Upgrade Custom Environment

If you company is using a custom fitted environment, adopt it in BD 2018 version and upgrade the software version changes to it as instructed below.

Adopt the Custom Fitted Environment

  1. Install the BD 2018 (24.0) standard version according to instructions.
     
  2. Copy the customer fitted "custom" and "shared" folders from the BD 2017 (23.0) version over the BD 2018 (24.0) standard version.

    Note: Copy over the folder to get the new files included in the "custom" folder of the standard version in use.

    • Make a copy of the template project folders included in the ../shared/template/projects folder of the BD 2018 (24.0) standard version (copy to C:/temp folder, for example).
    • Copy the "custom" and "shared" folders from the previous version to the BD 2018 (24.0) version.
      Select "Replace original files", when the operating system asks you to.
    • Delete or rename the template project copied from the previous version: for example ../shared/template/projects/TEMPL-BASIC to TEMPL-BASIC_old (if there was one). Rename, if you wish to keep a project or parts of it!
    • Move the template project folders from the C:/temp folder to the \shared\template\projects folder of the BD 2018 (24.0) version.
    • If you know that the ../user/SETUP file has custom fitted settings, copy them from the ../user/SETUP file of the previous version to the ../user/SETUP file of the BD 2018 (24.0) version, if there are any.
      Note: Just copy the settings from one file to the other, do not replace the user\setup file in the new version with the one from the old version.
  3. Enable the system administration functions by setting the keyword in the ../user/SETUP file:
    set.system.menu= 1
  4. Start Vertex BD.
  5. The custom update function starts automatically.
  6. Select the latest version you have used from the Previous update list. If the last version you updated was 2017 (23.0), it is selected by default in the list.
  7. Confirm by clicking OK. Analysis of the Custom folder takes a while. Finally, you will see a list of the conducted measures.
  8. Open your own template projects (if you have any) in the BD 2018 (24.0) version and save them to change the version of the projects.
  9. Test the BD 2018 (24.0) version before the deployment and notify the BD helpdesk of the possible faults.

If you are using a version older than the BD 2017, please contact the support service to ensure that the environment can be copied directly to the BD 2018 environment.

Update Custom Files

Update software version changes to custom fitted files by using the custom update function. The function starts automatically when you have followed the steps described above and started the program.

If necessary, you can also start the function by selecting System | Update Custom.

 

Files to be Updated

The system update function performs the following operations.

Wall structural layer library

The function increases the lengths of the following fields in the customer-fitted WALL_LAYER database (custom\complibs\wall_layers\d_WALL_LAYERS):

  • CODE - Code, new length 64 characters
  • DESCRIPTION - Description, new length 255 characters

Horizontal blocking of wall panel

The function adds new fields for a second horizontal blocking definition to the customer-fitted WALL_FRM database (for example custom\complibs\walls\std_wall_frm\d_WALL_FRM).

  • BLK2_ON – Check box for switching horizontal blockings on or off
  • BLK2C, BLK2F, BLK2LIB, BLK2MAT, BLK2W - Cross section data
  • BLK2_HT – Height of the horizontal blocking
  • BLK2_TYPE – Type of the horizontal blocking

If the form file connected to the database is customer-specific, you must also add the field to this form file, or you can start using the form file in system folder.

Profiles of wall frame

The function adds a new field to the customer-fitted DET_PROF database (custom\dbases\d_DET_PROF).

  • SPLICING_RULE - Splicing rule

The format of the splicing rule is the same as in the detail file (for example custom\details\wd.xx). If the Splicing rule has been entered in the database, the profile will be cut according to the rule. Otherwise, the top_plate_splice and bottom_plate_splice rules defined in the detail file will be used.

Cladding tool library

The function changes the type of the customer-fitted library and renames the database.

  • The database type is now frmtool_cladding, previously it was macro.
  • The database name is now FRMTOOL_CLADDING (custom\complibs\cladding_sys\d_FRMTOOL_CLADDING), previously it was CLADDING_SYS.

The function adds new fields to the customer-fitted FRMTOOL_CLADDING database:

  • MIN_WIDTH - Minimum width
  • MAX_NOTCH - Maximum notch

 

If the form file connected to the database is customer-specific, you must also add the field to this form file, or you can start using the form file in system folder.

Framing details

The function adds new fields to the customer-fitted FRM_DETAILS database (custom\dbases\d_FRM_DETAILS).

The following parameters are used in the framing tool of an inclined layer:

  • INCLINE_CUT - Cut plane
  • INCLINE_CUTMODE - Cut mode
  • CUTOFFSET_TOP - Offset from top
  • CUTOFFSET_BOT - Offset from bottom

The parameters define the cutting of parts according to the inclined surface.

The following parameter is used in the beam combine tool:

  • COMBINE_ID - Combine Id

The parameter defines the combining id based on which beam on top of each other will be combined.

If the form file connected to the database is customer-specific, you must also add the field to this form file, or you can start using the form file in system folder.

Floor or ceiling sheathing tool library

The function adds a new field to the customer fitted FRMTOOL_GEN_SHEET database (custom\complibs\frmtool_gen_sheet_sys\d_FRMTOOL_GEN_SHEET).

  • SHEET_MIN_W - Minimum width

The parameter can be used to define the minimum width of sheets. Smaller sheets and sheet strips will be removed.

Panel template drawing library

The function adds a new field to the customer fitted PANEL_DWG database (custom\complibs\panel_dwg_sys\d_PANEL_DWG):

  • ORDER - Order

This field can be used to set the template drawings in the desired order in the dialog box where you select the template drawing to be used when creating panel drawings.

New advanced openings

The function adds setup for new advanced openings for the environments using metric steel framing systems.

The function adds the following for the new advanced openings:

  • New fields to the customer-fitted WALL_FRM database
  • Missing material spec material definitions
  • New wall panel framing details if missing