Irrigation F/X

Irrigation F/X

Win64, English

Land F/X
The Irrigation F/X plugin adds tools specific to irrigation design to your CAD interface. Quickly spec equipment, lay out your system, size pipes, error check, and place schedules.

General Usage Instructions

The Irrigation F/X Add-On adds a whole set of tools to your Autodesk® AutoCAD® interface making your job working with Irrigation Designs even easier.

Create a New Project - The first step in working with our software is creating a new Land F/X project. Each project is essentially a database that you associate with an AutoCAD DWG.

Set the Scale & Units - The scale of your DWG plays a critical role in how information and symbols are displayed, how they will appear in the final product, and, in the end, how they will plot. 

Irrigation Preferences - It's important to review the Irrigation Preferences, as these settings will establish the general look and feel of your irrigation designs, as well as a set of symbols you will use for callouts and spray heads. The Irrigation Preferences screen includes settings for the valve callouts, pipe data, and irrigation schedules and reports. 

Equipment Definitions - Breaks down the visual components you'll use during your design process. These components are available in our equipment database, allowing you to spec them and use them in your irrigation plans while designing a system using AutoCAD.

Add Irrigation Equipment to Your Irrigation Manager - The Irrigation Manager organizes and displays irrigation equipment and components, allows for adding or importing irrigation data and controls the water source data and pipe type and data. 

Schematic Irrigation - This feature helps you develop a quick initial analysis of what your approximate demand and system requirements might be.

Place Equipment - Once you've added equipment of your desired type, they and their related symbols will be automatically available to place in your DWG, along with all performance data relating to the design pressure you've selected. 

Irrigation Layout Tools - A series of Layout Tools that provide a variety of methods for placing irrigation heads, valves and other equipment quickly throughout your DWG.

Circuiting - Provides a quick and flexible method of grouping the heads in your design into valve stations. You can use our Circuiting tool to determine the necessary number of valves for each head type in your DWG.

Draw Lateral and Mainline Pipe - Separate tools for drawing the lateral and main pipe in your designs.

Check for Errors | Verify Laterals / Verify Mainline - Respectively these tools check each pipe type to ensure you haven't missed any heads or otherwise drawn laterals incorrectly and checks your mainline for errors related to piping, valves, controllers and callouts. 

Size Lateral Pipe - Making sizing lateral pipes simple, quick and accurate. You can size lateral lines by either sizing one valve at a time or sizing the entire lateral system in one operation. 

Valve Schedule - This tool will give you a list of information about the valves (or stations) used in the design, the types of heads connected to them, their size, flow, pressure required at the valve and at the POC, and the precipitation rate of the heads on that valve. 

Size Mainline - Calculate the mainline flow rate and velocity for a single or multiple valve(s) opening at the same time, as well get see your calculated pipe size and more.

Critical Analysis - Generates a report placed into your DWG, that provides the flow and pressure statistics of your irrigation system design. 

Pipe Labels - Show the diameters of the mainline and lateral pipes in your system designs. When you size your pipes, the labels will appear automatically.

Valve Callouts - Calling out a valve will create a symbol listing the valve's number, flow and size.

Irrigation Schedule - A list of the equipment used in the project. If you choose, it can include quantities and detailed references. You can place the Irrigation Schedule in the DWG or send it to a spreadsheet for cost estimation.

Watering Schedule - When you size an irrigation system, it will determine the precipitation rate that results from the actual head layout - not just some theoretical value. With this rate of water application knows, the time required to apply a certain amount of water can be displayed in a report known as the Watering Schedule. 

Runtime Schedule - This will mimic what a "smart" irrigation controller will do. It will also group valves together (if desired) and determine the most efficient runtime representing the capability of the mainline. 

Commands

Installation/Uninstallation

Installation:

Download and run Install_IrrigationFX.exe.

Once you download the installer from the Autodesk App Store you should receive an email from Land F/X with your Support ID, you'll use this during the installation.

On the Support ID window enter the Support ID you received in your email and click Next to continue. NOTE: An internet connection is required in order to install/utilize the plugin as our libraries are all cloud-based. 

Choose your destination folder and follow the onscreen prompts to install the software.  

Uninstallation:

Open Add or Remove Programs

Locate and uninstall Irrigation F/X.

Additional Information

Irrigation F/X includes the following ribbons and tools: F/X Admin, F/X Site, F/X Details, F/X Planting, and F/X Irrigation

Planting F/X includes: F/X Admin, F/X Site, F/X Details, and F/X Planting

Design F/X includes: F/X Admin, F/X Details

Only one of our plugins may be installed at a time, in order to install a different version (i.e. Design F/X, Planting F/X, Irrigation F/X) the currently installed edition must be removed first.

Known Issues

Contact

Company Name: Land F/X
Support Contact: support@landfx.com

Author/Company Information

Land F/X

Support Information

https://www.landfx.com/support.html

support@landfx.com

- +1 805-541-1003

Ask questions to us directly instead of in the reviews below, and get a faster response (same day).

Version History

Version Number Version Description

16.70

Update 16.70 Lighting callouts, supported tags updated and standardized. Lighting, verification calculations, callout updates offloaded to common function. HotFix: Edit Lighting Wire, editing cost for IEC 60228 wire will not generate error. HotFix: Common function to automate a framed Mleader, compatible with non-English AutoCAD installs. HotFix: Preferences, Block Layer Colors, saving of revised colors with local data will not generate error.

16.55

Initial release.

16.40

15.60

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