Framing and Panel Fabrication Software
for Component Manufacturers and Panelizers
Panel detailing faster than ever
Vertex BD Framer and Vertex BD Pro for cold-formed / light gauge
steel are primarily used as panel fabrication software by component
manufacturers and panelizers to automate the process of generating wall
and floor panel fabrication drawings, structural layouts, cut lists,
and other material reports. Utilizing an NC Link add-on module,
manufacturers can also export data directly to roll-forming machines.
By automating these processes, manufacturers are saving an enormous
amount of time in drafting, material reporting, data entry,
manufacturing, and correcting all the errors typically made along the
The Framer and Pro packages contain the
functionality necessary for creating structural layouts and fabrication
drawings. This includes all the features for creating walls, doors,
windows, roof, ceilings, and floors in 2D layouts and 3D models, as
well as, the framing layout features for walls, floors, ceilings, and
roofs. It also includes roof and floor truss layout tools for
generating the 2D layouts and truss shape drawings.
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.
Georgia Avenue Apartment and Building Roanoke College Dormitory
Cold-Formed Steel framing by Panel Systems, Inc., Woodbridge, VA
Vertex BD Framer and Vertex BD Pro contain the most customizable
framing package available. It is delivered with standard material
libraries, framing details and rules, all of which may be modified by
your own Vertex BD administrator, or with the assistance of Argos
Systems. Vertex BD is not restricted to specific material
manufacturers, and is an open system that can utilize any manufacturers
products. Custom and proprietary material shapes may also be added into
the system. It is also one of the few framing software packages that
allows designers to modify the framing after it has already been
generated, enabling a designer to create just about any framing
Minimize production errors
Utilizing an NC Link add-on module, manufacturers can also export data
directly to roll-forming machines.
The following systems are available for cold-formed steel manufacturing:
- AMS Eclipse
- Rosette Systems Production Lines
- Studmeister Metal Stud Machine
Another extremely powerful feature that makes
Vertex BD the premier framing system is the ability to add custom
programs to the framing process. We have created thousands of custom
programs to do everything from adding special notes and dimensions,
adding additional connectors and other components, to completely
changing automatically generated framing.
information we get from Vertex is clear, concise and understandable.
99,9% of what we put out fits without any onsite modification.
-Dan Miller, Senior CAD Designer, Panel Systems Inc.
Truss shape information can be exported to Truss D & E engineering software from JFBA (www.jfba.com) for analysis. Engineered truss members can then be imported back into the Vertex BD model for BIM collaboration.
Vertex BD is
currently a rule based detailing system used for manufacturing and
material reporting. Even though it does not perform any structural
calculations or make any recommendations based on an engineering
analysis, manufacturers are using Vertex BD as a collaboration tool
with their engineers. Building projects can be passed from the initial
designer, to the engineer, and finally to the manufacturer without
having to redraw the model. This enables an efficient work flow, while
also reducing the risk of errors being introduced during the lifecycle
of the project.
All Vertex BD packages, Architectural, Framer, and Pro, are available for cold-formed / light gauge steel framing.
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