Tutorial Videos

Tutorial video series of Vertex BD shows the basic process about how to create a project and introduces some widely used functions. Videos are available on YouTube also.

Regional Feature: Metric Units

Features of this video series may not be available in all global regions.

1. Introduction

This video will introduce the Tutorial Video series for Vertex BD. The course will cover the full project lifecycle, from setup to framing and outputs.

2. Project Setup

This video will show you how to setup a project in Vertex BD. It will cover the 3d levels, project parameters and initial setup, that will all assist in increasing productivity during framing.

3. Reference Drawings

This video will show you how to import a dwg format file into Vertex BD, convert it into a Vertex format drawing and use it as a reference drawing. Please note that this video will not cover exporting from and into other software, please check with your software provider for this.

4. Wall Attributes

This video will show you how to set up the wall attributes in Vertex BD. The wall attributes allow you to control the CFS profile used, as well as set stud spacing and header types, amongst other options. Also shown is how to adjust the wall layers.

5. Drawing Walls

This video will show you how to draw walls in Vertex BD. It will show how to add the basic wall, and then add in any missing wall connections.

6. Adding Openings

This video will show you how to add and adjust openings in Vertex BD. Both Windows and Doors will be covered.

7. Generating Wall Panels

This video will show you how to create the framing for walls in Vertex BD. It will show how to the various ways to break walls into separate panels, and then adjust these panels. After which we'll show how to generate the profiles. As well as exporting to IFC within Vertex BD.

8. General Framing Tools

This video will show you how to use the general framing functions in Vertex BD. These functions can be used across all of the different framing system, from floors, trusses and wall panels. Functions will include joint connections and adding service holes to a framed wall panel.

9. Wall Framing Tools

This video will show you how to add specific wall framing accessories such as bracing and additional lintel details.


10. Horizontal Structures

This video will show you how to add a floor in Vertex BD.

11. Horizontal Framing

This video will show you how to panelize a horizontal structure in Vertex BD. In this example a floor will be used but the same applies to ceiling and roof panels.

12. Horizontal Framing Tools

This video will show you how to add in accessories such as bracing to a horizontal panel. It will also cover how to use edge details in such framed panels.

13. Adding Roofs

This video will show you how to add a standard roof in Vertex BD. It will cover how to setup the roof parameters, how to add the eave line and the roof itself.

14. Roof Generator

This video will show you how to use the Roof Generator function in Vertex BD. This can be used to create more complex roof shapes more easily. It covers how to model in the sketch roof, change the gable type and convert it to a standard roof.

15. Generating Trusses

This video will show you how to add truss envelopes in Vertex BD. It will also show how to generate the parts for the trusses and create the drawings for them.

16. Panel Drawings

This video will show you how to create panel drawings in Vertex BD

17. Reporting & B.O.M.

This video will show you how to create panel drawings in Vertex BD

18. Updating Drawings

This video will show you update floor plan drawings in Vertex BD. It will also cover how to move and re-scale the plans within the drawing sheet.

19. New Drawing Sheets & Cross-Sections

This video will show you how to create new drawing sheets in Vertex BD. As well as creating cross-sections and applying them to the new drawing sheet.

20. NC Output

This video will show you how to output a finished project to individual NC files the NC link component of Vertex BD. Please note that this video will not cover importing and into the rollformers software, please check with your machine manufacturer for this.

21. 3D PDF

This video will show you how to export a framing model from Vertex BD into 3D PDF format. It will also cover some of the features available once the 3D PDF is opened.

22. IFC Features

This video will show you how to import an IFC format file into Vertex BD. As well as exporting to IFC within Vertex BD. The IFC attribute filter is also shown. Please note that this video will not cover exporting from and into other software, please check with your software provider for this.

23. Hot Roll Connections

This video will show you how make connections for hot rolled steel profiles in Vertex BD. It will also cover how to create drawings for these.

24. Truss Engineering

This video will show you how to use the Truss Engineering component in Vertex BD. It will cover the full process, from connection trusses to wall panels, to setting wind loads and finally creating the capacity checks and output drawings.


25. FEA Engineering

This video will show you how to use the FEA Engineering component for Vertex BD. It covers the full process from adding and linking nodes to running the capacity check.