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Attribute Ratings

  • Codeware COMPRESS is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

AutoCAD

89%
80 Ratings
10.0

COMPRESS

100%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

8.1

AutoCAD

81%
3 Ratings

COMPRESS

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.0

AutoCAD

80%
3 Ratings

COMPRESS

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.1

AutoCAD

71%
27 Ratings

COMPRESS

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.0

AutoCAD

80%
3 Ratings

COMPRESS

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Autodesk

This software suits best at accuracy which is required in fabrication work. As the parts needed to fabricate they need to be dimensioned up to the parts of inches and that work is done perfectly with the help of the fabrication part. Although the manual commands need to execute each task are way lengthier than other similar platforms. This meets the requirements in terms of output required but lacks in automating the processes.
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Codeware

Codeware Compress is a very powerful ASME design tool. It is very intuitive and easy to learn. Anyone engaged in ASME related design projects will greatly benefit from investing in this software. It has tools for all types of ASME code products (pressure vessels, heat exchangers & boilers). Codeware is always improving the software. New features are included in almost all new releases. Their customer support is also great. They are quick to respond to questions. The web portal has great support tools. The ability to export the ASME design into 3D CAD formats is a huge time saver. The software can also be very handy for other types of non-ASME tank design work as well. For instance, you can use it to explore leg support structures for elevated tank designs.
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Pros

Autodesk

  • The tools are easy to use and the learning curve is fairly minimal to be able to create blueprints.
  • The 3D application is very fun to use and it is nice to be able to see your product instead of having to imagine what it will look like.
  • The speed and accuracy in which students can create plans is a huge bonus. Students can plan their industrial art projects out and use their own set of plans to build them.
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Codeware

  • Codeware Compress has a great user interface and is a very robust ASME design tool.
  • Compress has a very well built 3D CAD export interface module that works well with SolidWorks and Autodesk Inventor.
  • Codeware has a great user support network.
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Cons

Autodesk

  • It needs more help in 3D world, eventually some parametric support
  • Better connection with Revit or Inventor
  • Dynamic blocks could get some updates
  • Parameters can be more developed; excel capabilities could be added
  • Sheet set could be more evolved to support a workflow involving data management
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Codeware

  • Add more CAD functionality to create custom support structures and support brackets (clips, ect..)
  • Partner with a major CAD platform (such as Autodesk, SolidWorks) for an "In CAD" solution. Which would allow quick customization of the ASME design model without leaving the native CAD environment.
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Pricing Details

AutoCAD

Starting Price

$210 per month

Editions & Modules

AutoCAD editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Single-User License$210.001

Footnotes

  1. per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

COMPRESS

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

COMPRESS editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Autodesk

    Because rarely we [would] rather wait for a whole year to update, sometimes the new updates don't bring many new features and we are still ok with the current version. Also the change of interface is always something that takes time for every partner in the company to get comfortable with. So those are the main reasons we may want to keep the same version.
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    Codeware

    No answers on this topic

    Usability

    Autodesk

    Is an extremely usefull and accurate software , yo certainly can do almost every task requiered to document a project drawings and specifications , the only is that to be confortable with it you need a little of practice and to be familiarized with the commands and the core functioning to get expected results.
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    Codeware

    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Autodesk

    AutoCAD has the issue of crashing or slowing down the design procedure once a heavy design that includes several disciplines or multiple families/blocks is involved. Customer services gets the feedback from the crash reports but this issue seems like it has never been addressed in the software updates past several years.
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    Codeware

    No answers on this topic

    Implementation Rating

    Autodesk

    the implementation was realy easy , to set up our workstation we pay for the licenses we are about to use , there was a little bit of delay to get the payment processed to receive the serial but after that the install runs without any problem , so you can fell secure there will be not issue with the implementation.
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    Codeware

    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    Autodesk

    AutoCAD is the industry benchmark and standard, it is easy to use and understand, the Graphic User Interface is fairly intuitive with icons that make sense, shortcut keys make drawing super fast, blocks prevent or at least limit costly mistakes. The drawing exchange format (DXF) is for one thing easy to save in the newest format as well as older formats that better suit older machines in the profile cutting industry
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    Codeware

    I have only tried a brief tutorial on PV Elite so I can't provide a worthwhile comparison on features.
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    Return on Investment

    Autodesk

    • AutoCAD has helped our smaller firm produce lots of finished products matching that of a much larger size firm. With its many features, we have been able to do so much more and meet deadlines that much faster.
    • Since we do use AutoCAD, we're able to work with many other engineering firms to collaborate together to complete various building projects.
    • We have many clients now who expect us to provide for them at the end of a project not just printed construction drawings but also the digital AutoCAD drawing so they can in turn use it for future modifications themselves.
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    Codeware

    • Codeware Compress is a huge part of our ability to design and release pressure vessels quickly. It has greatly reduced our engineering design cycle. We have built standards that allow us to release designs to fabrication in hours instead of days.
    • The ability to export the 3D CAD files makes quick work of developing quotes and proposals.
    • Codeware Compress greatly reduces the chances of errors related to meeting ASME code compliance. The software developers keep the software in sync with the current editions of the ASME code. That allows users to focus more time on the design aspects of the project and less time worrying about the actual nuts and bolts of the extensive ASME code rules.
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