent version of our F/X Workstation installer, but some recent improvements to the software have made it especially important. The current version includes all our latest ribbon changes, but even more importantly, it includes a new Chromium-based Web browser control to enable our Web-based dialog boxes for functions such as Color Render, choosing plants from our database, and selecting manufacturers.
 
UPDATE WORKSTATION


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Grow Your Know! # 148
September 13, 2022
WEBINAR: Details for Beginners
WEBINAR: Details for Beginners
DATE: September 16, 2022
TIME: 10 a.m. Pacific Time
PRESENTER: Paul Houchin


Looking to use the Land F/X tools for creating and organizing details in CAD, but not sure where to start? You’re in the right place. Take a full tour of our detail system, where you’ll learn how to navigate our detail library, find the details you need, and use them in your drawing set. We’ll also show you how easy it is to draft your own details and save them into your system.
 
REGISTER NOW
POWER TIP: Coordinate UCS between CAD, SketchUp, Rhino and Revit
POWER TIP: Coordinate UCS between CAD, SketchUp, Rhino and Revit
Before you jump between 2D and 3D, it's crucial to verify that your drawing and model are using the same origin and axis. We'll show you how can easily set up a User Coordinate System (UCS) to control exactly how you view your drawing in CAD. You'll also pick up some tips on how to ensure you're using the ideal origin location in SketchUp, Rhino, or Revit.
 
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RECORDED WEBINAR: LandscapeHub and Land F/X
RECORDED WEBINAR: LandscapeHub and Land F/X
Previously recorded on August 26, 2022
Presented by Amanda Marin


Follow along as we showcase our first integrated plant schedule export software, LandscapeHub. We'll go over some of its cost estimating and species availability features, which are tied directly to local nurseries, and show you how to use these tools to inform your plant species choices and design decisions. 
 
WATCH RECORDED WEBINAR
NOTICE: Get up to date. Download and run our latest F/X Workstation installer.
It’s always a good idea to make sure you have the most recent version of our F/X Workstation installer, but some recent improvements to the software have made it especially important. The current version includes all our latest ribbon changes, but even more importantly, it includes a new Chromium-based Web browser control to enable our Web-based dialog boxes for functions such as Color Render, choosing plants from our database, and selecting manufacturers.
 
UPDATE WORKSTATION


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Land F/X Moving to Subscription Licensing


 
As of January 1, 2023, Land F/X will move to a subscription model for both pricing and licensing. The cost of a new license will drop to match the updated cost of renewing that license. That means when you purchase a new license, you can count on paying that same price for your yearly renewal.
 
Under this new pricing uniformity – $575 per year (about $48 per month) for Planting F/X and $875 per year (about $73 per month) for Irrigation F/X, billed annually – budgeting for software will be vastly simplified. In addition, the substantially lower price of a new purchase will make it much easier to add new licenses. For instance, let’s say you plan to have an intern for the summer: Providing a license for that intern will cost just a few hundred dollars. You’ll have the license for the rest of the year, and you can choose whether or not to renew it when the time comes.
 
Here at Land F/X, we do our best to keep our clients’ costs as consistent as possible. However, the inherent expenses of maintaining a growing and ever-improving software company require us to revise our pricing from time to time.

Since our last pricing increase in 2018, for instance, we’ve:
  • Hired a horticulturist to expand and maintain our plant data
  • Added content providers to upgrade and standardize our blocks, hatches, and details
  • Increased our technical support staffing to minimize your wait time and help you get back to work even more quickly when you run into issues
  • Hired an additional programmer to assist with Revit and other projects
Increasing our renewal costs by what amounts to a couple hundred dollars per year per license will allow us to continue offering the top-notch software and support you’ve come to know over the years. And just as before, you can always choose to switch to Local Data before your license expires to keep it functioning if you opt not to renew.
 
We know it’s never fun to hear about a pricing increase, but we hope the lower cost of a new license, combined with the benefits that come with our expanded staffing, will more than make up for this necessary adjustment. Also note that if your license is set to expire in 2023, you’ll still pay the current price if you choose to renew before the end of 2022. 

In case you have concerns about our new subscription model, my line is open as always.
 
Jeremiah Farmer
CEO, Land F/X


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Grow Your Know! # 147
August 23, 2022
WEBINAR: LandscapeHub And Land F/X
WEBINAR: LandscapeHub and Land F/X
DATE: August 26, 2022
TIME: 10 a.m. Pacific Time
PRESENTER: Amanda Marin


Follow along as we showcase our first integrated plant schedule export software, LandscapeHub. We'll go over some of its cost estimating and species availability features, which are tied directly to local nurseries, and show you how to use these tools to inform your plant species choices and design decisions.
 
REGISTER NOW
POWER TIP: Converting Details for Land F/X
POWER TIP: Converting Details for Land F/X
Are you looking to convert your details to be used in Land F/X? Check out this week’s Power Tip video for a quick rundown on what you need to do for this. For a more in-depth look at saving details into the Land F/X library, take a look at the Saving your Detail Library to Land F/X webinar.

Click here for the checklist mentioned in the Power Tip video.
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RECORDED WEBINAR: Implementing your Office CAD Standards
RECORDED WEBINAR: Implementing your Office CAD Standards
Previously recorded on August 12, 2022
Presented by Jaymz Wooden


A well-thought-out set of CAD standards will lend a defined and recognizable look to your drawings, but the benefits extend far beyond the superficial. Good standards improve your work as a whole by promoting efficiency in the drafting process, giving projects a consistent style across your team, and making mistakes or anomalies easier to find and address. We'll show you how easily you can adapt your own office standards to Land F/X – and how effectively the software will then apply them to your projects.
 
WATCH RECORDED WEBINAR
NOTICE: Get up to date. Download and run our latest F/X Workstation installer.
It’s always a good idea to make sure you have the most recent version of our F/X Workstation installer, but some recent improvements to the software have made it especially important. The current version includes all our latest ribbon changes, but even more importantly, it includes a new Chromium-based Web browser control to enable our Web-based dialog boxes for functions such as Color Render, choosing plants from our database, and selecting manufacturers.
 
UPDATE WORKSTATION


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Grow Your Know! # 146
August 16, 2022
NO WEBINAR THIS WEEK
POWER TIP: Handy AutoCAD Layer Tools
POWER TIP: Handy AutoCAD Layer Tools
The ability to manipulate your layer settings is among the most useful features available within AutoCAD. You might be familiar with some of the native layer tools such as LAYDEL, LAYFRZ, and LAYISO, but those commands are just the tip of the iceberg. We'll show off some possibly lesser-known but equally valuable layer tools to add to your arsenal.
WATCH VIDEO
RECORDED WEBINAR: Implementing your Office CAD Standards
RECORDED WEBINAR: Implementing your Office CAD Standards
Previously recorded on August 12, 2022
Presented by Jaymz Wooden


A well-thought-out set of CAD standards will lend a defined and recognizable look to your drawings, but the benefits extend far beyond the superficial. Good standards improve your work as a whole by promoting efficiency in the drafting process, giving projects a consistent style across your team, and making mistakes or anomalies easier to find and address. We'll show you how easily you can adapt your own office standards to Land F/X – and how effectively the software will then apply them to your projects.
 
WATCH RECORDED WEBINAR
NOTICE: Get up to date. Download and run our latest F/X Workstation installer.
It’s always a good idea to make sure you have the most recent version of our F/X Workstation installer, but some recent improvements to the software have made it especially important. The current version includes all our latest ribbon changes, but even more importantly, it includes a new Chromium-based Web browser control to enable our Web-based dialog boxes for functions such as Color Render, choosing plants from our database, and selecting manufacturers.
 
UPDATE WORKSTATION


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Grow Your Know! # 145
August 9, 2022
NO POWER TIP THIS WEEK
WEBINAR: Implementing Your Office CAD Standards
WEBINAR: Implementing Your Office CAD Standards
DATE: August 12, 2022
TIME: 10 a.m. Pacific Time
PRESENTER: Jaymz Wooden

A well-thought-out set of CAD standards will lend a defined and recognizable look to your drawings, but the benefits extend far beyond the superficial. Good standards improve your work as a whole by promoting efficiency in the drafting process, giving projects a consistent style across your team, and making mistakes or anomalies easier to find and address. We'll show you how easily you can adapt your own office standards to Land F/X – and how effectively the software will then apply them to your projects.
REGISTER NOW
RECORDED WEBINAR: Importing Plans Into Revit
RECORDING WEBINAR: Importing Plans Into Revit
Previously recorded on July 29, 2022
Presented by Amanda Marin


If you're being asked to bring your design into Revit, and you're a Landscape Architect, or Irrigation Designer, this webinar is for you. This is going to cover first steps for a designer who typically works in AutoCAD or F/X CAD and just installed Revit in order to coordinate their drawings with their architect. We'll cover some basic orientation of Revit, and the pros and cons of certain strategies including a simple import of a PDF of your sheet into their drawing package, to importing the DWG linework either 2D or Civil 3D and making toposurfaces and floors. Finally we'll explore first step methods to then import your planting or irrigation plan. This webinar will be critical for understanding your options to satisfy your contract with the software solutions available today.

 
WATCH RECORDED WEBINAR
NOTICE: Get up to date. Download and run our latest F/X Workstation installer.
It’s always a good idea to make sure you have the most recent version of our F/X Workstation installer, but some recent improvements to the software have made it especially important. The current version includes all our latest ribbon changes, but even more importantly, it includes a new Chromium-based Web browser control to enable our Web-based dialog boxes for functions such as Color Render, choosing plants from our database, and selecting manufacturers.
 
UPDATE WORKSTATION


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Grow Your Know! # 144
August 2, 2022
NO WEBINAR THIS WEEK
POWER TIP:  How to Create a Dimscale Block
POWER TIP: How to Create a Dimscale Block
Recommended by: Land F/X

What do you do when a symbol is too big for small scales, but too small for larger scales? You make a Dimscale block! We'll show you to save a block that will automatically scale to the right size, regardless of the scale in your layout.

 
WATCH POWER TIP
RECORDED WEBINAR: Importing Plans into Revit
RECORDED WEBINAR: Importing Plans into Revit
Previously recorded on July 29, 2022
Presented by Amanda Marin


If you're being asked to bring your design into Revit, and you're a Landscape Architect, or Irrigation Designer, this webinar is for you. This is going to cover first steps for a designer who typically works in AutoCAD or F/X CAD and just installed Revit in order to coordinate their drawings with their architect. We'll cover some basic orientation of Revit, and the pros and cons of certain strategies including a simple import of a PDF of your sheet into their drawing package, to importing the DWG linework either 2D or Civil 3D and making toposurfaces and floors. Finally we'll explore first step methods to then import your planting or irrigation plan. This webinar will be critical for understanding your options to satisfy your contract with the software solutions available today.
 
WATCH RECORDED WEBINAR
NOTICE: Get up to date. Download and run our latest F/X Workstation installer.
It’s always a good idea to make sure you have the most recent version of our F/X Workstation installer, but some recent improvements to the software have made it especially important. The current version includes all our latest ribbon changes, but even more importantly, it includes a new Chromium-based Web browser control to enable our Web-based dialog boxes for functions such as Color Render, choosing plants from our database, and selecting manufacturers.
 
UPDATE WORKSTATION


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Grow Your Know! # 143
July 26, 2022
WEBINAR: Importing Plans into Revit
WEBINAR: Importing Plans into Revit
DATE: July 29, 2022
TIME: 10 a.m. Pacific Time
PRESENTER: Amanda Marin

If you're being asked to bring your design into Revit, and you're a Landscape Architect, or Irrigation Designer, this webinar is for you. This is going to cover first steps for a designer who typically works in AutoCAD or F/X CAD and just installed Revit in order to coordinate their drawings with their architect. We'll cover some basic orientation of Revit, and the pros and cons of certain strategies including a simple import of a PDF of your sheet into their drawing package, to importing the DWG linework either 2D or Civil 3D and making toposurfaces and floors. Finally we'll explore first step methods to then import your planting or irrigation plan. This webinar will be critical for understanding your options to satisfy your contract with the software solutions available today.

 
WATCH POWER TIP
POWER TIP:  Land F/X SketchUp Plugin in a Few Minutes
POWER TIP:  Land F/X SketchUp Plugin in a Few Minutes
Recommended by: Land F/X

If you need to create a landscape planting plan or site furniture plan is SketchUp, this is the extension for you. Connect with AutoCAD, or just work in SketchUp. Add trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals from a database of over 45,000+ species. Assign from a library of hundreds of components, or assign your own component. Place plants at your specified size, at terrain, or import a full plan from our AutoCAD plugin. Place site furniture from manufactures' catalogs. Run a schedule in SketchUp, and place concept lines for a perfect presentation. There's a lot you can do in this plugin with the support of Land F/X, trusted by thousands of design firms worldwide.

 
WATCH POWER TIP
RECORDED WEBINAR: Understanding LTSTYLE
RECORDED WEBINAR: Understanding LTSTYLE
Previously recorded on July 15, 2022
Presented by Jake Lott


Working with linetypes (solid, dashed, etc.) is an essential part of any CAD plan. How these linetypes appear in Paper Space vs. Model Space is especially important in ensuring that everything is portrayed properly in your final design. We'll go over the importance of proper sheet setup and provide a few working scenarios to help you verify that your linetypes will show up correctly no matter how you work. You'll also gain a better understanding on how to scale linetypes correctly, which linetypes should be used with which drawing drawing units, and how to adjust the linetypes in your drawings without running into scaling issues.
 
WATCH RECORDED WEBINAR
NOTICE: Get up to date. Download and run our latest F/X Workstation installer.
It’s always a good idea to make sure you have the most recent version of our F/X Workstation installer, but some recent improvements to the software have made it especially important. The current version includes all our latest ribbon changes, but even more importantly, it includes a new Chromium-based Web browser control to enable our Web-based dialog boxes for functions such as Color Render, choosing plants from our database, and selecting manufacturers.
 
UPDATE WORKSTATION


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Grow Your Know! # 142
July 19, 2022
NO WEBINAR THIS WEEK
POWER TIP: Plant Identification App Reviews
POWER TIP: Plant Identification App Reviews
Recommended by: Land F/X

Having trouble identifying a plant? A number of phone apps can help. Using your phone’s camera, you can take a photo of an unknown plant and the app will use artificial intelligence to cross-reference the plant’s characteristics with a massive database to determine which plant it is. We’ve taken a look at a few of these apps, testing their features and accuracy to shed some light on whether or not they are truly useful.

 
WATCH POWER TIP
RECORDED WEBINAR: Understanding LTSTYLE
RECORDED WEBINAR: Understanding LTSTYLE
Previously recorded on July 15, 2022
Presented by Jake Lott


Working with linetypes (solid, dashed, etc.) is an essential part of any CAD plan. How these linetypes appear in Paper Space vs. Model Space is especially important in ensuring that everything is portrayed properly in your final design. We'll go over the importance of proper sheet setup and provide a few working scenarios to help you verify that your linetypes will show up correctly no matter how you work. You'll also gain a better understanding on how to scale linetypes correctly, which linetypes should be used with which drawing drawing units, and how to adjust the linetypes in your drawings without running into scaling issues.
 
WATCH RECORDED WEBINAR
NOTICE: Get up to date. Download and run our latest F/X Workstation installer.
It’s always a good idea to make sure you have the most recent version of our F/X Workstation installer, but some recent improvements to the software have made it especially important. The current version includes all our latest ribbon changes, but even more importantly, it includes a new Chromium-based Web browser control to enable our Web-based dialog boxes for functions such as Color Render, choosing plants from our database, and selecting manufacturers.
 
UPDATE WORKSTATION


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Irrigation Australia International Conference & Exhibition


“IRRIGATION FOR THE FUTURE – Challenges, Innovations and Opportunities” is the theme of this year’s Irrigation Australia Conference, and our team is up for all of the above. We’ll be sending some Land F/X representatives Down Under to take part in the event, which strives to provide those in the irrigation profession and related fields with a venue to discuss the most pressing issues and innovations in the industry, including the ever-important goals of sustainability and water efficiency. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!



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Irrigation Association (IA) Irrigation Show and Education Week 2022


The annual IA event makes its way to the desert this December, and we’re excited to send our team to talk shop with irrigation designers and vendors from across the country and beyond. You’ll definitely want to attend if you’re interested in learning about leading-edge irrigation tech and techniques, meeting other professionals in your field, and, of course, chatting it up with some familiar Land F/X faces. The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) will also be holding its annual Groundwater Week in Las Vegas this year, meaning even more water professionals and vendors will be in town.


For discounted admission to IA, don’t forget to register by November 1.



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Grow Your Know! # 141
July 14, 2022
WEBINAR: Understanding LTSCALE
WEBINAR: Understanding LTSCALE
DATE: July 15, 2022
TIME: 10 a.m. Pacific Time
PRESENTER: Jake Lott

Working with linetypes (solid, dashed, etc.) is an essential part of any CAD plan. How these linetypes appear in Paper Space vs. Model Space is especially important in ensuring that everything is portrayed properly in your final design. We'll go over the importance of proper sheet setup and provide a few working scenarios to help you verify that your linetypes will show up correctly no matter how you work. You'll also gain a better understanding on how to scale linetypes correctly, which linetypes should be used with which drawing drawing units, and how to adjust the linetypes in your drawings without running into scaling issues.

 
REGISTER NOW
POWER TIP: Dimensioning Tips and Tricks
Recommended by: Land F/X

Whether you're working on a single detail or a vast site plan, dimensions are among your most crucial tools for communicating your design intent to clients and contractors alike. Tune in for some valuable dimensioning techniques that will help with everything from updating your standard dimension styles to laying out dimensions on a plan quickly and efficiently, troubleshooting, and updating existing dimensions in your design.

 
WATCH POWER TIP
RECORDED WEBINAR: F/X CAD 2023
RECORDED WEBINAR: Drawing File Cleanup: Addressing DWG Corruption
Previously recorded on June 10, 2022
Presented by Jaymz Wooden


Drawing corruption is a major source of headaches and lost work for CAD designers. Although it can occur for a number of reasons, cleaning your drawings frequently is the best way to prevent it. We'll walk you through the process of cleaning your drawings and show you some effective techniques for detecting and troubleshooting corruption when it strikes.
 
WATCH RECORDED WEBINAR
NOTICE: Get up to date. Download and run our latest F/X Workstation installer.
It’s always a good idea to make sure you have the most recent version of our F/X Workstation installer, but some recent improvements to the software have made it especially important. The current version includes all our latest ribbon changes, but even more importantly, it includes a new Chromium-based Web browser control to enable our Web-based dialog boxes for functions such as Color Render, choosing plants from our database, and selecting manufacturers.
 
UPDATE WORKSTATION


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Grow Your Know! # 140
July 7, 2022
NO WEBINAR THIS WEEK
POWER TIP: Activating F/X CAD: 2021 & Beyond
POWER TIP: Activating F/X CAD: 2021 & Beyond
Recommended by: Shaun Rittenhouse

Way back when we introduced F/X CAD 2021, the steps for licensing (aka activating) the software changed significantly. We’ll take you through this updated activation process from top to bottom for versions 2021 and beyond, showing you what’s changed and helping you manage your F/X CAD activation successfully to ensure you stay up and running.

 
WATCH POWER TIP
RECORDED WEBINAR: F/X CAD 2023
RECORDED WEBINAR: Drawing File Cleanup: Addressing DWG Corruption
Previously recorded on June 10, 2022
Presented by Jaymz Wooden


Drawing corruption is a major source of headaches and lost work for CAD designers. Although it can occur for a number of reasons, cleaning your drawings frequently is the best way to prevent it. We'll walk you through the process of cleaning your drawings and show you some effective techniques for detecting and troubleshooting corruption when it strikes.
 
WATCH RECORDED WEBINAR
NOTICE: Get up to date. Download and run our latest F/X Workstation installer.
It’s always a good idea to make sure you have the most recent version of our F/X Workstation installer, but some recent improvements to the software have made it especially important. The current version includes all our latest ribbon changes, but even more importantly, it includes a new Chromium-based Web browser control to enable our Web-based dialog boxes for functions such as Color Render, choosing plants from our database, and selecting manufacturers.
 
UPDATE WORKSTATION
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