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WinCC OA Object Oriented Programming with Ctrl++

As demonstrated in the blog Siemens WinCC OA - The Open Architecture SCADA Package, I’m a huge fan of the WinCC OA (OA) package from Siemens and the platform continues to evolve with usability improvements. One of those improvements is the i...


Connecting to a Siemens PLC with Access Address

There are occasions when a Siemens PLC may need to be commissioned with a different IP address than the one assigned in the project. In the case of a single PLC, this is no big deal and it is a simple matter to update the project to match the IP addr...


Siemens WinCC OA - The Open Architecture SCADA Package

When asked if we work with a particular technology here at DMC, my answer is always "yes". PLC, Embedded, Test and Measurement, Business Logic: we do it all and more. WinCC OA (OA) is the spiritual analogue to that philosophy in SCADA fo...


Sixteen Candles on My DMC Cake

I can't really imagine it right now… I don't feel different…  I don't feel like I look different… but, I've been here at DMC for 16 years. I found DMC through a random encounter with Frank in Texas. Later,...


Entering the World of 3D Printing

A few years ago, DMC entered the world of 3D printing by building a Thing-O-Matic. This printer was... special in that it contained a lot of questionable design decisions, but it allowed us to do something amazing. We could create 3 dimensional objec...


LAVA BBQ, a vision quest and the complete failure to win anything

The LAVA BBQ at Scholz Garten was last night here at NI week.  I managed to score one of the last tickets and was offered the chance to catch a cab over to the venue.  I declined on the cab because I had been sitting in sessions all da...


LabVIEW 1.0, it was cool to see you

As Darren already posted in his blog post about attending NI week, the DMC trio of me, Ashley and Darren are all here learning about the new things happening with NI and there are some exciting new products being released.  I am curren...


WCF web services with LabVIEW

On a recent project with LabVIEW, I was tasked with integrating a C# DLL into a LabVIEW application. The integration worked quite well and allowed us to integrate client generated code with the exising LabVIEW application. As the application has e...


Occasionally Connected Database Applications with Microsoft Sync Services

It is often desired to have "occasionally connected" applications where a device may not always be connected to a network and that makes the task of maintaining a central data store such as SQL Server 2008R2 consistent across...


Tortoise SVN and VisualSVN Server - Your project anywhere

Source Code Control (SCC) is universally acknowledged by developers as an important part of developing and maintaining projects.  Effective use of takes discipline because what is not checked into the repository is not saved.  Opening ...


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