Efficient Fabrication With COMPRESS + Shopfloor Paul Daniel
Save Time and Money With COMPRESS + Shopfloor
Using COMPRESS + Shopfloor you can design ASME VIII equipment, estimate its cost, produce fabrication drawings and manage ASME IX welding documents in one consistent, unified system. Expensive custom programming is no longer required to get your Engineering, Estimating, Drafting and Quality Control departments working together.
Estimators are equipped with the COSTER® add-in for Excel®. Drafters harness the power of AutoDesk® Inventor® or SOLIDWORKS® through the Codeware Interface. Quality Control employs Shopfloor to track jobs and manage weld documentation and welders. And of course, Vessel Designers use the standard in pressure vessel design, COMPRESS.
Do you outsource your vessel design work? If your design consultant uses COMPRESS, our XML3D file output provides all the benefits of Shopfloor integration for you too.
Codeware is the leader in engineering software for ASME fixed equipment. If you’re considering implementing a software system or just want more information, we’re happy to answer your questions. Simply fill out our form or call us at 1-941-927-2670.
The ASME Code is a complex (and sometimes confusing) set of mandatory rules subject to regular updates. It’s challenging to stay current with the ASME Code, building codes, related Codes and Standards, good engineering practices, customer specifications and advances in computing. A sale lost or worse yet, a vessel rejected because something was missed is simply not acceptable in today’s business climate. COMPRESS has been in widespread use for over 30 years because it efficiently guides designers through the ASME Code while helping to avoid Code related errors and omissions. COMPRESS is also the best value because it includes many features that competing software charge extra for. Design of equipment supports, fabrication drawings, cost estimating, FEA and even technical support are either not available or optional with others but come standard with COMPRESS.
Included with the purchase of COMPRESS, the COSTER Excel add-in imports COMPRESS designs and creates customizable cost estimates. Consistent and accurate cost estimating is vital to your company’s bottom line. Too high, you lose the bid and too low, you lose money. Automating the costing function to the largest extent possibleis a strategic imperative that is often only appreciated after your Estimator retires or quits.
Eliminate the Drafting Bottleneck
Do you need to get more fabrication drawings done but are short on staff? COMPRESS increases drafting productivity by including the Codeware Interface (CWI), an add-in for Autodesk Inventor and SOLIDWORKS. The CWI transfers COMPRESS design data so it does not have to be re-entered into your drafting system. The CWI includes Drafter 3D, a feature that produces to-scale 2D fabrication drawings from COMPRESS solid models. Drafting personnel also appreciate that the CWI supports advanced smart solid modeling techniques including the use of Assembly Representations (Inventor), Assembly Configurations (SOLIDWORKS), features and sketches. Support for Mates and tracking changes made to the solid model within the CWI is scheduled for release in 2017.
Eliminate manual data entry into your drafting system and automate repetitive tasks such as grounding (Inventor) or fixing (SOLIDWORKS) the model. Interference checks are performed automatically too.
Required nozzle detail drawings, nozzle cut lists, U-tube bend schedules, shell roll-outs, nozzle schedules, bill of materials and more are created faster, more efficiently and with fewer mistakes.
Easily map imported vessel and exchanger data to templates to improve workflow.
Manage ASME IX Weld Forms, Welders and Jobs with Shopfloor
Shopfloor is an integrated solution that connects ASME IX weld forms to both the design and drawings. Don’t want to retrain your welders to use a new form layout? We offer a turnkey Shopfloor set up service that digitizes your existing forms and lets you continue to work with them.
Create and manage welding forms and track welder continuity.
Keep track of fabrication locations, jobs and customers.
Secure cloud-based data storage with access anywhere.
Imports COMPRESS designs and automatically fills out U-Forms.
Quickly determine if you’ll need to qualify additional procedures and/or welders.
Assists in selecting the right procedures and welders for the job.
Automatically places WPS numbers on your drawings when used with Drafter 3D.
One-click document deliverables packaging.
Streamline Inspector Sign-Off and Equipment Delivery
“In our 20 plus years of using COMPRESS including the design, quotation and fabrication of in excess of 10,000 pressure vessels, we have come to rely on the accuracy and dependability we get each and every time.”