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Codeware Interface®

Codeware Interface™

The Codeware Interface® is an add-in for Autodesk® Inventor® that is included with each license of COMPRESS. It imports your COMPRESS pressure vessel and heat exchanger and creates a native Inventor® file. The associated data is managed through the use of iProperties and iParts.

 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.


  • Imports feature-enabled solid models with component design data included in iProperties
  • Creates assembly representations and iParts for easier grouping of components
  • Built-in tables and templates for drawings (Bill of Material, Nozzle Schedule, Bend Schedule)

Target Industries:  Mechanical Engineering, Pressure Vessel Design, Oil and Gas, Pulp and Paper, Chemical, Refining, Energy

Compatibility:  Autodesk® Inventor® 2017,  Autodesk® Inventor® 2016, Autodesk® Inventor® 2015,

Integration: Codeware Interface adds a custom menu to Inventor.

Languages:  English.

Countries: Worldwide


Additional Information:

Company Information:

Codeware was founded in 1983 in Ontario, Canada. We opened our first U.S. office in 1993. We currently have offices in Sarasota, Florida and Austin, Texas. Codeware's founder, Les M. Bildy, P. Eng., has served as President since 1983.

Engineering is at the core of Codeware. Our philosophy is that very specialized knowledge is needed to properly interpret and program the rules of the ASME Code. That's why Codeware's programming team is comprised primarily of Mechanical Engineers who are also Software Developers. It is common to see members of our software development team gathered around a white board debating the engineering merits of an approach before implementing it in Codeware's COMPRESS Software or INSPECT Software.

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