Recent COMPRESS Time Saving Additions
Copy and Paste Nozzles – Nozzles can now be copied and pasted between any components currently displayed in the 3D view, including between components on any other currently open pressure vessel design window.
Material Schemes – Material schemes allow many different vessel material of construction defaults to be created and referenced. Several pre-defined material schemes are provided covering the most common cases.
API 660 Nozzle Loadings – Standard nozzle loads can now be automatically applied to nozzles for use in a WRC local stress analysis.
Shipping Saddles – Shipping saddles, designed for up to 10 shipment conditions, can now be added to both horizontal and vertical vessels.
- ASME B16.20 and B16.21 standard dimensions – Gasket improvements include standard dimension look-ups per ASME B16.20 and B16.21, gasket dialog enhancements, and the addition of over 5000 gaskets from Flexitallic, Garlock, Lamons, and Teadit.
User Defined Bolts Improvements – The bolts dialog is now in a spreadsheet format to facilitate comparison between bolt values with separate tabs for Series 8, Coarse, ISO 724 (metric) and ASME B1.13M bolt types.
Help Pane – The Help pane is a dockable window that provides quick, online access to Codeware’s knowledge base, tutorials, new feature links, news and alerts.
Drawings – More drawings have been added to the Codeware Interface including tube bundles, channels and support saddles. Note that COMPRESS is the only pressure vessel software that offers drawings as a standard feature.
- Connections on forged nozzles – Elbows and other connections can now be added to variable thickness and long weld neck nozzles. These connections may consist of ASME B16.9 elbows, pipe spools or B16.5/16.47 flanges.
Change head types and retain attachments – Formed head attachments such as nozzles are now retained when changing head types.
Code Case 2901 – CC 2901 is now available as an alternative method for evaluating external loads on ASME B16.5 and ASME 16.47 welding neck flanges.