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Power Tips

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.

Power Tip: Training Resources

Friday, August 11 2017
 Feature: Training Resources Are you learning our software for the first time, or just trying to get a better handle on all of its capabilities? We offer a vast collection…...

Power Tip: What’s New with F/X CAD 2018

Recommended By:  Jeremiah Farmer
Wednesday, July 26 2017
Feature: What's New with F/X CAD 2018 This year's version of F/X CAD is a must-have upgrade full of long-awaited improvements that make everyday drafting more intuitive and less time-consuming.…...

Power Tip: Irrigation Tools In 3 Minutes

Recommended By:  Land F/X
Thursday, July 13 2017
Feature: Irrigation Tools In 3 Minutes Has anyone ever asked you why you use our software for irrigation – or you are still contemplating it yourself? This video will lay…...

Power Tip: Work Areas

Recommended By:  David Dahlke with WDI
Tuesday, July 11 2017
Work Areas allow Land F/X users to create areas within a drawing so that they can be worked on individually but still be part of the whole drawing. Using Work…...

Power Tip: Site Area Callouts

Recommended By:  Michael Astram with Northern Designs LLC
Friday, July 07 2017
Feature: Site Area Callouts Area Callouts are a dynamic mleader-type tool that opens up to allow the user to not only instantly show an area callout at the right scale,…...

Power Tip: Automated Server Migration

Recommended By:  Michael Cota
Wednesday, July 05 2017
Automated Server Migration Maintaining your data and making sure it's secure/accessible/safe is always a big concern for every business, but what happens when its time to move the data to…...

Power Tip: Detail Templates

Recommended By:  WDI
Friday, June 16 2017
Feature: Detail Templates Detail Templates play a vital part in your ability to create and save your details into our software. In this Power Tip, we'll show you some cool…...

Power Tip: Planting Tools in 3 minutes

Recommended By:  Land F/X
Friday, June 02 2017
Feature: Planting Tools in 3 minutes You're looking for a software that has a complete plant library, smart plant blocks and hatches ready to use, plus the ability to count…...

Power Tip: Calculate Edging Using RefNotes

Recommended By:  Epic Plastics
Thursday, May 18 2017
Feature: Calculate Edging Using RefNotes Have you ever wondered how to show edging in your plan – and how to calculate it properly? We'll teach you an easy way to…...

Power Tip: Using Layer Filters to Organize Layers

Recommended By:  Paul Houchin
Wednesday, May 17 2017
If you want to work efficiently in AutoCAD, layer organization is key. Using layer filters can be a huge help in keeping your layers organized. This Power Tip will show…...

Power Tip: How to purchase Land F/X via Paypal Credit

Recommended By:  Shonda Merrill
Thursday, May 11 2017
If you are in a difficult financial situation, or you would like to split your purchase into multiple payments, Land F/X offers our clients the ability to finance their purchases…...

Power Tip: Detail Tools in 2 Minutes

Recommended By:  Jeremiah Farmer
Monday, May 01 2017
Feature: Detail Tools in 2 Minutes Once you start working with details using our software, you'll discover a whole new world of time savings in your office workflow. Save your…...

Print Details

Recommended By:  Amanda Berry and Aaron with Mills Design Group
Friday, April 14 2017
Feature: Print Details The Land F/X Detail system can organize all your details under a single, cross-referential hierarchy. But what good is that if you can’t maintain a classy Detail…...

Power Tip: Customizing Rotary Symbols

Recommended By:  Jeff with BGB
Tuesday, March 28 2017
Feature: Customizing Rotary Symbols Each block in our vast library of irrigation symbols is already predefined in the system and assigned to a manufacturer, so you won't even have to…...

Power Tip: Customizing Plant Labels

Recommended By:  Caltrans
Monday, March 20 2017
Feature: Customizing Plant Labels Land F/X allows full customization of your plant labels. From the style of your callout boxes to fonts, colors, leaders, and plant codes, you can adapt…...

Power Tip: What’s New with F/X CAD 2017

Recommended By:  Jeremiah Farmer
Monday, March 20 2017
Feature: What's New in F/X CAD 2017 You have many reasons to upgrade to F/X CAD 2017. This Power Tip goes through a few useful features, including PDFIMPORT, CENTERMARK, CENTERLINE,…...

Power Tip: What's New with F/X CAD 2016

Recommended By:  Jeremiah Farmer
Sunday, March 19 2017
Feature: What's New in F/X CAD 2016 F/X CAD 2016 came with many performance improvements, including smooth copying of linework, the ability to snap to the center of a polygon,…...

Power Tip: What's New with F/X CAD 2015

Recommended By:  Jeremiah Farmer
Sunday, March 19 2017
Feature: What's New in F/X CAD 2015 F/X CAD 2015 was a big year for interface improvements. Key features include a new start screen, multiple drawing tabs within the program,…...

Power Tip: Customizing Drip Symbols

Recommended By:  Mia Leher
Wednesday, February 22 2017
Feature: Customizing Drip Symbols It's no secret that you have a lot of options for showing drip equipment on your plan. To give you even more flexibility, we've organized our…...

Create a Custom Color Plant Symbol

Recommended By:  Laurent Pamela
Saturday, February 18 2017
Feature: Create a Custom Color Plant Symbol Your installation includes a wide selection of colored plant symbols, which you can use in the quick rendering of your planting plan. Some…...

Power Tip: Spot Elevations and Slope Callouts

Recommended By:  Don Irving with Donald Irving Pty Ltd
Friday, February 10 2017
Feature: Spot Elevations and Slope Callouts If you draft grading plans, you'll love our grading tools. This Power Tip goes through improvements we've made to our Spot Elevation and Slope…...

Power Tip: Creating General Notes Using RefNotes

Recommended By:  Jake Lott
Tuesday, January 10 2017
Feature: Creating General Notes Using RefNotes Every plan will include a general notes section, as well as separate notes for disciplines such as planting, irrigation, and grading. Our Reference Note…...

Power Tip: Changing Line Colors

Recommended By:  Jeremiah Farmer
Friday, January 06 2017
Feature: Changing Line Colors Land F/X makes it convenient to customize the line colors in a single or multiple drawings. Not only can you change the line colors in a…...

Power Tip: Quickly Move Plants to Unique Layers

Recommended By:  Rachel Katzman with Belt Collins Hawaii
Friday, November 11 2016
Feature: Land F/X places all tree and shrub symbols on default layers. In this Power Tip, we’ll go through how to grab all your placed plants and put them on layers…...

Power Tip: Customizing Irrigation Equipment Symbols

Recommended By:  David Farmer
Wednesday, November 09 2016
Feature: Customizing Irrigation Equipment Symbols   Each irrigation symbol in our vast library is already predefined in the system and assigned to each manufacturer, so you don't have to worry…...

Power Tip: Create an Amenity RefNote with an Assigned SketchUp Component

Recommended By:  Stephanie Kennedy with WDI
Thursday, October 27 2016
Feature: Create an Amenity RefNote with an Assigned SketchUp Component Were you aware that our manufacturer blocks are automatically associated with SketchUp components for when you export and import your…...

Power Tip: Manual Cleaning Steps

Recommended By:  Amanda Berry
Monday, October 10 2016
Feature: Manual Cleaning Steps Drawing cleanup is an essential part of working with AutoCAD drawings across multiple users and platforms. Without this process, drawings can become corrupt, potentially costing you…...

Power Tip: Detail Enlargements

Recommended By:  WDI
Wednesday, September 14 2016
Feature: Detail Enlargements When building details, you'll often find yourself needing to provide a close-up view of a detail component that shows a more intricate and detailed view of that…...

Power Tip: Enhancing Plants in a SketchUp Scene

Recommended By:  Jeremiah Farmer
Friday, September 09 2016
Feature: Enhancing Plants in a SketchUp Scene   Want to use a SketchUp model to show off your design in 3D? This Power Tip demonstrates how to quickly set up…...

Power Tip: Create a Change Order Schedule Using Refnotes

Recommended By:  Jimmy Mcaninch with AECOM
Wednesday, August 24 2016
Feature: Create a Change Order Schedule Using Refnotes Do you have a large, dynamic project under construction, where you'd like to improve how you keep track of change orders? We're…...

Power Tip: Cleanup Zoom Extents

Recommended By:  Jeremiah Farmer
Friday, August 19 2016
Feature: Cleanup Zoom Extents Aside from drawing cleanup, perhaps the most important step to take with a drawing you receive from a colleague, consultant, or client – or any drawing,…...

Power Tip: Cloud Details

Recommended By:  Jeremiah Farmer
Tuesday, August 16 2016
Feature: Cloud Details Land F/X provides an extensive library of details that are all based in the cloud and instantly downloadable. You can use the details as they are, edit…...

Power Tip: X Marks the Angle – The Xhair Tool

Recommended By:  Dave Farmer
Thursday, July 28 2016
Feature: Power Tip: X Marks the Angle: The Xhair Tool   Need to match a specific angle in your drawing when drawing a line or placing a line of plants,…...

Power Tip: Create a Discipline Block with Attributes

Recommended By:  Luis Terrazas with Greenway Studio
Thursday, July 14 2016
Feature: Create a Discipline Block with Attributes Our Discipline Graphics blocks provide some helpful attribute-driven symbols, but what if you want to make your own block with customized attributes? Follow…...

Power Tip: Paint Mode

Recommended By:  Jeff Morosky with Walt Disney Imagineering
Thursday, July 07 2016
At our very first meeting with Walt Disney Imagineering, the talented Jeff Morosky asked whether there was a way to “paint” a swath of plant symbols into a planting area.…...

Power Tip: Create a Larger Gap between Shrubs and Groundcovers

Recommended By:  Land F/X
Wednesday, June 29 2016
Feature: Create a Larger Gap between Shrubs and Groundcovers Exclude Shrubs is a key tool for keeping your quantities exact, and our Plant Outlines tool keeps your plan looking sharp.…...

Power Tip: Switch to Cloud Data

Recommended By:  Forrestt WIlliams
Friday, June 24 2016
Feature: Switch to Cloud Data Our Cloud Data option is a great way to ensure that anywhere you have Internet access, you can access your Land F/X projects and use…...

Power Tip: Getting the Latest Land F/X Blocks

Recommended By:  Jeremiah Farmer
Thursday, June 16 2016
Feature: Getting the Latest Land F/X Blocks   It’s no secret that Land F/X has a great database of blocks to use in your design process. What you may not…...

Power Tip: Saving Hatches

Recommended By:  Jeremiah Farmer
Monday, June 06 2016
Feature: Saving Hatches Saving a hatch into the Land F/X database makes that hatch accessible directly from our software. More importantly, it gives you more control over the hatching process.…...

Power Tip: Show a Phased Planting Plan

Recommended By:  Harold Hoyte with The City of Deerfield, and Robert Bias of Verlander Landscape Architecture LLC
Thursday, May 26 2016
Feature: Show a Phased Planting Plan In creating your construction drawings, you will inevitably need to divide your plan into different phases. Land F/X helps you accomplish this task in…...

Power Tip: Using our Customized AutoCAD Ribbons

Recommended By:  Amanda Berry
Tuesday, May 10 2016
Feature: Using our Customized AutoCAD Ribbons This week we bring you a Power Tip showing how to install the F/X CAD ACAD ribbons into AutoCAD.   Visit our F/X CAD…...

Power Tip: Exclude Shrubs

Recommended By:  Jeremiah Farmer
Friday, May 06 2016
Feature: Exclude Shrubs When placing groundcover hatches, you don't just need to provide an accurate visual representation – you need to ensure precision in your plant counts. The process becomes…...

Power Tip: Printing Your Entire Plant Palette

Recommended By:  Paul Houchin
Friday, April 29 2016
Feature: Printing Your Entire Plant Palette Your client may want to discuss the possible plant options for your design. Or you may just need a list of your project plants…...

Land F/X featured on the TV Show 'World's Greatest'

Monday, April 25 2016
Last year, the television show "World's Greatest" contacted us to express interest in filming a segment about us. The goal of the show to provide an in-depth look at products viewers know, as well as products they never knew existed.…...

Power Tip: Site Color

Recommended By:  Jeremiah Farmer
Friday, April 22 2016
Feature: Site Color We've engineered an incredibly powerful addition to your palette of presentation tools: Site Color! Watch this short video covering some time-saving techniques you can use to achieve…...

Power Tip: Secret Keyboard Commands

Recommended By:  Land F/X
Friday, April 15 2016
Feature: Secret Keyboard Commands While you may know your way around all the Land F/X tools on our ribbons and toolbars, you may not have discovered the additional secret tools…...

Power Tip: Sharing the Land F/X Folder

Recommended By:  Alden Wilson
Tuesday, April 12 2016
Feature: Sharing the Land F/X Folder If you’re in an office with multiple Land F/X users, sharing a centralized company-wide Land F/X folder can be extremely beneficial. For example, whenever…...

Power Tip: Match Properties Window Selection

Recommended By:  Andrew Spiering
Friday, April 01 2016
Feature: Match Properties Window Selection Whether you need to switch out one head or valve in your drawing, or hundreds of plants at a time, our Match Properties tool –…...

Power Tip: Replace Details

Recommended By:  Jeremiah Farmer
Thursday, March 24 2016
Feature: Replace Details If CAD details play a significant role in your drawings, make sure you're familiar with how to replace your details efficiently. For example, if your project specs…...

Power Tip: Show Context with New Viewport

Recommended By:  Brad Sikes with Sikesdesign
Sunday, March 20 2016
Feature: Show Context with New Viewport If you need to show an enlarged or more detailed view of an area within your plan, it's important to maintain that area's context…...

Power Tip: Superjoin

Recommended By:  Aaron Smith, Insight Irrigation
Wednesday, March 02 2016
Feature: Superjoin Tired of dealing with other CAD users' messy linework, or spending hours cleaning up drawings that originated in other programs like SketchUp or Revit? Watch this handy Power…...

Power Tip: SketchUp Performance Tips

Recommended By:  Amanda Berry
Monday, February 29 2016
Feature: SketchUp Performance Tips When you're trying to model a large plan with the Land F/X SketchUp Connection, the number of trees can sometimes bring your computer to a grinding…...

Power Tip: fxREF

Recommended By:  Jeremiah Farmer
Thursday, February 18 2016
Feature: fxREF The process of attaching an Xref to a drawing includes some complexities that can cause problems related to scaling and origin point. Our fxREF tool helps you navigate more easily…...

Power Tip: Advanced Labeling Techniques

Recommended By:  Christina Ahlers with Girvin Associates
Thursday, February 11 2016
Feature: Advanced Labeling Techniques Spend less time labeling plants and Reference Notes by applying these efficiency hacks. You might be tempted to withhold how you were able to get the…...

Power Tip: Planting Schedule Variations

Recommended By:  Jeremiah Farmer
Wednesday, February 03 2016
Feature: Planting Schedule Variations We make it easy to run a plant schedule for your design. Still, you might not be aware of all the capabilities of our Plant Schedule…...

Power Tip: Use QSELECT for Complicated Land F/X Scale Changes

Recommended By:  Allan Darwent with Talma Mill Studios Ltd.
Thursday, January 28 2016
Feature: Use QSELECT for Complicated Land F/X Scale Changes Have you used QSELECT in your Land F/X workflow yet? Make sure you add this handy AutoCAD tool to your kit,…...

Power Tip: Technical Support

Recommended By:  Jeremiah Farmer
Tuesday, January 19 2016
Feature: Technical Support If you run into issues while using a Land F/X product, you can submit a support ticket directly from AutoCAD (or F/X CAD). Before we can diagnose…...

Power Tip: Set a Viewport Scale with Land F/X

Recommended By:  Jeremiah Farmer
Thursday, January 14 2016
Feature: Set a Viewport Scale with Land F/X Have you ever wanted a foolproof method for setting the Viewport Scale? Just use our Plot Scale tool! Watch how easy it…...

Power Tip: Verify Mainline

Recommended By:  Eric Stanley with GSBS
Monday, December 21 2015
Feature: Verify Mainline Before you size the mainline pipe in your irrigation design, we recommend checking for errors in your layout. Our newly updated Verify Mainline tool takes care of this crucial…...

Power Tip: Import Plant

Recommended By:  Jeremiah Farmer
Monday, November 02 2015
Feature: Import Plant If you've already saved and edited plants for a project, or spent time carefully setting up a plant template, you'll want to be able to use these…...

Power Tip: Intro To Nuke

Recommended By:  Jeremiah Farmer
Thursday, October 22 2015
Feature: Intro To Nuke Drawing cleanup is absolutely integral to designing with AutoCAD – yet too many CAD users know little or nothing about it. The unfortunate result? Complications that…...

Power Tip: Plant Color Render

Recommended By:  David Farmer
Monday, October 19 2015
Feature: Plant Color Render Check out all that our Plant Color Render tool has to offer! With Shrub Area coloring now available, and many more marker-style symbols to choose from,…...

Power Tip: Colored Blocks

Recommended By:  Jeremiah Farmer
Wednesday, September 30 2015
Feature: Colored Blocks As you may know, Land F/X offers quite an extensive selection of blocks, including our Plan and Elevation Graphics. We've recently updated these block libraries with a…...

Power Tip: Including Flow For Existing Planting

Recommended By:  Danah with Madrone Landscape
Monday, September 28 2015
Feature: Including Flow For Existing Planting Have you ever wondered how to account for additional flow requirements for existing plants when doing an irrigation/planting retrofit? Take a look at this…...

Power Tip: Assign a Custom Sketchup Component to a Plant

Recommended By:  Casey with GC, Inc.
Thursday, September 17 2015
Feature: Assign a Custom Sketchup Component to a Plant Want to make your SketchUp models as realistic as possible? If so, you'll need to assign your own highly realistic tree…...

Power Tip: Dynamic Block Support

Recommended By:  Aaron Emerson with Mills Design Group
Saturday, September 05 2015
Feature: Dynamic Block Support Land F/X now supports dynamic blocks! With the help of Aaron Emerson of Mills Design Group, we were able to come up with a great new…...

Power Tip: RefNote Object In Drawing

Recommended By:  BMLA
Thursday, August 27 2015
Feature: RefNote Object In Drawing Like many Land F/X users, you might like to use our Plan Graphics to place generic objects – such as benches, birdbaths, rocks, or play…...

Power Tip: Convert Imperial Details to Metric

Recommended By:  Michael Magnan with O2 Planning + Design Inc
Tuesday, August 25 2015
Feature: Convert Imperial Details to Metric It’s common to find yourself in a situation where you need to convert a detail from Imperial to metric units in order to have…...

Power Tip: How to Create a Dimscale Block

Recommended By:  Tim Wood with B+C Studio
Tuesday, August 18 2015
Feature: How to Create a Dimscale Block What do you do when a symbol is too big for small scales, but too small for larger scales? You make a Dimscale…...

Power Tip: Customizing Drip Hatches

Recommended By:  Jinna Cooper with Prevost Stamper.
Monday, August 10 2015
Feature: Customizing Drip Hatches As you place your area for dripline or area for drip emitter, you'll notice that we've already taken the time to set up and provide you…...

Power Tip: Advanced Detail Callouts

Recommended By:  Amanda Berry
Tuesday, August 04 2015
Feature: Advanced Detail Callouts De-clutter your detail callouts with some simple yet effective methods offered by Land F/X. In this Power Tip, we'll show you how to build upon the…...

Power Tip: Circuiting

Recommended By:  David Farmer
Wednesday, July 22 2015
Feature: Circuiting Want a quick and flexible method of grouping your irrigation head types into valve stations? Try our Circuiting tool! This Power Tip shows you how to use Circuiting…...

Power Tip: Save Details by Jurisdiction

Recommended By:  Amanda Berry
Monday, July 06 2015
Feature: Saving Details by Jurisdiction Take a moment to watch how you can take standard City or Municipality details and save them into the detail explorer for quick access during…...

Power Tip: Plant Shotgun

Recommended By:  Jeremiah Farmer
Thursday, June 25 2015
Feature: Plant Shotgun We've transformed placing plants into a quick, easy, and, dare we say, fun experience. Watch as we show you how this valuable tool takes the tedium out…...

Power Tip: Work Areas In Xrefs

Recommended By:  Jeremiah Farmer
Thursday, June 18 2015
Feature: Work Areas In Xrefs In previous versions of Land F/X, the software would only recognize Work Areas within the main drawing. We now offer the ability to also respect…...

Power Tip: Section Cut Details from Sketchup

Recommended By:  Amanda Berry
Friday, June 12 2015
Feature: Section Cut Details from Sketchup Save time on detail edits by adding SketchUp into the mix. Keep your details of structures, fences, and other features accurate by using SketchUp.…...

Power Tip: Detail Blocks

Recommended By:  Jake Lott
Wednesday, June 10 2015
Feature: Detail Blocks Creating details has never been easier – especially when you use our detail blocks as a starting point.  From using the existing detail library to saving your…...

Power Tip: Dockable Plant Palette

Recommended By:  Stephanie Kennedy with WDI
Monday, June 01 2015
Feature: Dockable Plant Palette We've recently overhauled the Plant Manager, equipping it with new capabilities designed to ease and speed up the drafting process. You can now dock your Manager…...

Power Tip: Creating An Excel Macro

Recommended By:  Jon Howard with PEC
Saturday, May 23 2015
Feature: Creating An Excel Macro Jon Howard of PEC needed to send his Plant Schedule to a spreadsheet to run calculations on a tree replacement plan. In order to do…...

Power Tip: Creating Hedges

Recommended By:  Ian Douglas Robinson
Tuesday, May 19 2015
Feature: Creating Hedges Spend two minutes to learn a few fast tricks for drawing hedges that are visually clean, spaced to your preference, and accurate on quantity. Once you've seen…...

Power Tip: Tree Remediation

Recommended By:  Allison with Inside Out
Tuesday, May 05 2015
Feature: Tree Remediation Have you ever needed to show the locations of existing trees on a site? Or had to show the removal or relocation of a certain tree? Let…...

Power Tip: Training Resources

Recommended By:  Jeremiah Farmer
Friday, April 17 2015
Feature: Training Resources Take a look at the immensely valuable training resources we have to offer. From our trainer to webinars and documentation, we are here to make learning the…...

Power Tip: Importing And Exporting Plants To SketchUp

Recommended By:  Dave Farmer
Friday, April 10 2015
Feature: SketchUp Plugin-Importing and Exporting design Land F/X offers a seamless connection between SketchUp and CAD through the SketchUp Connection tool. Accessed in CAD, this feature allows you to export…...

Power Tip: Copy Along Polyline

Recommended By:  Don Irving
Wednesday, March 25 2015
Feature: Copy Along Polyline Don Irving wanted to use our Copy Along Polyline tool for placing generic blocks. Learn how this handy tool can speed your process of placing multiple…...

Power Tip: Grass Mix

Recommended By:  Kim with Allee Landscapes
Wednesday, March 18 2015
Feature: Grass Mix Have you ever needed to mix a specific combination of grasses to fill one of your groundcover areas? Find out how to create accurate mixtures – including…...

Power Tip: Lateral And Mainline Piping

Recommended By:  Eric Stanley and Dave Farmer
Friday, March 13 2015
Feature: Lateral And Mainline Piping Take a look at a few cool piping tools you might not have known about. From Head AutoSnap to flow tallying, Land F/X helps speed…...

Power Tip: Detail Sheets

Recommended By:  Bill Curtis
Monday, March 09 2015
Feature: Detail Sheets Do you have a set of standard details that you tend to use in each of your projects? Placing each detail individually can become tedious and time…...

Power Tip: Colorize Irrigation

Recommended By:  Jake Young with Civil Solutions Group
Thursday, February 19 2015
Feature: Colorize Irrigation A graphically organized system of hydrozones plays a vital role in a clear irrigation plan. The Land F/X Colorize Zone feature helps you create a distinct visual…...

Power Tip: MenuLoad

Recommended By:  Forrestt Williams
Tuesday, February 17 2015
Feature: MenuLoad If you have Land F/X installed but you can't see your Land F/X menus, ribbons or toolbars, watch this great little clip on how to load your menus…...

Power Tip: Planting Plan Variations

Recommended By:  Hilton Landmarks
Friday, February 06 2015
Feature: Planting Plant Variations Our friends at Hilton Landmarks wanted to know how to make different versions of a design within the same DWG. Our answer: Use the COPYCLIP command…...

Power Tip: Allow installer access to letter drive

Recommended By:  Forrestt Williams
Monday, February 02 2015
If you are running the setup64 file and are unable to select the letter drive for Land F/X you'll need to cancell the installation and run these steps. Then you'll…...

Power Tip: Valve Callouts

Recommended By:  Steve Cook of Stantec
Thursday, January 29 2015
Feature: Valve Callouts This power tip comes from a suggestion by Steve Cook of Stantec, who wanted different ways to place a valve callout. Take a look at the multiple…...

Power Tip: Plant Photo Callout

Recommended By:  Jeremiah Farmer
Friday, January 23 2015
Feature: Plant Photo Callout Want to provide a more vibrant representation of an item in your design? Land F/X Photo Callouts make this process fast and fun.   Visit our…...

Power Tip: Keyboard Commands

Recommended By:  Jeremiah Farmer
Tuesday, January 13 2015
Feature: Keyboard Commands Have you ever wondered how to make your own custom keyboard shortcuts? Let us show you how to create your own Land F/X commands using the ALIASEDIT…...

Power Tip: Batch Detail Save

Recommended By:  David Farmer
Monday, December 29 2014
Feature: Batch Detail Save Have you ever needed to make multiple changes to a set of details and then spent too long saving each of them individually? Try our Batch…...

Power Tip: Tree Ring Irrigation

Wednesday, December 17 2014
Feature: Tree Ring Irrigation Suggested by: Land F/X This week, we bring you a Power Tip on how to create your own custom tree ring irrigation, which you can also…...

Power Tip: Adding Plants with BatchMan

Thursday, November 13 2014
Although Land F/X has quite the extensive library of plant symbols to choose from, many users want the convenience of using their existing office standard symbols.   BatchMan provides a…...

Power Tip: Zombie Pipe Labels

Recommended By:  Ed Dean of Kimley Horn
Monday, November 10 2014
In previous versions of Land F/X, deleting a section of pipe that had already been called out would turn the pipe labels into "zombies" and, as a result, make the…...

Power Tip: Adding Plants, Searching on Genus

Recommended By:  Patricia Cullinan Landscape Design
Tuesday, November 04 2014
Can't remember the exact spelling of a plant genus name? No worries. With the new “sounds like” feature – made even better by a suggestion from Patricia Cullinan – searching…...

Power Tip: Create a Firewall Exception for MySQL / Land F/X

Thursday, October 02 2014
Watch this very short video on how to create a firewall exception for MySQL....

Power Tip: Rooftop Irrigation

Recommended By:  Tim Davis of Wilson Associates
Thursday, August 21 2014
Feature: Rooftop Irrigation Suggested by: Tim Davis of Wilson Associates This week's power tip is a technique used by Wilson Associates and Tim Davis for designing multiple-story irrigation systems and…...

Power Tip: Detail Dimension Styles

Recommended By:  Land F/X
Friday, July 18 2014
Feature: Detail Dimension Style Suggested by: Land F/X This week we bring you a Power Tip for setting the default dimension style for details drafted using Land F/X.   Visit…...

Power Tip: Scale / Align Images, PDFs, and Linework

Recommended By:  Land F/X
Friday, July 11 2014
Feature: Scale / Align Images, PDFs, and Linework Suggested by: Land F/X This week, we bring you a Power Tip for scaling in AutoCAD and Land F/X. In this example,…...

Power Tip: Work Areas

Recommended By:  David Dahlke of WDI
Friday, June 27 2014
Feature: Work Areas Suggested by: David Dahlke This week's power tip was suggested by David Dahlke with WDI and allows for designers to focus on a particular area of design…...

Power Tip: Place Bubbler Quickly

Recommended By:  Rob Hoogeveen with CID
Friday, June 20 2014
Feature: Place Bubbler Quickly Suggested by: Rob Hoogeveen with CID This week's power tip was suggested by Rob Hoogeveen, who like many Land F/X users needed a quicker way to…...

Power Tip: Detail Window Templates

Recommended By:  David Fox
Friday, June 13 2014
Feature: Detail Window Templates Suggested by: David Fox This week's power tip was inspired by David Fox, who was looking for a way to save details to a non-standard size.…...

Power Tip: Reference Note Screening

Recommended By:  Mills Design Group
Thursday, May 15 2014
Feature: Reference Note Screening Suggested by: Aaron Emerson with Mills Design Group This weeks power tip comes from Aaron at Mills Design Group. Aaron was using the Reference Note tool…...

Power Tip: Watering Schedule

Recommended By:  Clark Irrigation Design
Thursday, May 08 2014
Feature: Watering Schedule Suggested by: Michael Clark with Clark Irrigation Design This week, learn how to create a watering schedule that can be adjusted on the fly by clients.  …...

Power Tip: Tree Massing

Recommended By:  English Garden Group
Friday, April 25 2014
Feature: Tree Massing Suggested by: English Garden Group This week, learn how to create a canopy coverage exhibit for your existing property site based on surveyor plans and tree locations.…...

Power Tip: Automated Grading

Recommended By:  David Fox
Thursday, April 17 2014
Feature: Automated Grading Suggested by: David Fox Here is a Land F/X Power Tip, suggested by our friend David Fox. David was hoping to find a way to automate his…...

Power Tip: Runtime Schedule

Recommended By:  Verdaus Landscape Architects
Friday, March 21 2014
Feature: Irrigation Runtime Schedule Suggested by: Verdaus Landscape Architects. Here is a Land F/X Power Tip, suggested by Tarek Al Sheeti with Verdaus Landscape Architects of Dubai. He mentioned that…...

Power Tip: Truecolor Layer States

Recommended By:  Nick Meissner
Thursday, February 27 2014
Feature: Truecolor Layer States Suggested by: Nick Meissner of Meissner Landscape. Here is a Land F/X Power Tip, suggested by new Land F/X user, Nick Meissner.  Land F/X now offers…...

Power Tip: Spline Support

Recommended By:  John Vann
Monday, February 24 2014
Feature: Spline Support Suggested by: John Vann of LandTech Design. Here is a Land F/X Power Tip, suggested by a user through a support ticket.  Land F/X now offers Spline…...

Power Tip: Schematic Irrigation

Recommended By:  Mark Pagano
Monday, February 17 2014
Feature: Schematic Irrigation Suggested by: Mark Pagano at D.D. Pagano, Inc. Here is a Land F/X Power Tip, suggested by a user at a trade show back in 2010.  Schematic…...

Power Tip: Plant Outlines

Recommended By:  Amanda Berry, HKLA
Friday, February 07 2014
Feature: Plant Outlines Suggested by: Amanda Berry at Henry Kortekaas & Associates Here is another Land F/X Power Tip on a feature that developed out of the community forum dating…...

Power Tip: Detail Bubble Callouts

Recommended By:  Brian Frederick
Friday, January 31 2014
Feature: Bubble Callouts Suggested by: Kimley Horn & Associates Ever miss a label in your detail? If your labels are ever out of order, or, you need to add a new one…...

Power Tip: Import Layer

Recommended By:  Amanda Berry, HKLA
Tuesday, January 28 2014
  Features: Send Layer, Import Layer Suggested by: Amanda Berry, HKLA Ever struggle with bringing your AutoCAD base file into SketchUp?  Suggested by Land F/X Power User, Amanda Berry, the import…...

Power Tip: Keyboard Commands + SmartArc

Recommended By:  PBR Hawaii
Monday, January 20 2014
Power Tip: Keyboard Commands + SmartArc from Land F/X on Vimeo. Features: Keyboard Commands, SmartArc Suggested by: PBR Hawaii   This week’s Power Tip highlights a time-saving set of irrigation…...

Power Tip: Highlight Plant

Monday, January 13 2014
This week’s Power Tip covers an original Land F/X feature that dates all the way back to 2004 in version 1.0!!!   Thanks to the suggestions of our Land F/X…...

Power Tip: Naked Callouts

Recommended By:  Jonathan Haigh
Monday, January 06 2014
Hello!  Welcome to another Power Tip by your friends here in the Land F/X Labs.  Based on a feature request by Land F/X user, Jonathan Haigh, this week's Power Tip…...

Power Tip: SketchUp Concept Lines

Recommended By:  Chris Lazarek
Monday, December 16 2013
  Hello! Welcome to another Power Tip by your friends here in the Land F/X Labs. This week’s power tip was inspired by Land F/X user Chris Lazarek on the use of…...

Power Tip: Delete Station

Recommended By:  Edward Wranosky
Wednesday, December 04 2013
Power Tip #2: Delete Station from Land F/X on Vimeo.   Hello, welcome to the Land F/X Power Tip on an irrigation feature we call, Delete Station.  Delete Station gives…...

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