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Vertex BD Architectural
Vertex BD Framer
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Cold-Formed Steel Framing
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New Features

3D PDF Converter

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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Click here to see how easy it is in this YouTube video from Vertex Systems UK

3D PDF House Model

Automatic House Options Manager

Production builders are reaching a new level of efficiency with the industry leading Automatic House Options Manager, by automatically generating lot specific drawing sets. Designers can model all the available house options along side the base model, then automatically "assemble" any one of countless configurations in a matter of seconds. The resulting model is complete with merged components, and is ready for further customization. This advanced system enables options to be create for different elevations, roof configurations, room heights, wall layouts, trim sets, and more. It can also manage nested-options and utilize logical expressions for more complex configurations.

Click here to watch the Vertex BD Automatic House Options Demo Video

Automatic House Options Manager

Master Drawing Set Manager

Some regions require master drawing sets that show all available house options for each house model to be submitted for approval. These master sets can be extremely time consuming to create. The Master Drawing Set Manager provides the tools needed to help automate this process. It allows designers to automatically generate all of the needed elevations, sections, and layout views for each option configuration - which could easily be in the hundreds of views. And, as the design changes during the lifecycle of the house model, all views in the master set are easily updated, saving even more drafting time in the future. The Master Drawing Set Manager also includes an automated tool for calculating differential material reports needed to compare the cost of all available option configuration.


The Rendering module provides tools needed to create rendered marketing images right from the same model already created in Vertex BD. Features include controls for surface textures, ambient and directional lighting, shadow quality and sharpness, and adding background and foreground images. Tools for creating animated walk through's are also available. Rendered images can be transferred to any photo editing application for even further enhancements.

Advanced Modeler

The advanced modeler allows you to create your own detailed 3D macros. Design part models, assembly models and drawings using basic functions for 2D drawing and 3D modeling. Dimensional constraints can be added to the model to define variables for additional control.

Townhouse Design

Townhouse Design

Multi-family units are easy to handle in Vertex BD, using unique project referencing tools that help you to manage each unit separately, and bring them together to create your final building layout.


The WWW Publisher allows publishing of documents created during the design work in a folder or on a printer in different file formats. If you use a Vertex BD application with the DesignStream Interface add-on feature, you can publish documents to DesignStream as well.

20-20 Design Interface

20-20 Design from 20-20 Technologies is CAD software that lets you design, plan and visualize kitchens and baths simply and easily with thousands of flexible manufacturer catalogs and stunning 3D renderings. Created specifically for the K&B industry, its built-in rules ensure projects are on track and within industry-standard design guidelines from start to perfect finish.

Manufacturing NC Links

NC (Numeric Control) Links provide the functionality needed to create transfer files for sending framing information to specific manufacturing equipment. Since each machine or controller is different, they each have a different set of features. All links send framing cut lists, but many have additional capabilities like printing intersecting piece locations, and machining holes, notches, swages, dimples, and more.

The following systems are available for wood framed manufacturing:

  • Koskovich Omnimiser and Minimiser
  • Virtek Laser Projection System
  • Weinmann Home Fabrication Systems
  • Optimaster Sawing System
  • Hundegger K2 Milling Machine
  • Hundegger SC-1 Linear Saw
  • MangoTech Automation System

The following systems are available for cold-formed steel manufacturing:

NEW - Utility Hole Generator

The Utility Hole Generator adds 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.

Utility Hole Generator