Intro To Land F/X Details
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Intro To Land F/X Details

Mar 21, 2014
Video Length:  55:15



Join us for an in-depth demonstration of the Land F/X Detail System. The detail system is what separates Land F/X from any other design software and should be used to standardize your office’s production methods and detail organization.
The following topics will be covered:
-Detail Explorer    -Detail Storage

-Detail Projects    -Creating Details from a prototype

-Detail Manager   -Creating Details from scratch

-Detail Callouts    -Placing Details in a Sheet

-Editing Details    -Best Practices for Standardizing your office.
Webinar Content
(Note: The following catalog of content covered in this webinar is time stamped to allow you to follow along or skip to sections of the video that are relevant to your questions, You can also search for content on this page using the FIND command in your browser (CTRL + F in Windows, Command + F in Mac OS.)
  • Intro/TOC
  • Detail Explorer
  • Detail File Structure
  • Creating Details/Detail Templates
  • Editing Details
  • Placing Details
  • Referencing Details
  • Details Tips & Tricks


0:00 – 2:55: Intro/TOC


2:56 – 7:29: Detail Explorer

Accessing the Detail Explorer (2:56)

  • From the F/X Details menu
  • From the Details toolbar
  • From the Details Preferences

Note: You can also access the Detail Explorer from the F/X Details ribbon.


The Detail Library (4:00)

2 categories:

  • DETAILS (for project-specific details or personal/office details)
  • STANDARD DETAILS (for details pertaining to CSI)


Creating a new detail folder (4:50)


Creating subfolders (Land F/X allows up to 4 levels of folders/subfolders) (6:15)


7:30 – 11:50: Detail File Structure

The default location for the Detail Store Folder (shown in theDetails Preferences) (7:42)

Note: If desired, you can set this folder location to a shared network folder such as Dropbox. This will ensure a cloud backup while also allowing you to sync your details between home and office. (8:44)


The Details folder within the LandFX folder (9:30)


Note that the detail folders in this folder will all correspond with the folders in the Detail Explorer. (10:10)


Note also that each detail has three corresponding files in the folder (11:15):

  • The detail drawing itself
  • The detail’s preview image (slide), which we see in the Detail Explorer
  • The detail’s data file


11:51 – 25:04: Creating Details/Detail Templates

Detail Templates (12:15)


Customizing detail template title blocks to meet your office standards(12:50)

  • Opening a detail template base title block from the Details Preferences (13:00)
  • Editing the detail template as a block in CAD (13:15)


Placing the edited detail template to see the changes in the title block (14:50)


Note the non-plot tick marks in the detail templates, which allow you to set the width and height of the template (15:05)


The Detail Builder tools (16:10) (Note: These tools are now also available on the F/X Details ribbon.)


Detail blocks (17:05)

Placing a detail block (17:40)


Loading a layer state (18:00)


Drawing with different layers (18:50)


Placing a detail block into a detail template (19:15)

Inserting a sheet template (19:40)


Selecting a scale and size for the detail template (21:30)


Saving the detail using the Save Detail tool (22:05)


Adding the detail to a project (23:10)


Note: When saving a detail in Land F/X, always use the Save Detail, Edit Detail, and Update Detail buttons. (23:55)


25:05 – 33:39: Editing Details

Editing a detail from the Detail Explorer (25:05)


Right-clicking on a detail to Edit, Delete, or Print it (we’ll select Edit from this menu to open and edit the detail) (25:20)


Adding annotations to the detail (25:30)


Enlarging a detail and placing it on a different template with an increased scale, which also scales up the text in the detail (26:15)


Detail Bubble Callouts (27:17)

Placing and annotating Bubble Callouts (27:50)


Changing the order of the Bubble Callouts and generating a Bubble Callout schedule (28:30)


Copying the bubble callouts to the larger detail template. Note that Land F/X automatically adjusts the scale of the callouts when we move them to the larger template. (29:05)


Saving the edited detail again using Save Detail (30:20)


Overwrite the Existing Detail vs. Prompt for a New Detail (30:23)

(This is why it’s important to use the Land F/X Save Detail command when saving a detail. If you save a detail by pressing CTRL + S, you will automatically trigger the overwrite command.)


Setting and saving a Dimension Style (DimStyle) (32:00)


33:40 – 43:19: Placing Details

Adding details to a project (34:15)


Setting up the detail grid (38:24)

Creating a non-plot layer (38:30)


Creating a workspace for the detail by drawing and offsetting rectangles (39:02)


Inserting a sheet template (39:40)


Placing details on the sheet, within the grid, from the Detail Manager (40:11)


Saving the sheet and placing details on a new sheet (41:44)

Note that the Detail Manager organizes the placed details by the sheet they on which they are located. (42:20)


Placed vs. Unplaced details in the Detail Manager (42:50)


43:20 – 47:59: Referencing Details

The Sheet Index in the Project Manager (44:10)

Editing the Sheet Index (44:15)


The Four Detail Callout Options (44:25)

  • Placeholder
  • Detail Callout
  • Associate Callout
  • Update Callout


Placing a Placeholder Callout (44:52)


Associating a callout with a detail (46:00)


Changing the callout style by right-clicking just before placing it and selecting a style from the menu (46:25)


48:00 – end: Details Tips & Tricks

Copy details to project folder (checkbox in the Details Preferences) (48:00)

(When you have this box checked, each new detail you create in the Detail Manager will have a copy saved automatically in the current project’s folder.)


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