Planting F/X for Autodesk® Revit®

Planting F/X for Autodesk® Revit®

Win64, English

Land F/X
Our Planting F/X plugin includes an add-on for Autodesk® Revit® made specifically for landscape architects.

General Usage Instructions

The Planting F/X for Revit Plugin drops a set of tools specific to landscape architecture into the user’s existing Revit interface. Users can design in CAD and use the Planting F/X for Revit plugin to bring their plans between CAD and Revit, or design directly in Revit.

Requires a separate installation of Revit. Not compatible with Revit LT.


Quick Start Steps: 

  1. Navigate to the Planting F/X Ribbon after installing.
  2. Open the General Preferences (second tool from the right on the ribbon). Under Install Information, click Browse. You will need to create a library location for this Revit version's year, such as C:/LandFX/Revit/2024/Library or something similar, in an office shared folder.
  3. Click the Projects tool (first tool on the left on the ribbon). 
  4. Click the New button to create a new project number in your Planting F/X database. Choose a number (alphanumeric and simple symbols allowed, such as 1011-ABC), and a short description name (example: ABC Street Landscape Design). If your file is already using a Project Number in the Revit Project Information, use that number. Click OK.
  5. Select that project number from the list, then click Open.
  6. Open the Plant Manager (second tool from the left on the ribbon).
  7. To add a tree, select the Tree radio button, then click the New button at the bottom of the Plant Manager palette. The master plant database of more than 48,000 species will open. Search or filter for your species. If your exact species or variety is missing, use the New Plant button to add it to use right away, but double-check your spelling, as most genus and species information will already be present.
  8. Select the species you want to add, then click Add to Project. Continue adding tree species. Click Done when you're done for now. You can return and add more to this project palette later.
  9. Select one species in the Plant Manager, then click the Edit button. The Plant Info dialog box will open.
  10. Choose a size and symbol width, then click the white box under Symbol to open the symbol selection window. Use the toggles at the top right to see the 2D or 3D representations of each family. Cycle through the symbol types (Conifer, Deciduous, Diagrammatic, etc.) at the top to review all options. Click a symbol to assign it to this plant. Click OK in the Plant Info dialog box to save the changes.
  11. Move to a 3D or Site view with Planting elements visibility turned on. Back in the Plant manager, select the plant. The selected symbol will show in the 2D/3D previews. Click Place at the bottom of the Plant Manager. You can now place the plant anywhere in the view. It will use the family selected and scale it to the symbol width size selected. All parameters with the plant information indicated will be assigned to that symbol. 
  12. Label the placed trees using the Group Label tool. Select a Planting F/X tree, then use the cursor to draw a rectangle around all placed plants of that species to label them. Then click to place the label.
  13. Click the Plant Schedule tool, located in the pull-down menu under the Plant Manager in the ribbon, or click the Schedule button in the Plant Manager. This step will create a schedule with all the trees you placed.
  14. Congratulations! You just placed your first tree in the species of your choice, labeled it, and scheduled it!


  • Learn more about the Plant Manager tools, including how to add shrubs and groundcovers, by clicking the Help button in the Plant Manager, or in our ribbon. Review our documentation to learn more about faster plant placing tools such as Fill with Plants and Copy Along.
  • Learn more about any other tool in the ribbon by hovering your cursor on the tool button and then pressing the F1 key on your keyboard to see documentation on that tool. Use our extensive documentation to learn more about what's possible, including customizing the plant sizes available in the Plant Info dialog box, or using your own family symbols to expand our default library with your own graphics while still benefitting from these tools. Access technical support with any question, comment, or wishlist request by using the Support tool, located in the Help pull-down menu in the Planting F/X Ribbon.



The Planting F/X for Revit Plugin installs directly on the user’s computer and operates within the user’s Revit installation. Instructions:


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. 


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Additional Information

Known Issues


Company Name: Land F/X
Support Contact:

Author/Company Information

Land F/X

Support Information

Users can contact Land F/X support with any issues or questions by emailing, submitting a ticket via the Support tool in the software or the Land F/X Portal, or calling our office at +1 805-1003 (phone hours 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Pacific).

Version History

Version Number Version Description

Fixes various issues for users with Revit language set to Chinese

Fixes error raised when the library location is unset

prevents label with connecting line from running in a 3d view

Fixes: Academic login additional handling. Issue where plant info size fields would be grayed out. Removed Stipple as an option for groundcover hatches. Sand and dots will be added back in a future update. Major speed improvement for the function GetAllLAFXElements, used when editing plants and changing information. Tweak: Moved lafx revit family files to user library location. Updated error reporting to require a plugin update to most recent version before showing error report window.

Hotfix: Component Selection Dialog New Fonts
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