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OneDMC: Where Bigger Meets Better

In 2015, DMC opened new offices in Houston, Texas, and New York City, expanding our team from three to five locations. Also in 2015, we paid two random people to write and perform rap songs about us. These seemingly unrelated events have an important...


Chicago's Wild Holiday Party at the Zoo

DMC's holiday parties have taken us everywhere from the 94th floor of the John Hancock Center to a former prison. This year, the Chicago office decided to go wild at the Lincoln Park Zoo.  After an onsite smell-test, we selected the zoo&#...


Inside the New Office 365 E5 Plan

On December 1, 2015, Microsoft released pricing and functionality for their long awaited E5 plan. E5 replaces E4 as the top plan for the Microsoft Office 365 platform. The E5 plan includes all of the functionality from the E4 plan with the addition o...


DMC Quote Board - February 2016

Visitors to DMC may notice our ever-changing "Quote Board," documenting the most infamous utterances of the moment.


The Force Awakens Your PLC

It seems like lately the Force has awakened everywhere. The only corner of the universe that was still dark and quiet was the PLC and factory automation galaxy. To fill the gap I decided to show PLCs the way of the Force. And what could be better tha...


DMC Comic: The Wheel of Misfortune

Engineers are known for being serious about their work, but we leave plenty of room for laughs. At DMC, we have a fondness for humor of the geeky variety. At DMC, we don't sit in cubicles. Our seating areas are collaboration-friendly working s...


How to Hide Fields on a SharePoint Form

Hiding fields in a SharePoint form can be tedious, or sometimes not even possible using out-of-the-box features. One common solution is to modify the forms in SharePoint Designer. However, this takes time and is prone to user error. A simpler solu...


Sharing Tags between Beckhoff PLCs Using ADS Read

Often it becomes necessary to read a few tags from another Beckhoff PLC without setting up a full publisher subscriber EAP system. Automation Device Specification (ADS) reads and writes can be used to do this with very minimal setup, as lon...


DMC Denver at Nitro Circus

Most of the world tends to ignore billboards, but sometimes you see an ad so intriguing, you just have to go home and look it up. Nitro Circus was one of those billboards. With a giant display right by DMC's Denver office, it was hard for us to 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...


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