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Planting Power Tips

Power Tip: Creating a Quick Elevation Drawing

Monday, 20 November 2017 10:54
Recommended By:  Paul Houchin
Feature: Creating a Quick Elevation Drawing Plan view is just part of the story. Showing your site design in elevation view provides valuable insight into the spatial relationships between objects in your drawing, which aren’t always co...

Power Tip: Plant Outlines

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 09:27
Recommended By:  Amanda Berry
Feature: Plant Outlines When learning CAD, our resident landscape architect was also taught to print plans on paper and outline groups of plants with a thick black marker to identify mass groupings of the same species. If you also learned...

Power Tip: Work Areas

Tuesday, 11 July 2017 10:58
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, 02 June 2017 12:04
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 clicks, but you don't know where to start? ...

Power Tip: Using Layer Filters to Organize Layers

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 11:53
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, 20 March 2017 18:07
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. Learn how by watching our latest Power T...

Create a Custom Color Plant Symbol

Saturday, 18 February 2017 18:14
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 symbols to their preferences. While the process is...

Power Tip: Quickly Move Plants to Unique Layers

Friday, 11 November 2016 18:24
Recommended By:  Rachel Katzman with Belt Collins Hawaii
Feature:  Quickly Move Plants to Unique Layers
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: Create a Larger Gap between Shrubs and Groundcovers

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 18:44
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 Exclude Shrubs and Plant Outlines to define an offset between your gro...

Power Tip: Getting the Latest Land F/X Blocks

Thursday, 16 June 2016 18:48
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 is cloud based. That means each time you open y...

Power Tip: Show a Phased Planting Plan

Thursday, 26 May 2016 18:49
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’ll show you a highly efficient method f...

Power Tip: Exclude Shrubs

Friday, 06 May 2016 18:52
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 groundcover areas also include indiv...

Power Tip: Printing Your Entire Plant Palette

Friday, 29 April 2016 19:01
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 in seconds. In our latest Power Tip, we'll show ...

Power Tip: Match Properties Window Selection

Friday, 01 April 2016 19:09
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. Watch this Power Tip to see how Match Properties a...

Power Tip: Show Context with New Viewport

Sunday, 20 March 2016 19:20
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 you how to use our New Viewport tool freeze, f...

Power Tip: Advanced Labeling Techniques

Thursday, 11 February 2016 19:26
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 your office's CAD wizard title. If so...

Power Tip: Planting Schedule Variations

Wednesday, 03 February 2016 19:27
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 help you build your schedules with all the i...

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

Thursday, 28 January 2016 19:28
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 issue with some quick QSELECT tricks.   Visit our Res...

Power Tip: Import Plant

Monday, 02 November 2015 19:33
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 the Import button in your ...

Power Tip: Plant Color Render

Monday, 19 October 2015 19:38
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 click.   Visit our Pla...

Power Tip: Plant Shotgun

Thursday, 25 June 2015 20:50
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 Plant Shotgun documentation s...

Power Tip: Work Areas In Xrefs

Thursday, 18 June 2015 20:51
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 Work Areas across all your drawing...

Power Tip: Tree Remediation

Tuesday, 05 May 2015 15:27
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 effort, with the help of our Plant...

Power Tip: Creating Hedges

Tuesday, 19 May 2015 15:28
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 experimenting with the spacing a...

Power Tip: Dockable Plant Palette

Monday, 01 June 2015 15:30
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 you can keep open as you fly around ...

Power Tip: Copy Along Polyline

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 15:50
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 our vehicle Plan Graphics to tes...

Power Tip: Grass Mix

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 16:27
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 Plant Manager.  ...

Power Tip: Planting Plan Variations

Friday, 06 February 2015 16:51
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 within a drawing.   Keep i...

Power Tip: Plant Photo Callout

Friday, 23 January 2015 17:00
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. Want your suggested feature publishe...

Power Tip: Adding Plants with BatchMan

Thursday, 13 November 2014 18:12
Feature:  Adding Plants with BatchMan
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...
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