About Codeware

Codeware was founded in 1983 in Ontario, Canada. We opened our first U.S. office in 1993. We currently have offices in Sarasota, Florida and Austin, Texas. Codeware's founder, Les M. Bildy, P. Eng., has served as President since 1983.


The impact test exemption rules of UCS-66 are some of the most important and yet most misunderstood provisions of the ASME Code. Because of its importance in determining safe vessel operation, MDMT is one of just a few critical parameters stamped onto vessel nameplates.  To address these complex rules COMPRESS automatically: [...]

2018-09-28T14:26:11+00:00September 28th, 2018|Categories: COMPRESS|Tags: , |

The Case for ASME Division 2 Class 1

Welcome to the second installment of our 2 part series on the advantages of using Division 2 Class 1. In our last Division 2 Class 1 post, we did a brief comparison of Class 1 and Division 1. In this video, we use a real world vessel example to illustrate the savings possible with [...]

2018-08-31T07:19:38+00:00August 16th, 2018|Categories: COMPRESS, COMPRESS Videos|Tags: |

Modernize your Welding Software with Shopfloor

Streamline Operations with Shopfloor Are you considering switching to a better welding software system?  If so, now is the time to look at Shopfloor. Integrates with COMPRESS to streamline operations Organizes all your QC documentation within one platform Includes flexible licensing that works for you Offers a set-up service for [...]

2018-08-06T14:37:55+00:00July 19th, 2018|Categories: Shopfloor|Tags: , |

ASME VIII-2 (Division 2) Class 1 Vessels

New in ASME VIII-2: Class 1 Vessels The recently introduced ASME VIII-2 Class 1 designation provides a way to specify and build vessels that are more economical than those produced using traditional Division 1 rules. Advantages of Class 1 over Division 1 include: Modern, more accurate design equations [...]

2018-10-24T15:44:24+00:00July 9th, 2018|Categories: COMPRESS, COMPRESS Videos|Tags: |

Code Case 2901 – External Loads on Flanges

COMPRESS software simplifies ASME Flange Design Do you need a way to combine pressure plus external loads when designing pressure vessel flanges?  ASME Code Case 2901 provides a new method to help solve this problem.  COMPRESS implements this recent Code Case and helps you to: Meet client specifications Obtain more economical flange ratings Satisfy ASME Code [...]

2018-06-12T13:51:54+00:00June 12th, 2018|Categories: COMPRESS, COMPRESS Videos|Tags: , |

COMPRESS 2018 Build 7820 Is Here!

Save time and money with COMPRESS COMPRESS time and money saving features now include: ASME® Code Case 2901 for better flange pressure ratings Stand alone tube bundles to reduce data entry Built-in B16.20/16.21 standard gasket dimensions If you need to renew your COMPRESS support or want to explore [...]

2018-07-18T15:07:19+00:00May 30th, 2018|Categories: COMPRESS|Tags: , |

INSPECT 2018 Build 7820 is Here!

API 579-1 / ASME FFS-1 Fitness-For-Service Software INSPECT mechanical integrity additions for this release include: Data logger integration Modeling of tank bottoms with non-circular annular plates Tracking repair/patch plates over time Download INSPECT 2018 Build 7820 from the Support Center today.

2018-07-12T09:24:16+00:00May 30th, 2018|Categories: INSPECT|Tags: , |

COMPRESS, Productivity and the Other Guys

Let's face it - software packages like COMPRESS exist to increase productivity and save valuable Engineering hours. There are many complex items involved when selecting a pressure vessel design software so the purpose here is to break it down into a more manageable task. In our estimation, there are two general [...]

2018-07-20T14:44:04+00:00February 20th, 2018|Categories: COMPRESS|

2018 COMPRESS & INSPECT Training

Codeware is pleased to announce the 2018 training courses offered by Becht Engineering.  Early Bird Pricing is Available! Reserve your spot today! COMPRESS Courses Location Date ASME VIII-1 Design Orlando, FL Mar 19-Mar 23 ASME VIII-1 Design Chicago, IL May 21-May 25 ASME VIII-1 Design Calgary, AB Sep 10-Sep 14 ASME VIII-1 [...]

2018-06-01T16:10:59+00:00January 26th, 2018|Categories: COMPRESS, INSPECT|