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Codeware Interface™

Codeware Interface™

Codeware Interface™ eliminates manual data entry by loading COMPRESS® 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 export files (.xml3D) into Inventor files.  Simply click ‘Import Model’ from our custom Inventor menu to import the COMPRESS 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 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 and bills of materials.
  • Easily map imported vessel data to templates to improve workflow.

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

Compatibility:  Autodesk® Inventor® 2014, Autodesk® Inventor® 2013, Autodesk® Inventor® 2012, Autodesk® Inventor® 2011, Autodesk® Inventor®  2010, Autodesk® Inventor® Professional 2014, Autodesk® Inventor® Professional 2013, Autodesk® Inventor® Professional 2012, Autodesk® Inventor® Professional 2011, Autodesk® Inventor® Professional 2010

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.  Through our Codeware Interface™ add-in, models created in COMPRESS can be opened within Inventor.

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