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Codeware Interface®

Codeware Interface™

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

How It Works:

Codeware Interface converts exported COMPRESS and INSPECT 3D solid models (.xml3D) into Inventor files. Simply click ‘Import Model’ from our custom Inventor menu to import your pressure vessel or heat exchanger model, associated iProperties 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 or exchanger 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.


  • Easily convert Codeware solid model files to native Inventor solid model files without manually creating part or assembly files. Vessel and exchanger data are applied to the assembly and part files automatically
  • Simplify the preparation of new construction or as-built vessel and exchanger drawings, bill of materials
  • Easily map imported data to drawing templates to improve workflow

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

Compatibility:  Autodesk® Inventor® 2016, Autodesk® Inventor® 2015, Autodesk® Inventor® 2014, Autodesk® Inventor® Professional 2016, Autodesk® Inventor® Professional 2015, Autodesk® Inventor® Professional 2014

Integration: Codeware Interface adds a custom menu to Inventor.

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

Countries: Worldwide


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