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Create a Custom Color Plant Symbol
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 of our u...
Power Tip: Quickly Move Plants to Unique Layers
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 other than the defaults...
Power Tip: Paint Mode
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. With ...
Power Tip: Create a Larger Gap between Shrubs and Groundcovers
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. In this...
Power Tip: Getting the Latest Land F/X Blocks
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 know is that we're constan...
Power Tip: Show a Phased Planting Plan
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 sev...
Power Tip: Exclude Shrubs
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 b...
Power Tip: Printing Your Entire Plant Palette
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 for your own referen...
Power Tip: Match Properties Window Selection
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 – inspired by Andrew ...
Power Tip: Show Context with New Viewport
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 in relation to the pl...
Power Tip: Advanced Labeling Techniques
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 pla...
Power Tip: Planting Schedule Variations
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 tool. In this Power ...
Power Tip: Use QSELECT for Complicated Land F/X Scale Changes
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, with the help of this P...
Power Tip: Import Plant
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 plants in other project...
Power Tip: Plant Color Render
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, you can tur...
Power Tip: Customizing Plant Labels
July 16, 2015
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 ...
Power Tip: Plant Shotgun
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 of plant placeme...
Power Tip: Work Areas In Xrefs
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 Work Areas within...
Power Tip: Dockable Plant Palette
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 Manag...
Power Tip: Creating Hedges
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 our Pow...
Power Tip: Tree Remediation
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 Land F/X show you a cool way ...
Power Tip: Copy Along Polyline
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 blocks with...
Power Tip: Grass Mix
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 seed mix, sod mi...
Power Tip: Planting Plan Variations
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 along wi...
Power Tip: Plant Photo Callout
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 Plant Ph...
Power Tip: Adding Plants with BatchMan
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 provide...
Power Tip: Adding Plants, Searching on Genus
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 for plants ha...
Power Tip: Work Areas
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 rather tha...
Power Tip: Plant Labels
May 23, 2014
Feature: Plant Labels Suggested by: Steve Cook of Stantec and Trey Rudolph of Gresham Smith This week's power tip comes from a collective group of designers using the Land F/X softwar...
Power Tip: Tree Massing
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 location...
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