What's New in Vertex BD 2021


Better performance with the new 3D graphics engine

Rotating and zooming large models is now 10x faster.1


Switching between architectural and framing model is up to 50x faster2 and large 3D models are 9x faster on mobile workstations.3






Better compatibility with gaming graphics cards

Performance with Nvidia GeForce graphics cards is up to 50x better.4

Leveraging DirectX technology enables much better functionality of Nvidia GeForce graphics cards.

Frames per second

 Nvidia Quadro K1200     Nvidia Quadro RTX 4000






Manage larger projects better

Quickly check and update the project hierarchy. Generate accurate part lists.








Improvements for hot rolled steel detailing

Improvements in connections, drawings and bill of materials. New output: DSTV-link.



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Faster truss design process

Less manual work when using tools for different truss types





+Many more improvements and new features


  1. Benchmark was conducted in September between the release version 2020 and development version 2021 of Vertex G4 and Vertex BD software. The testing was conducted using 6 different system configurations and with 5 different large 3D models. In the test, rotation frame rate and time to open the models was measured. Using release version 2020 the average frame rate was 3.2 frames per second and average time to open model was 36 seconds. Using development version 2021 the average frame rate was 38 frames per second and average time to open model was 17 seconds.
  2. Benchmark was conducted in September between the release version 2020 and development version 2021 of Vertex G4 and Vertex BD software. In the test, the average time to switch between 3D architect and framing model was measured. The testing was conducted using 4 different Vertex BD models. The average time to switch between 3D architect and framing model was 76 seconds using release version 2020 and 1.5 seconds using development version 2021. The test was conducted using mobile workstation HP ZBook 15v G5, with Intel i7 9750H processor, 16 gigabytes of RAM, SSD disk and NVIDIA Quadro P600 graphics card.
  3. Benchmark was conducted in September between the release version 2020 and development version 2021 of Vertex G4 and Vertex BD software.  The average frame rate using the mobile workstations with release version 2020 was 3.7 frames per second and with development version 2021 34 frames per second. The mobile workstation used in the test were HP ZBook 15v G5, with Intel i7 9750H processor, 16 gigabytes of RAM, SSD disk, NVIDIA Quadro P600 graphics card, and HP ZBook Studio G3, with Intel i7-6700HQ processor, 16 gigabytes of RAM, SSD disk, Nvidia Quadro M1000M graphics card.
  4. Benchmark was conducted in September between the release version 2020 and development version 2021 of Vertex G4 and Vertex BD software. In the test, average frame rate was measured when using Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060 graphics card. In release version 2020 the average frame rate was 1.15 frames per second and in development version 2021 the average frame rate was 58.5 frames per second. The tested system configuration had Intel i7 7700K processor and 16 gigabytes of RAM.