Vertex Building Design

Vertex BD software is an extremely flexible building design tool aimed at residential steel frame, commercial steel frame and industrial builders using cold formed steel (CFS) technology. Using BIM technology, Vertex BD maximizes productivity and accuracy by generating architectural and structural drawing sets, fabrication drawings, material reports, manufacturing data and architectural visualizations all from one building model.

Greater Efficiency: Shorter design cycle

Vertex BD includes a powerful 3D environment directly connected to the 2D layer, enabling many operations to be performed faster and easier. Working with intelligent building objects makes designing steel frames more efficient and allows meaningful data to be assigned to steel frame components. While the model acts as the single source of information, changes become easy to handle, estimating is effortless, and documentation management is controlled from publishing to printing.

Steel Wall, Floor Joists and Roof Trusses

Steel Wall Framing

We are able to design steel wall panels with ease based on user defined framing rules. Vertex can handle the most complicated framing details, including a variety of customizable header, backer and corner conditions. Our flexible environment enables us to interactively apply unique details and specifications to individual walls, panels or openings. We have complete control over tolerances, blocking, extra pieces, panel breaks, rake angles, sheathing – and more.

Steel Floor Joists & Steel Roof Trusses

We can complete the most complicated roof designs and make changes with ease. Specialized tools designed to work specifically with steel roof trusses make it easy to handle trusses or roof panels. Vertex creates floor systems quickly, giving us complete control over all aspects of steel framing, steel roof trusses and steel floor joists.

Productivity and accuracy

Vertex BD allows our designers to frame projects using panels or stud and track. Automatic framing tools and a wide range of advanced options provide complete control over the framing model. Panel size and weight can be optimized for easier handling and transportation. Once ready for production, automated building and frame elevation drawings can be created. Synchronisation between the 3D model, project drawings and NC manufacturing information is always maintained, ensuring no design errors and complete accuracy.
Vertex BD creates all construction documentation automatically in a variety of formats including DWG, DXF and PDF. Custom print/plot sets can be created that incorporate drawings from the Vertex detail book which can be updated by the designer.
Material reports can be exported into any format file. Standard document formats are included within the software to export material reports into text editors or Microsoft Excel® based spreadsheets.

Building Design, Engineering, Detailing and Estimating Software

With Vertex BD software we can design residential, commercial, industrial or any offsite portable building. The largest structure designed in Vertex was 11 stories. Structural/hot roll steel can be incorporated into Vertex projects, where required. Engineering and detailing is fast, simple and accurate.
Vertex BD is an open system that can utilize any manufacturer products. Custom and proprietary material shapes may also be added. Vertex BD allows designers to modify the framing after it has already been generated, enabling a designer to create just about any framing configuration.