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Streamline Rockwell’s Application Code Manager with Excel

Rockwell’s Application Code Manager (ACM for short) is well known throughout the controls industry. ACM aids in bulk loading PLC object instances for many types of projects ranging from small repeatable process skid projects to DCS applications...


SQL Server Performance Troubleshooting

Introduction You have a SQL Server database, and one or more of your queries are running slow. You need to figure out why. You're not going to find the solution to your specific problem in this blog post, but you will find the first troubleshooti...


Using Algorithms for Efficient Multiplexing

In Test and Measurement Automation projects, we often have to make numerous, quick measurements for test points on a device being tested, which we make with multiplexers. For a recent project, we needed to measure multiple AC voltages on a Mobil...


Visual Studio Code Tips and Tricks

Visual Studio (VS) Code is one of the most popular integrated development environment (IDE) tools for software developers and is frequently used by engineers at DMC. In a fast-paced environment where developer velocity is highly valued, there&rsqu...


WinCC OA - How to Create a Microsoft SQL Server for NextGen Archiving

This two-part blog series is intended to be a step-by-step overview on how to set up and utilize a MS SQL Server and WinCC OA's NextGen Archive (NGA). Information for a general setup exists via the WinCC OA Documentation (see Further Reading/Link...


Sweet Traditions: DMC's Fourth Annual Cookie Exchange Unwrapped

What started as a way to connect with coworkers during the pandemic has become a long-awaited yearly tradition filled with sending and receiving delicious baked goods, sharing family recipes, and making memories. The DMC Cookie Exchange returns ...


DMC Quote Board - January 2024

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 and check out our open positions! 


Fun at DMC - Volume 19

Check out all the fun DMCers have had over the past month!  St. Louis  The St. Louis office went to the Garden Glow at the Missouri Botanical Gardens. Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. DMCers had their holiday party at ...


The Ultimate Guide to Using Arrays in Power Automate

When using Power Automate flows, we have become familiar with using the vast array of variable options. Strings, Integers, floats, and even Booleans if the mood strikes. However, one option that is often overlooked is the humble Array.  ...


DMC's Test & Measurement Team Makes LabVIEW Holiday Ornaments

DMC's Test and Measurement Automation team got into the holiday spirit and put their LabVIEW Icon Editor skills to the test with an ornament-making event! LabVIEW has an icon editor, typically used for labeling code, but the possibilities of...


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