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.

Introducing INSPECT – API 510 in 3D

Codeware is pleased to introduce INSPECT, software for mechanical integrity analysis of ASME VIII-1 equipment. Unlike other mechanical integrity software, INSPECT performs complete ASME calculations. INSPECT also records thickness surveys, shows condition monitoring locations (CMLs) and generates full reports. Having trouble viewing this video? Download video (.mov 37MB) [...]

2016-10-26T14:28:01+00:00 February 12th, 2012|Categories: INSPECT Videos|Tags: , , |

Openings in Support Skirts

COMPRESS 2011 Builds 7120 and above feature the ability to specify openings in support skirts. Circular sleeves, internal projections and reinforcing pads are considered. For openings on non-sloped skirts, a tilt angle can also be specified. Having trouble viewing this video? Download video (.mov 23MB) [...]

2016-10-26T14:28:01+00:00 August 11th, 2011|Categories: COMPRESS Videos|Tags: |

Why Perform UG-99 Hydrotest Stress Calculations?

ASME UG-99 Hydrostatic Test Stress Calculations ASME Code paragraph UG-99 requires that all vessels undergo hydrostatic (or pneumatic) testing before Code stamping. As this test provides mechanical stress relief it may be thought of as the final step in the fabrication process. The UG-99 hydrostatic test is an effective way to screen for design, material [...]

2018-04-12T08:57:18+00:00 April 11th, 2011|Categories: COMPRESS Videos|Tags: |

Why Specify Pressure Vessel Weld Seams?

The Advantages of Locating Pressure Vessel Weld Seams Although not required to perform basic (theoretical) ASME calculations, specifying weld seam locations when designing pressure vessels provides a number of practical advantages: Tall towers often require greater thicknesses near the bottom to resist wind and seismic loadings. Locating circumferential shell seams is [...]

2017-10-04T15:03:55+00:00 March 22nd, 2011|Categories: COMPRESS Videos|Tags: |

Import COMPRESS Files Into AutoCAD Plant 3D

See how to import COMPRESS 3D solid model files into AutoCAD Plant 3D. The COMPRESS solid model export feature saves time by eliminating the need to manually recreate vessel and exchanger equipment within your plant design software. Having trouble viewing this video? Download video (.mov 57MB) [...]

2016-10-26T14:28:04+00:00 February 17th, 2011|Categories: COMPRESS Videos|Tags: , , |

Export Your Designs as 3D Solid Models

With COMPRESS you can export your designs in any one of the following neutral file formats. See how the COMPRESS 3D solid model export works by opening one of our sample files in your software of choice: ACIS - Download Sample (.sat) Granite - Download Sample (.g) IGES - Download Sample (.iges) [...]

2017-03-16T13:56:18+00:00 January 12th, 2011|Categories: COMPRESS Videos|Tags: , |

Detailed Design in Three Easy Steps

Vessels From Specification to Detailed Design in Three Easy Steps Creating an ASME design that simultaneously considers internal pressure, vacuum, MDMT and wind/seismic loadings can be a daunting task. The COMPRESS Vessel Wizard can do this for you with minimal data entry. Based on your inputs, design conditions are automatically satisfied by the [...]

2016-11-21T16:21:51+00:00 September 23rd, 2010|Categories: COMPRESS, Power Users|Tags: |