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Planting F/X

Planting F/X is landscape architecture software that adapts AutoCAD to the needs of your profession. Design faster, with 100 percent accuracy, while still working within the CAD environment.

photo provided by EDSA. project created with Planting F/X

Planting F/X is a set of tools developed specifically for your workflow,
built right into your CAD platform.

Landscaping software with easy to use tools

Developed by landscape architects for landscape architects, our planting design plugin works within AutoCAD and SketchUp. With just a few clicks, place plants as “smart” blocks and hatches embedded with all the data you need. We automate all your tedious and error-prone tasks – like error checking, counting plants, labeling, and scheduling – and make them available in easily accessible dialog boxes within CAD. And because Planting F/X doesn’t use Proxy Objects, you can share drawings with consultants who don’t have Planting F/X, allowing them to see all your linework and objects instantly.

Our latest client–inspired planting features.

Users like you have made Planting F/X what it is today! Each week, we produce a new Power Tip video showing off tools and techniques suggested by Planting F/X users. Watch these brief but informative educational videos to see some of our greatest planting features in action – and add efficiency and speed to your workflow.

Is it customizable? Count on it!

Customize your plant symbols, label styles, leaders, layer and line colors, fonts, title blocks, plotting preferences – you name it. We make it easy to apply your standards to the entire design process, from drafting to presentation to construction documents.

Planting symbols are easy to customize

Extensive database of trees, shrubs, and groundcovers.

Create your virtual plant palette from a list of more than 20,000 plants while still working in AutoCAD. Our searchable plant library includes practically every genus, species, and variety you can think of. Don’t see it? You can add it. Need more information? Wiki-based plant data is built right into the software!

So many ways to place plants!

Pick your plant, and click to place it. It’s that simple. Want an even quicker option? Our specialized tools give you numerous methods for placing multiple plants in one go.

Watch just a few in action: Copy along Line, Copy along Arc, and Plant Shotgun:

How easy is it to learn? Incredibly.

When you install our software, you’re installing a set of additional AutoCAD functions designed just for you. It’s like your landscape architecture tool belt. Need a little help? We’ve got the learning resources you need. We strive to make CAD-based landscape design simple, intuitive, and fun.

Weekly 2-Minute Power Tip Videos

Users like you have made Land F/X what it is today.

Our weekly Power Tip videos showcase features or techniques that maximize efficiency and accuracy in the design process. Presented by our in-house landscape architects and irrigation designers, these brief but insightful educational tools are based directly on client requests. Here are three of our most recent Planting Power Tip videos:

Land F/X with Training Wheels

Just like riding a bike, learning our software might seem challenging at first – but you’ll be cruising in no time! Start with the fundamentals by watching our brief training videos. One step (roll?) at a time, we’ll guide you through the essential tools and techniques, from building your palette to placing plants, labeling, error checking, scheduling, and creating a dynamite presentation. Jump on!

Everything You Need to Know About Land F/X

Videos are great, but nothing can replace good old-fashioned reading. Our documentation section is extensive, meticulously organized, updated constantly, and completely searchable. Learn all about our software and pick up some valuable AutoCAD tips – all at your own pace.

Weekly Live Webinars

Want a more in-depth look at our software? Our weekly hourlong webinars go beneath the surface to give you full immersion into techniques and best practices for Land F/X, AutoCAD, and SketchUp. Your license gets you into the live webinar. Can’t make it? We post each of our webinars on our website, allowing you to view them whenever you have the time.

Instant plant labeling.

Label individual plants, or several at a time, with just a click using our “smart” plant labeling tools.

No more counting plants.

It’s 4:58, and you need to turn in your plan NOW! How do you ensure that your plants are tallied and labeled correctly (and still be home in time for dinner)? Use our error-checking tools, and never count by hand again.

Schedules in seconds.

Make life easy for both yourself and the contractor! Instantly catalog your entire palette in a plant schedule that includes quantities, container sizes, costs, and as much – or as little – info you need to communicate.

Turn up the color!

Give your plan a new level of vibrancy by clicking a button. We’ve created thousands of unique color plant symbols, and our library is constantly growing. Make a splash with your presentation, then dive back into construction mode in a flash.

Add another dimension with our SketchUp Connection.

Have you tried SketchUp? This 3D modeling application brings your designs to life. We’ve developed a seamless channel between CAD and 3D rendering. Included with your Planting F/X license, our SketchUp Connection maintains your exact plant palette, plant placements, and linework from CAD to SketchUp and back again.

The images below have been provided by Planting F/X clients using our SketchUp plugin in conjunction with advanced rendering plugins such as Thea and Shaderlight.

Our Support Team is here for you.

Jeremiah Farmer

Jeremiah Farmer

CEO / Developer
Amanda Berry

Amanda Berry

Content / Support
Jake Lott

Jake Lott

Content / Support
Paul Houchin

Paul Houchin

Content / Support
Mike Bennett

Mike Bennett

Krystal Bozarth

Krystal Bozarth

COO / Sales
Jason Hilford

Jason Hilford

Technical Documentation
Forrestt Williams

Forrestt Williams

Website / Support

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Multi-User & cloud support

Planting F/X is designed from the ground up to be a multi-user platform. You can easily sync your Planting F/X content between every user in your office. Have multiple offices? Use our Cloud Data service to sync through the cloud.

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  • Land F/X

Our software tailors AutoCAD to the needs of landscape architects, irrigation designers, and other professionals. We automate your most tedious tasks and ensure accuracy, giving you more time to design.

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