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ASIC Conference


The Land F/X team will attend this year’s American Society of Irrigation Consultants (ASIC) National Conference in Scottsdale. This annual gathering brings together designers and other industry professionals from throughout North America for a chance to meet and chat irrigation while absorbing the educational, networking, and social opportunities offered by such a momentous event. Come by our booth to say hi and check out our latest additions to the software.



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LABash Conference


LABash is always one of the high points of our year. The annual conference, which brings together a raucous yet studious crowd of landscape architecture students from throughout North America, gives our team a chance to hang out and talk shop with the future of our industry. LABash 2023, aptly themed “Trailblazers,” takes place at Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS, where the student-led conference will focus on leading-edge approaches to landscape architecture. Land F/X will be as well represented there as ever. Come say hi and talk landscape architecture with our team!



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CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture) Annual Conference


In keeping with its “Align | Realign” theme, this year’s incarnation of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) Annual Conference in San Antonio will examine the parallels and discrepancies between current academic approaches to landscape architecture and the requirements of the profession itself. Our in-house landscape architecture expert, Amanda Marin, is looking forward to visiting the Lone Star State to attend the Conference and catch up with faculty and students, including those from the hundreds of universities that work with Land F/X.



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Grow Your Know! # 159
December 20, 2022
NO WEBINAR THIS WEEK
POWER TIP: A Quick Dive Into Pool Studio
Power Tip: A Quick Dive Into Pool Studio
The complexities inherent in pool design can make it easy to feel thrown into the deep end. Luckily, Pool Studio by Structure Studios is a platform that can take you from treading water to swimming confidently through the design process. Pool Studio includes a suite of features sure to help you make a splash with your next project. Join us as we take a quick dive into this powerful tool.

Note: This video is not a paid placement, but rather a review of an unaffiliated product that might apply to our users.
 
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CANCELLED WEBINAR: Using Lidar Point Clouds in SketchUp
The Using Lidar Point Clouds in SketchUp webinar, that was scheduled for Friday, December 16, has been cancelled. Please check future newsletters for announcements of upcoming video presentations, including a possible new date for this webinar. Thank you for your understanding, and have a great holiday season!

The Land F/X team
RECORDED WEBINAR: Design Like A Pro
RECORDED WEBINAR: Design Like A Pro
Previously recorded on November 18, 2022
Presented by Billy Goodnick


Billy Goodnick, a landscape architect in Santa Barbara, CA, who specializes in small-scale residential projects, as he shares his logical, holistic design approach. Billy will review some fundamental visual garden design principles and showcase some simple yet highly effective plant selection methods that play a crucial role in the creation of useful, sustainable outdoor living spaces. Whether you're a seasoned designer and would like a refresher, or you're just starting new, you're sure to benefit from this presentation!
 
WATCH RECORDED WEBINAR


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Grow Your Know! # 158
December 13, 2022
WEBINAR: Using Lidar Point Clouds in SketchUp
WEBINAR: Using Lidar Point Clouds in SketchUp
DATE: December 16, 2022
TIME: 10 a.m. Pacific Time
PRESENTER: Amanda Marin


Point cloud scanning is an increasingly accessible technology, available right in the palm of your hand via LIDAR-enabled mobile phones and tablets. Using an iPad, we'll test out a few popular iOS apps: 3D Scanner (available for free), and LidarCad and SiteScape (both available for purchase). We'll compare learning curves, ease of use, and final result for the purpose of importing an existing terrain model into SketchUp.
 
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POWER TIP: New Features: Planting
POWER TIP: New Features: Planting
We've introduced quite a few new planting tools for both AutoCAD and Revit this year with our Planting F/X toolset, and we can't wait to show them off to you! Tune in and catch up on Mimic and Clone (formerly known as Match Properties and Match Plant, respectively), updated Color Render options, a new master plant database window, plant label improvements, elevation plant graphics, and plant group layer suffixes.
 
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RECORDED WEBINAR: Design Like a Pro
RECORDED WEBINAR: Design Like a Pro
Previously recorded on November 18, 2022
Presented by Billy Goodnick 


Join Billy Goodnick, a landscape architect in Santa Barbara, CA, who specializes in small-scale residential projects, as he shares his logical, holistic design approach. Billy will review some fundamental visual garden design principles and showcase some simple yet highly effective plant selection methods that play a crucial role in the creation of useful, sustainable outdoor living spaces. Whether you're a seasoned designer and would like a refresher, or you're just starting new, you're sure to benefit from this presentation!
 
WATCH RECORDED WEBINAR


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Grow Your Know! # 157
November 22, 2022
POWER TIP: ASLA Expo 2022 Recap
POWER TIP: ASLA Expo 2022 Recap
The Land F/X team had sadly missed the annual ASLA Expo for two straight years, but we came back better than ever for the 2022 incarnation. We relished the opportunity to throw our renowned, extravagant after-party again, and this year it went down at the San Francisco Mint. Guests were greeted by casino games, food, drinks, music, a magician, and even empty bank vaults from the days of yore. Tune in to relive the memories, or see what you missed. Either way, the night was soooooo money!
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NO WEBINAR THIS WEEK
RECORDED WEBINAR: Design Like a Pro
RECORDED WEBINAR: Design Like a Pro
Previously recorded on October 18, 2022
Presented by Billy Goodnick


Join Billy Goodnick, a landscape architect in Santa Barbara, CA, who specializes in small-scale residential projects, as he shares his logical, holistic design approach. Billy will review some fundamental visual garden design principles and showcase some simple yet highly effective plant selection methods that play a crucial role in the creation of useful, sustainable outdoor living spaces. Whether you're a seasoned designer and would like a refresher, or you're just starting new, you're sure to benefit from this presentation!
 
WATCH RECORDED WEBINAR


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Grow Your Know! # 156
November 15, 2022
GUEST WEBINAR: Design Like A Pro
GUEST WEBINAR: Design Like a Pro
DATE: November 18, 2022
TIME: 10 a.m. Pacific Time
PRESENTER: Billy Goodnick


Join Billy Goodnick, a landscape architect in Santa Barbara, CA, who specializes in small-scale residential projects, as he shares his logical, holistic design approach. Billy will review some fundamental visual garden design principles and showcase some simple yet highly effective plant selection methods that play a crucial role in the creation of useful, sustainable outdoor living spaces. Whether you're a seasoned designer and would like a refresher, or you're just starting new, you're sure to benefit from this presentation!
REGISTER NOW
NO POWER TIP THIS WEEK
RECORDED WEBINAR: A New Approach to Parks and Recreation Planning
RECORDED WEBINAR: A New Approach to Parks and Recreation Planning
Previously recorded on October 14, 2022
Presented by Carlos F. Perez, Planning + Design, LLC


A thoughtfully planned, designed, and managed parks and recreation system can provide profound and wide-reaching benefits not only to the local community but to the greater public realm. Join Carlos F. Perez of Perez Planning + Design, LLC, for an inspiring presentation detailing these public open spaces’ potential to help improve everything from transportation to stormwater and utility systems. Drawing on a few of his firm’s projects as examples, Carlos will outline a deliberate, reasoned, and highly effective approach to sustainable park design that will offer valuable insight to creators of all outdoor spaces.
 
WATCH RECORDED WEBINAR


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Grow Your Know! # 155
November 8, 2022
NO WEBINAR THIS WEEK
POWER TIP:  Our Favorite PC Productivity Software Tools
POWER TIP:  Our Favorite PC Productivity Software Tools
As you may know, we're all Mac users here at Land F/X – but we're no strangers to the PC world. Not only do we run CAD in a Windows environment on those Macs with the help of an app called Parallels, but we use a whole slew of other PC-based apps, plugins, and other tools. Join us for a peek through the Windows.
 
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ASLA 2022 Expo
ASLA 2022 Party
Come see us at the ASLA 2022 Expo at booth 237. Be sure to pick up your ticket to our annual ASLA Party on Saturday, November 12, 2022.

San Francisco Mint
88 5th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
6 – 11 p.m.
MORE INFO
RSVP FOR PARTY
RECORDED WEBINAR: A New Approach to Parks and Recreation Planning
RECORDED WEBINAR: A New Approach to Parks and Recreation Planning
Previously recorded on October 14, 2022
Presented by Carlos F. Perez of Perez Planning + Design, LLC


A thoughtfully planned, designed, and managed parks and recreation system can provide profound and wide-reaching benefits not only to the local community but to the greater public realm. Join Carlos F. Perez of Perez Planning + Design, LLC, for an inspiring presentation detailing these public open spaces’ potential to help improve everything from transportation to stormwater and utility systems. Drawing on a few of his firm’s projects as examples, Carlos will outline a deliberate, reasoned, and highly effective approach to sustainable park design that will offer valuable insight to creators of all outdoor spaces.
 
WATCH RECORDED WEBINAR


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Grow Your Know! # 154
November 1, 2022
ASLA Party Information
ALSA PARTY TICKET
Our annual ASLA Party is happening Saturday, November 12, 2022
from 6 – 11 p.m.

San Francisco Mint
88 5th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Make sure to stop by the Land F/X booth 237 at the ASLA Expo to get your bill for entry into the party.

 
RSVP
MORE INFO
NO WEBINAR THIS WEEK
NO POWER TIP THIS WEEK
RECORDED WEBINAR: A New Approach to Parks and Recreation Planning
RECORDED WEBINAR: A New Approach to Parks and Recreation Planning
Previously recorded on October 14, 2022
Presented by Carlos F. Perez of Perez Planning + Design, LLC


A thoughtfully planned, designed, and managed parks and recreation system can provide profound and wide-reaching benefits not only to the local community but to the greater public realm. Join Carlos F. Perez of Perez Planning + Design, LLC, for an inspiring presentation detailing these public open spaces’ potential to help improve everything from transportation to stormwater and utility systems. Drawing on a few of his firm’s projects as examples, Carlos will outline a deliberate, reasoned, and highly effective approach to sustainable park design that will offer valuable insight to creators of all outdoor spaces.
 
WATCH RECORDED WEBINAR


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Grow Your Know! # 153
October 25, 2022
NO WEBINAR THIS WEEK
POWER TIP: Plant Groups
POWER TIP: Plant Groups
When you need more precise language in your schedule, or help sorting your plants in your Plant Manager, you can turn to plant groups. We'll show you how to customize plant groups in your Preference Set, assign plants to those groups, and even sort plants onto specific layers by group for better organization in your plan.
 
WATCH VIDEO
RECORDED WEBINAR: A New Approach to Parks and Recreation Planning
RECORDED WEBINAR: A New Approach to Parks and Recreation Planning
Previously recorded on October 14, 2022
Presented by Carlos F. Perez of Perez Planning + Design, LLC


A thoughtfully planned, designed, and managed parks and recreation system can provide profound and wide-reaching benefits not only to the local community but to the greater public realm. Join Carlos F. Perez of Perez Planning + Design, LLC, for an inspiring presentation detailing these public open spaces’ potential to help improve everything from transportation to stormwater and utility systems. Drawing on a few of his firm’s projects as examples, Carlos will outline a deliberate, reasoned, and highly effective approach to sustainable park design that will offer valuable insight to creators of all outdoor spaces.
 
WATCH RECORDED WEBINAR


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Grow Your Know! # 152
October 18, 2022
WEBINAR: Hardware Recommendations for 2022
WEBINAR: Hareware Recommendations for 2022
DATE: October 21, 2022
TIME: 10 a.m. Pacific Time
PRESENTER: Mike Bennett


As you may well be aware, myriad inventory and supply shortages have caused the computer market to vary wildly over the past few years. Now amidst launch season, we’re seeing all sorts of new products are being announced and prepped to hit shelves. We’ll take a deeper dive into what this all means for you, including how you should plan your next upgrade and which pitfalls you can avoid and potentially save some coin.
 
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POWER TIP: Slide Shooting Techniques
POWER TIP: Slide Shooting Techniques
Have you saved a plant symbol, site block, hatch, or detail into your library and noticed that the preview image is not displaying well? Fortunately, you can recreate a better preview slide using the techniques demonstrated in this week’s Power Tip video.

See our documentation pages to learn more about the tools featured in this video!

The Batchman Tool
Saving Blocks

 
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Landscaping in Cafes: 10 Projects That Integrate Greenery Into Architecture
Landscaping in Cafes: 10 Projects That Integrate Greenery Into Architecture
Image © Spaceshift Studios
Whether it is for a break, relaxation or even free wifi, coffee shops tend to host a series of situations that involve more than just enjoying a cup of coffee. A quiet and pleasant place, which in addition to everything else offers a good hot drink, is a great attraction for those looking for a coffee shop to spend a few hours.

In this sense, a landscape project that integrates greenery into these environments can significantly increase the comfort of customers, by easing temperatures and offering a barrier against atmospheric, noise and visual pollution. In addition, after the restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, open spaces, with natural ventilation and gardens became priorities for many projects, including coffee shops.
 
View all the cafe projects on ArchDaily.com using the link below.
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RECORDED WEBINAR: A New Approach to Parks and Recreation Planning
RECORDED WEBINAR: A New Approach to Parks and Recreation Planning
Previously recorded on October 14, 2022
Presented by Carlos F. Perez, Planning + Design, LLC


A thoughtfully planned, designed, and managed parks and recreation system can provide profound and wide-reaching benefits not only to the local community but to the greater public realm. Join Carlos F. Perez of Perez Planning + Design, LLC, for an inspiring presentation detailing these public open spaces’ potential to help improve everything from transportation to stormwater and utility systems. Drawing on a few of his firm’s projects as examples, Carlos will outline a deliberate, reasoned, and highly effective approach to sustainable park design that will offer valuable insight to creators of all outdoor spaces.
 
WATCH RECORDED WEBINAR


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Grow Your Know! # 151
October 11, 2022
WEBINAR: A New Approach to Parks and Recreation Planning
WEBINAR: A New Approach to Parks and Recreation Planning
DATE: October 14, 2022
TIME: 10 a.m. Pacific Time
PRESENTER: Carlos F. Perez, Planning + Design, LLC


A thoughtfully planned, designed, and managed parks and recreation system can provide profound and wide-reaching benefits not only to the local community but to the greater public realm. Join Carlos F. Perez of Perez Planning + Design, LLC, for an inspiring presentation detailing these public open spaces’ potential to help improve everything from transportation to stormwater and utility systems. Drawing on a few of his firm’s projects as examples, Carlos will outline a deliberate, reasoned, and highly effective approach to sustainable park design that will offer valuable insight to creators of all outdoor spaces.
 
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POWER TIP: How To Share Land F/X Project Data Between Offices
POWER TIP: How To Share Land F/X Project Data Between Offices
When you need to share a drawing with someone in another office, you'll also need to include the plant list, equipment inventory, and other Land F/X project data associated with that drawing. Tune in to learn some quick and simple options for how to back up and transmit that data. We'll also go over what users in the other office need to do to access your Land F/X data. Once you have this process down, sharing your Land F/X data will be second nature.
 
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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


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Grow Your Know! # 150
September 27, 2022
WEBINAR: Using LIDAR Point Clouds in SketchUp
WEBINAR: Using LIDAR Point Clouds in SketchUp
DATE: September 30, 2022
TIME: 10 a.m. Pacific Time
PRESENTER: Amanda Marin


Point cloud scanning is an increasingly accessible technology, available right in the palm of your hand via LIDAR-enabled mobile phones and tablets. Using an iPad, we'll test out a few popular iOS apps: 3D Scanner (available for free), and LidarCad and SiteScape (both available for purchase). We'll compare learning curves, ease of use, and final result for the purpose of importing an existing terrain model into SketchUp.
 
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POWER TIP: Our Favorite Mac Productivity Software Tools
POWER TIP: Our Favorite Mac Productivity Software Tools
It may come as no surprise that the daily workflow at Land F/X headquarters includes much more than just working with CAD, but you might not have guessed that we all use Macs. Join us as we take a quick look at some of our favorite Mac-based productivity tools, including a wide variety of software, browser plugins, websites, and even iPhone apps.
 
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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


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Irrigation Association (IA) Irrigation Show and Education Week 2022


Ready to take your design skills to the next level? Taught by our own Land F/X irrigation usage specialist, Jake Lott, this two-part course will begin with a CAD fundamentals refresher and culminate in an in-depth and immersive program focusing on the intricacies of the design process. The lab will cover the full spectrum of CAD landscape and irrigation design, from the use of blocks and Xrefs to specification and placing of equipment, piping, hydraulic theory, and error checking. Jake’s unique combination of experience in the field and in support of the software will make this a class you won’t want to miss!


Hands-On CAD Basics: Learning How to Draft in AutoCAD for Landscape
Tuesday, Dec. 6 | 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.


Hands-On Irrigation Design Within AutoCAD for Landscape
Tuesday, Dec. 6 | 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.



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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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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
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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! # 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.

 
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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.
 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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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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.

 
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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.

 
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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.
 
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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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