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Architectural and Framing Software
for Residential and Light Commercial Builders





Utilizing BIM technology, this stand alone software application maximizes productivity and accuracy by generating architectural and structural drawing sets, fabrication drawings, material reports, manufacturing data, and marketing renderings all from one building model. Vertex BD Pro is a full house design software, home building software, light commercial building software, and panel fabrication software, all packaged together. It combines the functionality of the Architectural and Framer software packages into one complete system. Custom home builders, production home builders, and commercial builders of all types and sizes use Vertex BD Pro when they need the ability to create full architectural and structural drawing sets. Manufactured, modular and panelized home builders also take advantage of the fabrication drawing features, and with the NC Link add-on module, export framing information directly to their manufacturing equipment.





“The company is saving hours of drafting time while producing high quality field sets.”
- John Wisner, Director of Production Services, Berks Homes



Production home builders add the Automatic House Options Manager, and Master Set Manager if needed, to create a powerful tool for automating the generation of lot specific and master drawing sets. Add the Rendering module to take even more advantage of the 3D model your designers already spent the time to create.

Vertex BD Pro contains the functionality necessary for creating architectural, structural, and fabrication drawing sets. This includes all the features for creating walls, doors, windows, roof, ceilings, and floors in 2D layouts and 3D models, as well as, architectural trims, beams and columns, and other architectural components, plus all the framing layout features for walls, floors, ceilings, and roofs. It also includes 2D and 3D macros of furniture, appliances, cabinets, and many other accessories that will add a new level of detail to your models. There are thousands of additional macros available from third party vendors, in 3DS and Vertex formats, that can easily be imported into the application.


“The best system in the industry."
-Andrew Jacobs, Wausau Homes


As with the Framer package, Vertex BD Pro also includes roof and floor truss layout tools for generating the 2D layouts and truss shape drawings. Truss shape information can be exported to engineering software for analysis. Cold-formed steel trusses can be exported to Truss D & E from JFBA (www.jfba.com), and wood framed trusses may be exported to Mitek 20/20.


All Vertex BD base packages include building material collection and reporting features, detail drawing management tools, and a full set of 2D CAD drafting tools. Building material information may be exported to inventory, scheduling, and other construction management software. Drawings may be printed, plotted, or converted to PDF, DWG, and DXF files.



“Customization and visualization are two key selling points you need to be able to give your prospects in today’s market place. Vertex BD has given us that edge over our competition.”
- John Wisner, Director of Production Services, Berks Homes


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