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DMC White Papers Go Live

We are happy to announce a new section of our website has gone live: DMC White Papers! We have planned on adding this section ever since we revamped our website four months ago. At this point in time we have two white papers. First there is Ken Br...


Working with Legacy Hardware: Tips and Tricks

For a DMC engineer it is not atypical to be faced with outdated, legacy technology. Maybe a customer has come to us to upgrade a system that an intern did in the 90's; maybe a company's engineers have built up a system over the past decade an...


Solution to VB and VBA problems using the FlexGrid

Earlier in 2009, Microsoft declared the old FlexGrid control that came with VB6 a security threat. A security patch banned its use. FlexGrid was an ActiveX control that was commonly distributed with many applications including Office. It has been ...


Empowering your PLC with IEC 61131-3

Nobody loves catchy numeric buzzwords as much as me. I - E - C - Six - Eleven - Thirty - One - Dash - Three.... It just rolls off the tongue! OK I admit, it's a mouthful, but trust me it's worth knowing about. This is a brief intro to IEC6...


Customer Service Fundamentals Part V - Build Relationships & Rapport

Building relationships & rapport - the final of five entries on DMC's Customer Service Fundamentals. Like all of our customer service fundamentals, this one is quite basic and it almost is self-defining in its importance. Who would argue a...


CSS and How to Center Images of Unknown Size

When DMC launched our new website a few months ago, we were quite happy with some of the new skills and tricks we learned. One area where I learned quite a bit more, in particular, was CSS, or Cascading Style Sheets, and html style tags. One issue...


What's New in LabVIEW 2009

Over the course of NI Week in Austin, National Instruments gradually introduced and demonstrated the new features that are being implemented in the LabVIEW 2009 release. Many were logical steps forward in hardware and software development, some were ...


I'm happy to say the solution has been found for a frustrating Microsoft Word bug. Problem: Any Word 2007 document that uses Doc Variables will corrupt those values when the file is saved (yeah, nice). Anyone who has written custom macros that...


Capture the Browser Back Button - JavaScript Snippets

It’s a common problem: “I have an ASP .Net data entry form and all of my users are mad at me because they closed their browser and they lost their unsaved data!” If I had a dollar for every time I had to re-enter my shipping addr...


Christian Loew, a Systems Engineer at NI, has developed an open source utility for deploying rtexe's to a variety of Real-Time and Touch Panel targets. He has written a detailed white paper on how to use his application and the areas where users ...


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