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Improving Accessibility and Accuracy of Engineering Documents Via a Cloud-Based SolidWorks to MasterControl Connector

How SPK successfully improved a client’s engineering productivity and quality by creating a connected business system, leveraging separate, complementary platforms. Bridging TechnologiesMedical device manufacturing is a highly regulated industry. Even the slightest...

How Microsoft Azure Cloud Solutions Can Help Your Manufacturing Enterprise Maintain Its Competitive Edge

Executive Summary In 2020, public and private cloud-based solutions are set to surpass traditional data centers in terms of overall spending. In 2017, nearly two thirds of spending went toward private cloud solutions like Microsoft Azure. Cloud usage exploded in 2017,...
Software Engineering Best Practices: Code Reviews – Part 1

Software Engineering Best Practices: Code Reviews – Part 1

This article is going to be the first in a three-part software engineering best practices series on code reviews. Here, we will focus on what a code review is and why it’s an integral part of a mature software development lifecycle (SDLC) process. In the following...

How to create Column Contexts for PTC Integrity documents

How to create Column Contexts for PTC Integrity documents

One handy feature of PTC Integrity is the column context. Through the use of the column context a user can easily change what document columns are presented to them in the document view based on the role or task they are performing. For example, by default a column...

Mobile CAD Applications – Ready for Primetime?

Mobile CAD Applications – Ready for Primetime?

One of the main reasons people purchase a smartphone is to have information at their fingertips. Does that apply to the world of CAD applications? The answer is very dependent on what you want to actually do with this data. Do you want to design a complex...

Common issues using OVF Tool to transfer VMs from the ESXi Shell

Common issues using OVF Tool to transfer VMs from the ESXi Shell

Chances are if you are in IT management or providing IT services you have had to deal with virtualization hosts. When it comes time to retire your old hardware and move to a new host, there are a number of different ways to go about it. One in particular for ESXi lets...

WinDirStat and Windows File Management

WinDirStat and Windows File Management

This week we want to cover a utility that allows users to manage the buildup of files that eat up space on your storage device. We are speaking about WinDirStat, which is a tool that presents a graphical view of your entire storage drive (or from a folder level)....

Executives, Can you Afford to Stay on a Windows PC?

Executives, Can you Afford to Stay on a Windows PC?

As the CEO of a technology services company, my personal computing necessities are actually quite simple. I've got to have easy, reliable access to the Internet, the basic Microsoft suite of tools, and I need synchronized email with Gmail, my computer and my mobile...

Ultrabooks Place in the Workplace

Ultrabooks Place in the Workplace

Ultraportable laptops and Ultrabooks have become the new machines to have. They are smaller, thinner, and lighter making them the preferred choice for most engineering and IT professionals over the older clunkier notebook workstations. Even before the push by Intel...

What’s New in Git 1.8.5.1

What’s New in Git 1.8.5.1

Call me weird, but for whatever reason I find version control really interesting and a crucial part of your build and release model. Maybe it's because it's saved my bacon a few times so I appreciate what it does, or maybe it's because it lets me see how my code has...