Vertex BD Hardware Recommendations


Operating System

 64-bit Microsoft Windows 10 / Windows 11


 3.0 GHz or faster


 16 to 32 GB RAM

Disk Space

 5 GB application + 200 MB to 3 GB per project

Display Card

 Nvidia T1000, RTX A1000, RTX A2000, RTX 1000, or similar

 Nvidia GeForce RTX2000, RTX3000 series (Vertex BD 2021 and newer)


Additional Notes:

We highly recommend solid state drives.

Prioritize processor speed over number of cores.  Vertex BD uses 1 core for most tasks.

Standard single family house projects are typically 100 to 200 MB per project.  House option models and larger projects, such as apartment buildings and hotels, can be 1 to 3 GB per project.

*Integrated graphics drivers are not supported.  A dedicated display card is required.  When both integrated graphics and a dedicated display card are present, be sure that Vertex BD utilizes the dedicated card.

*Vertex BD 2022 and up will not run on Windows 7.

Vertex BD requires a network connection to authenticate the license at start up.

Sorry, we do not have a version for Apple macOS.


For more information, please visit the Vertex Documentation site.