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Codeware Interface®

Codeware Interface™

Codeware Interface® eliminates manual data entry by loading COMPRESS® and INSPECT® ASME Code compliant pressure vessel designs into Autodesk® Inventor® software.  The add-in imports the vessel model and manages the associated data so that you can focus on higher level work. 

How It Works:

Codeware Interface converts COMPRESS and INSPECT export files (.xml3D) into Inventor files. Simply click ‘Import Model’ from our custom Inventor menu to import your pressure vessel model, associated properties and preferences (e.g. units of measurement). 

See how the conversion works by downloading sample Inventor files created by Codeware Interface from Once the vessel data is in Inventor, you can easily create drawings and a bill of materials.


There is no additional charge for the Codeware Interface add-in provided that your company has current COMPRESS or INSPECT software support.


  • Eliminate manual entry of vessel data and automate repetitive tasks such as grounding the model and performing interference checks.
  • Simplify the preparation of new construction or as-built vessel drawings, bills of materials.
  • Easily map imported vessel data to drawing templates to improve workflow.

Target Industries:  Oil & Gas Processing, Maintenance & Inspection, Engineering Procurement & Construction (EPC)

Compatibility:  Autodesk® Inventor® 2015, Autodesk® Inventor® 2014, Autodesk® Inventor® 2013, Autodesk® Inventor® 2012, Autodesk® Inventor® Professional 2015, Autodesk® Inventor® Professional 2014, Autodesk® Inventor® Professional 2013, Autodesk® Inventor® Professional 2012

Integration: Codeware Interface adds a custom menu to Inventor.

Languages:  All local language versions of Inventor are supported, menus are in English.

Countries: Worldwide

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Additional Information:

Company Information:
Founded in 1983, Codeware develops and markets engineering software. Our leading COMPRESS application is used to design pressure vessels and heat exchangers in accordance with ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code rules.  INSPECT, our newest offering, is a post construction management system for pressure vessels and heat exchangers. INSPECT uniquely integrates full ASME calculations with API 510 mechanical integrity and API 579 fitness for service analysis capabilities. Through our Codeware Interface add-in, models created in either software can be opened within Inventor.

Contact Information: 
Codeware Inc.
5224 Station Way
Sarasota, FL 34233
United States
Phone: +1-941-927-2670