Which COMPRESS Releases Support the Latest ASME Code?

COMPRESS Builds 8400 and higher are up-to-date with the 2023 Edition of the ASME VIII BPVC. Previous releases have lower build numbers and are not current with the latest ASME Code. The COMPRESS year is displayed on the opening screen and can also be shown, along with the build number, by clicking on Help > About COMPRESS from the main menu.

All COMPRESS versions, including very old releases, can be identified by their build release numbers. All build numbers lower than 8400, including COMPRESS Build 6258 and COMPRESS Build 6259, are NOT in compliance with the 2023 Edition of the ASME Code.

Compliance With the Latest ASME Code

Keeping your COMPRESS Support current provides access to ASME Code updates, software improvements, automatic drawing generation, the online Support Center and our Engineering Support Team.

Twelve (12) months of support and updates are included with each license purchase.  After the first year, you need only pay the annual support fee to keep your license current and your support account active.

Keeping Your COMPRESS License Current

In addition to access to Codeware’s Technical Support Engineers, keeping your COMPRESS license current provides uninterrupted access to the following valuable benefits:

  • Design equipment to the latest Edition of the ASME VIII BPVC

  • Produce pressure vessel and heat exchanger drawings

  • Productivity enhancements, additional calculations, Code Cases, and powerful new features like pressure vessel fatigue screening

  • COMPRESS integration with Codeware’s welding procedure software, Shopfloor

COMPRESS Pressure Vessel Fatigue Screening

COMPRESS now includes Pressure Vessel Fatigue

COMPRESS support includes the CWI with its automatic drawings feature. Many features such as this are not present in old Codeware software like COMPRESS 6258 or COMPRESS 6259.

COMPRESS support includes CWI drawing creation

COMPRESS support includes automatic drawing creation. Also, files created by unlicensed COMPRESS 6258 or COMPRESS 6259 cannot be loaded by legitimate COMPRESS software.

COMPRESS support includes 3D solid model creation

COMPRESS Technical Support

We offer live (email and phone) and web-based support to help you get the detailed answers you need when you need them.

COMPRESS Software Update Service

Updates can be conveniently installed using the Automatic Update feature within the software or downloaded from the Support Center.

Why Upgrade From COMPRESS 6258 or COMPRESS 6259?  Answer: ASME Code Compliance!

Valuable features like ASME Code Compliance, UG-44, advanced report formatting, nozzle copypaste, automatic drawings, shipping saddles and Windows 10 compatibility are not available if you’re using old Codeware releases such as COMPRESS 6258 or COMPRESS 6259.  Also, designs created using free or unlicensed COMPRESS versions cannot be loaded by genuine COMPRESS software licenses.  Boost your productivity and protect your company’s reputation by upgrading from COMPRESS 6258 today!