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Argos Systems - Winter 2012 Newsletter

NEW: 3D PDF Converter

Available February 2012 in Version 18.0

Enable an entirely new way of publishing and sharing 3D models with the all new 3D pdf converter. Models can be saved with selected object types and predefined view points and sections views. The PDF model can be viewed using the same Adobe Reader that just about everyone already has installed. Adjust the rotation, zoom, render mode, lighting, background color, and visibility of individual parts, using the standard Adobe Reader controls.

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Argos Systems is Proud to Sponsor

Blast and Progressive Collapse Design
of Cold-Formed Steel Structures

Speaker: Nabil A. Rahman, Ph.D., P.E.

February 9, 2012

Orlando, FL

This presentation introduces the concepts and methods of analysis and design of cold-formed steel structures against blast and progressive collapse. The presentation focuses on the design requirements for cold-formed steel mid-rise construction and curtain wall framing in the Department of Defense projects per the Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) 4-010-01 and 4-023-03. The under-development ASCE Standard for Blast Protection of Buildings will be also discussed. A case study with computer analysis and design calculations will be presented.

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Congratulations to Winchester Homes!

Argos Systems would like to congratulate Winchester Homes for winning a gold level 2011 Constructech Vision Award. Argos Systems is also honored to be named as a technology enabler, along with CG Visions, for providing tools to help Winchester Homes achieve their goals.

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The new Utility Hole Generator add-on module brings a new level of efficiency and accuracy to building fabrication. Use electrical and plumbing lines to send hole punching information directly to manufacturing equipment. Holes are generated in wood and steel framing, as well as, sheathing. The Utility Hole Generator, in conjunction with an NC link, allows the hole data to be sent to automated saws, steel stud roll formers, and sheathing routers.

2011 Vertex Global Vision

Read about how companies all over the world are using Vertex BD.

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2011 Vertex Global Vision Magazine

What is Vertex BD?

Vertex BD is an advanced building design software for wood and cold-formed steel framed construction. This stand alone software application maximizes productivity and accuracy by generating data from ONE SOURCE:

    • architectural layouts
    • interior & exterior elevations
    • structural layouts
    • fabrication drawings
    • material reports
    • manufacturing data
    • rendered images
    • 3D models

Vertex BD features the industry leading automatic house options system and the most adaptable wood and cold-formed steel framing generators available, saving countless hours and drastically reducing material waste. Manufacturing data may be transferred directly to automated equipment. Material reports may be exported to project management systems.

Argos Systems provides software sales and rentals, onsite training, customization services, and software support and maintenance for our parent company, Vertex Systems.

We Made It EASY!

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Vertex BD Trial CD Now!

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Free 30-day Trial of
Vertex BD

for wood or cold-formed steel construction.

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- Software Feedback -

Are there features you
would like to see
in Vertex BD?

We incorporate customer feedback into our development plans to make sure we continue to produce software solutions to fit your needs.

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- Featured User Tip -

Check Roof Connections

Use the Check Roof Connections tool from the Roof menu to verify that you have the proper connections.

Making sure your ridges, hips, and valleys are connected will help you get the right framing details and material quantities.

Submit your own tip:

The Vertex Group

Corporate HQ
Vertex Systems, Oy
Tampere, Finland

Argos Systems, Inc.
Bedford, MA USA
(781) 271-9111

Vertex Systems UK
Harrogate UK

Vertex CAD/PDM Systems Pty Ltd
Cleveland, QLD Australia

Vertex CAD/PDM Systems Asia Pte Ltd

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