Building Information Model – Your Single Source of Information
Vertex BD is a BIM (Building Information Modeling) architectural design and framing software for residential and commercial construction. Vertex BD automates the creation of architectural drawing sets, panel fabrication drawings, material reports, and manufacturing data, all from one building model. By automating these processes you can execute many of the repetitive tasks not only to produce plans up to 2X faster, but eliminate mistakes at the construction site. Vertex BD has been delivered to thousands of companies all over the world, including home builders, commercial builders, modular builders, component manufacturers, engineering firms and educational institutions.
Vertex BD Standard
For Architects and Drafters
Architectural design of buildings. Includes drafting features, tools for creating building components, estimating materials and costs as well as producing drawings.
Vertex BD Advanced
For Frame Manufacturers
Structural design of buildings. Includes drafting features, tools for creating wall, floor, ceiling, and roof framing layouts as well as truss layouts.
Vertex BD Premium
For Home Builders
Architectural and structural design of buildings. Combines all the features of the Vertex BD Standard and Vertex BD Advanced products.
Vertex BD Total
For Production Home Builders
Everything in Vertex BD Premium + House Options Manager.
√ Included X Not Included + Available as Add-on Module
All packages available for wood and cold-formed steel construction in Metric and Imperial units.
* Interior modeling, furniture library, window and door trims/flashing, corner/wall trims, roof fascia’s and soffits.
** Available for Cold-Formed Steel Framing. Includes AS/NSZ Standards, Eurocode and Chinese Standards.
Efficiency: Design with Speed
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 more efficient, and allows meaningful data to be assigned to building components. With the model acting as the single source for information, changes become easy to handle, estimating is a snap, and documentation has endless possibilities from publishing to printing.
The Vertex BD BIM Model is your single source for everything in your design and construction process:
Architectural Plans | Publishing & Sales Tools | Materials Estimates | Framing Plans and Details |
Optimized Cutting Lists | Options Configuration | Systems Integration
Flexibility: Creative Solutions with an Open, Adaptable Platform
We are dedicated to making sure you accomplish something extraordinary when you choose our software. Our flexible platform enables the custom configuration of features to fit your business needs and your process flow. Your company is unique; your software should be too. You don’t have to compromise. Choose software that can actually adapt to fit the way you work.
Accuracy: Minimize Errors with Automation
Choosing Vertex BD as your design solution means you don’t have to sacrifice control over your construction specifications to take advantage of automated tools. Our parametric environment puts you in control of every framing detail. You do things differently? Vertex can handle it. The result is uncompromised speed, accuracy, and control when framing your model.
Architectural design of buildings. Includes drafting features, tools for creating building components, estimating materials and costs and producing drawings. Learn more.
Truss Design & Engineering
Vertex BD has flexible and effective tools for generation of truss frames. As a part of truss design process, strength of truss can be checked using an optional truss engineering module. There is no need to transfer structure to any external software. Available for Cold-Formed Steel Framing. Includes AS/NSZ Standards, Eurocode and Chinese Standards. Learn more.
With the IFC file conversion tool, architectural 3D-models can be imported into Vertex BD from almost any architectural software. The IFC conversion tool streamlines the overall architectural to framing process by converting IFC 3D model geometry into native Vertex BD 3D objects, and skips the trace-over and re-modeling phases in the process. Learn more.
Utilizing an CNC Manufacturing Interface add-on module, you can export framing data directly to roll-forming machines and saws to save time and minimize errors in production. Vertex BD can export framing data to over 25 different machines. Learn more.
Vertex BD comes with various configurable material report templates, including bill of materials, window and door schedules, cutting lists and many more. Reports are automatically generated and updated from the BIM model.
Import existing 2D drawings and 3D models from other CAD systems and export your plans and models for collaboration. Vertex BD supports over 20 file formats used in construction projects, such as IFC, PDF, 3D PDF, DWG, DXF, IGES, STL, and many more.
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. Ideal for modular construction projects.
Set lights, materials, textures, colors and viewpoints to create photorealistic images from Vertex BD 3D models for sales and marketing purposes, and to submit a realistic and accurate visualization of the house with your permit application.
House Options Manager
Designers can automatically assemble any one of countless house configurations in a matter of seconds. This advanced system enables options to be created for different elevations, roof configurations, room heights, wall layouts, trim sets, and more. Vertex BD then automatically generates lot specific drawing sets, master sets and material reports. Learn more.