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Planting Power Tips

Power Tip: Work Areas

Tuesday, July 11 2017
Recommended By:  David Dahlke with WDI
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 Areas is like working on a drawing within a drawing. Check out this week's Power Ti...

Power Tip: Planting Tools in 3 minutes

Friday, June 02 2017
Recommended By:  Land F/X
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 and label plans automatically and create schedules in a few click...

Power Tip: Using Layer Filters to Organize Layers

Wednesday, May 17 2017
Recommended By:  Paul Houchin
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 you how to use filters to group your layers, making them infinitely more ...

Power Tip: Customizing Plant Labels

Monday, March 20 2017
Recommended By:  Caltrans
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 your plant labels to match your office standards. Le...

Create a Custom Color Plant Symbol

Saturday, February 18 2017
Recommended By:  Laurent Pamela
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 of our users have expressed the desire to edit these sy...

Power Tip: Quickly Move Plants to Unique Layers

Friday, November 11 2016
Recommended By:  Rachel Katzman with Belt Collins Hawaii
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 other than the defaults. This technique is useful for splitting up gro...

Power Tip: Paint Mode

Thursday, July 07 2016
Recommended By:  Jeff Morosky with Walt Disney Imagineering
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.   With a mix of trigonometry and AutoCAD wizardry, we ...

Power Tip: Create a Larger Gap between Shrubs and Groundcovers

Wednesday, June 29 2016
Recommended By:  Land F/X
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. In this Power Tip, we’ll show advanced uses of Exclu...

Power Tip: Getting the Latest Land F/X Blocks

Thursday, June 16 2016
Recommended By:  Jeremiah Farmer
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 know is that we're constantly improving and adding to this library, which...

Power Tip: Show a Phased Planting Plan

Thursday, May 26 2016
Recommended By:  Harold Hoyte with The City of Deerfield, and Robert Bias of Verlander Landscape Architecture LLC
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 several different ways. In our next Power Tip, we...

Power Tip: Exclude Shrubs

Friday, May 06 2016
Recommended By:  Jeremiah Farmer
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 even more challenging when your groundco...

Power Tip: Printing Your Entire Plant Palette

Friday, April 29 2016
Recommended By:  Paul Houchin
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 for your own reference. Our Plant Schedule feature makes it happen ...

Power Tip: Match Properties Window Selection

Friday, April 01 2016
Recommended By:  Andrew Spiering
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 – inspired by Andrew Spiering – will help make your life easy. Wat...

Power Tip: Show Context with New Viewport

Sunday, March 20 2016
Recommended By:  Brad Sikes with Sikesdesign
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 in relation to the plan as a whole. In this Power Tip, we'll show yo...

Power Tip: Advanced Labeling Techniques

Thursday, February 11 2016
Recommended By:  Christina Ahlers with Girvin Associates
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 plan out in half the time and, consequently, claim...

Power Tip: Planting Schedule Variations

Wednesday, February 03 2016
Recommended By:  Jeremiah Farmer
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 tool. In this Power Tip, we'll share some valuable features that he...

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

Thursday, January 28 2016
Recommended By:  Allan Darwent with Talma Mill Studios Ltd.
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, with the help of this Power Tip. We'll handle a tricky scale change is...

Power Tip: Import Plant

Monday, November 02 2015
Recommended By:  Jeremiah Farmer
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 plants in other projects without doing the same work twice. Check out ...

Power Tip: Plant Color Render

Monday, October 19 2015
Recommended By:  David Farmer
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, you can turn your masterpiece on and off with a single cli...

Power Tip: Plant Shotgun

Thursday, June 25 2015
Recommended By:  Jeremiah Farmer
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 of plant placement and arrangement!   Visit our Pl...

Power Tip: Work Areas In Xrefs

Thursday, June 18 2015
Recommended By:  Jeremiah Farmer
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 Work Areas within inserted Xrefs! Learn how to streamline your W...

Power Tip: Dockable Plant Palette

Monday, June 01 2015
Recommended By:  Stephanie Kennedy with WDI
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 and turn it into a CAD-style palette, which ...

Power Tip: Creating Hedges

Tuesday, May 19 2015
Recommended By:  Ian Douglas Robinson
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 our Power Tip, you can stop spending valuable time exp...

Power Tip: Tree Remediation

Tuesday, May 05 2015
Recommended By:  Allison with Inside Out
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 Land F/X show you a cool way to accomplish those goals with very little effo...

Power Tip: Copy Along Polyline

Wednesday, March 25 2015
Recommended By:  Don Irving
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 blocks within your design. For example, try it with one of...

Power Tip: Grass Mix

Wednesday, March 18 2015
Recommended By:  Kim with Allee Landscapes
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 seed mix, sod mix, and plug mix – using the Land F/X Concept ...

Power Tip: Planting Plan Variations

Friday, February 06 2015
Recommended By:  Hilton Landmarks
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 along with Work Areas to copy a complete planting plan ...

Power Tip: Plant Photo Callout

Friday, January 23 2015
Recommended By:  Jeremiah Farmer
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 Plant Photo Callout documentation section. Wan...

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 quick and effective way to import an entire...

Power Tip: Adding Plants, Searching on Genus

Tuesday, November 04 2014
Recommended By:  Patricia Cullinan Landscape Design
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 for plants has never been easier! Learn more about addi...
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