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2024 Chicago LabVIEW User Group Meeting at DMC

Overview: DMC is proud to host this quarter’s Chicago LabVIEW User Group (CLUG) meeting on June 26, 2024! The CLUG is a group of LabVIEW users that meet quarterly to discuss new programming techniques, design choices, updates, and share stor...


Getting Started with Database Server in Beckhoff TwinCAT 3

Table of contents 1. Download and Installation 2. Adding the Database Project to a TwinCAT 3 Solution 3. Writing Code to Write to the Database Server 4. Testing the Database Connection Being able to store long term data is one of the...


Building Audio Systems for Fun at DMC Chicago

At DMC Chicago's holiday party, a bunch of us started talking about audio systems. After I explained how I build them for fun, some folks asked if they could come to the shop and make some. Since DMCers love to learn for fun, we decided it w...


DMC Denver Moves Unique Team Traditions to a New Office Space

After nine years and three space expansions, DMC Denver left its office in the Lower Downtown (LoDo) neighborhood in December for a new space in the River North Art District (RiNo). The new office offers more space to accommodate DMC Denver’s g...


DMC Quote Board - June 2024

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


Programming a PLC to be a Game Console

PLC Code This past week, I took on the challenge of turning one of our IO demo kits connected to a Siemens PLC into a working game system. I chose to program the classic games Bop It and Simon Says as they would be easy to understand while still p...


Welcome Par-Tee at TopGolf!

DMC has an awesome tradition of throwing a welcome party for each new hire. This is a great opportunity to meet your coworkers and practice the DMC core value of “Have Fun”! Michal Gumulak and I decided to have our welcome party at...


The Future of Test and Measurement and NI Connect 2024

NI Connect 2024 was a highlight event this year for the Test and Measurement industry that brought together major thought leaders to share insights, forge connections, and celebrate innovation. Let’s dive into the key takeaways!  S...


FactoryTalk Optix Series 3 - NetLogic Overview and Examples

Overview NetLogic is C# code that is linked to Optix. Optix can call methods with parameters, set private C# variables, and has numerous C# Libraries integrated by default to assist with passing data between Optix and your C# code. Optix also...


FactoryTalk Optix Series 2 - Variables, Attributes, Dynamic Links, and Converters

Overview Variables, Attributes, Dynamic Links, and converters are the building blocks of Optix UI design. Each variable has a number of attributes associated with it, and Dynamic links and Converters can be used to define a relationship between tw...


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