Vertex BD 2023 Release Date November 16, 2022
How to get a new version?
If your company is enrolled in our Support and Maintenance service, your company's Vertex BD administrator that we have on record will receive an email containing a link to download the upgrade installation package, along with instructions and licensing information. The delivery starts on November 16, 2022. Emails will be sent by December 2, 2022.
If the message has not reached the right person, please contact your local Vertex representative to assist you.
Vertex Systems - Finland, Sweden, Baltic Countries and CIS countries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vertex Systems - UK: helpdeskUK@vertex.fi
Argos Systems: email@example.com
Cad Serviceburo, Vertex BD customers in Benelux: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vertex Systems - Norway: email@example.com
Updates will be send in mid-January (2023) to clients in Australia, New Zealand and Asia.
Vertex Systems - Australia: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vertex Systems - China: email@example.com
Which version do I have?
You can find Vertex software version at the top bar of the running application e.g. Vertex BD 2022 / 28.0.16.
- The first number of the software version (e.g. 28) tells the major version, the second (0) intermediate version and the third (16) is the service pack number.
Major Versions and Service Packs
New major versions (upgrades) are released once a year. These include new features and functionality enhancements.
New features included in recent versions can be found at the following links:
Vertex BD 2023 (29.0) (Latest)
Service Packs (updates) are released about once a month. These include bug fixes and small enhancements. The latest Service Pack includes all previously released service packs for the major version.
Service Pack release notes can be found at the links below:
How to identify the Major Version installation package
Full installation packages are compressed files named after the software version e.g.:
After unpacking the compressed file, you can either install a the Vertex version, upgrade the previous version or update the current version.
How to identify the Service Pack installation package
Service Packs are self-extracting files e.g.:
These updates are for internal patching of the current version. These cannot upgrade an old major version, and should never be used on a different major version than intended.
Major version upgrade instructions
Vertex BD 2023 (29.0) (Latest)
Network Server vs Single installation
Companies with more than one Vertex BD license can do a network server installation so all designers can work with common models, drawings, and libraries.
- When using a network server, both the major version upgrades and service pack updates should be run on the network server, not on the workstations.
- Workstations will update from the network server at the next re-start.
You may need a new license for the Vertex BD upgrade.
- Find out which technique is used to manage the Vertex software licenses in your company.
- Refer to the installation instructions for software licensing procedures: Vertex BD 2023 licensing.
- Older licensing methods, such as HASP keys and Virtual IDs, will require an updated license file for each major version.
Compatibility of file formats between versions
Vertex BD and DS upgrade
Vertex Design Stream 2021 is compatible with Vertex BD version 2021 (27.0) or later.
No new major version of Vertex Design Stream (DS) will be released. Support and maintenance of the Vertex DS will continue in the future for many years to come.
To configure Vertex DS 2021 (21.0.x) to work with Vertex BD version 29.0, contact Vertex BD Support firstname.lastname@example.org