Revit® for Planting Design
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Revit® for Planting Design

Friday, 21 April 2023
Video Length:  1:03:53
Presented By:  Amanda Marin

Let's continue our series on our new Planting F/X for Revit Plugin. This time, we'll focus on more tools and show how to tackle more complex workflows in Revit with Planting F/X. We'll go over customizing the defaults, implementing some labeling strategies, editing floor types, and working with multiple views. We'll also showcase some new tools and review our most recent development progress.


Webinar Contents:

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
  • Quick Start to Planting Tools
    • Place a Tree, Shrub, or Groundcover
    • Label and Schedule
  • New and Advanced Planting Tools
    • 2024 Upgrades So Far
    • Toposolids and Groundcovers
    • Adjacent Plants for Copy Along and Fill
    • Customize Plant Size Parameters
    • Customizing a Planting F/X Family
    • Steps to Request Features

0:00 – 8:10: Intro/TOC

Dark Mode (6:39)

8:11 – 41:42: Quick Start to Planting Tools

Creating or opening a Land F/X project (8:18)


Opening the Plant Manager (9:27)


Adding a plant to a project (10:18)


Editing a plant (12:11)


Plant symbol options (13:42)



Place a Tree, Shrub, or Groundcover (14:31)

Placing a tree (14:31)


Coping trees or shrubs onto a path using our Copy along tool (15:31)


Edit Plant tool (17:26)


Adding a shrub (18:49)


Searching for a plant using partial keywords (18:56)


Adding a plant to our database (20:25)


Editing a shrub (21:56)


Placing a shrub (22:57)


Filling an area with a plant using our Fill With Plants tool (23:17)


Copying and placing plants using our Clone Plant tool (23:56)


Turning one plant into another using our Mimic Plant tool (24:11)


Adding a groundcover (25:05)


Editing a groundcover (26:48)


Placing a groundcover (28:49)


Label and Schedule (34:15)

Labeling plants using our Group Label tool (34:15)


Natural plant spacing (a cross between triangular and rectangular spacing we developed) (34:49)


Error checking your labels using our Verify Labels tool (35:55)


Error checking your plan or locating specific plants using our Highlight tool (36:40)


Question: Should all plant labels be placed in the model or in the sheet? (37:50)

Answer: For now, you should place them in the model, but we're working on developing the ability to place them in the sheet as of presentation time.



41:43 – end: New and Advanced Planting Tools

Toposolids and Groundcovers 41:43

Adjacent Plants for Copy Along and Fill (41:43)

Adjacent Plants tool (41:43)




Customize Plant Size Parameters (42:49)

Editing the plant size parameters and schedule columns (42:49)


Running a Plant Schedule (45:57)


Reorganizing the Plant Schedule (47:21)


Customizing a Planting F/X Family (49:04)

Accessing a family to edit (52:32)


Editing a family (53:28)


Planned upcoming updates to the plugin (56:21)


Steps to Request Features (56:59)


Question: Will there be the ability to include plant symbols in the Plant Schedule? (59:02)

Answer: Yes, it's at the top of our development list, along with custom ordering of the schedule columns and the ability to save it into the Preferences.


Question: What about the ability to modify contours and toposolids? (59:53)

Answer: No, we're focusing on planting, site amenities, irrigation, hardscape, etc. Other existing plugins are already focusing on site work and topography.


Discussion of Revit becoming largely reliant on plugins for specific disciplines, much like SketchUp – at least in the short term (1:00:28)


Question: Can the Planting F/X Plugin for Revit import the design from CAD? (1:01:11)

Answer: Yes! (The planting plan, anyway, along with the assigned data and Preferences.) Our intention is that you can work between CAD, Revit, SketchUp, and Rhino, and your plan will look the same across all platforms.


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