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Siemens S7-300/SIMATIC NET OPC Addressing in Ignition

Recently, I needed to access tags on a Siemens S7-300 PLC in Ignition 7.9 for one of my projects. These tags were communicated using an intermediate Siemens SIMATIC NET OPC Server. Since I know Ignition’s documentation is usually quite stellar,...


React Native Styling: Simple Tips to Getting Started

Coming to React Native development from a React background, I encountered a bit of a learning curve related to native OS compilation and application styling. While troubleshooting compilation and build issues often still cause me to bang my head...


Getting Started With WinCC OA: Part 11 - Panels | Child Panels (Popups)

Welcome back to “Getting Started with WinCC OA”! If you aren’t familiar with the series’ previous topics, it’s recommended that you read the prior installments before proceeding: Part 1: Creating and Opening a Proj...


DMC Quote Board - January 2021

Visitors to DMC may notice our ever-changing "Quote Board," documenting the best engineering jokes and employee one-liners of the moment.  Learn more about DMC's company culture. 


Grateful Reflection on the Bright Spots of 2020

Happy New Year! This January let's look back at 2020 and find the bright spots we've had at DMC. 2020 gave the world the opportunity to look at everything from different angles. At DMC, we asked ourselves some new questions. How do we prov...


Using AutoHotkey in PLC Programming

Oftentimes, we must perform monotonous, repetitive tasks—and just about every time, it’s mind-numbingly boring. Thankfully, though, we can make our lives saner through automation! AutoHotkey is a simple scripting tool that allows you t...


DMC Data Acquisition Application Featured in Control Engineering

CFE Media's December 2020 issue of Control Engineering features an article by DMC Systems Engineer Ryan Yu on developing a custom LabVIEW data acquisition application. The application leverages SystemLink as a central database for stori...


Virtual Dashboard in a Day January 20, 2021

On January 20, 2021 DMC will be hosting Microsoft's Dashboard in a Day Power BI Workshop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST virtually via Microsoft Teams.  In partnership with Microsoft, DMC has led more than a dozen Dashboard in a Day w...


Making the Holidays Special with Operation Santa

After a challenging year, many at DMC wanted to make the holiday season extra special. We used our monthly social budget, the DMC Activity Fund, to participate in the USPS Operation Santa and buy gifts for others. What is Operation Santa? Accor...


Managing Devices Remotely with Microsoft Endpoint Manager

As many organizations remain working remotely, it is particularly important for IT departments to continue managing devices and ensuring the security of corporate data. Since many employees have corporate-owned and personal devices, IT departments ne...


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