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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
Webinar-2020 Recap
Previously recorded on December 11, 2020
Presented by Jeremiah Farmer

A year without trade shows has provided an unexpected opportunity for us to focus even more on our development tasks. We'll show off a few of the numerous features we rolled out in 2020, and give you a sneak peek at what we have in store for next year. Join us as we put the year under wraps and look ahead to a fun and productive future.
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Grow Your Know! # 66
December 29, 2020
POWER TIP:  Long Way Home
Recommended by Land F/X

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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No Webinar This Week
RECORDED WEBINAR: 2020 Recap
Webinar-2020 Recap
Previously recorded on December 11, 2020
Presented by Jeremiah Farmer

A year without trade shows has provided an unexpected opportunity for us to focus even more on our development tasks. We'll show off a few of the numerous features we rolled out in 2020, and give you a sneak peek at what we have in store for next year. Join us as we put the year under wraps and look ahead to a fun and productive future.
Watch Recorded Webinar


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Grow Your Know! # 65
December 15, 2020
POWER TIP:  Hardware Recommendations Recap
Power Tip: Hardware Recommendations Recap
Recommended by Land F/X

Didn't catch our Hardware Recommendations for 2020 webinar? We'll fill you in with some of the main topics from that presentation and give you our latest recs. Whether you're on the hunt for a newer system or just looking to upgrade your existing one, we'll help narrow the market a bit by showing you which components will need your special attention.
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No Webinar This Week
RECORDED WEBINAR: 2020 Recap
Webinar-2020 Recap
Previously recorded on December 11, 2020
Presented by Jeremiah Farmer

A year without trade shows has provided an unexpected opportunity for us to focus even more on our development tasks. We'll show off a few of the numerous features we rolled out in 2020, and give you a sneak peek at what we have in store for next year. Join us as we put the year under wraps and look ahead to a fun and productive future.
Watch Recorded Webinar


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Grow Your Know! # 64
December 8, 2020
No Power Tip This Week
WEBINAR:  Recap 2020
WEBINAR: 2020 Recap
DATE: December 11, 2020
TIME: 10 a.m. Pacific Time
PRESENTER: Jeremiah Farmer


A year without trade shows has provided an unexpected opportunity for us to focus even more on our development tasks. We'll show off a few of the numerous features we rolled out in 2020, and give you a sneak peek at what we have in store for next year. Join us as we put the year under wraps and look ahead to a fun and productive future.

 
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RECORDED WEBINAR: Sports Field Irrigation Design - Part 1
RECORDED WEBINAR: Sports Field Irrigation Design - Part 1
Previously recorded on November 20, 2020
Presented by Donald D. Franklin of Franklin Irrigation Consulting

Join us for the first installment of our 2-part series on irrigation design for sports fields, presented by Donald D. Franklin of Franklin Irrigation Consulting, FIC. Donald will offer some key insights into designing for optimum efficiency, informed by his 51 years in the landscape industry and 4 decades in water management. He'll provide some best practices on selecting heads for your design and spacing them correctly. You'll also learn the roles played by water velocity in a sports field irrigation system, as well as the effects of head placement and other elements, such as wind, on the design as a whole.
 
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Grow Your Know! # 63
December 1, 2020
POWER TIP:  New Features from 2020
POWER TIP: New Features from 2020
Recommended by Land F/X

In a year filled with the unpredictable, we were busy giving Land F/X users exactly what they could have predicted: some awesome new features. Here are just a few highlights from what we’ve added this year.
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No Webinar This Week
RECORDED WEBINAR: Sports Field Irrigation Design - Part 1
RECORDED WEBINAR: Sports Field Irrigation Design - Part 1
Previously recorded on November 20, 2020
Presented by Donald D. Franklin of Franklin Irrigation Consulting

Join us for the first installment of our 2-part series on irrigation design for sports fields, presented by Donald D. Franklin of Franklin Irrigation Consulting, FIC. Donald will offer some key insights into designing for optimum efficiency, informed by his 51 years in the landscape industry and 4 decades in water management. He'll provide some best practices on selecting heads for your design and spacing them correctly. You'll also learn the roles played by water velocity in a sports field irrigation system, as well as the effects of head placement and other elements, such as wind, on the design as a whole.
 
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Grow Your Know! # 5
November 24, 2020
POWER TIP: Land F/X: What is it Anyways?
Power Tip: Land F/X: What is it Anyways?
Recommended by Land F/X

We throw around a lot of “F/X” names – F/X CAD, Design F/X, Planting F/X, Site F/X, and, yes, Land F/X. Are you confused by all the F/X-ing? It’s understandable. Jump onboard an educationally absurd Lego® space odyssey that will propel you through the differences between all these terms. You'll be an F/Xpert in no time!
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NO WEBINAR THIS WEEK
RECORDED WEBINAR: Sports Field Irrigation Design - Part 1
RECORDED WEBINAR: Sports Field Irrigation Design - Part 1
Previously recorded on November 20, 2020
Presented by Donald D. Franklin of Franklin Irrigation Consulting

Join us for the first installment of our 2-part series on irrigation design for sports fields, presented by Donald D. Franklin of Franklin Irrigation Consulting, FIC. Donald will offer some key insights into designing for optimum efficiency, informed by his 51 years in the landscape industry and 4 decades in water management. He'll provide some best practices on selecting heads for your design and spacing them correctly. You'll also learn the roles played by water velocity in a sports field irrigation system, as well as the effects of head placement and other elements, such as wind, on the design as a whole.
 
Watch Recorded Webinar


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Grow Your Know! # 5
November 17, 2020
NO POWER TIP THIS WEEK
WEBINAR: Sports Field Irrigation Design - Part 1
Webinar: Sports Field Irrigation Design - Part 1
DATE: November 20, 2020
TIME: 10 a.m. Pacific Time
PRESENTER:
Donald D. Franklin of Franklin Irrigation Consulting

Join us for the first installment of our 2-part series on irrigation design for sports fields, presented by Donald D. Franklin of Franklin Irrigation Consulting, FIC. Donald will offer some key insights into designing for optimum efficiency, informed by his 51 years in the landscape industry and 4 decades in water management. He'll provide some best practices on selecting heads for your design and spacing them correctly. You'll also learn the roles played by water velocity in a sports field irrigation system, as well as the effects of head placement and other elements, such as wind, on the design as a whole.
 
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RECORDED WEBINAR: Hardware Recommendations for 2020
Recorded Webinar: Hardware Recommendations 2020
Previously recorded on November 6, 2020
Presented by Brian Hodge

Trying to figure out how to keep all your applications running at their best? Up-front costs for new equipment may give you some pause, but we've found that making the right purchases in the first place will save you money in the long run. Here are our latest recommendations for the hardware that will help keep all your software – including ours – humming along happily.
 
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Grow Your Know! # 5
November 10, 2020
POWER TIP: Naked Detail Callouts
Power Tip: Naked Detail Callouts
Recommended by Steve Cook

Sometimes you need a detail callout that’s a little less flashy, without block symbols or leaders, so it fits within a simple multiline text (MTEXT) note. That's where naked callouts come in: They function the same as standard detail callouts but are stripped down to a smart MTEXT field. We'll go over a few ways you can slide naked callouts right into those tight spaces in your detail or drawing.

 
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WEBINAR: Twilight Highlights
Webinar: Twilight Highlights
DATE: November 13, 2020
TIME: 10 a.m. Pacific Time
PRESENTER:
Alex Zahn

You need to render your lighting plan in 3D, but the learning curve of 3D rendering software has you in the dark. Tune in to learn how Land F/X and the Twilight Render plugin for Google SketchUp will help you flip the switch on the rendering process. We'll show you some techniques that will have you creating realistic renders, using accurate models of landscape lighting manufacturers' light fixtures, in no time.
 
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RECORDED WEBINAR: Hardware Recommendations for 2020
Recorded Webinar: Hardware Recommendations 2020
Previously recorded on November 6, 2020
Presented by Brian Hodge

Trying to figure out how to keep all your applications running at their best? Up-front costs for new equipment may give you some pause, but we've found that making the right purchases in the first place will save you money in the long run. Here are our latest recommendations for the hardware that will help keep all your software – including ours – humming along happily.
 
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Grow Your Know! # 5
November 3, 2020
POWER TIP: Watt is a Volt-Amp?
Power Tip: Watt is a Volt-Amp?
Recommended by Alex Zahn

Lighting manufacturers often specify the power consumption of their light fixtures in watts, volt-amps (abbreviated as VA), or both. Given the common faulty generalization that watts and volt-amps are interchangeable, making sense of these distinct units can certainly be a challenge. We'll clear up the haze by highlighting the differences between watts and volt-amps with the help of a refreshing analogy.

 
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WEBINAR: Hardware Recommendations 2020
Power Tip: Hardware Recommendations 2020
DATE: November 6, 2020
TIME: 10 a.m. Pacific Time
PRESENTER:
Brian Hodge

Trying to figure out how to keep all your applications running at their best? Up-front costs for new equipment may give you some pause, but we've found that making the right purchases in the first place will save you money in the long run. Here are our latest recommendations for the hardware that will help keep all your software – including ours – humming along happily.
 
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RECORDED WEBINAR: Making a Decision About Land F/X
Recorded Webinar: Making a Decision about Land F/X
Previously recorded on October 30, 2020
Presented by Krystal Bozarth

Check out our Virtual Trade Show wrap-up webinar, where we guide you through the most important considerations involved in purchasing a new design platform. You'll learn the importance of taking full advantage of your trial, and pick up some valuable tips on implementation. This presentation will leave you with an even better grasp of our software's incredible functionality and flexibility, plus the unmatched levels of time savings, training, service, and support we offer.
 
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Grow Your Know! # 5
October 28, 2020
POWER TIP: Calculating a Repetitive Design
Power Tip: Calculating Repetitive Design
Recommended by Jake Lott

Are you working on a larger site where all or part of the design has to be duplicated in several areas of the same plan, such as a development plan with multiple lot options? Our advanced scheduling tools for plants and Reference Notes are just what you need for these seemingly overwhelming projects. We'll show you how to use multiple scheduling techniques for your plants and Reference Notes, including merging schedules together in MS Excel for further calculations, that are sure to simplify your repetitive designs.

 
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WEBINAR: Making a Decision About Land F/X
Webinar: Making a Decision About Land F/X
DATE: October 30, 2020
TIME: 10 a.m. Pacific Time
PRESENTER:
Krystal Bozarth

Join us for our Virtual Trade Show wrap-up webinar, where we'll guide you through the most important considerations involved in purchasing a new design platform. You'll learn the importance of taking full advantage of your trial, and pick up some valuable tips on implementation. This presentation will leave you with an even better grasp of our software's incredible functionality and flexibility, plus the unmatched levels of time savings, training, service, and support we offer.
 
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Although the events of 2020 have closed the door on an Irrigation Show in San Antonio, it has opened the door for expanded virtual education and innovative ways for exhibitors to reach a larger audience.

Join our very own Jake Lott for CEU accredited classes during the IA Education Week:

Classes:

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020
CAD Basics: Learning How to Draft in AutoCAD – Beginner | 1 CEU

Presenter: Jake Lott, Irrigation Specialist, Land F/X
Join this interactive class to get an in-depth lesson on CAD basics, including an understanding of what blocks are and how to work with them inside of CAD. We will also show you how to bring in imagery or additional external referenced files, known as Xrefs, and set up your plan to start your irrigation designs. Sample files will be provided for those who wish to follow along on their own computer during this webinar.


Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020