Pressure Vessel Drawings from COMPRESS Models in Inventor

>>>Pressure Vessel Drawings from COMPRESS Models in Inventor
Pressure Vessel Drawings from COMPRESS Models in Inventor 2016-12-09T10:58:28+00:00

Pressure vessel drawings from COMPRESS models using Inventor Webinar Q&A

View Drawings From COMPRESS Models Using Inventor Webinar Recording
The export from COMPRESS is currently one directional. We are working on a solution to address the “Round Trip” problem when making changes to certain components like nozzles. The concern here is in maintaining ASME Code compliance after changes are made in Inventor. One way you can do this now is to make your changes in COMPRESS and then re-export the model. Once it has been exported you can save the part files into the original folder. Since the parts will have the same name this will update the model.
The export from COMPRESS is currently one directional. We are working on a solution to address the “Round Trip” problem when making changes to certain components like nozzles. The concern here is in maintaining ASME Code compliance after changes are made in Inventor. One way you can do this now is to make your changes in COMPRESS and then re-export the model. Once it has been exported you can save the part files into the original folder. Since the parts will have the same name this will update the model.
The Codeware Interface is being successfully used by fabrication shops today. Once again, it’s a no extra cost COMPRESS feature available for your immediate download from our support center.
This question comes up a lot. From a standard work flow there is not much difference in creating drawings. It really comes down to personal preference.
Internals in COMPRESS are modeled for the purposes of accounting for weight and placement. We recommend contacting the vendor of the particular internal to see if they would be able to provide you with the actual model to place in Inventor.
The Codeware Interface is no different than any other COMPRESS feature and is owned and developed by us. We don’t plan on discontinuing support for the Codeware Interface (CWI) as we believe that solid modelling is the future of productivity in our industry. Of course this same question can be asked of any software company. What if they stopped supporting their products? History is the best predictor of future performance and we’ve been supporting COMPRESS since 1983.
We have discussed this and will be addressing it in the future.
Weld sizes are currently exported to iProperties. For example, for the nozzles properties you will see the weld sizes listed.

This was due to two different properties being used. One was the “Design MDMT” and the other was the “Rated MDMT”
The Codeware Interface supports the latest two versions of Inventor. Currently 2015 and 2016 are supported.
While each part has a corresponding impact test iProperty, you can manually add impact tested to the full assembly. We have added this as a feature request for a future release.
Yes, this would come down to the user’s expertise with Inventor.
The nozzle schedule provided with the Codeware drawing templates can be adjusted under Manage>>Styles Editor>>Parts List.
Not automatically via the CWI. There are other products under development at Codeware that will address this and other QA needs.
Yes, a recording of the webinar will be made available at www.codeware.com/webinars within a few days following the webinar.
We don’t have a preference and we support both products. If you are unsure which to go with we recommend demoing both to see which you prefer. We typically find it is a 50/50 split among our users.
ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning. It’s business management software offered by companies such as SAP and Oracle.
Not currently, but we are looking into methods to resolve this issue.
Currently the API call for this functionality is not available from within Inventor. If this is something you would like to see I would encourage you to reach out to your Inventor reseller and ask them to open the API up to 3rd party development. You can also request this here:
http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/inventor-ideastation/ability-to-create-sheet-metal-contour-roll-feature-through-api/idi-p/6071001
Currently the API call for this functionality is not available from within Inventor. If this is something you would like to see I would encourage you to reach out to your Inventor reseller and ask them to open the API up to 3rd party development. You can also request this here:
http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/inventor-ideastation/ability-to-create-sheet-metal-contour-roll-feature-through-api/idi-p/6071001
This is likely possible but would require some assistance with Inventor support.
Weld sizes are currently exported to iProperties. For example, for the nozzles properties you will see the weld sizes listed.

This would need to be done manually or by developing a macro.
Yes, this is set up in the Options dialog. This is the folder where the default save location is specified.

When exporting the file from COMPRESS you can choose any location to save the file.

As there is no provision in the ASME Code to address this it is not on our COMPRESS development list.
Please give us a call and clarify your question.
The model is created automatically for you now.
We have not addressed the weld bevels yet. But this is on our development list. We can add the height from center to the iProperties for you.
You can set up multiple sheets by right clicking the sheet and selecting ‘New Sheet’.

You can set this up by developing a macro.
The ribbon is automatically set up by the Codeware Interface installer.
Certainly, just email us and we can verify you that attended the webinar.