Pressure Vessel Solid Models from COMPRESS Designs in SOLIDWORKS

///Pressure Vessel Solid Models from COMPRESS Designs in SOLIDWORKS
Pressure Vessel Solid Models from COMPRESS Designs in SOLIDWORKS 2018-01-15T10:38:08+00:00

Pressure vessel solid models and drawings from COMPRESS files using SOLIDWORKS Webinar Q&A

View Drawings from COMPRESS Models in SOLIDWORKS Webinar Recording
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This would depend on the expertise of the designer. For instance, a cut could be placed in the extrusion which would then allow for the cylinder to be converted to a sheet metal component.
The Codeware Interface supports the latest 2 versions of SOLIDWORKS. This means currently both 2015 and 2016 of SOLIDWORKS are supported.
We call this the “Round Trip” problem. When files are exported from COMPRESS they comply with ASME Code rules. Changes made in SOLIDWORKS after export may not which is why we recommend making the changes in COMPRESS and then re-importing the file into SOLIDWORKS. We are however adding mates to the Codeware Interface to facilitate moving certain items such as nozzles. In the meantime, the current model is not preventing a drawing from being created. If it is necessary to adjust the model outside of COMPRESS, mates can be applied to the necessary components allowing the model to be easily adjusted. After this is done you would of course need to verify that the model still meets ASME Code rules.
We call this the “Round Trip” problem. When files are exported from COMPRESS they comply with ASME Code rules. Changes made in SOLIDWORKS after export may not which is why we recommend making the changes in COMPRESS and then re-importing the file into SOLIDWORKS. We are however adding mates to the Codeware Interface to facilitate moving certain items such as nozzles. In the meantime, the current model is not preventing a drawing from being created. If it is necessary to adjust the model outside of COMPRESS, mates can be applied to the necessary components allowing the model to be easily adjusted. After this is done you would of course need to verify that the model still meets ASME Code rules.
We call this the “Round Trip” problem. When files are exported from COMPRESS they comply with ASME Code rules. Changes made in SOLIDWORKS after export may not which is why we recommend making the changes in COMPRESS and then re-importing the file into SOLIDWORKS. We are however adding mates to the Codeware Interface to facilitate moving certain items such as nozzles. In the meantime, the current model is not preventing a drawing from being created. If it is necessary to adjust the model outside of COMPRESS, mates can be applied to the necessary components allowing the model to be easily adjusted. After this is done you would of course need to verify that the model still meets ASME Code rules.
We call this the “Round Trip” problem. When files are exported from COMPRESS they comply with ASME Code rules. Changes made in SOLIDWORKS after export may not which is why we recommend making the changes in COMPRESS and then re-importing the file into SOLIDWORKS. We are however adding mates to the Codeware Interface to facilitate moving certain items such as nozzles. In the meantime, the current model is not preventing a drawing from being created. If it is necessary to adjust the model outside of COMPRESS, mates can be applied to the necessary components allowing the model to be easily adjusted. After this is done you would of course need to verify that the model still meets ASME Code rules.
We call this the “Round Trip” problem. When files are exported from COMPRESS they comply with ASME Code rules. Changes made in SOLIDWORKS after export may not which is why we recommend making the changes in COMPRESS and then re-importing the file into SOLIDWORKS. We are however adding mates to the Codeware Interface to facilitate moving certain items such as nozzles. In the meantime, the current model is not preventing a drawing from being created. If it is necessary to adjust the model outside of COMPRESS, mates can be applied to the necessary components allowing the model to be easily adjusted. After this is done you would of course need to verify that the model still meets ASME Code rules.
We call this the “Round Trip” problem. When files are exported from COMPRESS they comply with ASME Code rules. Changes made in SOLIDWORKS after export may not which is why we recommend making the changes in COMPRESS and then re-importing the file into SOLIDWORKS. We are however adding mates to the Codeware Interface to facilitate moving certain items such as nozzles. In the meantime, the current model is not preventing a drawing from being created. If it is necessary to adjust the model outside of COMPRESS, mates can be applied to the necessary components allowing the model to be easily adjusted. After this is done you would of course need to verify that the model still meets ASME Code rules.
If you right click on the nozzle in COMPRESS you can open the nozzle dialog and edit it.
While circumferential seams are modeled, long seams are not yet included. This is something we are working on and will likely require user input for specifying the gap.
Adding features to all COMPRESS components is an ongoing project at Codeware. We expect our next release to include features applied to supports.
Drawings can be created for any of the solid models brought into SOLIDWORKS. Keep in mind though, ladders and platforms are added to the vessel in COMPRESS for the analysis of the weights and moments. The design of the ladders and platforms to comply with governing codes and safety standards must be done outside of COMPRESS.
Yes, the features demonstrated in the webinar are available in the standard version of SOLIDWORKS.
This is another feature we are looking into. In general we are investigating ways to apply sheet metal features to vessel components. Before this can be done, we have to apply features to the repads.
This is something that we have considered however instead of having them modeled we placed the gasket and bolting data in the flange properties. This allows you to create a BOM and call out the gasket and bolt data.
Most component (shells, heads, nozzles, etc.) names are defined in COMPRESS. These names are then applied to the solid model.
You can view tutorial videos here: /compress/videos.html
Not as this time. Currently pipe elbows are supported by COMPRESS and the Codeware Interface.
Yes, if it is modeled in COMPRESS it can be exported to SOLIDWORKS.
We aren’t too sure what you mean by this. Feel free to contact support to clarify this.
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