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 areas to consider. First, how complete are the calculations performed and second, is it a good piece of software or is it awkward to use? The first consideration deals primarily with Mechanical Engineering while the second is more of a Computer Science and user interface discussion. With that being said, here goes:
All ASME® calculation software offerings claim the same thing: “we perform ASME calculations”. This makes it hard to sort out the differences between the various packages because it’s not always clear which Code provisions have been automated and which rely on manual input of the required parameters. Here are some common productivity killing things to watch out for:
All software vendors claim that their user interface is “easy to use”. Unfortunately, many features that are commonly assumed to be part of a modern software application are simply not present in competing products. Here are eleven time wasters to look out for:
The previous lists are just part of the story. To get a more complete picture of how COMPRESS can save your company time and money we invite you to contact us today by clicking on the button below.