Unparalleled framing capabilities
American Panel Tec has been using Argos Framer for LGS since 1997. When switching to Vertex BD Framer for LGS in 2006, other software like AutoCad was reviewed as well. They chose Vertex for its unparalleled framing capabilities.
“As the framing rules are pre-deﬁned, the panel drawings with cutting lists and bills of material are created automatically. For our normal project, instead of 4-5 weeks with AutoCad and traditional panel designing, the panel design is ﬁnished in 1-2 weeks with Vertex BD Framer,” claims Mr. John Lanzilotta, the president of American Panel Tec.
“Each project is designed to customer speciﬁcations. We incorporate all of the appropriate floor, wind and snow loads along with the seismic requirements to ensure the structural adequacy of the building. Vertex BD Framer allows us to quickly and efﬁciently convert the plans into an effective panel scheme, the technical portion of our package for customers involves preparation of PE sealed shop drawings, engineering calculations, panel drawings and panel layouts,” Mr. Lanzilotta says.
Adjustability is a clear strength
Vertex BD Framer for Light Gauge Steel is a manufacturing and construction automation tool for wall, floor and roof rafter framing. Roof truss layout tools accurately generate truss shapes which may be exported to the Truss D&E Steel Truss Design & Engineering Software. Vertex BD’s rules—based framing
system can easily be adjusted to meet each company’s speciﬁc building details and procedures. It automatically places all framing components, cormer details, backers, headers and other details, while maintaining the ability to modify any framing component in the project. Vertex BD Framer produces all necessary manufacturing and working drawings including detailed cutting lists in custom deﬁnable formats, and can even optimize cutting lists based on available stock material lengths.