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Recovering Missing Library Components in Altium Designer

Have you ever opened an Altium project only to discover that a Footprint or Schematic Library file is missing? Maybe your coworker forgot to commit the files to version control, or forgot to include them in the .zip file before leaving for vacation. ...


What's It Like to Start Working at DMC Chicago?

The Chicago office recently filmed and debuted its first update video. These videos are shared internally at our monthly company-wide meeting and sometimes also on our YouTube channel. After a huge brainstorm and much debate, the Chicago team&nb...


Connecting to Legacy Telemecanique XBT Terminals

As legacy hardware begins to fail, support can be difficult for a variety of reasons - not the least of which is the deprecation of programming software and debugging tools. I recently helped a customer restore the program to an old Telemecanique (no...


Creating an Augmented Reality (AR) Demo with the Vuforia Studio Pilot Program

Augmented Reality (AR) has been booming the past couple of months, especially with the deployment of Pokémon Go. If you're not familiar with it, Pokémon Go is a mobile app that encourages its users to walk around the real world in order to captur...


Welcome to DMC, Dinner Theater, and the 1920s

For the welcome party of John Michael Fruhlo, Brian Sabino, and myself, DMC took us out in style to Tommy’s Gun Garage, a themed dinner theater set in gangster-ridden, speakeasy-filled, flapper-crazed 1920s Chicago. From the moment we receiv...


DMC on Tour: Modernization Made Easy on the E&M New Stuff Road Show

Jimmy Condon and I joined E&M on the 2016 edition of their annual New Stuff Road Show to help Siemens showcase their new Modernization Made Easy initiative that was launched this year. The two-week tour, which stretched from Sacramento to San ...


Cheers to Our New Employees at a Chicago Distilling Welcome Party

DMC has several fun traditions for onboarding new team members, including a welcome party of the employee's choice. Cecilia, Jay, and I were treated to a cocktail class welcome party at the Chicago Distilling Company during our third and final ja...


Dissecting the Siemens Open Library: Configuring Multiple Items On a Faceplate Using a UDT

The Siemens Open Library is a great resource that includes many commonly used Function Blocks and Faceplates. However, every project is different and customer requirements sometimes necessitate changes or the creation of new ...


DMC Survivor: Voted From The New York Office

Each month, one of DMC's offices gives the rest of the company an update on the latest happenings. We even make funny update videos now. This tradition started in Boston and now every office takes a turn. Anyone can help write...


Dynamic Printf in Atollic TrueSTUDIO v.6.0.0

Atollic has recently released TrueStudio v6.0.0, their most recent major update to the TrueSTUDIO IDE. The update comes with new features such as support for CMSIS-pack, updates to the build analyzer, and an interesting debugging tool that Atollic ca...


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